Biblical prophecy can be a confusing, complex and controversial subject for many people. This book is designed to assist the student of biblical prophecy navigate through the many topics related to the prophetic portions of scripture. The book is written from a dispensational premillennial perspective and it is written with the average believer in mind. The book deals with the major areas of interpreting prophecy, the biblical covenants as the basis for all prophecy and the two major approaches to the Bible, namely dispensationalism and covenant theology. The book attempts to fairly represent views that differ from that held by the author.
There are a variety of subjects dealt with such as the view of Preterism and the place of Israel and the Church in God’s purposes. The major millennial positions are set forth and evaluated as are the various views concerning the rapture of the church. The period of the Tribulation, the Second Coming of Christ as well as the future of individuals who are believers and the future of individual who are unbelievers are discussed. The book contrains graphs and charts which are intended to help clarify various prophetic viewpoints. In the final analysis, biblical prophecy is designed by God to change the way we think and live in the present and so it has immense practical value as far as living the Christian life is concerned. Unfortunately, many pastors stay away from the subject of prophecy, and so deprive their flocks of one important element in living godly lives for Jesus Christ today.
Paperback: 421 pages
Publisher: Moody Publishers (2006. Revised Edition)
“This book is a remarkably readable, clear, concise, and yet comprehensive discussion of future events. It is the best volume of its kind on the subject…whether for individual study, group discussion, or as a course text.”
– Dr. Thomas Cragoe, Professor, Bible Baptist College and Seminary.
“Conflict, contradictions, and confusion: All words that describe current perspectives on end-times prophecy. Thankfully, Dr. Paul Benware has provided a map to guide us out of interpretive chaos and into a sound understanding of what the Bible has to say about the future. Balanced, fair, and easy to understand, Dr. Benware has produced the single best test on eschatology.”
– Dr. Michael Rydelnik, Professor, Moody Bible Institute. Author of “Understanding the Arab-Israeli Conflict”