Eschatology

Calvinist theology places a great deal of emphasis on the concept of God’s elect. The term “elect” is taken from the Greek word eklektos, which means “chosen.” In Calvinist thought, the elect are those that have been chosen by God to be saved on the last day. The Westminster Confession of Faith states, “God hath […]

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Recently we began looking at claims that the Jewish historian Josephus (A.D. 37-c. 100) said that his people believed in reincarnation. This is not true. As we’ve already seen, there were two general views of the afterlife among Jews in his day. One view—which was a minority position held by the Sadducees—claimed that there was […]

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Every so often I’ve encountered people claiming that the Jewish historian Josephus (A.D. 37-c. 100) said that Jews believe in reincarnation. Sometimes this claim is made by New Agers, who want to bolster the antiquity of the idea in Judeo-Christian circles, but I’ve also seen it made by others. It has always struck me as […]

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Revelation contains many symbols. Some of them are easy to understand, some are hard, and some are just paradoxical. Ironically, the paradoxical ones can be particularly easy to figure out. Here’s what you should know . . .   1. What Is a Paradoxical Symbol? A paradoxical symbol, as I am using the term, is […]

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Will we have free will in heaven? If so, does that mean we might sin and fall again? If not, what kind of free will would we have there? And if God can harmonize our free will and sinlessness in heaven, why doesn’t he do so in this life? Here are some thoughts . . […]

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One of the reasons that people often date the gospels after A.D. 70 is that they contain predictions of the destruction of the Jewish temple, which happened in that year. Jesus couldn’t have predicted that event in advance, it is supposed. Therefore, the gospels had to be written after the event. Really? Would it surprise you to learn […]

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Tuesday’s liturgy contains a reading from the message to the Church at Sardis, from the book of Revelation. Revelation contains seven messages written to “the seven churches, which are in Asia.” Some Christians, particularly in the Protestant world, think that these seven messages contain a map of Church history, from the first century until the […]

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We’ve all heard that, in the book of Revelation, the number of the Beast is 666. Whatever does this mean? And if the Beast has a number, do others? Does the name of Jesus have a number? Does the name of God have a number? Here’s the story. . . .   Modern Numbers Today […]

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The book of Revelation contains a passage in which St. John sees a great sign in the sky. He wrote: And a great portent appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She brought forth a male child, one […]

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As someone who came to the Catholic faith from Evangelicalism, one of the doctrines that I had to deal with was purgatory. Upon starting work as an apologist, I had to dig even deeper into the subject, and I discovered that over the course of time it has been understood in different ways. One of […]

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