We didn’t realize the end times, end of the world talk had so many different views until we studied Matthew 24. It took us on a 3 week + journey of studying some of the end time views.
We keep learning more and we stay open to all the sides, so we thought we would share all that we have previously used to study and will update it with more as we continue to learn.
So below you will first see what we used when we first studied end times. Then all the new resources we used when we studied Mark, and then at the bottom resources we haven’t read or watched yet but one day plan too.
Like we said, the first time we studied the end times was when we studied Matthew, chapters 24-25 in our Bible studies – below are the first round of resources we used to study it in 2021.
But to be honest it all becomes overwhelming with all the different names and views on it, and even within some of the views there is differences on what people believe.
Eschatology is the study of what the Bible says is going to happen in the end times. We personally feel this is an important area to study and know all the views on end times, but NOT something to fight over.
Overall everyone believes Christ will return – the how and other details are viewed differently.
We share this to remind you that no matter what you believe about the end times, we love you and respect your view. We are not claiming to know everything or that we are right. We just find this so interesting as we didn’t grow up hearing much about it, besides all we knew Christ would return.
We try our best in our studies to stick to what the Bible says and how the Jews in the 1st century would of understood it. We also try not to get stuck in way of thinking of it, but keep open to all end time views. We know many won’t agree with us and that is okay.
We do believe God wants us to understand what He said and He wants us to be ready for his return.
Also please note just because something is listed here doesn’t mean we 100% with the person or site. We simple are sharing any resource we came across. We are doing our best to get all sides of this topic and of course we continue to pray to God for wisdom and discernment.
Views of eschatology:
Dispensationalism premillennialism (main view is the rapture)
We are open to all the end times views. We don’t claim to be any of them, although some do make more sense to us that others.
Each one has things we agree with and things we aren’t sure about.
We are still learning, this will be a long journey.
So don’t think we have the answer, but just want you to think more about all sides.
Be open to hearing all sides.
We believe that Christ could return at any moment and we have been in the end times since Christ ascended over 2000 years ago.
Some things have been fulfilled and others to come. We do feel a lot has been fulfilled as way to show the truth of the Bible, that what it says is true! It is just more evidence of God.
We are living in the already but not yet.
Okay now to the resources we used last year when studying the end times for the first time through our Matthew study.
*things not mentioned below are from all the pastors we listened to while reading and studying Matthew – you can see all who we used here – as they too shared about Matthew 24 and end times – You can see all the resources we used to study Matthew here
FAI STUDIOS (They also have an App which have videos that are not on their youtube that we watched as well) Dalton Thomas, here are the videos we watched (as He has other videos that we did not watch):
Understanding the Rise of the Antichrist in the Years Before the Tribulation Begins
Dalton (and we believe his team at FAI) was the only person we could find during that time that had this view. We liked his views on this better than the pre-trib views.
This is the end times view that had the most pastors here in America speaking about it.
Allen Parr, the videos we watched of his:
Chuck Missler, the vidoes we watched of his:
Matthew 24 – session 17 (video)
Matthew 24 – session 18
Matthew 25 – session 19
We do find of all the pre-trib/rapture pastors Chuck Missler’s sermons almost had us convinced with his display of the bridegroom. We will also admit the birth pains Jesus talked about and when you look out in the world, does make us wonder.
But again every generation has thought they were in the end times. This has been a debate over the years.
Others that have a rapture view – Dispensationalism
Jack Hibbs – we watched a few of his videos
Also off the Blue Letter Bible app we listened to a sermon from Jon Courson – He has a rapture end of times view
Videos from Apologia studios – Postmillennialism:
Now for other resources around the end of the world we used in 2021:
Phylicia Masonheimer has done some Instagram highlights talking about this, plus she has a podcast episode on the main end time views. Her podcast is called Verity.
SOME END TIMES ARTICLES we read in 2021:
Like the definition from – https://lifehopeandtruth.com/prophecy/understanding-the-book-of-daniel/abomination-of-desolation/
https://www.padfield.com/1998/matthew-24-and-jerusalem.html – shows things we fulfilled that Jesus said
The Bible Project has a PDF of how to read Apocalyptic literature – you can see all there resources here –
AGAIN please remember we share all this to learn from each other not to cause division.
