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The Francis A. Schaeffer Institute of Church Leadership Development
Thinking and Providing Biblical and Grace–Centered Theological Resources for the Church
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result. Francis Schaeffer
The purpose of this blog is to bring you the research results from a fifteen-year plus, in-depth, investigation of the Book of Revelation by the Schaeffer Institute and Into Thy Word. http://www.intothyword.org
This is not a simple Bible study; it is a vast undertaking, of which I do not believe has ever been done. What we sought to do is give you a more thoroughly engaged and proper viewing into the art and science of eschatology, evaluating end time’s scenarios and biblical thinking into the book of Revelation. At the same time, layout all of the main views for you side by side!
We come to Revelation without a specific view of end time’s prophecy or thought or theology, as each aspect can have multiple views, applications, meanings, and fulfillments that can be true or not.
What we did is what is called “Exegetical Eschatology,” an honest exegetical and inductive examination, using the genre (type of writing), real word meanings, through unbiased investigations, contexts and historical backgrounds. Thus, we seek to honestly interpret in light of what it meant to a first century Jew and Christian, what John’s readers heard and saw.
The Problem of Eisegesis
Our point is to focus on what God says not what man says… we are the triviality when we distract others from Him. He is Sovereign… Thus, we look to Matthew 24, what Jesus clearly stated as our template, not heretical preachers or even what our denominations stated or what is popular…
The Methodology of our Eschatology
Our focus primarily a critical and scholarly evaluation on the text and its context from the view of how it was understood in the time and culture from rigorous
Because of God’s calland Schaeffer’s influence, we desire to see a church committed to His purpose and poured out to His ways. Then we will see revival through real prayer and devotion to His Lordship.
The principle focus of FASICLD for the last 15 plus years is seeking why so many churches are failing.
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This is good. Please continue the discussion. You will all have to advocate a point that many do not see. The ethereal concepts that amillenialism espouse are not grasped by eating concrete. Thank-you.
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I am making this life’s work available free to be a blessing to the body
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Dr. Bob Utley
Professor of Hermeneutics (retired)
Will you be going further into this study past Chapter 14? This is a great study… Thank you for it. God Bless
YES, Lord willing a sneak peak here: http://70030.netministry.com/pages.asp?pageid=56857
Dear Administrators of the Biblical Eschatology Blog,
I have been following your site for awhile and appreciate the work you do. It is one of my regular RSS Feeds. From what I can see, it looks like we think very much alike. I first became interested in the Book of Revelation in Bible College, but it was really on the mission field in Argentina that my love for this wonderful book took off. I saw how it ministered to the poor and suffering in a way that had a practical impact on lives.
This is a topic that I have written about extensively and have recently started a new wiki dedicated to it at http://victory.wikidot.com. I was wondering if you might consider the possibility that I contribute an article for your site on that topic. You can see my writing style at the site mentioned and also at my personal blog site at http://www.SpiritOfOrganization.com.
My credentials are that I was a church-planting missionary for 21 years in Uruguay and Argentina. I have been in the U.S. since 2004 teaching at a Christian College in Memphis, TN. I have Masters degrees both in Theology and in Leadership and also a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership.
Should you publish my post on your site, I would be happy with a simple attribution with my name and the blog that I author. I would love to work with you on this. I will look forward to hearing back from you.
Dr. Greg Waddell
Director of Institutional Improvement
Mid-South Christian College
Memphis, Tn 38671
I would love to see it first, email it to me richard (at) intothyword.com… and I will post it….always looking for good material…. and you seem to have it, great blogs and insights!!! Be blessed! Phil 1:6
I may have a house for sale in your great city, 5330 Steuben Memphis, TN 38134
I love this site, I have been searching for a ‘sound” doctrine on eschatology, I found it,I’m in agreement with you, most important ‘point’ of it all, are you living in Him,for Him? Everything else is gravy!!
I have no credentials. I only suspect that it seems certain that the earth
and the universe are not accidents. It took me a long time to come to this
amount of suspicion/belief. Anyway I have begun my own study of Hebrew
even hoping to attempt even my own re-translation of Masoretic script
into Paleo-Hebrew. There are differences between the Masoretic and the
Septuagint , Samaritan Pentatuch versions. I dare not attempt to explain but I suspect huge secrets have been hidden.
Do you plan on creating a page or article on “Chilian” or “Chilianism”? I remember Augustine in City of God writing he is no longer Chilian. I wonder if the Edict of Milan along with Augustine’s popularity was instrumental in changing the divided opinion to the majority, preferring amillenialism through the centuries. I realize rapture is not directly mentioned by the fathers but it seems other things (in relation to end times) are present in their theology. Justin Martyr and Irenaeus are two.
So blessed, with your insights…may God continue to empower your ministry!
Great blog. Keep up the good work.
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