So What are We Waiting for: Christ's Return or Our Escape?

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Imagine the world’s inhabitants living in an underground cave their whole lives, never having seen the out-side, necks and legs chained, only able to look at one wall in front of them. Behind and above them is a catwalk on which figures are moving. Because of a fire at the opening of the cave, the […]

Michael S. Horton
Saturday, January 2nd 1999

Does your eschatology provide you with Christian comfort? One of the tragic effects of dispen-sationalism on American Christianity has been a speculative spirit with regard to the last things. While the New Testament authors recognized that they were living in the last days and that the consummation of history had already begun in the cross […]

Brian J. Lee
Monday, July 16th 2007

Chiliasm (1) is the ancient name for what today is known as premillennialism, the belief that when Jesus Christ returns he will not execute the last judgment at once, but will first set up on earth a temporary kingdom, where resurrected saints will rule with him over non-resurrected subjects for a thousand years of peace […]

Charles E. Hill
Monday, July 16th 2007

[In our Free Space interview last issue, we began to explore "new model" Evangelicalism with one of its proponents, Dr. Clark Pinnock. This interview we will continue to interact with some of the same issues, now with Dr. Al Mohler, an outspoken critic of "progressive" or "new model" Evangelicalism. -ED.] MR: Dr. Mohler, you have […]

Monday, July 16th 2007

How is Christ’s resurrection essential for our salvation? Surprisingly, this question has been relatively neglected in church history. The overriding concern, especially since the Reformation, has been to make clear that the death of Christ is not simply an ennobling example to be imitated but a substitutionary, expiatory sacrifice that reconciles God to sinners and […]

Richard B. Gaffin Jr.
Monday, July 16th 2007

A compelling imaginative portrayal of humanity’s final state can soften Christianity’s most hostile critics. We often make the mistake of thinking that the most hard-boiled atheist’s arguments against Christianity are all exclusively intellectual. Or we rush to accuse the non-believer of avoiding Christianity for moral reasons. While we cannot ignore these aspects of the question, […]

Rick Ritchie
Monday, July 16th 2007

Noise is at a low ebb. It's late Saturday afternoon at the annual Christian Booksellers' Association Convention in Dallas. It's 105 degrees outside, but the temperature in the big convention hall is comfortable. Most of the displays are up; vendors have until 8:00 p.m. to get ready or they will have to wait until Monday […]

Diana S. Frazier
Monday, July 16th 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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