Abstract

Judgment themes in the Hebrew Scriptures and the New Testament are described and classified. Special attention is given to recurring themes of remedial judgment and annihilation. John's Revelation is analyzed for consistency of judgment themes, and John's theology of judgment is compared and contrasted with other scriptural sources. It is concluded that John described God as the. active judge in human history. John's theology of judgment includes remedial judgment where physical or natural calamities are intended to lead people to repentance, and final judgment where lost souls are annihilated. John's Revelation is seen to be devoid of forensic or courtroom judgment. Decisions about final outcomes seem to be in the hands of humans. God accepts the human decision to accept or reject the gospel of Jesus Christ, but reserves the right to set the time of final reckoning for himself. Revelation is seen to be consistent with other New Testament books in that John's theology supports the importance of moral actions, but extols faith in Jesus as the source of righteousness.

LLU Discipline

Religion

Department

Religion

School

Graduate School

First Advisor

Maxwell, A. Graham

Second Advisor

Fagal, Harold

Third Advisor

Andreasen, Niels Erik

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Degree Level

M.A.

Year Degree Awarded

1988

Date (Title Page)

6-1988

Language

English

Library of Congress/MESH Subject Headings

Bible - Revelation - Criticism, interpretation, etc.; Judgment of God

Type

Thesis

Page Count

97

Digital Format

PDF

Digital Publisher

Loma Linda University Libraries

Usage Rights

This title appears here courtesy of the author, who has granted Loma Linda University a limited, non-exclusive right to make this publication available to the public. The author retains all other copyrights.

Collection

Loma Linda University Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Collection Website

http://scholarsrepository.llu.edu/etd/

Repository

Loma Linda University. Del E. Webb Memorial Library. University Archives

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