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The Case for Historic Premillennialism (Review)

Borrow this book; don’t buy it. I write this as someone sympathetic with historic premillennialism, but the essays are woefully uneven. The first few dealing with its Hebraic background are quite good. The essay on Ezekiel notes how prophetic language … Continue reading

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The Rapture Question Answered (van Kampen)

Van Kampen, Robert.  The Rapture Question Answered. Although this is not a scholarly book, it is very well-written.  Even for those not of a premillennial persuasion, I encourage everyone to read it.  Van Kampen outlines a number of problems with pretribulationism, … Continue reading

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Zechariah 14 is future event

Klein, George.  Zechariah (NAC). Klein argues persuasively that the events in chapter 14 must be future. (1) Numerous statements in chapter 14 have no equivalent in history (398). “God will gather all nations against Jerusalem” (v2) It will be a unique … Continue reading

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3 Views on the Rapture

Though the book is dated (pre-wrath has replaced mid-tribulationism), it remains valuable for a number of reasons.  Reiter’s essay on the development of American premillennialism is worth the price of the book. Many have a tendency to lump all premils … Continue reading

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Review: Keener on Revelation

Keener, Craig.  Revelation. NIVAC.  Zondervan, 2000. I didn’t expect much out of a commentary series that had the letters “NIV” in it, but this was well-done. Keener demonstrated mastery of the current literature and made interesting, if sometimes stretched, applications. Rev. … Continue reading

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A response to Riddlebarger’s Huge Premillennial Problem

He asks, “Where is this mixture of resurrected and unresurrected individuals taught, or even implied in the Scriptures? “ Answer:  Why can it not be taught in Revelation 20? Why is that chapter suddenly off-limits? Further:  As we have seen, … Continue reading

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Review: God, Heaven, and Har Magedon

This book is a mix of very good, and very, very, very bad. While containing brilliant insights into biblical symbology, Kline felt obligated to include every one of his unique (and often controversial) positions into this book. He begins on … Continue reading

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Uneasy tension of choosing and eschatology

A brief history: In college and seminary I was a postmillennial reconstructionist.  To put it delicately today, I am not. When I left seminary I understood the reasons behind Historic Premillennialism.  Exegetically, I still think it is the strongest case.  … Continue reading

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