Eschatology - purpose of human life in the universe
The way I look at eschatology is that someday the world will end. When that happens no human will be able to do anything about it. Some people are obsessed with the end times and this provides a good excuse (they think) to ignore chronic long term problems such as poverty or global warming etc. I believe that until the end does come we should be doing what we can to make things better right here right now.
For most people the “end” is not the apocalypse but it is there own death. We should be living our life now so that when death comes we are ready to meet God. I think Jesus’ parable about the Foolish Rich Man illustrates this well…..
The Guidebook NRSV study Bible for mainline protestants and progressive Christians…