Reflection Of Eschatology

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Eschatology is a very important aspect of theology in the church, and it is important in people’s lives. Eschatology is “the study of final things” (Herrick). In 1 Thessalonians, which was written by Paul, and in Revelation, eschatology was greatly discussed. Every human will eventually experience death. The fate of the person depends on their views on religion and the end times. People’s views on eschatology can bring confidence for when Jesus comes.
One of the main books of the Bible that focuses on eschatology is Revelation. Revelation was written in the mid A.D. 90s with Jesus Christ as the “divine author” who gave John the words to write. Revelation was addressed to first-century cities in the Roman province of Asia that were threatened by false teachings and persecution in order that they may resist the temptations of the devil (ESV Study Bible 2453). The book contains three different
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The devil was bound by God to represent how Satan no longer could deceive the nations, however, Satan was only bound for a thousand years. Each of the three views interpret this differently. Premillennialists view this as a future event, where Christ is reigning. Postmillennialists also see this as a future event, but Christ will not return until it ends. Amillennialists believe the binding of Satan is a symbol for the gospel being spread currently among the earth.
Next, Revelation 20:4-6 depicts the first resurrection, when only the people who did not receive the mark of the beast and those who died for the word of Jesus were risen. Premillennialists translate this part of the passage as a literal bodily resurrection as the Millennium begins. Amillennialists would disagree and say that the people who died are already with Jesus and reigning with Him until the second coming. Postmillennialists see this passage as the future victory of Christianity in the world (ESV Study Bible

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