Living a Life Worth Living – Writings by Robin McKinley
The term “eschatology” or end times, comes from two Greek terms e[scato” and lovgo” meaning (roughly speaking) “last, end, or final” and “study of,” respectively. Theologically speaking, then, the term eschatology refers to “the study of final things” in the Bible.
It concerns both personal eschatological issues such as death and the intermediate state. As well as themes with a more general or corporate focus. The latter would include such ideas as the return of Christ, resurrection, and judgment., Also tribulation, the millennial kingdom, and the eternal state.
On the personal side, all people will experience physical death and the intermediate state. There have been a few exceptions to this rule. However, in the Biblical record (e.g., Enoch. Then in the future, Christians alive at the Lord’s return. They do not seem to pass through physical death, but instantaneously receive their resurrection bodies). But by and large all people can “count on” going through the experience of physical death (Heb 9:27). Followed by conscious existence throughout an interim period until the resurrection of the body.