Enormous confusion exists today concerning the Bible's teaching about the future. Millions of contemporary Christians are caught up in "rapture" fever, evidenced by the phenomenal success of the Left Behind novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins. At the opposite end of the spectrum are those, such as the leaders of the Jesus Seminar, who believe that Jesus did not teach about the approaching Kingdom of God.
In God's Time: The Bible and the Future offers an alternative to these two poles in the debate, an alternative that is at once faithful and sane, readable and scholarly. Author Craig C. Hill encourages Christians both to take seriously and to think sensibly about the hope of God's ultimate victory. His new book includes chapters on the nature of the Bible, the history of prophecy, the meaning of apocalyptic writings, the interpretation of Daniel and Revelation, the expectations of Jesus, and the hopes of the early Christians. It also includes an appendix ("Not Left Behind") on the subject of the rapture.
Endorsed by a wide array of top scholars and church leaders, In God's Time is a reliable guide to this often bewildering but always fascinating subject.
Table of Contents (237 total pages)
Foreword: The End from the Beginning
Chapter One: Are We There Yet?
Chapter Two: First Things First: The Bible
Chapter Three: The History of the Future
Chapter Four: Apocalypse Then
Chapter Five: All in the Family: Daniel and Revelation
Chapter Six: Jesus and the Things to Come
Chapter Seven: The Once and Future Kingdom
Conclusion: Hope Unseen
Appendix: Not Left Behind
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Subjects
Index of Scripture and Other Ancient Sources
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