Category Archives: TTP#6 – Ecclesiology and Eschatology

Ecclesiology and Eschatology #10 – The Rapture and the Afterlife

This is our last week in this class and the final class in this iteration of The Theology Program. This week we talked about the various views of the rapture as well as what heaven will be like and where … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology and Eschatology #9 – Views of the Millennium

This week we start our final two week study on Eschatology. As we mentioned, one’s view of the church will influence how we understand the last things. Another factor in understanding “end times” is how we interpret apocryphal writings such … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology and Eschatology #8 – The Marks of a False Church and Government of the Church

This week we cover two topics: The 4 marks of a false church and the various ways that a church can be organized. We have to be careful not to judge a church based on how they differ from us … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology and Eschatology #7 – Gifts of the Church

This week we ask the question “How are we equipped to accomplish the mission and ministry of the church?” The task the early church was given was none less than to change the entire world. This little band of disciples … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology and Eschatology #6 – The Ministries of the Church, Part 2

Last week we talked about the basic ministries through which the local church seeks to fulfill is purpose. We said at one point that the original reformation idea was that a local church had two basic ministries in order to … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology and Eschatology #5 – The Ministries of the Church, Part 1

Now that we have defined what the church is and have an idea of the purpose of the church, we have to ask how we are to accomplish our purpose. When we talk about this we usually talk about the … Continue reading

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Ecclesiology and Eschatology #4 – The Purpose of the Church

Now that we have defined what the church is, we need to ask what is the purpose of the church. That is what we will do in this class session. We defined that Church as the unified, continued presence of … Continue reading

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