Eschatology Part VI: The OT & Historical Optimism
Thus far in our study of eschatology or last things we have learned that Jesus now reigns as the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the ruler over the kings of the earth. We are not waiting for His Kingdom to arrive – His Kingdom has come. Nevertheless, we do await the consummation of all things, the resurrection of the dead, the life everlasting, the world to come – and so we continue to pray, “Thy Kingdom come.” But what should we expect between the inauguration and consummation of the Kingdom? How should we think about the present time, the Messianic Age? What will Jesus’ reign look like?
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.