Understanding The Bible
Return to Syllabus
Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible
OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETIC BOOKS
Seven Great Themes of the Prophets
SEVEN GREAT THEMES OF THE PROPHETS
Calls to repentance from the sins which characterized the nation at the time of their prophecy.
Warnings of judgment, if repentance is not
forthcoming. Explanations that the
things present (drought, locust plagues, etc.) are illustrative of things future (i.e., greater judgments, such as invasion by the Assyrian army and their final captivity).
Encouragements are offered to a repentant but persecuted remnant.
Prophecies concerning a coming Messiah:
He shall come, only to be rejected.
There will be a period of spiritual decline, followed by great suffering, as the result of that rejection, but [*The rapture is unseen in the O.T.]
He will return again and deliver a substantial part of the nation who will have repented.
There are prophecies of the purging out from Israel of a mass of apostates when Christ returns again.
Prophecies of an era of great blessing to the whole world through a redeemed Israel. (The NT later tells us this is 1000 years.)
There is more than a hint of an eternal state, with a new heaven and a new earth for repentant believers and, also, of eternal judgment for the unrepentant.
Return to Syllabus
Philadelphia Biblical University
200 Manor Avenue
Langhorne, PA 19047
United States of America
|"Mason's Notes" Study materials on this website are made available here free, through the generosity of Philadelphia Biblical University, and may be copied for use in Bible study groups, in limited numbers, providing that no charge is made for them. No further distribution or use of these materials is allowable under U.S. or International Copyright Law without the express permission of Philadelphia Biblical University.|