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Studies: Eschatology

Various studies on the last things / last days / "end times"

Christianity's Great Dilemma by Glenn L. Hill

When it comes to the topic of eschatology - the study of the last things (commonly referred to as the "end times") - people are always asking us what would be a good starter book to use to introduce people to the preterist understanding of eschatology. Well, we have the answer! Coming to you from our good friend Glenn Hill, who you have seen and heard speaking from our pulpit in the past, we highly recommend his book Christianity's Great Dilemma - now available directly through Glenn's website.

Grab one today - and tell him Berean Bible Church sent you.


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Welcome to the study of Eschatology. If you are unfamiliar with the preterist view of eschatology these first five messages will give you a good introduction. "Preterist" means past in fulfillment. Preterists believe that all of Bible Prophecy has already been fulfilled in Christ and the on-going expansion of His Kingdom. If this view is new to you I would ask that you would openly and honestly look at what it is saying. Almost every book in the New Testament talks of a "soon" return of Jesus Christ and it is very hard to make 2,000 years "soon" by any hermeneutic. The major issue to me in all of this is the Inspiration of Scripture. Don't let tradition rob you of the precious truths which our Lord taught. I challenge you to be a Berean and daily search the Scripture to see if these things are so. I reccommend that you first read or listen to these six messages in the order which they appear.

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
Understanding the Bible (Proverbs 2:1-5) 03/02/08 MP3 Audio File  
Inspiration & the 2nd Coming of Christ (Selected Scripture) 04/27/97 MP3 Audio File
Heaven and Earth Passed Away (Selected Scripture) 05/04/97 MP3 Audio File
The Revelation (Pt 1): The Soon Coming of Christ (Rev. 1:1-11) 08/06/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Revelation (Pt 2): The Judgment of Israel (Rev. 13:11-18) 08/13/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) 11/30/14 MP3 Audio File Video File

Matthew 24 - The Olivet Discourse

Matthew 24 and 25 are the "heart" of New Testament prophecy. This is the Lord's teaching on the times of the end. Looking at this text through first century glasses gives us a whole new meaning of Jesus' words. Jesus is not talking to us (twentieth century Americans), but to His disciples (first century Jews). Things that were future (to them) at the time of the writing, are ancient history to us. This whole discourse is concerned with answering the disciple's questions concerning the end of the Jewish age (not world) and the parousia of Christ, both of which would be demonstrated by the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish temple. If you study through these messages I think they will answer just about all of your questions on the preterist view of eschatology.

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
Introduction to the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:1-2) 11/23/97 MP3 Audio File
Their Questions (Matthew 24:3) 12/07/97 MP3 Audio File
Gospel Preached to all the World? (Matthew 24:4-14) 12/14/97 MP3 Audio File
The Abomination of Desolation (Matthew 24:15-20) 12/21/97 MP3 Audio File
The Great Tribulation (Matthew 24:21) 01/11/98 MP3 Audio File
The Night the Lights Went Out in Israel (Matthew 24:22-29) 01/18/98 MP3 Audio File
The Sign of His Coming! (Matthew 24:30-31) 02/01/98 MP3 Audio File
This Generation (Matthew 24:32-34) 02/08/98 MP3 Audio File
Global Holocaust or Covenantal Change? (Matthew 24:35) 02/15/98 MP3 Audio File
A Third Coming? (Matthew 24:36-42) 02/22/98 MP3 Audio File
Watch-Be Ready! (Matthew 24:42-51) 03/08/98 MP3 Audio File
The Foolish Virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) 03/15/98 MP3 Audio File
The Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14-30) 03/22/98 MP3 Audio File
Judgement of the Sheep & Goats (Matthew 25:31-46) 04/05/98 MP3 Audio File

A special eye-opening series on the Feasts of the Lord

Fundamentally, these Seven Feasts represent and typify the sequence, timing, and significance of the major events of the Lord's redemptive career. They commence at Calvary, where Yeshua voluntarily gave Himself for the sins of the world (Passover), and climax at the consummation of the Messianic Kingdom at the Lord's Second Coming . These Seven Feasts depict the entire redemptive career of the Messiah.

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
Feasts of the Lord - Prequel: The Sabbath Rest (Leviticus 23:1-3) 04/14/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 1: Feast of Passover (Leviticus 23:4-5) 04/28/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 2: Feast of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23: 6-8) 05/05/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 3: Feast of First Fruits (Leviticus 23: 9-14) 05/12/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 4: Feast of Pentecost (Leviticus 23: 15-22) 05/19/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 5: Feast of Trumpets (Leviticus 23: 23-25) 05/26/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 6: Feast of the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23: 26-32) 06/02/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 7: Feast of the Day of Atonement (Pt. 2) (Leviticus 23: 26-32) 06/09/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Feasts of the Lord - Part 8: Feast of Tabernacles (Leviticus 23: 33-44) 06/16/13 MP3 Audio File Video File

Various messages dealing with the subject of eschatology - divided into sub-topics

(Mis)understanding the End Times/Last Days/Signs

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
We Are Living in the "Last Days" (Various Scriptures) 12/21/14 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Four Blood Moons, John Hagee & the Second Coming - Part 1 (Acts 2:14-21) 01/05/14 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Four Blood Moons, John Hagee & the Second Coming - Part 2 (Revelation 1:18) 05/04/14 MP3 Audio File Video File
Earthquakes & End Times (Matthew 24:7) 03/20/11 MP3 Audio File Video File
Biblical Eschatology (by David Showalter)
Does Eschatology Matter? (Selected Scripture) 08/29/04 MP3 Audio File
Earthquakes & The Bible (Matthew 24:7) 08/22/99 MP3 Audio File
The Transition Period (Philippians 3:12-16) 05/16/99 MP3 Audio File
Rightly Dividing the Word (2 Timothy 2:15) 06/08/97

