ESCHATOLOGY - INTRO
Eschatology is the term used to describe that area of Biblical teaching dealing with the final outcome of things. Implicit in the very nature of things, where there is commencement and continuation, there must inevitably be a consummation. The Bible teaches very clearly that there was a commencement of this present order of things by creation (Gen. 1:1). "In the beginning......" It also makes very clear that there is a continuation of this present order by the preserving power of God (Neh. 9:6). "Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou hast made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all; and the host of heaven worshippeth thee."In addition, the Bible also teaches that there is movement in the plan of God toward the final outcome, the consummation of all things. "Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power. . . . And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him that God may be all in all." (1 Cor. 15:24, 28).
The beginning, the middle, and the consummation which is eternal in its makeup.