Understanding End Times Prophecy A Comprehensive Approach

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  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-01
  • Publisher: Moody Publishers

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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.

Author Biography

PAUL N. BENWARE (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary) is professor in the Biblical Studies Division at the Philadelphia Biblical University. Dr. Benware previously served as professor of Bible and Theology at Moody Bible Institute and has been an associate pastor. He wrote three volumes in the Everyman’s Bible Commentary series, Understanding End Times Prophecy, and co-authored Leaders in the Making. He is married and has four children.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9(2)
Foreword 11(2)
Introduction: The Critical Importance of Bible Prophecy 13(8)
Part 1: Understanding the Basics of Bible Prophecy
1. Interpreting Bible Prophecy
2. The Abrahamic Covenant
3. The Palestinian, Davidic, and New Covenants
Part 2: Understanding the Major Views of Bible Prophecy
4. Dispensational Theology and Covenant Theology
5. The View of Premillennialism
6. The Church and the Nation of Israel
7. The View of Amillennialism
8. The View of Postmillennialism
9. The View of Preterism
10. The Kingdom of God
11. An Overview of Future Events
Part 3: Understanding the Coming Prophetic Events
12. The Pretribulational Rapture View
13. The Posttribulational Rapture View
14. Other Rapture Views
Partial Rapture
Midtribulational Rapture
Pre-Wrath Rapture
15. Daniel's Seventieth Week (The Tribulation Period)
16. The Coming Judgments and Resurrections
17. The Future Kingdom of God
Part 4: Understanding the Future of the Individual
18. Death and the Intermediate State
19. The Final Eternal State
Part 5: Appendices
Appendix 1: An Overview of the Book of Revelation
Appendix 2: Christ's Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24-25)
Appendix 3: Some Definitions
Appendix 4: The Prophecies of Daniel
Notes 379(16)
Index of Subjects and Persons 395(16)
Index of Scripture 411

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