One Nation without Law: The Rise of Lawlessness, the End Times, and the Power of HopePhil HotsenpillerChosen Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback$2.00 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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Reading RoverMidwest4 Stars Out Of 5ONE NATION UNDER GOD WITHOUT LAW by Phil HotsenpillerAugust 4, 2017Reading RoverMidwestQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4ONE NATION UNDER GOD WITHOUT LAW by Phil Hotsenpiller, combines several fields of study.
It cross-references Biblical History, Politics, Holy Scripture and World cultures.
The points of connections sound reasonable, but unless you specialize in all these fields, their points of intersection, and their relevance past, present and future to us, it is difficult to determine the soundness of the connections made by the Author.
The Biblical meaning of "Gog", in present, and past interpretations, becomes a key link, among other associations, in how they are relevant to us.
This book is not a read-
But this book is a call to seek the answers to those points of the authors sequencing of events, that we do not know to be true from personal study.
The remainder of the text, is a reminder of how God has been present throughout history, and will continue to be present-with us throughout time.
Pages of interest, 28,114,142-43,150, and 152-153.
"Translation from one language to another is... more of an art than a science...", resonated with the theme of lawlessness.
bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Good look at lawlessnessJuly 7, 2017bookwomanjoanOak Harbor, WAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Lawlessness is common. Hotsenpiller invites readers to look at this issue from God's perspective. He takes us through the roots and history of lawlessness, prophecies about lawlessness, and how we can respond to the lawlessness around us.
I really liked the first part of this book. Hotsenpiller emphasizes that Law represents a relationship with God, the Law giver. The Law was given for us to maximize our relationship with God. I like how he distinguishes periodic or inadvertently breaking the law from lawlessness. I am grateful that God is restraining lawlessness and encouraged that we are not to let evil have the last word.
Hotsenpiller has thought provoking insight into the nature of lawlessness: "lawlessness is not the action of violating the established laws of a nation; lawlessness runs much deeper and is by nature spiritual." (Loc 578/2903) Lest Christians think too highly of themselves, Hotsenpiller says people today are living under a religious spirit. They satisfy man's laws, not discovering the deeper spirit of lawlessness toward God's Law. (Loc 587/2903) We do not love our neighbor as ourselves. Based on the Samaritan parable, these are people who do not look or talk or think like we do. Disregarding the command to love our neighbor, "We have already succumbed to the destructive spirit of lawlessness." (Loc 625/2903)
Hotsenpiller spends much of the book looking at prophecy about the end times and lawlessness and the Antichrist. It is of the typical pre-tribulation rapture style. The last part of the book is another good section on spiritual warfare. He includes some great stories and examples. "We have been given the assignment from God to transform society with the Gospel of Jesus Christ." (Loc 2259/2903)
I recommend this book to those who want to understand what is happening in the world today, how to have hope, and what Christians can do. You may have to ask yourself some serious questions, however, about your own attitude toward God's Law.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.
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