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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In contrast to covenant theology, however, the futuristic interpretation of the Book of Revelation is held which, Dr.

George Eldon Ladd

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.

Bible studybook reviewhistoryrecommended bookstheology. He endeavors to demonstrate instead that posttribulationism is a time-honored doctrine dating from the early fathers and held by men of God through the centuries.

Henry Harold Lindsell Wilbur M. The attempt to show that there was a trend away from pretribulationism in the last two centuries, however, is eloquently refuted by his own presentation of the wide acceptance and current vitality of the doctrine.

This key doctrine of pretribulationism is left with an utterly inadequate treatment, while pages are devoted to indecisive questions.

The historical treatment concludes with evidence showing that the fundamentalist movement within the Northern Baptist Convention was not specifically either premillennial or pretribulational. It would be rather tenuous to claim solid proof for pretribulationism, however, based on the terms alone. The word speaks, he asserts, “of His coming parousiaHis revelation apokalypsisand Tye manifestation epiphanesia ” Thus The Blessed Hope is a good opening discussion for a biblical study of the second advent.

The principal appeal is made to the Scriptures themselves which are everywhere considered infallible and authoritative. Ladd’s best-known work, A Theology of the New Testament, has been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in Ladd plainly champions posttribulationism, he explicitly assumes the premillennial interpretation of Scripture. As has been pointed out, pretribulationists do not claim that their teaching was specific in the early church but rather that the questions involved were not formally ladx by the early church.

ChristFocus Book Club: The Blessed Hope by George Eldon Ladd

Paperbackpages. He was an associate professor of New Testament and Greek from —50, and head of the department of New Testament from — Interpreting Revelation Merrill C. The argument presented is that the fact that these important words are used both of the rapture and of the coming of the Lord after the tribulation proves that they must be one event.

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Reflections on Commentary Writing by Gordon D. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Published March 20th by Wm. As he examines church history and the Scripture he shows how abundantly clear it is that a rapture before the Great Tribulation is not explicitly taught in Scripture and was not even taught in the church until the s.

At their sharpest, these disputes can lead to the 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 of God?

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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. Brian Christensen rated it really liked it Apr 22, Ladd, like most posttribulationists, passes over this point hurriedly because posttribulationists have no answer to this difficulty in their system.

Ladd takes no note whatever of pretribulational objections to this argument, nor does he attempt to counter the apparent conclusion that he is assuming what he is trying to prove.

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