The popular understanding that "latter-days" refers only to the end of the world needs radical adjustment. Beale demonstrates how “inaugurated eschatology” sheds light on a Christian understanding of the end times. The theological idea of the relation of the indicative to the imperative in the New Testament is used to enhance such an understanding. How does “inaugurated eschatology” help us understand the relationship of the commands to the reality that people are in Christ? How do the Old and New Testament understand the concept of the latter days?
Source: Midwestern Journal of Theology, 2011. 20 pages.