Category Archives : Eschatology (Rayburn)


Conclusion

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 23 “Conclusion” December 28, 2003 Review Tonight, with our 23rd installment in this series, we conclude our study of biblical eschatology, or the Bible’s teaching about the future. We began by noting that, though it is natural enough to think of eschatology as concerned with questions about […]


Heaven No. 3

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 22 “Heaven, No. 3” December 14, 2003 Review In our consideration of the Bible’s doctrine of heaven we have so far noted the Bible’s characteristically image-laden description of the heavenly world and life to which believers are heading. It is described to us in symbols and metaphors […]


Heaven No. 2

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 21 “Heaven, No. 2” December 7, 2003 Review We said last time that, as with the prospect of eternal punishment, the description of eternal life provided in the Bible is neither very literal nor specific. It is a general picture of a life of wonderful fulfillment, the […]


Heaven No. 1

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 20 Heaven, No. 1 November 30, 2003 We have finished our series on the Bible’s doctrine of hell as a subsection of this larger evening series on the Bible’s doctrine of the future. We come to our last subject, namely, heaven. In the nature of the case […]


Hell No. 4

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 19 Hell, No. 4 November 23, 2003 Tonight we conclude our studies on the destiny of the lost as part of our larger series on the Bible’s doctrine of the future, or eschatology. We begin tonight by listening once more to some of our Lord’s remarks on […]


Hell No. 3

STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 18 Hell, No. 3 November 16, 2003 We have the past two Sunday evenings been considering the doctrine of hell as a doctrine under attack, as, indeed, it has always been. I have sought both to confirm that the judgment of the lost in the world to come is, in fact, […]


Hell No. 2

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 17 November 9, 2003 Hell, No. 2 TEXT: Read 2 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Review We introduced our study of the destiny of the lost last time by pointing out that the very idea of damnation, of hell has become an alien thought in modern Western culture. It is […]


Hell No. 1

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 16 October 26, 2003 “Hell: No. 1” Text: Genesis 19:23-29 v. 28 The Dead Sea area, where these cities were, still reeks of sulfur fumes and asphalt deposits are still to be found. Precisely what sort of physical eruption occurred no one can say for sure. The […]


The Last Judgment

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 15 October 19, 2003 “The Last Judgment” In Christian theology and spiritual writing “The Four Last Things” is a characteristic title for the subjects of Death, Judgment, Hell, and Heaven. Those are the four last things. However death is really not in quite the same class as […]


Paucitas Salvandorum?

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 14 October 12, 2003 “Paucitas Salvandorum?” I said last week that I had concluded our consideration of the Bible’s teaching about the Second Coming, or, more precisely, our consideration of where and how the Second Coming fit into the consummation of history and the end of the […]


Dispensationalism

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 13 October 5, 2003 “Dispensationalism” We have been speaking these last weeks of the various interpretations of the great eschatological texts of the New Testament and what they suggest about the way in which the history of this world and this age will come to an end. […]


Revelation 20

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 12 September 28, 2003 Revelation 20 Review We are in a subsection of our series on the Bible’s doctrine of the future. Having considered a number of the motifs or major themes that the Bible uses to describe the future (the seed, the land, the Day of […]


The Olivette Discourse

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 11 Matthew 24:1-35 September 21, 2003 Having completed a series of studies on the motifs of biblical prophecy, the various themes according to which the Bible presents to us its vision of the future, the end of history, and the consummation of the kingdom of God, I […]


Judgment of the Wicked

STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 9 “Judgment of the Wicked” July 27, 2003 We have been studying the various motifs or central themes the Bible uses to describe the unfolding future of the kingdom of God. We have considered the seed, the land, the day of the Lord, the last days, the salvation of the nations, […]


The Salvation of the Jews

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 8 “The Salvation of the Jews” July 20, 2003 Review After a hiatus of several weeks we return tonight to our studies in the Bible’s doctrine of the future, or what is called “eschatology.” We have learned that the Bible is shot through with eschatology, that its […]


The Servant of the Lord

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN ESCHATOLOGY No. 7 June 22, 2003 “The Servant of the Lord” (“Historia Salutis vs. Ordo Salutis”) Among the “motifs” or central themes in which the Bible casts its vision of the future, we have so far considered the seed, the land, the Day of the Lord, the salvation of […]


The Last Days

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 6 “The Last Days” (And “Imminence”) June 8, 2003 Review We are discussing these Lord’s Day evenings the various themes or motifs by which and in which the Bible casts its vision of the future, both the inaugurated future – that part of the Bible’s prediction […]


The Salvation of the Nations

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 5 “The Salvation of the Nations” (and “Introduction to the ‘Millennium’ ”) June 1, 2003 We have been considering the various “motifs” or central themes by which the Bible teaches us about the future, both the inaugurated future – that future prophesied in the Bible that […]


The Day of the Lord

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 4 “The Day of the Lord” We are speaking these Sunday evenings about the various “motifs” or central themes in which the Bible’s vision of the future is presented, both its inaugurated and its yet unconsummated eschatology. We have so far considered “the seed” and “the […]


The Land

Audio:   Download Audio STUDIES IN BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 3 “The Land” May 18, 2003 Review We said last time that the term eschatology, though it literally means the “doctrine of the last things,” properly refers to the entire biblical doctrine of the future, including those parts of what was the future when certain parts […]


Introduction

Audio:   Download Audio SERIES ON BIBLICAL ESCHATOLOGY No. 1 “Introduction” Tonight we begin a new evening series, one of those series that is possible to preach in the evening service, but which would be impossible if I had only the morning service. I want you to know that I am very grateful to God […]