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Video: Fr. Thomas Hopko on Armageddon
Fr. Thomas Hopko, a long time minister in the Orthodox Church is presenting what I think is probably on of the best message on fulfilled eschatology and the Kingdom/Gospel narrative I have ever heard. His message on Armageddon is rather long but it is typical for Orthdox sermons and in terms of content it is also in line with the "heaven now" view present throughout Orthodox theology - and this is nothing new among Eastern Christians as Preterism has been present throughout Eastern Orthodox theology since the early church. Hopko deals with the importance of the destruction of the Jewish temple, the meaning of the "end of the age" and why Christians should be troubled by efforts to rebuild a temple in Jerusalem; he humbly and successfully puts Christ squarely at the center of the narrative - most importantly he ties the message of the Apocalypse to the cyclical eschatological narrative of each generation of believers. This is a must-see presentation, so if you can, put two hours aside and watch it.