Eschatology Quotes

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“I believe like a child that suffering will be healed and made up for, that all the humiliating absurdity of human contradictions will vanish like a pitiful mirage, like the despicable fabrication of the impotent and infinitely small Euclidean mind of man, that in the world's finale, at the moment of eternal harmony, something so precious will come to pass that it will suffice for all hearts, for the comforting of all resentments, for the atonement of all the crimes of humanity, for all the blood that they've shed; that it will make it not only possible to forgive but to justify all that has happened.”
Fyodor Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

Lord Byron
“The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space.”
Lord Byron George Gordon

N.T. Wright
“...left to ourselves we lapse into a kind of collusion with entrophy, acquiescing in the general belief that things may be getting worse but that there's nothing much we can do about them. And we are wrong. Our task in the present...is to live as resurrection people in between Easter and the final day, with our Christian life, corporate and individual, in both worship and mission, as a sign of the first and a foretaste of the second.”
N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

N.T. Wright
“What we have at the moment isn't as the old liturgies used to say, 'the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of the dead,' but a vague and fuzzy optimism that somehow things may work out in the end. ”
N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Theodor W. Adorno
“The only philosophy that can be practiced responsibly in the face of despair is the attempt to contemplate all things as they would present themselves from the standpoint of redemption. Knowledge has no light but that shed on the world by redemption: all else is reconstruction, mere technique. Perspectives must be fashioned that displace and estrange the world, that reveal its fissures and crevices, as indigent and distorted as it will one day appear in the Messianic light.”
Theodor Adorno

Arthur W. Pink
“The first time [Christ] came to slay sin in men. The second time He will come to slay men in sin.”
A. W. Pink

Tullian Tchividjian
“God's Kingdom is "present in its beginnings, but still future in its fullness. This guards us from an under-realized eschatology (expecting no change now) and an over-realized eschatology (expecting all change now). In this stage, we embrace the reality that while we're not yet what we will be, we're also no longer what we used to be.”
Tullian Tchividjian

Charles  Williams
“The Church expected the Second Coming of Christ immediately, and no doubt this was so in the ordinary literal sense. But it was certainly expected also in another sense. The converts in all the cities of Asia and (soon) of Europe where the small groups were founded had known, in their conversion, one way or another, a first coming of their Redeemer. And then? And then! That was the consequent task and trouble — the then. He had come, and they adored and believed, they communicated and practiced, and waited for his further exhibition of himself. The then lasted, and there seemed to be no farther equivalent Now. Time became the individual and catholic problem. The Church had to become as catholic — as universal and as durable — as time.”
Charles Walter Stansby Williams, The Descent of the Dove

“Fleeing led to safety, remaining led to destruction.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“I can tell you my view of the end-times in one word: Kingdom.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

Pope Gregory I
“[S]ome sins are forgiven in this world, and some other may be pardoned in the next: for that which is denied concerning one sin, is consequently understood to be granted touching some other.”
Pope Gregory I, The Dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great

“As we watched, I kept wondering why we’re spending so much time focusing on a great tribulation we won’t even be here for.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“If things happening is the litmus test for a soon-coming rapture, it’s no wonder every generation for many years have believed they were the last generation. Bad things happen in every generation.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“You guys do realize it’s the good guys that get left behind, right?”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“We have to make a biblical case for whatever we believe about the end-times. If we can’t make a biblical case, we have to move on to something else.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“If people are intent on getting what they deserve, it’s their choice, even though it breaks the Father’s heart.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“The Bible was written for us, but it wasn’t written to us.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“What if the disciples heard Jesus say the temple and religious leaders would be destroyed and knew it meant the end of the Old Covenant age? Without a temple and religious leaders, the Old Covenant would be unable to function. Could you imagine the United States government functioning without the president, the secret service, and the White House? In fact, one-third of the Old Covenant laws required a standing temple.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“I believe the verses about one being left and one being taken are actually referring to two different responses to the great tribulation.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“The word Antichrist is completely absent from the most prophetic book in the entire Bible—Revelation.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“Prior to the 1800s, this passage (1 Thess. 4:13-18) was understood by biblical scholars to be referencing the general resurrection and the final coming of the Lord at the end of time. Nobody believed this was referring to some sort of removal of the church from the earth, just prior to a seven-year tribulation period.”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“What if the goal of Jesus was not just to get us from earth to heaven after we die, but to empower us to bring heaven to earth before we die?”
J.A. Hardgrave, Jesus Wins: The End Times are Better Than you Think

