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Dying to Live, Living to Die: Part 1

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What do you think of when you hear the word, “Eschatology”? Some of you think, “Where’s the dictionary?” “Eschatology” comes from the Greek word eschatos, which means “last,” and the word logos, which refers to the study of something. So “eschatology” just means “the study of the last things.” What do you think of when you think of “the last things,” or “the end times,” or, we might say, “the doctrine of the future”?

For some of us, the notion of eschatology reminds us of those who seem to have an unhealthy obsession with the events of the end times. These are the people who are intrigued by the “date-setters”—sensationalist false teachers who believe they’ve decoded some mystery in the Bible and have discovered the precise date of Christ’s return. The Harold Campings, and the John Hagees, and their followers. Or, if they don’t go that far, these are the people who some call “newspaper exegetes.” These are the people who are constantly trying to read current events into the prophetic portions of Scripture. Though the New Testament reveals that we entered into the “last days” at Christ’s resurrection in the first century, these folks read a disturbing news story and declare that now we must be living in the last days. For some of us, “eschatology” brings these kinds of unpleasant thoughts to mind...

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Sermon ID 517161122135
Duration 58:36
Date May 15, 2016
Category Sunday Service
Bible Text 2 Corinthians 5:6-10
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