Eschatology is the doctrine of the Last Things. It looks unto the future, and on the basis of the teaching of Scripture, sets out what will happen in the future. Some people allow their imagination to lead them into fantastical speculation. But theology should always be sober and restrained, and based upon what God has clearly revealed. In trying to interpret prophecy, we must exercise a measure of caution, as it is notoriously difficult to interpret. When Christ came the first time, he took almost everyone by surprise. Although the Jews had the wonderful and detailed prophecies of the Old Testament, and they had a clear idea in their own minds what would happen, it didn’t turn out as they expected. As one writer put it, when Christ came the first time, they all got it wrong. So it will be when Christ returns the second time. Even the best works of theology would be found to be somewhat inaccurate. 末世论是关于末日的教义。它展望未来,并且根据圣经的教导,阐明未来将要发生的事情。有些人允许自己的想象力引导他们进入奇幻的臆想,但神学应该始终保持清醒和克制,并且以神清楚的启示为基础。在解释预言的时候,我们必须谨慎行事,因为它是出了名的难以解释。当基督第一次降临的时候,祂几乎使每个人都大吃一惊。虽然犹太人有旧约奇妙详尽的预言,心里也清楚将会发生什么事,但结果却并非如他们所愿。正如一位作家所说的,当基督第一次来的时候,他们都弄错了。基督第二次再来的时候,也将如此。即使是最好的神学著作,也会被发现某些不准确之处。

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  1. Introduction
  2. The Doctrine of Death
  3. Events Leading to the Second Coming
  4. Interpreting the Book of Revelation
  5. The Jews
  6. Dispensational Premillenialism
  7. The Second Coming and the Resurrection
  8. The Judgement
  9. Hell
  10. Heaven