You’ve heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what’s all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topicsdispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events…are they too complex for most folks to understand?
Not at all! In this concise and easy-to-read review, respected Bible teacher Ron Rhodes identifies eight of the most important end-times discussions. Avoiding complex arguments, he highlights the most important biblical passages, summarizes a few of the most popular interpretations, and provides succinct conclusions. He demonstrates that the Bible’s end-times teaching is intended to be a blessing for every believer.
As you compare and contrast the various viewpoints, you’ll be able to enjoy constructive conversations with other Christians and support your own informed convictions. You’ll also enrich your reading of the Scriptures and see how passages fit together in God’s great plan for the ages.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
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About the Author
Ron Rhodes (ThD), president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of The End Times in Chronological Order, The 8 Great Debates of Bible Prophecy, and 40 Days Through Revelation. He periodically teaches at Dallas Theological Seminary and several other seminaries.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Debating Bible Prophecy 7
Debate 1 Should Prophecy Be Interpreted Literally or Allegorically?
1 The Hermeneutics of Bible Prophecy: Literal or Allegorical? 13
2 Covenant Theology Versus Dispensationalism 21
Debate 2 Are Israel and the Church Distinct in Bible Prophecy?
3 The Case for the Church Replacing Israel 33
4 The Case for the Church and Israel Remaining Distinct 37
Debate 3 What Can We Know About the Signs of the Times?
5 Do Current Signs Point to Prophetic Fulfillment? 47
6 Is America in Bible Prophecy? 57
7 Can We Know When the Ezekiel Invasion Will Occur? 69
Debate 4 Which View of the Rapture Is Correct?
8 The Case for Pretribulationism 85
9 The Case for Midtribulationism 95
10 The Case for Posttribulationism 103
11 The Case for the Pre-wrath View 113
12 The Case for the Partial Rapture View 119
Debate 5 How Are We to Understand the Book of Revelation?
13 Which Interpretive Model Is Correct-Historicism, Idealism, Preterism, or Futurism? 129
14 How Does Daniel's Seventieth Week Relate to the Book of Revelation? 137
15 Can We Identify Babylon? 147
16 Who Are the 144,000, and What Is Their Ministry? 159
17 Who Are the Two Witnesses? 165
Debate 6 How Are We to Understand the Antichrist?
18 Who Restrains the Antichrist? 175
19 Is the Antichrist a Muslim? 183
20 Is the Antichrist a Jew or a Gentile? 193
21 Will the Antichrist Be Killed and Resurrected? 201
22 What Is the Mark of the Beast? 211
Debate 7 Which View of the Millennium Is Correct?
23 The Case for Amillennialism 221
24 The Case for Postmillennialism 231
25 The Case for Premillennialism 241
Debate 8 Is It Okay to Set Dates on Prophetic Events?
26 Yes, Set Dates 251
27 No, Don't Set Dates 261
Postscript: Debate but Don't Divide 267