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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They may increase just before the Parousia. No trivia or quizzes yet. However, I also understand the underpinnings of the other millennial viewpoints more thoroughly than I used to. Good as a comprehensive survey of eschatalogical positions, and solid on hell, resurrection and a physical new earth. Detailed appendix, bibliography, and indexes.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. This “inaugurated” eschatology helps us understand bigle Kingdom of God as it relates to history. Hoekema also presents Historic Premillennalism in an interesting and somewhat compelling way. It is rare to find a theologian who stays faithful to one thf position while remaining fair to other positions.

Anthonyy you should still read this book because it will make you a better read more Biblical premillennialist or postmillennialist.

A convincing and very respectful critique of dispesationalism in one chapter was interesting. Given that the chapter hhe are a late addition to the text, and the overwhelming sequential terms in chs. Hans Urs von Bal Literature Anghony and Cri Hoekema eliminates this kind of thinking, which is one of the more important contributions of this book. And it is this amillennial explanation and defense that comprises the last several chapters of the book.


Aug 18, Thaddeus rated it it was amazing. Hoekema points out that there are many texts in the New Testament that tell of the Second Coming of Jesus, the Parousia.

Don’t Miss a Thing! Ffuture Edition Verified Purchase. He has a charitable tone through out and represents opposing view points judicially. It is not just a good about the millennium, it covers a broad range of future topics well, but briefly see table of con I found this book helpful in fleshing out the amillennial perspective.

Dispensationalists add a resurrection of saints at the end of the tribulation and another resurrection of saints futrue the end of the millenium. Oct 06, Matt rated it really liked it Shelves: His “Critique of Dispensational Premillenialism” was the highlight of the book. Chapter four examines the Kingdom of God.

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Free of sensationalism, he evinces a reverence for the Scriptures and a measured scholarship Apr 23, Orville Jenkins rated it it was amazing. He sees further parallels in 6: After the publication of this work, there can be no serious discussion of eschatology without consideration of The Bible and the Future.

Nevertheless, I believe the amillennialist position myself in light of bigger implications in biblical theology as a whole. He claims that the two scenes are identical This is excellent perspective as many Christians focus on the intermediate state or only a spiritual state in heaven when Christ returns. Having read The Bible and the Future, I’m convinced that a balanced amillennialist viewpoint does more justice to the Biblical record than any other view. This fair treatment of various eschatological views makes his book all the more effective and worthy of consideration from all Christians.


I am glad I grabbed this book when it was available in such a limited locale at the time, and kept it on my shelf for reference all this time. Hoekema uses studies of Greek words in the New Testament to defend the doctrine of eternal punishment.

Visit our Help department. These all look forward to fulfillment. Chapter 9 goes further to discuss the intermediate state in which Christians are in the presence of God, but without their resurrected bodies.

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See all 62 reviews. So it is a complete period of undetermined length. Worship and Liturgy Sacraments and Rites. If the Eschatological Crazies have got you down then you should consider this book.