Understanding End Times Prophecy: A Comprehensive Approach (Google eBook)
Many Christians think of end times prophecy as a gigantic, intimidating puzzle -- difficult to piece together and impossible to figure out. But every puzzle can be solved if you approach it the right way. Paul Benware compares prophecy to a picture puzzle. Putting the edge pieces together first builds the 'framework' that makes it easier to fit the other pieces in their place. According to Benware, the framework for eschatology is the biblical covenants. He begins his comprehensive survey by explaining the major covenants. Then he discusses several different interpretations of end times prophecy. Benware digs into the details of the Rapture, the Great Tribulation, the judgements and resurrections, and the millennial kingdom. But he also adds a unique, personal element to the study, answering questions as:
-Why study bible prophecy?
-What difference does it make if I'm premillenial or amillenial?
If what the Bible says about the future puzzles you, Understanding End Times Prophecy will help you put together the pieces and see the big picture.
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Doesn't teach a sensible reading of scriptureUser Review - Christianbook.com
Unfortunately the book is based on a common presupposition that the Bible does not actually mean what it says. When Jesus is speaking to His disciples or others we need to consider how those hearing those words would have understood them. Re-reading the Bible while respecting the normal rules of reason and audience relevance (what would the words have meant to their original recipients, 2000 years ago in that culture) one comes quickly to a different conclusion than the author. When we read the Bible we still means we and you still means you and soon still means soon.
Review: Understanding End Times Prophecy: A Comprehensive ApproachUser Review - Billy - Goodreads
IMO the best book on Eschatology from a Dispensational perspective for the layman. Easy to read. Benware is clear and concise. He treats each millennial view fairly and provides a critique of the opposing views stating why they are incorrect. This should be on every Christian's shelf. Read full review
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Understanding End Times Prophecy: A Comprehensive Approach
Paul N. Benware
No preview available - 2006