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    What's a good source for learning eschatology?

    I've been watching youtubes of this "September 23" "Rapture Puzzle" stuff, and I realized that I don't really know how to examine their claims at all. Is there an objective source, like a book, or something, that explains biblical prophecy well? I have almost entirely neglected this aspect of my religion and I'd like to catch up. You know, before the 23rd when the rapture happens
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    Because the Time Is Near by John MacArthur is a good explanation of the futurist position.


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    Although I haven't read it, I would imagine that Dee Dee's Book "It's Not The End Of The World" should be a good explanation of the Orthodox Preterist view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hamster View Post
    I've been watching youtubes of this "September 23" "Rapture Puzzle" stuff, and I realized that I don't really know how to examine their claims at all. Is there an objective source, like a book, or something, that explains biblical prophecy well? I have almost entirely neglected this aspect of my religion and I'd like to catch up. You know, before the 23rd when the rapture happens
    Reviews at Amazon.com complain about the archaic writing style ― it was published in 1898; however, it was most helpful to me decades ago when I was seeking to understand biblical eschatology: Biblical Apocalyptics: A Study of the Most Notable Revelations of God and of Christ, by Milton S. Terry.

    Easier to read and more focused on a single subject is The Olivet Discourse Made Easy, by Kenneth L. Gentry.
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    You might consider Things To Come, by J. Dwight Pentecost.
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    . . . that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: . . . -- 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4.

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    Thank you! I'll look into these, hopefully some of them are on Audible
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    Steve Gregg's "Revelation: Four Views" is an asset; it's a Parallel Commentary that covers the Big Four (Historicism, Futurism, Preterism, and Idealism), and I think he does a fair job of presenting each view.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    Steve Gregg's "Revelation: Four Views" is an asset; it's a Parallel Commentary that covers the Big Four (Historicism, Futurism, Preterism, and Idealism), and I think he does a fair job of presenting each view.
    I agree it's an asset! I own a copy myself, and even though I'm a big reader, I found it hard to just sit down and read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaotic Void View Post
    Steve Gregg's "Revelation: Four Views" is an asset; it's a Parallel Commentary that covers the Big Four (Historicism, Futurism, Preterism, and Idealism), and I think he does a fair job of presenting each view.
    I found Steve Gregg independently, having forgotten about your recommendation, about a month ago on Youtube. His lectures have helped me on eschatology and loads of other things. I had never heard him before, but man, his lectures are fantastic, and they got me out of a really dark time.
    "Some people feel guilty about their anxieties and regard them as a defect of faith but they are afflictions, not sins. Like all afflictions, they are, if we can so take them, our share in the passion of Christ." - That Guy Everyone Quotes

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