“The Bible on the pulpit is a sign to the congregation that it is a pilgrim congregation, that the church is still a people 'on the way.”
Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Perspectives on Pentecost: New Testament Teaching on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Bob Palumbo
“We have all probably heard the phrase, ’The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.’ Could we also apply that to God Almighty? I believe we can. The Bible clearly teaches that God changes not. So, how He interacted with mankind during troublesome times in the past is most likely a great indicator of how He will manifest Himself again in future biblical events.”
Bob Palumbo, God's Nature and the End of the Age

Vladimir Lossky
“When the cyclical law of repetition suddenly stops its rotating movement, creation, freed from vanity, will not be absorbed into the impersonal Absolute of a Nirvana but will see the beginning of an eternal springtime, in which all the forces of life, triumphant over death, will come to the fulness of their unfolding, since God will be the only principle of life in all things. Then the deified will shine like stars around the only Star, Christ, with whom they will reign in the same glory of the Holy Trinity, communicated to each without measure by the Holy Spirit.”
Vladimir Lossky, In the Image and Likeness of God

“When we talk about a dispensational theological system, we should understand this to mean the harmonization of biblical principles and events that are not isolated but seen as a collection of truths working together towards a single common goal that God has established for his glory. The system itself represents a tool that organizes these truths into a coherent systematic structural approach to the Scriptures, that can then be used to aid in better understanding God’s revealed revelation concerning his eschatological plans. (p. 15 - Dispensational Theology: A Textbook on Eschatology in the Twenty-First Century)”
Reid Ashbaucher

Reid A. Ashbaucher
“When we talk about a dispensational theological system, we should understand this to mean the harmonization of biblical principles and events that are not isolated but seen as a collection of truths working together towards a single common goal that God has established for his glory. The system itself represents a tool that organizes these truths into a coherent systematic structural approach to the Scriptures, that can then be used to aid in better understanding God’s revealed revelation concerning his eschatological plans.”
Reid A. Ashbaucher, Dispensational Theology: A Textbook on Eschatology in the Twenty-first Century

“The only means for averting the divine chastisement that takes the shape of warfare is, however, repentance from moral and spiritual evildoing; the peace movements of the West would therefore be well advised to direct their activities towards fostering respect for the human life created at conception in the womb, for God's law with respect to marital and family life and the ordering of human affairs in general, and above all for the true religion revealed in the Sacred Scriptures.”
John R. Stephenson, Eschatology

Alex M. Vikoulov
“We are now accelerating towards probably the most important moment in the entire history of Earth, comparable in significance only to the emergence of life itself on this planet -- the Technological Singularity, Intelligence Supernova, the Omega Point of Homo sapiens, progressively morphing into one Global Mind. This 'cosmic event' would mark the end of human era, as we are to inexorably transcend our animal biology, and even more importantly, we are to transcend our limited dimensionality. History is, after all, 'a shockwave of eschatology' in the words of McKenna.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, The Intelligence Supernova: Essays on Cybernetic Transhumanism, The Simulation Singularity & The Syntellect Emergence

Jean Baudrillard
“To speak evil' is to speak this fateful, paradoxical situation that is the reversible concatenation of good and evil.
That is to say that the irresistible pursuit of good, the movement of Integral Reality - for this is what good is: it is the movement towards integrality, towards an integral order of the world - is immoral. The eschatological perspective of a better world is in itself immoral. For the reason that our technical mastery of the world, our technical approach to good, having become an automatic and irresistible mechanism, none of this is any longer of the order of morality or of any kind of finality. Nor is to speak and read evil the same thing as vulgar nihilism, the nihilism of a denunciation of all values, that of the
prophets of doom.
To denounce the reality contract or the reality 'conspiracy' is not at all nihilistic. It is not in any sense to deny an obvious fact, in the style of 'All is sign, nothing is real - nothing is true, everything is simulacrum' - an absurd proposition since it is also a realist one!
It is one thing to note the vanishing of the real into the Virtual, another to deny it so as to pass beyond the real and the Virtual.
It is one thing to reject morality in the name of a vulgar immoralism, another to do so, like Nietzsche so as to pass beyond good and evil.
To be 'nihilistic' is to deny things at their greatest degree of intensity, not in their lowest versions. Now, existence and self-evidence have always been the lowest forms.
If there is nihilism, then, it is not a nihilism of value, but a nihilism of form. It is to speak the world in its radicality, in its dual, reversible form, and this has never meant banking on catastrophe, any more than on violence.
No finality, either positive or negative, is ever the last word in the story.
And the Apocalypse itself is a facile solution.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

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