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See attached for a blank study guide. This is for you, Will.


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SYSTHEO Eschatology: Personal and Universal Eschatology

See attached for slide packs:

Eschatology 1

Eschatology 3

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Hades: An Eschatalogical Bucket or Just the Grave . . . you be the judge!

Attached is the brief slidepack for CCS 10th Grade Systematic Theology for a Brief Excursis into a study on the meaning of Hades; also attached: a not-so-brief paper on the same subject. Enjoy!


Systheo_Term_Paper on Hades

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Some Thoughts on the meaning of “Hades”

As promised to my Systematic Theology Class:

In the Scriptures[1], two very important interchangeable terms are used between the Old and New Testaments that have a place in the authoritative Word on life after death.  The Hebrew word, Sheol, and the Greek word, Hades, are words of the basic same designation from the Old Testament period and books to that of the New Testament respectively.[2] Each of them essentially mean the “grave, pit or death” in their general usage.[3] This is more so in the Hebrew usage of Sheol than that of the New Testament and Hades.  Along with this general view, a nuanced view is present in the Old Testament usage and even more pronounced in the New Testament to carry the idea of judgment and possibly punishment.

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Systheo_Term_Paper on Hades

[1] All biblical references and quotations will be taken from the New American Standard Update of the Holy Bible, revised in 1995.

[2]Walter A. Elwell and Barry J. Beitzel, Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible, Map on Lining Papers. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Book House, 1988), 953.

[3] Ibid.

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Atonement for SIN in the Millennial Kingdom?

In this slidepack, (Ezek 38-48) we covered a brief overview of Ezekiel 38-48, merely to hit the hot buttons of the passages. One of the most profound issues in this section of the Text is the prophecy of the “prince” who will make sin offerings in the temple during the millennial reign of Christ. This has brought up so many issues that a myriad of thoughts (well, maybe not a myriad) and conclusions have arisen:

1. Maybe this is not the Millennial Kingdom

2. The offering could only be memorial

3. It’s not really a sin offering

4. Etc.

The main path that one walks to understand this passage is to remember that  what appears to be the problem – that there can be no atonement after Christ has made atonement, once for all. () It is of the utmost of importance to remember that the sacrifice of animals never atoned for sin. () They did not before Christ – they do not after.

Only the blood of Christ atoned for all before Him and all after Him – even for those who would believe.

So, why the sacrifice?

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17 For it is witnessed of him,

“You are a priest forever,
after the order of Melchizedek.”

Hebrews 9:12

12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption.

Hebrews 9:25-28

25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself. 27 And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, 28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (ESV)

But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year. For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. (ESV)

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