The Last Things
Eschatology is concerned with God's final intervention in history to bring the present evil world to an end and to inaugurate the new world. But this act of God is not confined to the future, for God began his new creation in the coming of Jesus and the establishment of the church. Prophecies relating to the last days were understood to be in course of fulfillment in the early days of the church. In order, therefore, to understand what is going to happen in the future, we need to recapitulate some of the biblical story so as to put the future into perspective.
1. The Final Manifestation of God’s Kingly Rule (Luke 1:69-79)
2. The Second Coming of Jesus (Luke 17:20-37)
3. The Resurrection of the Dead (1 Corinthians 15)
4. The Life of Heaven (Revelation 21:1-22:25)