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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The Bible and the Future – Anthony A. Hoekema : Eerdmans

Johannes Weiss,saw future eschatology as central but failed to see eschatology in the present. Contra to Hoekema’s earlier argument, this fits in nicely with the premil. Chapter 16 serves as a solid representation of amillennial interpretation of biblle millennium by looking at the text itself.

The Bible and the Future is a Reformed eschatological masterpiece written by one of the greatest Reformed evangelical minds of the 20th century. So perhaps I was already well-prepared to reject any form of premillenialism but had yet to read such a complete argument against it. World Religions Catholic Studies.

Jesus talked about Gehenna, a name for hell, taken from a place near Jerusalem where garbage was burned. As Hoekema moves towards the latter third of the book, he then introduces the all-important discussion of differing millennial viewpoints. However, I would still recommend this book for most people’s needs. What usually surrounds this doctrine is controversy and unhelpful charts.


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Given that the chapter headings are a late addition to the text, and the overwhelming sequential terms in chs. One of the better eschatology works out there. Nov 26, Josiah Richardson rated it really liked it.

Mar 26, Jerry rated it liked it Shelves: He is not dogmatic either, and with graciousness and humility leaves room for the possibility that he could be wrong.

There are texts that might be understood to say that the Parousia would occur in the first century. A survey perspective of a variety of eschatalogical perspectives – really helpful in trying to find a lens to look at Revelation, Daniel, Ezekiel, Matthew 24, etc. However, I found Hoekema’s book which is written from the Amillenial perspective, to be very good.

I found this book very helpful and would recommend it as a resource to peruse systematically or to be read straight through. He also emphasizes the importance of eschatology for Biblical theology as a whole, and demonstrates how eschatology is interwoven into the very framework of theology, which is much needed in the eschatological climate of our day.


However, I also understand the underpinnings of the other millennial viewpoints more thoroughly than I used to. I did find it interesting that he conceded that Paul never speaks of the resurrection of unbelievers. Such an omission is mind-boggling. Created in God’s Image Anthony A. The first is a small section dealing with inaugurated eschatology in which Hoekema importantly proves that eschatology is not reserved for the apocalyptic literature of Daniel and Revelation.

Bible and the Future

One of the best studies on eschatology available. Jesus is reigning right now in heaven. May 29, Samuel Kassing rated it really liked it. A really good read. Other Millennial Positions “Gives an interesting critique of postmillennialism, though he does avoid a few of their stronger arguments.

Detailed appendix, bibliography, and indexes. Hoekema also presents Historic Premillennalism in an interesting and somewhat compelling way.

Further, it lacks the gnostic despair that characterized much of institutional amillennialism in the 20th century.