You can’t turn on the news or scroll through social media without seeing coronavirus updates or jokes about being stuck at home.
With COVID-19’s escalation and social distancing amid this unprecedented situation, that means it’s the perfect time to study the end times. And when it comes to eschatology, one thing’s for sure—there are a lot of questions.
Probe those questions with the Studies in Eschatology: Book and Course Bundle. Its two Bible commentaries, three books on New Testament studies, and three complete Mobile Ed end-times courses take you down some thought-provoking avenues that lead to deeper hope in God’s Word.
Here are just three questions asked and explored in the bundle.
1. Is the rapture biblical?
Michael Heiser explores the whole question of the rapture in the Mobile Ed course Problems in Bible Interpretation: Why Do Christians Disagree about the End Times?
He starts by defining what’s meant by “rapture,” then goes into an illustration from the gospels to explain why there’s such a difference of opinions about it. Heiser won’t tell you what to believe, but he’ll help you identify whether you’re a “splitter” or a “joiner”—and make clear what that means regarding the rapture.
The five-hour course also covers understanding the kingdom of God, the 70th week of Daniel, whether the Church replaced Israel, and literal vs. nonliteral interpretation.
2. Will Christians experience a 7-year tribulation?
In Mobile Ed’s Perspectives on Eschatology course, you can look at five views on the millennium represented by respected theologians. Check out the course to get a glimpse of each stance with these great thinkers:
- Darrell L. Bock—Pre-tribulation Premillennialism
- Douglas J. Moo—Post-tribulation Premillennialism
- Sam Storms—Amillennialism
- Peter J. Leithart—Postmillennial Preterism
- N. T. Wright—New Heavens, New Earth Eschatology
Each speaker presents the hermeneutical basis of his position, expounds key biblical texts that support it, and responds to objections from proponents of other views.
3. What’s the wrong way to read Revelation? Am I doing it right?
Craig Keener explains how to read Revelation badly, discussing how “newspaper hermeneutics” has been applied to Revelation—and why it’s an unhelpful interpretive method. Of course, Keener takes students through the correct approach to reading Revelation and much more, focusing on Revelation’s powerful themes.
Study the end times with three courses and six books (including Jesus Wins: The Good News of the End Times and Follow the Lamb: A Guide to Reading, Understanding, and Applying the Book of Revelation) with the Studies in Eschatology Bundle.