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Eschatology

Course Description

This course studies Christian doctrines of the last times, based on biblical prophetic Scripture. The course emphasizes essential doctrines such as the return of Christ, the final judgment, and the eternal kingdom of God. The course presents various controversies in eschatology but does not resolve every issue. The course includes study of the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation, along with other sections of prophetic Scripture.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to teach students to:

  1. Read and observe the content of prophetic Scripture

  2. Learn the terms and great themes of eschatology

  3. See the relationship between doctrines of eschatology and other Christian doctrines

  4. Distinguish between essential and debatable doctrines of eschatology

  5. Understand how a Christian can maintain faith in suffering, disaster, and world conditions that seem to contradict faith

  6. Learn to live a Christian life consistent with the message of prophetic Scripture

Course Overview

Lesson 1:

The Value of Eschatology

Lesson 2:

Fulfilled Prophecy and Israel

Lesson 3:

Introduction to Apocalyptic Scripture

Lesson 4:

The Great Themes of Eschatology

Lesson 5:

The Olivet Discourse

Lesson 6:

The Book of Daniel (Part 1)

Lesson 7:

The Book of Daniel (Part 2)

Lesson 8:

The Book of Revelation (Part 1)

Lesson 9:

The Book of Revelation (Part 2)

Lesson 10:

The Millennium

Lesson 11:

The Great Tribulation

Lesson 12:

The Rapture

Lesson 13:

The Issue of Suffering

Lesson 14:

A Christian View of Persecution

Lesson 15:

A New Earth

Course Author

Dr. Stephen Gibson