5 Stars Out Of 5
New Prophecy book for a New Generation
January 4, 2013
Are you tired of the same old end time prophecy books? I was, so when I picked up John Walvoord's book, I was dreading the same boring lecture on the impending rapture and all the doom and gloom that goes with it.
However, John Walvoord's Prophecy in the New Millennium gives a fresh look at prophecy. Instead of approaching with a doom and gloom mentality, Walvoord focuses his book on the rapidly changing world, with its technology affairs at the close of the 20th century. Contained within are overviews of the major unfulfilled prophecies. This book also presents Israel in a new light; as well as the Antichrist, the Rapture, the Second Coming and the New Heaven and New Earth.
Each chapter of the book promises great intrigue and grabs the interest of the reader immediately. Prophecies fulfilled in the 20th Century. Walvoord covers the prophecies that have been fulfilled in our day and time. He connects them to ancient prophecies and discusses how they are helping to introduce us to the true end time experience. The Rapture: With many Christians interested in life here after, Walvoord speaks about what he calls the "First prophetic event of the new millennium.
For me, the best chapter The Judgment seat of Christ. With most of Christianity convinced that they will escape judgment since they are "saved" this chapter presents the idea that "At the judgment seat of Christ, the issue isn't not salvation, but rather if our works after we are saved were good or bad." The United States of Europe as the New Europe: If we thought the European Union was a problem, we need to take a look at it in light of biblical prophecy. Israel in the New Millennium: We have always known that Israel had a special calling in the world, this chapter discusses it's place within prophecy and the new millennium.
The Antichrist and the Coming World Government: With our economy and that of the world falling and failing this chapter brings to light what exactly the Antichrist will have to do to gain the trust of the world. The impending day of the Lord: This has become the cry of the church. Lord, come! Here is a fresh look at the possibility that it could be closer than we think. However, Walvoord does not try to predict when the "day of the Lord" will come. The second coming of Christ gives us a new definition of what "second coming" may actually mean. The Resurrections: a feature that is central to Christian theology. According Walvoord, there will be seven resurrections. 1)Jesus Christ 2) The token resurrection in Jerusalem 3) The Rapture 4) the two witnesses 5) the martyred dead 6)The old testament saints 7) The Wicked Dead.
The final three chapters cover popular questions especially those that deal with when the rapture will occur; what prophecies mean in the new millennium and finally what the new heaven and earth will be like.
It's a good book, the arguments strong, and information relevant. If you are interested in a book that isn't a doom and gloom, but rather informative and easy to understand, this is it!
*This review was submitted by an unbiased independent reviewer who received the book from the publisher. No money was exchanged for this review.