Archive for ‘Eschatology’

November 8, 2016

Paul’s Two-Age Construction and Apologetics

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Book Description

“A revised version of Dennison’s TM. M. thesis in Apologetics directed by Harvie Conn and presented to the faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (1985). The volume, which is dedicated to Cornelius Van Til, argues that Paul (incorporating the Vos-Ridderbos-Gaffin model of interpreting the Apostle) used the eschatological two-age construction as the framework for a Christian apologetic. After surveying Plato’s writings and Jewish apocalyptic literature as background to discussing the topic, it analyzes Paul’s formulation of the two-age construction, considers antithetical wisdom in I Corinthians 1-3, and reflects upon the apologetic significance of the two ages in the context of the writings of the Apostle Paul, Vos, and Van Til.”

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Dr. William D. Dennison

About the Author

William D. Dennison is presently Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at Covenant College on Lookout Mountain, GA. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Interdisciplinary Studies (Theology, Philosophy, History) in 1992. He received both a Masters of Theology (1980) and Masters of Divinity (1976) degree from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, PA. He received his undergraduate degree in Bible and Philosophy from Geneva College in 1973. Dr. Dennison is also a teaching elder in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

130 Pages
Publisher: Wipf & Stock
Publication Date: 1985
ISBN: 1579104355

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July 1, 2016

The Last Days According to Jesus

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Book Description:

While apocalyptic references appear throughout Scripture, it’s the prophetic words of Christ that often attract the most attention from both skeptics and scholars. In this classic title, The Last Days According to Jesus, Dr. R.C. Sproul points us to passages where Jesus’ teaching has been misread, ridiculed, and dismissed, offering careful exegesis to compare and contrast various eschatological views. Though much of the future is uncertain, Dr. Sproul reminds us that we can be certain “the future belongs to the people of God and to the kingdom of Christ.”

Source: Ligonier Ministries

About the Author:

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Dr. R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul is copastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Fla., and chancellor of Reformation Bible College. He is author of one hundred books….

Source: Ligonier Ministries

Dr. Sproul serves as Co-Pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel. He is recognized throughout the church for his articulate defense of the holiness of God, divine sovereignty, and other essential doctrines of the Christian faith. Dr. Sproul holds degrees from Westminster College, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and the Free University of Amsterdam, and his teaching can be heard on the program Renewing Your Mind, which is available on hundreds of radio outlets in the United States and worldwide. Dr. Sproul also serves as the chairman of Ligonier Ministries, president of Reformation Bible College and Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies, and he has written over ninety books, including Defending Your Faith, Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue, The Truth of the Cross, Truths We Confess, and commentaries on John, Romans, Acts, and 1-2 Peter in the Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary series.

Source: St. Andrews Chapel

272 Pages
Publisher:Baker
Publication Date:October 6, 2015
ISBN:9780801018589

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November 5, 2015

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series (Anthology CD)

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CD Description

Throughout the history of the Church, the great doctrines of the faith were forged in the fires of debate as in Pelagius & Augustine, Luther & Erasmus, Calvin & Eck, and Whitefield & Wesley. The goal of this debate and lecture series is to promote the exchange and examination of the great historic doctrines of the Church; foster a corporate sense of the relevance of the Christian faith and Reformed theology to our culture; and challenge the individual believer to connect with the historic Christian faith and the Church.

Messages from the B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture series feature the following topics:

Pentecost and the Work of the Holy Spirit Today by Richard Gaffin
Spurgeon, Lloyd-Jones, and Edwards by Iain Murray
Revival and Revivalism by Iain Murray
A Biblical Theology of Worship by Daniel Block
Unsought Gifts: Christian Suffering by Mark Talbot
Will the Church go through the End-Time Tribulation? by Gregory Beale
John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation by Carl Trueman
The Christian, His Witness, and Defending the Faith by Scott Oliphint

33 MP3 messages on 1 CD

CD Details:

SKU: M-BBWA
Publisher: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Publish Date: 2015
33 MP3 messages on 1 CDs

Source: Reformed Resources

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August 9, 2015

Old Testament Eschatology (Genesis 2; Revelation 2)

Mr. Robert Mossotti

Mr. Robert Mossotti

On Sunday, August 2, 2015, Mr. Robert Mossotti taught about Old Testament Eschatology in the Adult Sunday School Class. His texts were Genesis 2 and Revelation 2.

What is “eschatology?” When did mankind first have an eschatology? Was it when the prophets spoke of a coming Suffering Servant, or the Day of the Lord? Or was it when the promise was given of the arrival of David’s greater son, or even all the way back when our first parents received the promise of the Seed of the Woman just after the Fall?

Source: Sermon Audio

Listen to “Old Testament Eschatology” (Genesis 2; Revelation 2) at mcopc.org.

June 9, 2015

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond

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Publisher’s Description

Are these the last days? Could Jesus return at any time to establish his thousand-year reign on earth? What is the nature of Christ’s millennial kingdom referred to in the book of Revelation? What must happen before Jesus returns, and what part does the church play?

