Discipleship is eschatological in nature, because the church that makes and receives disciples is eschatological in nature. Â Often eschatology is thought to refer only to "last things" doctrines. However, eschatology in its broader sense encompasses the Christian view of time and the future of the world, informing both one's evangelism and ecclesiology. Failing to relate the eschatological dimension to discipleship leaves one with an incomplete worldview, imbalanced discipleship, and eventually, a tragic inability to model the Christian way of life. Â By answering questions like "What time is it?" and "Where is history going?" Trevin Wax helps Christians view the past, present, and future biblically, and shapes their understanding of following Jesus.
About the Author
Trevin K. Wax (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources.