Tag Archives: Judgment

Biblical Nuggets: Apocalyptic


Apocalyptic: A term used to describe a literary *genre and worldview where “secrets” are revealed about the heavenly world or the kingdom of God (and the end of the world). These secrets are usually delivered through dreams or visions or by otherworldly messengers (e.g., angels) and are expressed in vivid symbols or metaphors. Apocalyptic works flourished during the Greco-Roman period (c. 200 B.C. to A.D. 200) and are not limited to biblical books but were part of the broader culture of the Mediterranean world. Often in apocalyptic literature an admonition is given to the audience to persevere and to be faithful. The community is warned that it will experience a time of suffering, but this will be followed by vindication of the righteous and a punishment of the wicked. See also apocalypse; apocalypticism.

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Arthur G. Patzia;Anthony J. Petrotta. Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies (p. 13). Kindle Edition.

 

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Biblical Nuggets: Day of the LORD


Day of the Lord: A biblical phrase prevalent among OT prophets who pointed to a future event or era (not necessarily a single twenty-four-hour day) during which God would visit *judgment on Israel or the world. The NT authors interpreted the phrase in a futuristic sense but saw in Jesus Christ the beginning of the fulfillment of the Day of the Lord. For believers in Christ the Day of the Lord is an anticipation of hope; for unbelievers it holds only judgment leading to *damnation.

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Stanley J. Grenz;David Guretzki;Cherith Fee Nordling. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Kindle Locations 350-353). Kindle Edition.

Biblical Nuggets: Day of the Lord


Day of the Lord. A biblical phrase prevalent among OT prophets who pointed to a future event or era (not necessarily a single twenty-four-hour day) during which God would visit *judgment on Israel or the world. The NT authors interpreted the phrase in a futuristic sense but saw in Jesus Christ the beginning of the fulfillment of the Day of the Lord. For believers in Christ the Day of the Lord is an anticipation of hope; for unbelievers it holds only judgment leading to *damnation.[1]

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[1] Stanley J. Grenz;David Guretzki;Cherith Fee Nordling. Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Kindle Locations 350-353). Kindle Edition.

Interview: Dr. Daniel Block on “Love Wins”


Stuart McAllister

Last month, web servers were too busy after Rob Bell‘s book “Love Wins” hit the shelves causing quite a stir in the evangelical world. Comments which most of them were negative filled the blogs and all sorts of social media. Some people even before reading the book started labelling Bell a heretic. Every show Bell appeared asked the first question if he was universalist. Richard Mouw, President of Fuller Seminary blogged sympathizing Bell’s view on heaven, hell, and jugdment. He could not defend Bell but had to blog again; this time, for clearing his view on the book and how he understands Bell’s orthodoxy.

Bell in his book “Love Wins” asks many question on hell, sin, and God’s ultimate judgment. This week Stuart McAllister, the Vice-President for Training and Special Projects for RZIM, sat down with Dr. Daniel Block, Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College to discuss on this book to sort through some of Bell’s claims.

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