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18 Last Things and New Beginning
(Note: Although these questions arise from
specific sections of the chapter, please allow
the whole chapter to possibly supplement your
on why the Christian emphasis on beginnings, ends,
and new beginnings is in conflict with Western
Society, and even with Eastern society (though
they may use similar language).
Baptism to Judgment Day.
is it important to recognize that "Death
remains the enemy?"
the cyclical and the linear views of history.
the tension between emphasizing and overemphasizing
does the already-not yet view of the end balance
the views of realized and future eschatology?
is the benifit of being given " apocalyptic"
signs of the end? What is the danger? (Ponder)
on the identity of the Papacy as " Antichrist
" or " man of sin."
problem prompts unhealthy speculation about details
of the future? What error in biblical interpretation
underlies millennial teachings?
are the "two attendant dangers of millennial
triumph of the resurrection gives us new life
in the midst of tribulation, not in escape from
it," until the last day. Reflect on this
in light of the Lutheran presuppositions.
of the human body and life everlasting of the
human creature stands in contrast to both the
Neoplatonic systems and the Gnostic systems. Discuss.
does "Paul [conclude]" from the transformation
of our resurrected bodies on the last day?
Antichrist" and "antichrists" and
"man of sin" (be able to relate and