'Faith' is not believing something despite the facts - on the contrary - Biblical faith is a matter of believing the facts.
"It's not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting, it's that it's been tried and found difficult!" - G.K. Chesterton
5th October 2019
SECONDARY ISSUES ARE STILL IMPORTANT
Eschatology, the study of last things, which includes how we view Bible prophecies, falls into what we might consider to be ‘secondary issues.’ Primary issues include the nature and identity of God, the Person of Jesus Christ and His miraculous life and ministry, the divine inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible, and the means of salvation by grace through faith alone the finished atoning work of Christ. These are ‘primary issues’ because they impinge on a person’s eternal destiny. Secondary issues, such as eschatology, are debated among Christians who have sincere differences about how to understand these matters which do not effect how we understand or receive eternal salvation. But this does not mean that such issues are unimportant and definitely do not mean that we should never debate or at least discuss them. The reason I feel so strongly about how we understand Biblical eschatology is that it does have a direct bearing on how we regard the Great Commission and what might precipitate the return of Christ. That’s why you’ll find that this site is largely dedicated to offering what I understand to be an exegetically faithful understanding of Biblical eschatology. Enjoy! [READ MORE]
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