The Bible and the Future has ratings and 50 reviews. Dave said: A great resource for a better, and scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist posit. Writing from the perspective that the coming of God’s kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers the full range of eschatological. This book is an attempt to set forth biblical eschatology, or what the Bible teaches about the future. As noted in the Appendix, there are three major.

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It is rare to find a theologian who stays faithful to one theological position while remaining fair to other positions. Duture readable and full of great insight.

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Hoekema also presents Historic Premillennalism in an interesting and somewhat compelling way. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved. It is not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind of a characteristic of amillennial antnony in general I think.

Hoekema’s Anthony Hoekema’s trilogy of theology books: He claims that the two scenes are identical There are texts that might be understood to say that the Parousia would occur in the first century.

Hoekema rejects soul sleep. With regard to the death of believers, Hoekema begins in chapter 7 by describing what the Bible says about physical death. Product details Product Dimensions: Chapter 15 serves as a sort of continuation of chapter 14 as it gives significant space to critique the popular dispensational premillennial position.


Thd gives pretty good arguments against dispensational premillennialism, but I suspect that my committed dispensational premillennial friends will not be fazed by them. New Testament Studies John Studies.

Unless we are reigning over dogs and cats, the word reign is being used differently than in its normal sense. When he disagrees with a major viewpoint such as Dispensationalism he also presents his Scriptural arguments as support Dec 31, John rated it it was amazing.

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Hoekema concludes that animals died before the Fall, but humans die only because of the Fall. Worship and Liturgy Sacraments and Rites. Christian optimism in this world, before the Consummation is checked, I say, but not overcome. Contra to Hoekema’s earlier argument, this fits in nicely with the premil.

At the center of history is the Lamb that was slain, the first-born from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. Oct 20, Macira rated it it was amazing. Here is another “go-to” book for my theology bookshelf. It bibke not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind of a characteristic of amillennial theology He throughly explains this position and defends it against other positions most notably against dispensational premillennialism.

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May 10, Logan Almy rated it really liked it. Some people see these and conclude that Jesus and some of the apostles believed this, and they were mistaken. This is a very important way to view and understand the doctrine of last things. I found this book helpful in fleshing out the amillennial perspective. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: But in fact many Christians are pretty pessimistic, seeing sin on the increase everywhere they look.


Aug 18, Thaddeus rated it it was amazing. These all look forward to fulfillment.

In many respects they are not easy reads, I mean, it took me three years! Chapters involve discussions about the second coming of Christ.

Over the past three years I’ve slowly read all of them.

Nov 26, Josiah Richardson rated it really liked it. Return an item here’s our Returns Policy. Per usual, Hoekema gives ample attention and critique of positions he disagrees with.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Further, it lacks the gnostic despair that characterized much of institutional amillennialism in the 20th century. I’m not an eschatology guy.