Posts by Matt Stevens

The Already and Not Yet?

In this article I hope to explain what “Realized Eschatology” means and why it’s important So, let’s begin with some definitions. The word Eschatology (from the Greek language) means “study of the last things”. Compart eschatology to biology: they are both compound words originating from the Greek language, each have the ology ending. First, let’s deal with ology,…

Three Important Components to Eschatology

This post is aimed at exploring three aspects of eschatology : history, faith, and epochs. History–eschatology is the study of the last things, but as I wrote previously here (https://kiskivalleypca.org/2022/09/07/the-already-and-not-yet/) it’s not always the very last things, but more like the latest things, so the last to come so far. The only way the last…

What is meant by “Covenant People”?

On Sunday we’ll be looking at Matthew 15:21-28, a passage the ESV captions as “The Faith of a Canaanite Woman”. It’s easy on one level and incredibly difficult on another. Why it’s easy: faith alone is the instrument of salvation Why it’s hard: Jesus doesn’t treat her in the way we expect Jesus to treat…