We know there are a lot more books, videos and articles on this topic as you will see below, our list keeps growing.
We all agree Christ will return and make all things new.
The more we study this and read through the Bible we are starting to see the Kingdom of God is reigning now and we are called to participate.
Jesus brought the kingdom (even though he has always been king, as he is the creator of all things, he is God) and he will return and the kingdom will be made perfect.
God is renewing is creation.
*One more resource:
We came across a new pastor teaching Matthew – we watched his video after we filmed our Matthew Bible studies. We can see his approach (as others had the same conclusion) that Jesus was talking about the destruction in 70 AD and a future day as well.
Here are this pastors sermons around this:
*** OKAY – Now for the NEW resources we have looked at starting in March 22, 2022 to study more on the end times/end of the world topics
Theology mom podcast – she has 4 part series on the end times – she believes the end started when Jesus came – Episodes: End of the story part 1, part 2, part 3 and handling differences about the end of the world
Also with what is happing in Russia a lot of pastors are bringing up Ezekiel.
So we dug a little into Ezekiel, didn’t read everything mentioned here on it, as we will study in more when we get there.
Also read some things on Daniel:
Jesus and the Daniel code – goes over coming on the clouds, the darkening of the sun, moon and stars and the sounding of the trumpet
What are the seventy weeks of Daniel – Explains Daniel 9:24-27 (this shows it about Jesus, the article Lori mentioned in our end times video)
Daniel and Bible prophecy – this was a lot of information, didn’t read it all but an overview
Other resources when we studied end times here in spring of 2022:
Not one stone left upon another – mentions how bad it was and false prophets
The Jewish Revolts – shares some details of the years leading up to the destruction
7 year tribulation or not – very interesting
Transfiguration and Jesus’ Baptism – helps understand end times things and what Jesus did
Day if the Lord – *We have also listened to a lot of the Bible Project podcasts episodes – you can get download their APP for free. In there they have a series on the character of God with a few episodes about God’s wrath. So good and stuff we didn’t know. They also have a heaven and earth series we plan to listen too as well as the Day of the Lord series.
Mike Rogers website has ton of articles like that Adam guy (mentioned a bit further down in our additional Mark 13 resources) – even though we don’t agree with everything we learned a lot and made us expand our thinking and understanding on this, we plan to sit with some of this more and perhaps reread it:
More end times resources:
Matthew 24:15 study archive – makes note of past Christians views on this
Additional resources we used to study Mark 13 and abomination:
Mark 13 and the Return of the Shepherd: The Narrative Logic of Zechariah in Mark – a book that I skimmed, plan to look into deeper
Mark 13 Jon Courson – audio off Blueletter Bible APP
Of the War – Book VI – sound of a trumpet ** #7
This website from Adam has a lot of information – **we have read a few and will continue to read more articles of his over time as he has a lot, but here are some
- This or that generation and abomination of desolation did it happen – what Jesus said happened, early church fathers believed so
- Partial preterism explanation
- And we have lots more marked to read from his site on revelation to more on the abomination of desolation and new heavens and earth and man of lawlessness
Eschatology Round Table Discussion – we liked this one and plan to watch it again
Signs of the Times [Matthew] – Tim Mackie – we watched this when we studied Matthew and watched it again here
More resources we used in spring/summer of 2022 :
Blessing and Curse – Bible Project – we also watched a lot of their books of the Bible overview videos like Daniel, Ezekiel, Isaiah, Zechariah
Ancient Jewish History: the great revolt *mentions jews killing jews
Sites and places in Jerusalem: the Temple Mount * very interesting about the Temple Mount
Evening Message: Covenant Theology vs Dispensationalism – didn’t realize these two views existed, so very interesting
Responding to William Lane Craig criticism // Ask NT Wright Anything – about Jesus return
