What is the role of the analogy of faith in exegesis? Is it possible to abuse this freedom in the way a specific passage is interpreted? This article looks at a number of such abuses that occur especially in eschatological passages and proposes a remedy. Examples include: Revelation 3:21, Revelation 7:4, 2 Thessalonians 2:3.
Eschatology is a present reality that should shape the life of the church. Beale argues that the origin of the office of elder is partly related to the inauguration of the latter-day tribulation. This article discusses this inauguration of the tribulation in some detail, and also takes a look at the motivation for godly living during these end times.