Date of Award


Document Type

Major Applied Project

Degree Name

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Charles Arand

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Corinthians 1:25; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 1 Corinthians 15: 51-57; 1 Corinthians 15:4; 1 John 2:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 2 Corinthians 5:21; 2 Corinthians 5:7; Acts 14:22; Acts 2:16,17; Colossians 1:15-20; Ecclesiastes 2:17; Hebrews 1:2; Hebrews 2:14; John 1:14; John 1:29; Matthew 25:31-46; Matthew 5:17-18; Philippians 1:21; Revelation 2:10; Revelation 20:2; Revelation 21:1-4; Romans 11:8-10; Romans 4:5; Romans 8:1; Romans 8:37; Romans 9:6


The purpose of this study was to show how the use of paradox is a valid, essential tool for the expression of certain Christian truths in general, and for end-times teachings in particular. In light of the approaching millennium, Biblical end-times paradoxes will help counter prophets who seize this moment to tickle ears and generate fears. A congregational study group served as the means to test these assertions. Questionnaires filled out by this study group served as an evaluative tool. The findings reveal the correlation between the right use of paradox and a Gospel-centered view of the end-times.

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