Understanding End Times Prophecy
Bible prophecy continues to fascinate, never more than in troubled times of war and natural disasters. But why study Bible prophecy? What does it mean if a person is premillennial or amillennial, believes in the Rapture, or knows who or...
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Bible prophecy continues to fascinate, never more than in troubled times of war and natural disasters. But why study Bible prophecy? What does it mean if a person is premillennial or amillennial, believes in the Rapture, or knows who or what the Beast of Revelation is? Benware's framework for understanding Bible prophecy is based on the four biblical covenants: Abrahamic, Palestinian, Davidic, and New. This book is a reference for seminary and college students, and those curious about the various views of end times prophetic events and biblical proof behind them.
Do you think what happens in the future doesn't matter today? Think again. The author of Revelation prefaced his vision with the encouragement that the person who knows prophetic truths--and orders his life according to those truths--will live better "now." The study of Bible prophecy ... reminds us that God is sovereign. ... reminds us that God is good. ... motivates us to holy living. ... helps us establish proper priorities. ... gives us hope. Paul Beware has these benefits in mind in this revised and expanded edition of his classic book. In this new edition he addresses the confusion and conflict surrounding the topic of prophecy, provides a biblical framework to clarify different interpretations--including pre-, a-, and postmillennialism, and includes an entire chapter on preterism. He also provides insight that can help you understand how these different explanations of Scripture have the power to shape "your" faith and offers tools to help you develop discernment. 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. Thomas H. Cragoe, Th.D. Interim Chair and Associate Professor of Bible Cedarville University For those seeking the broad panoramic view of future things, "Understanding End Times Prophecy" provides a valuable resource. Benware, a veteran college teacher and conference speaker, effectively and clearly explains key definitions and critical issues related to the biblical narrative of prophetic truth. W. Sherrill Babb President Philadelphia Biblical University PAUL N. BENWARE (BA, Los Angeles BaptistCollege; ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary; ThD, Grace Theological Seminary) is professor in the Biblical Studies Division at the Philadelphia Biblical University. Dr. Benware also wrote "Survey of the Old Testament," "Survey of the New Testament" and "The Believer's Payday." He is married and has four children and five grandchildren.
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.
Paul N. Benware (B.A., Los Angeles Baptist College; TH.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary), es profesor de la Division de Estudios Biblicos de Philadelphia Biblical University. Esta casado y tiene cuatro hijos y cinco nietos.
- <div><p>list Of Illustrations<br>foreword<br>introduction: The Critical Importance Of Bible Prophecy<br><br>part 1: Understanding The Basics Of Bible Prophecy<br>1. Interpreting Bible Prophecy<br>2. The Abrahamic Covenant<br>3. The Palestinian, Davidic, And New Covenants<br><br>part 2: Understanding The Major Views Of Bible Prophecy<br>4. Dispensational Theology And Covenant Theology<br>5. The View Of Premillennialism<br>6. The Church And The Nation Of Israel<br>7. The View Of Amillennialism<br>8. The View Of Postmillennialism<br>9. The View Of Preterism<br>10. The Kingdom Of God<br>11. An Overview Of Future Events<br><br>part 3: Understanding The Coming Prophetic Events<br>12. The Pretribulational Rapture View<br>13. The Posttribulational Rapture View<br>14. Other Rapture Views<br>       -partial Rapture<br>       -midtribulational Rapture<br>       -pre-wrath Rapture<br>15. Daniel's Seventieth Week (the Tribulation Period)<br>16. The Coming Judgments And Resurrections<br>17. The Future Kingdom Of God<br><br>part 4: Understanding The Future Of The Individual<br>18. Death And The Intermediate State<br>19. The Final Eternal State<br><br>part 5: Appendices<br>appendix 1: An Overview Of The Book Of Revelation<br>appendix 2: Christ's Olivet Discourse (matthew 24-25)<br>appendix 3: Some Definitions<br>appendix 4: The Prophecies Of Daniel<br><br>notes<br>index Of Subjects And Persons<br>index Of Scripture<br><br><br></p></div>