Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Think Only Christians Have "Eschatology?" Think Again.


noun \ˌes-kə-ˈtä-lə-jē\
Definition of ESCHATOLOGY

: a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind
: a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind.
Contrary to what some might think, Christians aren't the only ones who have beliefs about the end times. After all, "Eschatology" simply means the study of, or knowledge of, the end times.  All false religions have an "Eschatology;" that is to say, a view of how the end times are going to play out.   It's wrong eschatology of course, but it is still that religion's view of how the end times will look.

In the video below, John MacArthur presents a brief, side-by-side comparison of Islam's eschatology next to the eschatology of the Bible. (This sermon in its entirety can be listened to here.)