The Second Coming (Parousia) of Christ

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
The Revelation (Pt 1): The Soon Coming of Christ (Rev. 1:1-11) 08/06/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Revelation (Pt 2): The Judgment of Israel (Rev. 13:11-18) 08/13/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
A Future Bodily Return? (Acts 1:9-11) 07/09/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
Still Waiting for the Second Coming? (2 Thessalonians 1) 12/06/15 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Second Coming in Matthew - Part 1 (Matthew 3:1-12; 10:23) 11/18/12 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Second Coming in Matthew - Part 2 (Matthew 16:27-28; 24:34; 26:64) 11/25/12 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Thessalonians and the Second Coming (Acts 17:1-10 (Part 2)) 10/18/09 MP3 Audio File
The Corinthians and the Second Coming (Acts 18:1-17 (Part 2)) 12/13/09 MP3 Audio File Video File
Jesus Dates His Second Coming (Mark 8:38-9:1) 09/24/06 MP3 Audio File
Matthew & the Second Coming, Part 1 (Matthew 3:1-12) 07/06/03 MP3 Audio File
Matthew & the Second Coming, Part 2 (Matthew 10:23, 16:27-28) 07/20/03 MP3 Audio File
Matthew & the Second Coming, Part 3 (Matthew 24:34, 26:64) 07/27/03 MP3 Audio File
Split Decision: Olivet Stands United (Daniel Harden) (Selected Scripture) 07/18/99
The Exaltation of Christ (Philippians 2:9-11) 11/08/98 MP3 Audio File
The "Perfect" has Come (1 Corinthians 13:10) 10/26/97
Inspiration & the 2nd Coming of Christ (Selected Scripture) 04/27/97 MP3 Audio File

The Resurrection

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
Daniel on Resurrection (Daniel 12) 03/27/16 MP3 Audio File Video File
The Bible on Resurrection (Selected Scriptures) 03/31/13 MP3 Audio File Video File
Daniel 12 and the Resurrection Part 1 (Daniel 12) 08/19/12 MP3 Audio File Video File
Daniel 12 and the Resurrection Part 2 (Daniel 12) 08/26/12 MP3 Audio File Video File
Where Are The Dead? (Mark 10:30) 11/14/99
Physical Resurrection? (An Open Letter from Dan Harden)
Our "Transformed" Body (Philippians 3:20-21) 06/27/99 MP3 Audio File
The Resurrection from the Dead (Philippians 3:11) 05/09/99 MP3 Audio File
Resurrection in the Old Testament, Part 2 (Rich Nemec)
Psalms 16, 17 & 49)
02/27/99 MP3 Audio File
Resurrection in the Old Testament, Part 1 (Rich Nemec)
Selected Scripture)
08/16/98 MP3 Audio File
Resurrection Body of Christ (Rich Nemec)
Selected Scripture)
11/02/97 MP3 Audio File

The Nation of Israel

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
The "Israel" of God (Romans 9:6) 07/13/03 MP3 Audio File
We Are The "True Circumcision" (Philippians 3:3) 03/28/99 MP3 Audio File
Christian Zionism (Various Scriptures) 11/16/14 MP3 Audio File Video File

The End/Destruction of Earth

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
The Sun Will Be Darkened (Jeffrey T. McCormack) (Various Scriptures) 05/28/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
Heaven, Earth & the Law Have Passed Away (Matthew 5:18) 09/29/02 MP3 Audio File
The End of the World? (Matthew 13:40) 03/14/99 MP3 Audio File
Heaven and Earth Passed Away (Selected Scripture) 05/04/97 MP3 Audio File

Understanding the Book of Revelation

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
The Revelation (Pt 1): The Soon Coming of Christ (Rev. 1:1-11) 08/06/17 MP3 Audio File Video File
Understanding The Revelation Part 1 (Revelation 1:1-11) 02/14/10 MP3 Audio File Video File
Understanding The Revelation Part 2 (Revelation 13:11-18) 02/21/10 MP3 Audio File Video File

Miscellaneous

Message (Click Title Link to View Transcript) Date Audio Video
The Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) 11/30/14 MP3 Audio File Video File
When Did the Law End? (Galatians 3:23-25) 02/20/05
How to Share the Preterist view of Eschatology (Selected Scripture) 07/11/04 MP3 Audio File
The Law is Fulfilled (Matthew 5:17-18) 09/15/02 MP3 Audio File
Satan's Role in the New Covenant (Romans 16:20) 03/24/02 MP3 Audio File
Anticipating the Future (Hebrews 10:35-39) 10/14/01 MP3 Audio File
Where Is My Hope? (2 Corinthians 5:1) 12/17/00 MP3 Audio File
When is a Heretic Not a Heretic? (by Daniel E. Harden) 05/30/99
The Preterist Hope: A Faith that Conquers (By Walt Hibbard) 05/23/99 MP3 Audio File
What is the Preterist View? (Selected Scripture) 02/20/99 MP3 Audio File
Absent from the Body (2 Corinthians 5)
Preterism and the Lord's Supper (1 Corinthians 11:26) 04/19/98 MP3 Audio File
A New Year's Warning to Preterists (1 Corinthians 8:1) 01/04/98 MP3 Audio File
The Permanence of Love (1 Corinthians 13:8-13) 11/09/97 MP3 Audio File
The Rapture -- Physical or Spiritual? (Selected Scripture) 05/11/97 MP3 Audio File

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