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The Bible and the Future has ratings and 50 reviews. Dave said: A great resource for a better, and scholarly, understanding of an amillenialist posit. Writing from the perspective that the coming of God’s kingdom is both present and future, Hoekema covers the full range of eschatological. This book is an attempt to set forth biblical eschatology, or what the Bible teaches about the future. As noted in the Appendix, there are three major.

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It is the reign of God. Hoekesma presents anthohy balance view of what Gods Word has to say about the future. Apr 23, Orville Jenkins rated it it was amazing.

He is fair, yet faithful to and confident in his own perspective. Hoekema certainly approaches things from a Reformed, amillenial perspective but he is charitable towards those of differing viewpoints while thorough in critique.

This response is unsatisfactory. It engages other millennial views with respect and a best effort at fairness while attempting to refute them scripturally, but this isn’t it’s primary biblw. It is not overly technical and does not get bogged down in detailed predictions kind of a characteristic of amillennial theology anthhony general I think.

The discussion is pretty general in the first two chapters. Some of the silliness of premil aside, their answers are more satisfactory.

We are already converted, a new creation, with the Holy Spirit dwelling in us, but our sanctification is not yet complete, hoekwma we are still sinners. Very comprehensive analysis of biblical thought as it relates to heaven and the eternal destiny of Christian believers.


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Hoekema starts with the texts that indicate uncertainty, and excludes the interpretation of any text to mean that the return is imminent. Sep 10, Dave Sammath rated it really liked it Shelves: The two major sections of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology the “already” and future eschatology the “not yet”.

The balance of chapter 14 is very appealing. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. While he previously described what the amillennial position taught in chapter 14, here he interprets Revelation 20 from an amillennial perspective.

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Required Field Not a valid email. Hoekema not only provides us with multiple eschatological understandings of the millennium, but he also gives us an excellent example of how to engage positions that differ from your own.

Further, one can’t accuse Moltmann of not specifying the content of future eschatology when the bible itself really doesn’t do that. You are commenting using your Twitter account. It was a good time to read it for historical perspective on the topic and a satisfying personal read and refresh on the topic, supplementing my ongoing study of the topic of Revelation and the endtimes over the past 18 months.

Hoekema takes alternative views seriously and endeavours to defend what he believes are the positions that are most faithf This book gives a thorough treatment of just about all aspects of Biblical eschatology: The time frame is the main limitation to the book, since extensive happenings have added to our historical perspective, further supporting the traditional conservative viewpoint of amillennial or versions of that concept of the endtime, from a Christian perspective.


This a great book that debunks a lot of western Christianity’s misconceptions of prophecy and the after life. Nov 02, Jacob Aitken rated it really liked it Shelves: Some texts indicate an imminent return, some indicate a delayed return, and some indicate uncertainty about the time.

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Christianity Today “Anthony Hoekema brings to the study of biblical prophecy and eschatology a ahthony that is rare among contemporary works on the subject. This is an excellent book on eschatology, if only a little dated. With this groundwork laid, the more familiar aspects of eschatology begin to make their way to the surface. He is not dogmatic either, and with graciousness and humility leaves room for the possibility that he could be wrong.

Hoekema’s The Bible and the Future is broken into two main sections: The author’s view is amillennial. However, I would still recommend this book for most people’s needs. Next, Hoekema bkble the biblical doctrine of the millennium.