Who said there’s nothing free in this life. Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary has recently made available all of the lectures for their Doctrine of Last Things course taught by Dr. Sam Waldron. I took this exact course for credit a couple years ago and it is excellent. I’ve also included a link to notes from a similar course taught by Dr. Waldron. They may not correspond exactly, but they’re close. I’ve included the first lecture as a teaser.
ST27 01 | Doctrine of Last Things from CBTS on Vimeo.
Lectures – Mobile friendly: https://www.monergism.com/eschatology-comprehensive-historical-and-theological-overview
It’s been awhile since I’ve written or posted anything on eschatology, however this is a helpful video, first describing briefly some differences between historic premillennialism and “amillennialism”. Then Drs. Beale and Schreiner discuss some of the practical and pastoral implications of eschatology.
Much like a stream meandering through an open field, I’ve somehow managed to digress off of a topic I began several months ago, namely the study of end times (eschatology) and slowly work my way back around to it. What began with a review of The Meaning of Millennium: 4 Views migrated into some areas of what is known as Covenant Theology (of the Reformed Baptist variety, not to be confused with the Paedobaptist variety of which most people are familiar). The reason for my unintentional deviation was twofold: 1) In the book review I started, I came to the section on dispensational premillennialism and realized that because it is so much more than a particular view of the end times, and is in fact a system of Biblical interpretation, some background needed to be laid down first. 2) My own personal study needed time to work through these issues and return time and again to Scripture. Far from exhausting the subject, I’m also halfway through my seminary course on Eschatology (MCTS link) which has proved extremely helpful in clearing up some blurred lines I had. With all that said, below is a summary of links for blog posts that I’ve scattered around over the last few months which deal specifically with end times, or related topics such as New Covenant membership.
My hope is to proceed next, in this series, with a review of Herman Hoyt’s position of dispensational premillennialism found in The Meaning of Millennium and then perhaps offer a more direct critique of the view he espouses. This will likely lead to related post topics such as the distinction between Israel and the Church, the land promise, Abrahamic Covenant, etc. Lord willing I’ll be able to learn as I go and stay on task, but still have other posts sprinkled through. Grace and Peace!
Reformed Baptist Covenant Theology
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