Beyond Revelation: An Eschatology of the Kingdom

Beyond Revelation Book Front CoverBeyond Revelation: An Eschatology of the Kingdom

NOT an IHOP-KC compliant book.  This study of Revelation looks at the End Times from a Partial Preterist, that is, a mostly fulfilled perspective.  Using the same “at-face-value” approach as IHOP-KC, a case is presented for a fully fulfilled Daniel and a mostly fulfilled book of Revelation.  Citing events in the historical account, all the major passages of the End Times, are addressed.  Again, while we do no find the same conclusions as IHOP-KC, we find being aware of opposing views that also take the Bible at an “it means what it says and says what it means” approach.

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Specific emphasis is given to the Olivet Discourse, the visions of Daniel, the Millennium, and the promises to Israel.  Also included in the appendices is a chapter by chapter overview of the “150 Chapters on the End Times”. This may not be your recreational reading, but it seriously challenges the standard, popular futurist rendition of End Times events.  Through a simple line upon line, ‘sola scriptura’ approach, we lay out the case for a mostly fulfilled timeline of events stretching through the first centuries of the church.

In agreement with IHOP, we agree with the assessment that the events of 70 AD do not fulfill the events of the book of Revelation, and we are not 70 AD preterists.  However, as we see it, the events of 60 AD – 350 AD do fulfill them, and that quite well.

Specifically, we see Revelation 6-11 fulfilled in 70 AD, and Revelation 12-19 fulfilled in he time leading to 300-350 AD. As for the argument that WWII was worse than 70 AD, we differ on analysis, based on proportion of the whole and degree of suffering.  With the whole nation gathered for Passover, the Romans surrounded the city.  Over 1,000,000 were killed of the entire population, which 2,000 years ago would have been a significant portion of the whole.  And, while many were brutally killed in the 1940s, the cruelty did not reach Nero’s madness, nor the some 500 a day who were crucified outside the city walls by Titus.