I recently picked up a book by Jack Kelly on the seven things you need to know to understand end times prophecy. It was a quick read but packed full of insights. I am always looking for books that boil down the concepts the Bible lays out around End Times Prophecy, especially those that put it into context and on a rough “time-line”, maybe a better terminology would be “order of events”.
This book does that the best I have ever seen. It also lays out key principles to follow with studying any Bible prophecy including: intended audience, translation, pronoun use, etc.
This book is the new book that I will hand out to those I talk to about Bible Prophecy that are just getting started, unpacking all of God’s wisdom of things to come.
Pick it up and take a look at it, I guarantee you will not be disappointed and will have at least one “ah-ha” moment, I had several.
There are seven pieces of information that are essential to understanding End Times Prophecy. These seven things are the building blocks for the strong foundation we want. They are:
1) The Sequence of Major End Time Events,
2) The Destiny of the Three Components of Humanity,
3) The Purpose and Length of the Great Tribulation,
4) The Purpose of the Rapture,
5) The Conditions Surrounding the 2nd Coming,
6).The Purpose and Length of the Millennium, and
Once you’ve learned them, these seven things will help you avoid the mistakes that have thrown others off of the track. Call it perspective or overview or whatever you want, this combination of facts will give you the ability to put all the prophetic verses in the Bible into their proper context.
Before retiring into full time ministry, Jack Kelley was a successful management consultant with clients throughout the Western US and Canada. Since that time he has devoted his time and energy to studying and teaching the Bible, and serving as teacher, counselor, and lay pastor. He has led several pilgrimages to Israel and Jordan, visiting New Testament sites in Turkey and Greece as well. Jack is the author of Children’s Stories Of The Bible, the Adult Version and all the articles on the ministry’s website, http://www.gracethrufaith.com.
These articles and his answers to questions on the Bible have been read by pastors, teachers and students in over 180 countries and territories around the world and are regularly used as sermon topics and Sunday School lessons as well. This has made gracethrufaith.com one of the world’s most popular Bible Study websites. Jack and his family currently reside on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico where they also serve as volunteer missionaries in the local community.
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