The Eschatological Significance of the Sabbath 116
The Kingdom 117
Biblical Usage 117
Theological Usage 120
The Kingdom Diagrammed 122
The Kingdom in Isaiah 119
Kingdom Timelines 119
Stages of the Kingdom of God 119
The Parables Of Matthew 13 119
The Millennium 120
Major Questions Addressed in the Millennial Views 120
Basic Comparisons Between the Millennial Views 120
Chart of Millennial Advocates by Century 122
Dispensational Features in the Patristic Period 121
A History of Millennialism Through the Centuries 121
Covenant and Dispensational Theology Contrasted 133
We Believe in Dispensationalism (DTS) 130
Israel & the Church: Continuity & Discontinuity 131
Gentile Engrafting 131
Israel & the Church in Romans 9ñ11 131
More Contrasts Between Israel and the Church 132
Responses to Dispensational Problem Passages 132
Three Stages of Dispensationalism 132
Ezekielís Temple/Topography & Sacrifices 133
Key OT Passages about the Land a
Who is the Prince in Ezekiel 40-48? b
Ezekielís Prophecies of Restoration 142
Ezekielís Millennial Temple 143
Solomonís & Ezekielís Temples Contrasted 144
Mosaic vs. Millennial Furniture 144
End-Time Battles 145
End-Time Geography 146
The Division of the Land During the Millennium 147
ëThe Rule of Christí Video 148
A Theological Suvey of Asia 149
Book Review of House Divided 155
Amillennial Chart of Revelation 158
Recapitulation Evaluated 158
Views on Revelation 20:1-6 159
Resurrections & Judgments 161
Chart of Resurrections and Judgments 161
Questions on Resurrections and Judgments 163
The Eternal States 164
What Do You Think of Heaven and Hell? 164
Recent Attacks on the Biblical Doctrine of Hell 165
Five Major Views on Hell 172
Biblical Answers to Questions on Hell 176
New Heavens & New Earth 175
The Consummation of All Things 175
Contrasting Isaiahís and Johnís ëNew Heaven(s) and New Earthí 181
The New Jerusalem 182
Figurative View 182
Literal View 185
Will There Be Degrees of Reward in Heaven? 190
How Will Our Bodies Be Different Than They Are Now? 192
What Will We Do in Heaven? 192
The Size of the New Jerusalem 195
Differences Between the Millennium and Heaven 196
Books About Heaven 198
Supplementary Materials 200
Ancient Map of Israel 200
The Development of Modern Israel 201
British Mandate and Jewish Populations in Europe 202
Arab Independence After WWI 195
Jewish Returns After 1948 195
Maps of Israel (1947, 1949) 196
The History of Jerusalem a
Important Dates in the Modern History of Israel 197
A History of Modern Israel 199
Comparing Luke 19:37 and Zechariah 14:4 211
The Jewish Calendar 212
Eschatology of Israelís Feasts (Leviticus 23) 213
Eschatological Hope and Suffering 215
Comparative Eschatologies 216
Christian versus Hindu Eschatology 216
Christian versus Buddhist Eschatology 217
Christian versus Muslim Eschatology 219
A Muslim View of Christís Second Coming 222
Text of the Palestinian National Covenant 224
Christian versus Jewish Eschatology 228
An Israeli View of the PLO 228
The Uniqueness of Israel 231
If I Forget Thee: Does Jerusalem Really Matter to Islam? 232
Midterm Study Guide 237
Final Exam Study Guide 239
Old Syllabus (see separate file) I. Course Description A. CCTE: What does the future hold? Do current events in the Mid-East, EU, China, and Russia relate to biblical prophecy? What happens to people after death? When will Jesus return in relation to the Tribulation? What are heaven and hell like? Answers to these questions about eschatology (study of the future) and how they affect you now will be explored in this two-part course that uses a nearly 400-page book of class notes ($20).
B. Day School: This course covers the biblical doctrine of the return of Christ and the events associated with it. It is divided into two main parts: individual eschatology, dealing with subjects such as the nature of death, the immortality of the soul, and the intermediate state, and general eschatology, including subjects such as the second coming and events preceding it, the resurrection of the dead, and the final judgment. The course will also include a survey of the various millennial views.
This course will follow a blended learning approach with two means of instruction: (1) face-to-face classroom learning via the instructor supplemented by outside reading, as well as (2) web-based individual learning via two websites:
All course PowerPoint and notes can be downloaded free at the Theology course link at http://www.biblestudydownloads.com.