The Siege of Jerusalem (70AD) – The Great Jewish Revolt – Documentary – watched just some of the beginning, one day will finish it
Podcast episodes on Remnant podcast – The abomination of desolation with Ken Fish – very interesting and – End times controversy with Dean Davis; also plan to listen to the episode when heaven invades earth lessons from the church fathers
Book – Covenant and God’s purpose for the world by Thomas R. Schreiner – *I am still reading this one
Podcast episode on Unashamed with Phil and Jase Roberston – episode 455
Podcast episode on The Gary Demar Podcast – pretty much all his episodes
Podcast episodes on After Class – episode 4.26 – Israel in the New Testament and episode 4.24 – A brief history of Modern Israel. They have a lot of other episodes we plan to listen like, the wrath of God
Podcast episode on The Denison Forum Podcast – episode 17 – How to think biblically about Israel
Podcast episode on Let’s read the Bible – episode 60 Day of the Lord
Podcast- Bema with Marty Solomon – the first 13 episodes of season 3 (we planned to probably listen to all of his past episodes and new ones)
Downloaded all the episodes from the podcast called, Rapture Drill – so far have listened to the first 5, do plan to listen to the rest of the episodes over time
The guy behind Rapture Drill has another podcast called Theology curator with Kurt Willems – downloaded a lot of the episodes, he has done a lot on Paul and end times topics – have listened to a few episodes so far, again plant to listen to more over time
June 2022 – Here are some new resources we came across after we filmed our Mark 13 Bible study workout and our end times chat video: (so please again remember there is a lot on this topic and we are being raw with our journey of understanding it, there is still a lot for us to study on it and understand)
37. Context – interesting and goes over some of Revelation
ONE FOR ISRAEL Ministry – they have a podcast called Pod for Israel
This is the new resource Michelle mentioned in the video that helped us see the Jewish festivals and Jesus.
We have listened/watched:
- Pentecost -The Harvest of the Feast of Weeks
- Is Jesus the Messiah with Dr. Craig Keener
- Prophecy uncovered! Yum Kippur – Judgement day
- The appointed time of the King’s return in the mystery of the Feast of Trumpets
- The appointed times of the Messiah’s return found in ancient Jewish festivals
- And we have many more saved to listened too – we really enjoy their content, we are learning a lot
BELOW ARE ARTICLES/VIDEOS/PODCASTS we plan to check out, just haven’t yet.
We are using this blog posts as our notes you can say, where we are keeping track of all the resources we used to study this topic.
Understanding amillennialism with Kim Riddlebarger (Kim Riddlebarger has more sermons and articles on end times we plan to one day look at)
Podcast episode on Remnant Podcast -Post Trib- Pre-wrath eschatology with Alan Kurschner
Podcast episode on Think Biblically Podcast -Why eschatology matters with Mark Saucy
Podcast episode one Cold Case Christianity Podcast – What is the essential truth about end times
Podcast episode on Reasonable Faith Podcast – End times paralysis
Podcast episode on Stand to Reason Podcast – Questions about the rapture
Interviews with a group of pastors discussing end times views:
An Evening of Eschatology – Premillennialism, Amillennialism, Postmillennialism -*we started this one but didn’t finish yet
More resources we haven’t looked into yet:
Joe Rosenburg – He has a lot of videos and articles – believe has a rapture view
Dr. David Regan –Dr. David Reagan: The Rapture: Fact or Fiction? and Jack Hibbs Interviews Dr. David Reagan on His Prophetic Manifesto – has a rapture view
Eschatology – has a few articles
We now live in the new heavens and new earth – we have read some articles off this site but still a lot to look at
Again, we are open to all the end times views – feel we are to learn from one another, not trying to prove your wrong and were right. We feel this is an area that has had different views since the early church.
We do have strong views toward some views more than others.
We would say that every day that passes we are closer to Jesus returning.
We don’t want to label us or try to fit into one of these views.
We believe some has been fulfilled and some things are to come.
Well that is what we have so far on studying end times – Bible prophecy – Eschatology
Thanks for the support and being on this journey with us.
May God bless you.