Part 1: The Paralysis of Pessimistic Eschatology

by Dale Partridge

In today’s episode, we embark on a series exploring the dichotomy between pessimistic eschatology and optimistic eschatology. Let’s clarify that when we use the term “pessimistic eschatology,” it’s an academic expression rather than a judgment on individuals as pessimists. This perspective centers on the belief in a progressive moral decline, positing that the world will deteriorate morally over time. It’s not an indictment of those with a negative outlook; it’s an exploration of theological viewpoints.

Additionally, we’ll be discussing the concept of Dominion, drawing from the Genesis 1:28 Dominion mandate: “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and every living thing that moves on the earth.” Join us as we navigate these nuanced topics in today’s episode.

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