Despite the popular theology of our day, Christians should not expect to get out of experiencing the tribulation or the end times. Nowhere in the Bible does the Lord promise us this, say Michael Brown and Craig Keener, two leading, acclaimed Bible scholars. In fact, they say, Jesus promises us tribulation in this world.
Yet this is no reason to fear. In this fascinating, accessible, and personal book, Brown and Keener walk you through what the Bible really says about the rapture, the tribulation, and the end times. What they find will leave you full of hope. God's wrath is not poured out on His people, and He will shield us from it - as he shielded Israel in Egypt during the 10 plagues. So instead of taking comfort in what God hasn't promised, take comfort in the words of Jesus: He has overcome the world, and we live in his victory.
What members say
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Great Paper Book - Too many verbal Bible citations
This is a great book for reading in written format. It is thoroughly-researched and packed with Bible support. If you want to learn about the flaws in dispensationalism and the Left Behind series of books I highly recommend you get this book.
That said, this book in Audio format is a very difficult listen. The Bible citations spoken out time and time again totally interrupt the flow of good arguments. The paper book was simply read into Audible format without any thought given to how best to transalte the great content from written to verbal format.
Get this book in paper format. Eight hours of verbalization should have been cut back to four hours or less. I hope audio version 2, a highly abridged reading follows.
- Paul Taylor
An excellent book.
Historic Premillennialism is a minority view today, but from New Testament times until the time of Augustine, it was the prevailing view. Brown and Keener show that it is the only view that is completely consistent with the New Testament.
Many people hate this teaching, because they are afraid of going through the Tribulation, and would rather they didn't have to. But if you ARE going to have to go through the Tribulation (and you are), wouldn't you rather be prepared?
Postmillennialism was an aberration that crept into the church in the 4th century. Dispensationalism was an aberration that crept into the church in the 9th century. The Bible teaches neither. Brown and Keener carefully explain what the Bible's teaching on eschatology really is.