I have always enjoyed Tim LaHaye’s writings when he writes alone and not fiction. LaHaye has always been a dispensationalist and a pretrib rapturist. I suppose the Left Behind series served a purpose but they were too much fiction and not enough doctrine. In this book, LaHaye returns to his roots and defends the pretrib rapture as well as dispensationalism’s tenets of literal interpretation and separation of Israel and the Church. The few things I disagree with (7 churches being 7 ages of church history; marriage supper being in heaven) are insignificant compared to the benefit this book gives. Primarily I appreciated his defense of J.N. Darby (along with many other good writers who have done the same) against unfounded attacks about where he got his pre-trib views. LaHaye also defends men such as C.I. Scofield, A.C. Gaebelein, and H.A. Ironside from attacks by those who say they retracted their pretribulation rapture position late in life. There is also a very good chapter on Marvin Rosenthal’s Pre-Wrath Rapture position and Robert VanKampen’s book The Sign, which is also a pre-wrath position.
Cross, Creation and also ProphecyFebruary 1, 2016
There are three great mountain peaks of importance in Biblical history. First and foremost is Calvary. The cross is the center of all God’s workings with this world. If the believer could say with Paul, “I determined not to know any thing among you save Jesus Christ and him crucified” (1 Cor. 2:2), he would […]
Will The Antichrist Be Muslim?June 4, 2015
One of the difficulties for Christians in apologetics is that they have to know a lot about many religions and cults, but the religions and cults only have to know about Christianity. The growing threat from Islam reminds the Christian of this very thing. That is why I was glad to receive a book exposing […]
The Coming Battle of Gog & MagogJanuary 27, 2015
Recently I overheard someone talk about the good old days of prophecy conferences when we used to fear Russia and communism. Aren’t we even closer to the Lord’s return today than we were back then? I have often said myself how those preachers from a generation ago could not have conceived a world like we […]