An encyclopedic reference work on biblical prophecy, this highly successful book explores the basis of interpretation, biblical covenants, prophecies of this age and its end, the tribulation, the second advent, the millennium, and the eternal state. Includes an extensive bibliography and index.Publishers Description Because of the prominence of prophecy in Scripture, many excellent books have appeared dealing with prophetic subjects. Until recently, however, the treatment of prophecy has been either apologetic or expository, and prophetic themes have been developed individually apart from their relation to the whole revealed prophetic program. Much of our knowledge has been only fragmentary and unrelated. Dr. Dwight Pentecost's monumental text, Things to Come, has changed all that. In this massive, highly successful book, Dr. Pentecost has synthesized the whole field of prophecy into a unified biblical doctrine, a systematic and complete biblical eschatology. With nearly a quarter of a million copies sold, Things to Come has earned its place in the library of the pastor, the scholar, and the seminarian or Bible institute student. In addition, it offers a comprehensive and accessible study for anyone interested in the important subject of biblical prophecy.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.7" Width: 6.52" Height: 1.73"
Weight: 2.3 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
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|Things to Come Still Relevant Feb 21, 2007|
|This interesting book on Bible Eschatology makes for good reading and study. Written some years ago, it is still a monumental work for student and professional alike. Recommended.|
|Clarifying Eschatology Jan 28, 2007|
|This is a book that was carefully and prayerfully written to help explain and encourage awareness of the end times. It a most valuable reference book. It prompts a slow read for understanding and a must read for study.|
|Over the top academic ... a 'visit to the dentist' read Nov 25, 2006|
|I was not inspired to finish the mammoth text after maybe a 20% read. The mid-20th century high academic style strikes this reader as a visit to the dentist in the same period. You will really need to want to finish this one. |
The material is highly relevant (the reason I gave it a try) ... but the delivery is via a very dull, square needle. It wore me out ... I gave up.
|very deep book Nov 6, 2006|
|This is a very deep book for the study of the end times. In no way get this mixed up with a novel type book. This is for serious study. The only downside is that this book uses many many quotes from others, and personally I don't care for that style. However still probably one of the best books out there on the end times.|
|Definitive work in Dispensational Eschatology Oct 28, 2005|
|I read this book as a requirement to ordination back in the late 1980's. It was not an easy work to read through. It is encyclopedic in nature and very academic and dry in terms of it's approach although no doubt, one could find it exciting if you are passionate about dispensational eschatology. (I'm not sure I want meet someone like that, but I'm sure there must be a few out there!) ;)|
The value of the book is as a reference and means to study for the student or pastor who wishes to thoroughly work through the Biblical references.
Don't expect very much ambiguity on the part of Dwight Pentecost. You will get dogmatic and definitive answers to the different minute elements of prophesy and eschatology (study of the end times) with little or no room for differing approaches and understandings. It is not a work to go to if you are looking for a spectrum of differing opinions. You will get dispensational, premillennial, pre-trib doctrine and it will be presented to you as unassailably true.
The issue in rating the value of the book is not whether you agree or disagree with the positions espoused. The value is that you will get what the book advertises itself to be and know what the foundation is for the teaching presented.
If you want a broader view you must look elsewhere or supplement your reading with other sources. Indeed, any serious student should do that, even those in primary agreement with Pentecost's exhaustive and dogmatic positions.
4 stars given instead of 5, not because of the qualities of the book, but because even an academic tome of this nature could have been written to read easier and smoother. Sympathies are extended to any who are required to read it from cover to cover. As a reference it is an important and valuable work for any student of the eschaton to have in their reference library, which is where it rightfully belongs.
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