Christian Fiction...or Biblical Fact?
Today, the hope that all believers on earth will be "caught up" to heaven is being challenged in new waves of criticism. Is the rapture really taught in the Bible? Can we really expect Jesus to gather up His followers before the Antichrist is revealed? In this well-reasoned and thorough defense, prophecy authors Mark Hitchcock and Ed Hindson examine the concept, context, and consequences of the important and long-expected event known as the rapture. Discover the answers to such questions as...
- What is the rapture—and is there any historical precedent for it?
- Why do some believers object to the idea of a rapture?
- Does the timing of the rapture really make a difference?
As you explore what Scripture says about the end times, you'll get a grander glimpse of your glorious future and the deepest hope of every follower of Jesus.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
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About the Author
Mark Hitchcock is the author of nearly 30 books related to end-time Bible prophecy, including Middle East Burning and 101 Answers to Questions About the Book of Revelation. He earned a ThM and PhD from Dallas Theological Seminary and is the senior pastor of Faith Bible Church in Edmond, Oklahoma. He also serves as Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at DTS, and he and his wife, Cheryl, have two sons, one daughter-in-law, and one grandson.
Ed Hindson, Dean of the School of Divinity and Distinguished Professor of Religion at Liberty University in Virginia, is the speaker on The King Is Coming telecast and the author and general editor of 40 books. He holds a DMin from Westminster Theological Seminary and PhD from University of South Africa.
Table of Contents
The Purpose for This Book 9
Chapter 1 Rapture Under Attack 11
Chapter 2 Separating Fact from Fiction 29
Chapter 3 Raptures in the Bible 43
Chapter 4 Rapture Views-It's About Time 63
Chapter 5 History of the Rapture Doctrine 81
Chapter 6 The Rapture and the Return 101
Chapter 7 Bringing the Future into Focus 113
Chapter 8 Is the Rapture Imminent? 123
Chapter 9 Not Destined for Wrath 139
Chapter 10 The Necessity of an Interval Between the Rapture and the Return 155
Chapter 11 Does It Really Matter? 167
Chapter 12 Are You Ready? 179
Appendix: 50 Reasons for Pretribulationism John F. Walvoord 189