Recently Theology Today began examining the subject of eschatology. There are various opinions being presented on that particular thread and I’ve been asked by a reader who knows little about this topic the following question;
How did they arrive at the conclusions they have reached? Here’s the link;
I thought this was a pretty fair question in light of James stern warning to all that claim to be teachers;
James 3:1 NASB
Let not many of you become teachers, my brethren, knowing that as such we will incur a stricter judgment.
Fairly straight forward don’t you think?
I’m not just asking the eschatologists to demonstrate how they arrived at what they believe but I’m asking each of you the same question and as I thought about how to present this the following verse popped into my head;
2 Timothy 2:15 NASB
Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.
How did you study?
Did you arrive at your conclusions using Scripture alone?
Do you use a commentary/commentaries? Lexicon? Which ones?
How important is prayer to your study?
How important were the creeds and church history in your study?
Good questions eh? I’m looking forward to your responses!