One thing that was interesting to find out, was that some popular notions of the End Times, Jesus returning, and all that, originated in the 18th Century. “But what about all those Bible verses?” you might ask. These are often from different parts of the Bible, and hadn’t been put together to try and form a cohesive theory before. And there are some conflicting versions of these theories about, with disagreements over what’s supposed to happen when, and all that.
Here are some shows to listen to, that give a different perspective on eschatology. Hopefully you will find them entertaining and illuminating.
Faith Encouraged Live has two shows. The first ended up more, “no, we don’t believe this, or that”, and the second tried to be “this is what we actually do believe about this”. Fr Barnabas has a different guest on each program, and also has some live calls. Each episode is about an hour and a half:
1: Rapturemania and the Second Coming of Christ
2: Even So, Come Lord Jesus
Our Life In Christ has 4 shows, which each take on a different aspect of the subject. The hosts Steve and Bill have a chat/discussion around the subjects, each episode is around an hour.:
Part 1: “Steve and Bill discuss the landscape of popular end time scenarios”
Part 2: The End Times in church history
Part 3: They talk about the Rapture and Christian Zionism, among other things, and relate the subjects to the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed.
Part 4: 666, Antichrist and the Beast.