Online quizzes are at https://www.sbc.edu.sg/moodle/login/index.php. If this SBC moodle site says cookies are not enabled, then enable your cookies under “Options.” If it still does not work, try https://www.sbc.edu.sg/moodle/login/index.php.
To get into the SBC website, log on with your normal SBC username and password (or the password sent to you by SBC IT), and then click on the CCTE course name. Read announcements that I have posted, and then take your quiz for that week. For tech issues (e.g., getting online), contact Joshua Tew in the IT department at email@example.com (ext. 1509 or HP 91376504). He notes, “Based on recent experience, turning off Norton anti-virus is not effective. Somehow Norton still has some residual effect after it has been turned off. You will need to turn off ‘automatic start up of Norton Antivirus during System Startup’ through the Norton Antivirus Options window. After doing that, restart your computer and you should be able to access the quiz after that. You may want to consider Avast antivirus which is free for home use as we have had much better experience with it than Norton.”
II. Course Objectives By the end of this part of the course the student will be able to…
A. Defend the biblical view of personal eschatology (death, intermediate state, existence of hell, judgments, etc.).
B. Compare and contrast the Church and Israel.
C. Show familiarity with the various eschatological viewpoints concerning the millennium (pre-, a-, and postmillennial) and the rapture (pre-, mid-, and posttribulational), while at the same time holding one of these views (at least temporarily!).
D. Articulate the biblical covenants and their relationship to eschatology.
E. Feel acquainted with eschatology to be able to confidently preach and teach on the subject.
F. See the relevance of eschatology to personal holiness, world mission, contemporary events, and Asian culture and religions.
III. Course Grading A. Readings (50%) of the next week’s class notes are assigned for each session. On each online quiz, you will report if you did your reading since the last quiz. This includes the reading for the day of the quiz. Students taking this course for credit must buy the class notes or else download them in pdf format at http://www.biblestudydownloads.com/Theology_PPT/Theology_PPT.html.
B. Quizzes (50%) must be taken by midnight the night before the class period for which they are assigned. Half of the quiz grade will ask if you completed the readings since the last quiz (50 points per quiz) and half will generally comprise five questions (10 points each or 50 points total). There are no makeup quizzes. I will put the quizzes on the Moodle site (see page 1) one week before they are due. Each quiz can be taken throughout the week prior to the due date but will expire at midnight the night before class. You should take this quiz by yourself (closed book, closed Bible, closed notes, opened mind). Also, do not wait until just before the quiz closes, as the server cannot handle everyone taking it at the same time. Further, when taking the quizzes, do not let the timer go all the way down to zero. This will delete all of your answers! Instead, click the “submit my answers” button before the time limit so that your answers will be recorded on the database. Finally, do not discuss the quiz with other students as they may not have taken it yet.
C. There will be no midterm exam, no final exam, and no papers. Praise the Lord!
D. Students who hate to take quizzes and/or memorize readings but can translate into another language can substitute translating 50-70 PPT slides for the online quizzes. After getting approval from Dr. Rick on which file to translate, download your English file from the course link for PPT and notes at http://www.biblestudydownloads.com/Theology_PPT/Theology_PPT.html. After the course I will upload the newly translated presentations for all to use. You will be graded based on the PowerPoint Translation Grade Sheet (p. 8) or TBB Script Translation Grade Sheet (p. 9). The files to translate come from either of two sources:
1. Translate 1-2 PPT presentations of the course teaching into your native tongue. After I edit your work, I will upload it at http://www.biblestudydownloads.com under its language tab for others in your language group to download. This site has teaching in 40 languages—including all the PPT for this and my other courses. Another option is to adapt the course PPT for a certain age group (e.g., primary 3-4 or youth), including a brief syllabus of how this could be taught.
2. Translate one “The Bible…Basically” presentation or script. This 10-hour seminar by Dr. John Fryman brings listeners through the entire Bible six times in 945 PPT slides. We need help in Arabic, Bisaya, Burmese, Chiru, Dutch, French, Hindi, Japanese, Kachin, Khmer, Kiswahili, Malayalam, Mao, Mizo, Nepali, Sinhala, Tagalog, Tamil, Tangkhul, Tenyidie, Thai, Vaiphei, and Vietnamese. Presentations already translated are also at http://www.biblestudydownloads.com. Download the previous presentations before yours under your language group to make sure you are translating concepts consistently. New languages are welcome.