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.
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.
This trilogy of articles builds off of a previous series entitled The Intermediate State, looking at the topic of end times. This series looks at the text of Revelation 20:1-10, discussing the amillennialism perspective on this scripture passage. One must understand the sybolic nature of the book of Revelation. Revelation 20 is a description of the present gospel age. This understanding has significant implications for the daily life of the Christian and the hope he has in Christ.
This trilogy of articles builds off of a previous series entitled The Intermediate State, looking at the topic of end times. This series looks at the text of Revelation 20:1-10, discussing the premillennialism and postmillennialism perspectives on this scripture passage. The author maintains that interpreting this text wrongly puts the unity of scripture at stake and threatens the Christian hope.