Geerhardus Vos’ work The Pauline Eschatology provides a glimpse into Paul’s intertwined framework of eschatology and soteriology. Paul, dubbed “father of Christian eschatology,” is considered first to gather the pieces of the eschatological belief scattered through Scripture and weave them together into a coherent form of a eschatological hope that became securely fixed on the mind of Christians.

Resurrection is found in these progressive stages:

  1. resurrected bodies in purely Jewish understanding, according to 1 Thess;
  2. the pneuma, according to 1 Cor;
  3. the new Christian life, according to 2 Cor 5:1-8, Rom, Col; and
  4. a genesis and development of the new believer in the “weight of glory” of 2 Cor 4:17.
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