Originally posted on vineoflife.net:
One of the more interesting phenomena of the last days is the sudden “discovery” of all kinds of new truths of Scripture that have somehow eluded theologians and scholars for thousands of years.
It is startling, really. Especially when one starts hearing these internet perspectives being echoed from the pulpit. The study of eschatology touches on a number of different disciplines, but being schooled in one discipline does not make one an expert in another.
Eschatology is future history, and like history, it is constructed on an edifice of interconnected events that cannot be fully understood outside of the overall context.
For example, one cannot fully understand the historical assassination of Abraham Lincoln without a…
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