This book is an attempt to set forth Biblical eschatology, or what the Bible teaches about the future. The point of view adopted in this study regarding the coming of the kingdom of God: both present and future, recognizes a distinction between the "already" ,the present state of the kingdom as inaugurated by Christ, and the "not yet", the final establishment of the kingdom which will take pla ce at the time of Christ's Second Coming. This is the third in a compendium of doctrinal studies that includes Created in God's Image and Saved by Grace.
Writing from the perspective that the coming of God's kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers the full range of eschatological topics in this comprehensive biblical exposition. The two major sections of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology (the "already") and future eschatology (the "not yet"). Detailed appendix, bibliography, and indexes.
"Anthony Hoekema brings to the study of biblical prophecy and eschatology a maturity that is rare among contemporary works on the subject. Free of sensationalism, he evinces a reverence for the Scriptures and a measured scholarship. . . One of the best studies on eschatology available."