Concordia Theological Monthly

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kingdom, eschatological, judgment, eschatology, covenant, apocalyptic, apocalyptist, isaiah, parousia

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


A study of biblical language about kingdom and life reveals that both terms are eschatological and that both emphasize the quality of Christian living rather than presenting a timetable for the advent of the Parousia. Jesus brings both and calls men to decision. Kingdom and life are present possessions of believers, and the day of judgment will bring their culmination. When Jesus spoke of the signs of His Parousia, He was speaking of the signs that point to the coming of the Son of Man rather than to the actual coming itself. Eschatological hope characterizes all that the Christian does.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Mark 2:1-12; 1 Samuel 13:14; John 5:39-47; John 6:38; John 5:36; John 6:45-51; Mark 1:15; Isaiah 60:3; Matthew 25:31-46; Matthew 12:28; Luke 4:21; Matthew 11:5; Isaiah 29:18; Isaiah 35:4-6; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 10:7-8; Luke 10:9;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars