Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Beale on Eschatology

“[T]he apostles understood eschatology not merely as futurology but as a mindset for understanding the present within the climaxing context of redemptive history. That is, the apostles understood that they were already living in the end-times and that they were to understand their present salvation in Christ to be already an end-time reality. Every aspect of their salvation was to be conceived as eschatological in nature.

--G. K. Beale, “The Eschatological Conception of New Testament Theology,” in Eschatology in Bible and Theology: Evangelical Essays at the Dawn of a New Millennium (ed. K. E. Brower and M. W. Elliot; Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1997), 18–19

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