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Jesus Christ is coming again That is the Blessed Hope which has since the earliest days of the church energized biblical Christians looking for the full revelation. According to Dr. Ladd himself, “The central thesis of this book is that the Blessed Hope is the second coming of Jesus Christ and not a. Through its many printings, this book by George Eldon Ladd has proved to be a Ladd s conclusion is that the blessed hope is the second coming of Jesus.

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Dispensationalism is a method of solving these primary problems of interpretation and is far from an arbitrary assumption.

Best book I’ve found outlining historic premillennialism’s view of the post-tribulational rapture of the church. It has taken me more than 40 years to read this book.

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Sep 25, David Steele rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ladd has no answer for this basic pretribulational argument. Clear, Biblical and historical exposition on several topics surrounding the rapture, tribulation, and end times.

In the fifth century, when the early church had established its theological basis sufficiently to deal further with eschatology, there was already so much departure from premillennialism that there was no valid basis for such discussion. Keith Tolbert rated it liked it Dec 14, Christian Living Grief and Suffering.


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Ladd’s best-known work, A Theology of the New Testament, has been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in It does not seem to have occurred to Dr. Common terms and phrases A. If you’ve ever wondered if the pretrib rapture position is biblical, or if you can be premill without being pretrib, pick up a copy of this book.

For Ladd, interpretation on the second coming of Christ is a complex matter in that even major definitions of some critical words prove inconsistent and variable among theologians: It will be clear from this chapter that Dr.

Ladd, Professor of New Testament History and Biblical Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, in this his second book in the field of eschatology, ably presents a spirited defense of posttribulationism. It is strange that in this chapter dealing with these expressions Dr. The word speaks, he asserts, “of His coming parousiaHis revelation apokalypsisand His manifestation epiphanesia ” Yet he concludes, too, that there should be liberty and charity within the Christian community for all who hold to the expectation of “the blessed hope and appearing in glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.

The wedding feast is future, but the previous two stages are already accomplished in Revelation That is the Blessed Hope which has since the earliest days of the church energized biblical Christians looking for the full revelation of God’s redemption But even among those who have most devoutly looked forward to the second coming of the Lord there have often been disputes about its nature.


The characteristics of judgment in that period are such that they will affect both saved and unsaved, namely, such judgments as earthquakes, pestilence, war, famine, and stars falling from heaven.

Nevertheless, I found this book more helpful and organized than the Case for Historic Premillennialism.

By using this blog, you agree to the use of cookies. However, Ladd contend for the old view that it is not so much of hope if church and Christ both had to go through the tribulation. Showing of 1 reviews. Jul 22, Allen Blexsed rated it liked it Shelves: Interpreting Revelation Merrill C.

It is noteworthy that Dr. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Ladd is obviously selective and considers only the facts which support his thesis. Richard Mcneil rated it it was amazing Jan 17, Get to Know Us.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Worship and Liturgy Sacraments and Rites. Just read the first chapter: Trivia About Blessed Hope.