Harold Camping has a lot to answer for, not least that his outlandish views about the end of the world have increased skepticism, even among Christians, about the value of studying eschatology. Let me try to win you back by providing six practical reasons for studying the Bible’s teaching on the last things.
1. Eschatology helps us to teach the church
2. Eschatology helps us to worship God
3. Eschatology helps us to serve with zeal
4. Eschatology helps us to hope in the midst of trouble
5. Eschatology helps us to prepare for judgment
6. Eschatology helps us to look forward to heaven
You can read brief explanations of these points on the Ligonier blog where this article was originally posted.
Here are a few videos in which I try to summarize the main millennial views.