Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord.
7 Therefore, brothers and sisters, you must be patient as you wait for the coming of the Lord. Consider the farmer who waits patiently for the coming of rain in the fall and spring, looking forward to the precious fruit of the earth. 8 You also must wait patiently, strengthening your resolve, because the coming of the Lord is near. 9 Don’t complain about each other, brothers and sisters, so that you won’t be judged. Look! The judge is standing at the door!
10 Brothers and sisters, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord as an example of patient resolve and steadfastness.
The Concise Dictionary of Theology is a resource to be kept close at hand during class sessions and independent reading. The second edition of this theologian's companion seeks to bring the original dictionary up to date by supplementing it with pertinent ideas and persons from the past 15 years. The emphasis remains, though, upon the first 19 centuries of the Christian era, since students have greater familiarity with recent thought than with earlier historical figures and movements. Erickson's clear, succinct definitions provide every student of theology -- whether a beginner or a seasoned learner -- with the necessary help they'll need in their quest for understanding.