The One Source You Can Count Onfor Facts About the Last Days “You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected” Matthew 24:44. There is no shortage of writings about the last days—often full of speculation and sensationalism. Where can we go for information we can trust? Join Bible scholar Ron Rhodes for an in-depth look at what we know to be certain about the last days—based on key teachings directly from Jesus. You’ll learn what the Lord Himself said about the rapture, the tribulation period, the second coming, the future judgment, the millennial kingdom, and more. So—are you ready for what is to come? Enjoy a fascinating survey of the end times through the words of Jesus Himself, and gain the very best of what you can know about God’s plan for the future.
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About the Author
Ron Rhodes (ThD), president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, is heard regularly on nationwide radio and is the author of The End Times in Chronological Order, The 8 Great Debates of Bible Prophecy, and 40 Days Through Revelation. He periodically teaches at Dallas Theological Seminary and several other seminaries.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Jesus and the End Times 9
1 The Rapture 19
2 The Tribulation Period, Part 1 31
3 The Tribulation Period, Part 2 49
4 Be Alert: The Parable of the Fig Tree 65
5 Like the Days of Noah 77
6 More Prophetic Parables 95
7 The Second Coming of Jesus Christ 111
8 The Judgment of the Nations and the Millennial Kingdom 125
9 The Intermediate State, Resurrections, and Judgments 137
10 The Eternal State 151
11 Lessons Learned horn the Seven Churches, Part 1 165
12 Lessons Learned from the Seven Churches, Part 2 181
Postscript: You Can Trust Biblical Prophecy 195
Appendix A If You Are Not a Christian 205
Appendix B Scripture Index of Jesus's Prophecies 211
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is a very comprehensive study about Jesus and the End Times. It is up to the reader to determine their depth of study. It can be read and understood without researching the scriptures that always accompany the text. For a deeper study, the scriptures add to the richness of the subject matter. It is also a reference to return to many times as the reader matures as a Christian. The section on the rapture was of particular interest to me. I had always been told that Jesus never talked about the rapture, but it appears that Jesus gave us the first revelation of the rapture in the book of John. I am still digesting a lot of the information in the book and will continue to for a long time.
Prophecy can be confusing and controversial. Did you know that a large section of Jesus’ teachings, while He was here on earth, was about the future? Do you know what He said? Is it important? Rhodes wants us to understand what Christ is telling us. He also wants us to see that every word Christ said is vitally important. First, though, he understands that we have to know what Christ said; so he carefully collates Christ’s teachings from the Gospels and Revelation. He expands on that with other verses from both the Old and New Testament, to further explain the Biblical teachings on the Last Days, the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Millennium, and final Judgement, and Eternity. That was a good, if brief, introduction to the study of Biblical prophecy both personal and general. Several sections specifically address the controversy over the meaning of some of the parables. He explains several different views, and then explains why he believes the way he does. I may not agree with all of his conclusions, but many of them were very insightful. Finally, he teaches us from the first chapters of Revelation, the letters to the seven churches, what our duties are in these final days. That part was very personally convicting and encouraging. I found the use of the New Living Translation distracting. I wish they had used a literal translation instead of a dynamic equivalence translation. It draws my attention away from what the author is trying to say, and I feel that I should look up what it says in another translation. I received this as a free ARC through NetGalley and Harvest House Publishers. No favorable review was required, and it was my pleasure to provide my honest opinions.