Category Archives: Eschatology

Is “Natural Evil” Evil?

The next chapter in the recent book Old-Earth or Evolutionary Creation? Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos addresses the question of so-called natural evil, the presence of death and suffering, or natural disasters and predation before the Fall. … Continue reading

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It Is Time to Rise to the Challenge

This is the last of a series of posts on Richard Middleton’s book A New Heaven and a New Earth. His argument thus far has been that Scripture teaches a holistic redemption of creation. The biblical Christian hope is not … Continue reading

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A Blaze of Glory!

The rapture and Armageddon, military conquest and the heaven and earth passing away in a blaze of glory are concepts that can catch the imagination. A commenter on a recent post (here) noted that the imagery of destruction can have … Continue reading

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Temporary Happy By-Products

It has been a Star Wars season for many. Although I haven’t seen the new movie (or, indeed, any other than the original three – which were fantastic) many friends and family members contributed to the first weekend success of … Continue reading

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Redemption of Creation or Harps and Clouds?

Although there are variations across the range of Christianity, it is not uncommon for Christians, especially evangelical Christians, to view our eternal destiny as a heaven of eternal worship. This is often caricatured as angels floating on clouds and playing … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Resurrection

Resurrection is an idea that evolves and develops in Scripture reaching its climax in the New Testament with the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the hope for the future that resurrection ushers in for the apostles and the early church. … Continue reading

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The Mountains Melt Like Wax

The next two chapters of Richard Middleton’s book A New Heaven and a New Earth look at the Old Testament view of God’s salvation in law, wisdom, and prophecy. The goal of salvation in the Old Testament is earthly flourishing … Continue reading

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