8.1 NT Apocalyptic SG

8.1 NT Apocalyptic SG - 1 Study Guide New Testament...

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Study Guide: New Testament Apocalyptic Read: “Beam me up” theology: The debate over ‘Left Behind’” on electronic reserve and print reserve in Moody Library. 1 Thessalonians 4:13 –18 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 Matthew 24 If you find the word “rapture” or “antichrist” anywhere in any of these scripture readings, write down the chapter and verse. [The word “antichrist” is found in 1 John and 2 John, where it means a false prophet living at the time of the writer. It is also found in the plural, indicating that it is not a single end-time figure, but a label for anyone who is a false prophet.] 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 is an attempt to help the new Christians in Thessalonica to understand that both the Christian living and the Christian dead will participate together in the Kingdom of God that begins with the return of Christ. In the picture portrayed in these verses, the returning Christ is shown as a ruler approaching a walled city. In the
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