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2016 Trembath Lecture

How do we find comfort, not in law-oriented end-time speculations, but in the Bible’s central message, the good news of God’s forgiveness, life and salvation in Christ by Professor Mark Brighton

Prof. Brighton talks about Revelation, the role of Israel in the end times, and being Left Behind.

Conservative Evangelical Christians have long been social and political advocates for the United States' support of Israel. This arises primarily out of their particular understanding of God's plan of salvation in history, known as dispensationalism and popularized decades ago in Hal Lindsay's book, The Late Great Planet Earth, and more recently in the Left Behind series of books. But in recent years dispensational theologians have themselves significantly modified their views. This seminar will present the outlines of dispensational theology and its traditional presentation of Israel's future and then trace how these views have recently been modified. Finally, the seminar will conclude with suggestions of ways for Lutherans to think about and respond to evangelical dispensationalism and its views not only about Israel, but also about the end times.

Sunday, April 17, 2016
2:00 - 4:30 p.m. (break and dessert reception at 3:00 p.m.)

DeNault Auditorium
Concordia University Irvine Campus
1530 Concordia West, Irvine

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