Pertinent Parousia Passages: Second-Coming Scripture Studies
Eschatology is the study of last things, specifically the last events of the time of end of the age about which so much is spoken and written in the Bible, from Genesis through Revelation. Then there’s the associated topic of soteriology, the study of every-thing related to the biblical doctrine of salvation. These themes are so interwoven with the parousia (the Greek word most often translated “coming” in relation to the “presence”—its actual meaning —of the Messiah at and following His return) that they cannot be divorced from each other without doing an injustice to both of them, a reality that’s fully established in The Epistle to the Hebrews. Although this volume is a conglomeration of New Testament passage studies that may appear to concern only matters of eschatology, I assure you that matters of soteriology are a very integral part of them; this means that, even if you aren’t of the opinion that the topic of biblical eschatology is of enough import to spend your time reading a work like this, well, I believe this work will change your mind about that!