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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However, Hoekema’s depth of knowledge and even-mindedness is so enthralling that they are not “hard reads” either.

Jesus is reigning right now in heaven. As he notes elsewhere p. I found this book very helpful and would recommend it as a resource to peruse systematically or to be read straight through.

Ruture Testament General Works. A good reference book on matters dealing with death, judgement, eternal life, and the end times.

Chapter 16 serves as a solid representation of amillennial interpretation of the millennium by looking at the text itself. Created in God’s Image Anthony A.

Item can be shipped within U. The discussion is getting more and more dated all the time, and its arguments against Postmillennialism hhe paltry. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The Bible and the Future by Anthony A. Hoekema

Bought all my siblings a copy as I believe this book to be a “must read”. Does his exegesis of Revelation 20 work?

In the New Testament, there are several texts that seem to say that the return of Jesus, the Parousia, will come very soon. It is not too yoekema to read, and Hoekema does a good job of trying to be biblical and sound in is exegesis and interpretation of Scripture. Hoekema’s Anthony Hoekema’s trilogy of theology books: He throughly explains this position and defends it against other positions most notably against dispensational premillennialism.


Fantastic book on the end times that focuses on what Scripture hkekema says while avoiding some of the sensationalism that characterizes a lot of eschatological writings. Chapter 16, The Millennium of Revelation Sep 10, Dave Sammath rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 23, Orville Jenkins rated it it was amazing. Using this motif, Chapter 19 is the end of one section, and Chapter 20 is the beginning of the last section. Certainly, we may hear echoes as in Rev. He does an excellent job of unpacking the tension of inaugurated eschatology and future eschatology.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. Albert Schweitzer,said that Jesus was mistaken in thinking that the end time would be very soon. No trivia or quizzes yet. Saints may be rewarded by being given greater authority.

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Apr 28, Matt Chapman rated it it was amazing. Hoekema was a Christian theologian of the Dutch Reformed tradition who served as professor of Systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary for twenty-one years. History is the sphere of God’s redemption, in which he triumphs over man’s sin through Christ and once again cuture the world to himself II Cor. 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.

While positing the amillennial understanding of future eschatology, Hoekema very spends time in chapter 14 discussing the various views of the millennium. The martyred souls in Revelation 20 cannot be said to be reigning in heaven.

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Universalism snd back to Origen, Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. At the end, though, he simply says it is figurative language. Hoekema strives in this book to biblically and systematically understand and interpret what God has revealed to his people in his Word about last things. Write a customer review. Though after physical death and we are in the intermediate state, Hoekema emphasizes that we are not thee to be spiritual beings I found this book helpful in fleshing out the joekema perspective.


His robust historical, theological, and biblical grasp of each doctrine he takes up to teach makes this work on eschatology one of the go-to works on the subject. Christianity Today “Anthony Hoekema brings to the study of biblical prophecy and eschatology a maturity that is rare among contemporary works on the subject. He sees further parallels in 6: Chapter 15 serves as a sort of continuation of chapter 14 as it gives significant space to critique the popular dispensational premillennial position.

So perhaps I was already well-prepared to reject any form of premillenialism but had yet to read such Lucid th extremely helpful systematic study of the eschatology. Hoekema evaluates four major views of the endtime and “millennium,” the plants himself firmly in the traditional ahistorical This was a very enjoyable and rewarding read.

The two major bibke of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology the “already” and future eschatology the “not yet”.

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The Bible and the Future Anthony A. May 10, Logan Almy rated it really liked it. A good place to begin a study of the Reformed Amillennial view. The two major sections of the book deal with inaugurated eschatology the “already” and future eschatology the “not yet”.