Three predominant views held by evangelicals seek to answer these and related questions: premillennial, postmillennial, and amillennial. This book gives each view a forum for presentation, critique, and defense. Besides each contributor’s personal perspective, various interpretations of the different positions are discussed in the essays.

Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond lets you compare and contrast three important eschatological viewpoints to gain a better understanding of how Christianity’s great hope, the return of Jesus, is understood by the church.

Contributors include:

Kenneth L. Gentry Jr., Postmillennialism
Robert B. Strimple, Amillennialism
Craig A. Blaising, Premillennialism

Darrell Bock, General Editor

About the Series

The Counterpoints series provides a forum for comparison and critique of different views on issues important to Christians. Counterpoints books address two categories: Church Life and Bible and Theology. Complete your library with other books in the Counterpoints series. Stanley Gundry, Series Editor.

Book Details
336 Pages Publisher: Zondervan
Publication Date: February 1999

Source: WTS Books

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March 28, 2015

Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?

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Summary

For years, dispensational teachings have flooded evangelical airwaves and bookstores. Are they biblical? Dr. Keith A. Mathison provides a clear, scriptural critique of this popular movement.
Dispensationalism dispels much of the current confusion and answers questions such as:

Is the church age a mysterious “parenthesis?”

Will believers be raptured out of the world prior to a period of great tribulation?

What do dispensationalists believe concerning the kingdom of God, the Millennium, and the central doctrines of salvation?

How do those views compare with Scripture and the historic teachings of the church?

Dr. Mathison allows dispensational writers to speak for themselves. He contrasts dispensationalism’s views on the church, salvation, and end times with Reformed views. This insightful book can help you discover what Scripture actually teaches about the Tribulation, Rapture, and the Millennium. It includes sections on lordship salvation and the relationship between Israel and the church. (HT: Ligonier Ministries)

mathison_keithAbout the Author

Keith A. Mathison (MA, Reformed Theological Seminary; PhD, Whitefield Theological Seminary) is dean of the Ligonier Academy of Biblical and Theological Studies and an associate editor of Tabletalk magazine at Ligonier Ministries. He is the author of Dispensationalism: Rightly Dividing the People of God?; Postmillennialism: An Eschatology of Hope; The Shape of Sola Scriptura; and Given for You: Reclaiming Calvin’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper. He is editor of When Shall These Things Be: A Reformed Response to Hyper-Preterism and associate editor of The Reformation Study Bible. He lives in Lake Mary, Florida, with his wife and children.

HT: PRPBooks

March 27, 2015

The Coming of the Kingdom

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Publisher’s Description

A thorough study of the nature of the kingdom, its fulfillment in the world, and its consummation with the second advent. Includes a comprehensive analysis of the parables and the Sermon on the Mount.

Includes a Foreword by Raymond O. Zorn

Herman RidderbosAbout the Author

Herman Nicolaas Ridderbos (1909–2007) joined the faculty of his alma mater, the Theological School of the Reformed Churches (Kampen, The Netherlands) in 1943, where he taught New Testament studies for more than forty years. Among his books are Paul and Jesus, Galatians, and Paul: An Outline of His Theology. He earned his doctorate at the Free University of Amsterdam.

Book Details

556 Pages

Publisher: P&R Publishing Company

Publication Date: 1962

ISBN 10: 0875524087

ISBN 13: 9780875524085

(HT: WTS Books)

March 10, 2015

A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

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Status: Checked out

Listen to sermon series by Kim Riddlebarger entitled Reformed Amillennialism.
Source: Sermon Audio

Publisher’s Description
What does the Bible actually tell us about the end times, and how has the church traditionally understood it?
In a clear and accessible manner, Kim Riddlebarger presents and defends amillennialism—the belief that the millennium is a present reality centered in Christ’s heavenly reign, not a future hope of Christ’s rule on earth after his return—as the historic Protestant understanding of the millennial age.

Recognizing that eschatology—the study of future things—is a complicated and controversial subject, Riddlebarger begins with definitions of key terminology and an overview of various viewpoints and related biblical themes. He then discusses key passages of Scripture that bear upon the millennial age, including Daniel 9, Matthew 24, Romans 11, and Revelation 20. Finally, he evaluates the main problems facing each of the major millennial positions and cautions us to be aware of the consequences of each view.

This expanded edition includes a new foreword from Michael Horton, a new chapter on the antichrist, a new chapter on signs of the end, and several helpful charts and indexes.

Includes a Foreword by Michael Horton

About the Author

Kim RiddlebargerKim Riddlebarger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, California, and has been a visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is also a co-host of the White Horse Inn radio program, a contributor to Modern Reformation magazine, and the author of The Man of Sin.

Book Details
332 Pages
Publisher: Baker Book House
Publication Date: August 2013
ISBN 10: 0801015502
ISBN 13: 9780801015502

(HT: WTSBooks)