Restoration Cut Short

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The Bible knows nothing of an end of time. Men have invented the concept and moved much of the Bible’s teaching on eschatology down to that point. Although the Bible knows nothing of an end to time itself, the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church bandies the term around quite a bit, applying it to the coming of Christ, the judgment, the destruction of the universe, the resurrection, and eternal conscious torment in hell, all at the end of time.

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The Bible knows nothing of an end of time. Men have invented the concept and moved much of the Bible’s teaching on eschatology down to that point. Although the Bible knows nothing of an end to time itself, the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church bandies the term around quite a bit, applying it to the coming of Christ, the judgment, the destruction of the universe, the resurrection, and eternal conscious torment in hell, all at the end of time.

Of course, if the Bible knows nothing of an end of time, it can’t possibly teach a coming of Christ, a destruction of our planet and stars, a resurrection, judgment, or consignment of the wicked to eternal conscious torment in hell at that time.

This volume establishes that the churches of Christ, which generally hold to all these events, inherited those teachings from Roman Catholicism directly, or from denominations formed during the European Reformation Movement or the American Restoration Movement. Sadly, all these topics are taught extensively in the Old Testament, particularly the prophets, of which the churches of Christ are notoriously weak in their knowledge.

We don’t speaking of restoring the way of Christ much anymore, thinking that it’s already been restored, and it’s our task now to merely pass it along to others. If that’s your view, then this book is probably not for you. However, if you still examine everything that’s proposed for your belief, and don’t trust your Biblical beliefs to anyone else, either the Catholic Church or a previous generation of preachers, you’ll be interested in the cutting short of the restoration of the way of Christ, and see if your beliefs about last things are scriptural at all.