The End: A Complete Overview of Bible Prophecy and the End of Days
Makes you think!
Not sure about prophecy in general and am struggling with finishing this book.
Reading also Chuck Colson "The sky is not falling.." which I have finished and think is complementary.
February 20, 2013
Backs up theories with scripture
This is very well written & easy to read. It took me a while to finish, because of the length, but was well worth every minute. What I liked the most, was the way he broke everything down & looked at each event in detail. It really helped me to understand what the Word says. And everything is backed up with scripture.....not just one but many scriptures! I marvel at how someone can take all of those prophecies apart, help us understand them & then put it back together. Thank you for writing this book!
October 9, 2012
Very good presentation
Bible prophecy is a topic that often separates Christians. But more than 27% of the Bible was prophetic at the time it was written. The most important thing has to do with the approach that is taken. This book definitely approaches prophecy from a literal perspective. Since all prophecy up to this time has been fulfilled literally in all details, then all unfulfilled prophecy will also be fulfilled literally in all details.
This book approaches prophecy that way. It is written from a pre-millennial return of Christ, and a pre-tribulational rapture of the church. Although the other views are listed, and discussed. Mark gives ample Scriptural support to his position.
I recently read "Things to Come" by E. Dwight Pentecost. This book agrees with the conclusions of that book. The main difference is the audience targeted. While the Pentecost book is written for the scholar. "The End" is written for the layperson. it is filled with lots of charts and Scripture passages. This is an easy read for the layperson that is of the literal, pre-mil, pre-trib position. I highly recommend it.
September 19, 2012
biblical interpretation poorly done
this book, as is typical of its type, makes minced meat of biblical prophecy and "end times" subjects. if you want a heap of superstitious garbled up mixed up biblical interpretation that gets it all wrong on this subject of prophecy and end times, then by all means read this book and get swallowed up in the cult of evangelical end times speculation.
for some works on the subject that are sober, sane and treat the biblical subject with the sanity that it deserves, try instead: In Gods Time by Craig Hill; Revelation and The End of All Things by Craig Koester; Plowshares and Pruning Hooks by D.Brent Sandy; The Momentous Event by W.H. Grier
September 2, 2012