The Last Days According to Jesus
This is a wonderful book with several different views explained. This book is a must for anyone who wants to study eschatology.
February 4, 2011
After sifting through Hank Hanegraaf's "The Apocalypse Code" And Hitchcock and Ice's "Breaking The Apocalypse Code", this was refreshing, R.C. Sproul lays out issue after issue, using scripture, giving all the opposing views, without attacking anyone, in a "here is the info, do with it what you will, fashion"...Though it was not as detailed as I would have liked, it presented the views in a plain way, and he never gave an opinion as to which view he personally holds, but after reviewing the facts and reading scriture exegetically, one who is intellectually honest and willing to remove bias from what we have all excepted all our lives; would have to agree with the Partial Pretersit view, which now after doing further homework, reading Gary DeMar's "Last Days Madness" (Obsession Of The Modern Church), i have definately pitched my tent in the Partial Preterist camp, as all along I prayed the Lord would speak to me through my studies, that I may be as scripturally accurate as possible. The Gary DeMar book is extremely detailed, and loaded with info, scripture and refernces to every piece of information given..if you have been swayed by the Sproul book, look into the DeMar book... Now that I have this subject settled , I need to get back to being truly scripturally accurate, and practice the greatest 2 commandments: Love God, and Love People... Go and make disciples!!! God bless...
July 5, 2010
I don't agree with Sproul's conclusions in this book, but I have to give him credit for how he wrote it. Most books on the end times today are immature. Prophecy students love to attack the people they disagree with like they were running for political office. This is one of the few prophecy books you'll ever read that was actually written by someone acting there age. And not only that, I don't recall him saying anything about the doctrine of election. That's unheard of for him.
October 10, 2008
I highly recommend this book. This thought provoking book reveals some of the reasons higher critics have historically rejected Christianity as well as the Christ of Christianity. Rather than redefining various words like "generation" in Matthew 24:34 and "soon, near, at hand, about to be, etc." as most modern prophecy "experts" do, the preterist view proves that Jesus was indeed speaking of events that would take place within the first century. Sproul does not take a definetive position but does explain the differences between the futurist, partial preterist and full preterist views. This book introduced me to the preterist approach to eschatology and I've been on a non-stop journey since. One simply can not understand Biblical eschatology until they have examined the preterist view. This book was eye opening and life changing for me. I will never read Scripture the same again. If you decide to pursue preterism further I also recommend "The Parousia" by J. S. Russell and "The Apocalypse Code" by Hank Hanegraaff.
November 23, 2007