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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The point ghe not that the church will escape the wrath of God, but that it will escape the time of the wrath of God, as it is stated to the church of Philadelphia: His perspective is expressed in The Meaning of the Millennium: Eerdmans PublishingMar 20, – Religion – pages.

I wish I had read it sooner! George Ladd at his best.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. It would follow also that Philip Mauro, whom he cites as giving up pretribulationism, was also right when he abandoned premillennialism entirely and became wldon outspoken critic. The very fact that the rapture is never mentioned in any clear passage dealing with the coming of the Lord after the tribulation would certainly leave the door open for the pretribulational view.

Holds to a post-tribulation rapture position, aka historic premillennialism. Most surprising in his argument is the fact that one of the most important pretribulation blesssed for the necessity of an interval is not mentioned at all cf.


Blessed Hope by George Eldon Ladd

See 1 question about Blessed Hope…. The more common view among pretribulationists, however, is that none of these words are technical words in themselves but must be invested by the context with their specific meaning, In other words, coming is not a specific coming except as it is made specific by the context.

This book was insrumental in shaking my belief in a ‘secret’ pre-tribulational Rapture. Probably should’ve read this with an open Lads as I would’ve gleaned more. Ladd’s belief in both present and future aspects of the Kingdom of God caused his detractors to critically compare his eschatological views to the Amillennialism that was popular within Reformed theological circles.

The argument is designed to demonstrate that pretribulationism does not stand up to careful georte. She now feels confident that she’s not missing some truth that she’d been overlooking that would compel belief in a pre-Tribulation Rapture. Some also hold that appearing epiphaneia refers specifically to the rapture. She now feels confident that she’s not fhe some truth that she’d been overlooking that would compel belief in a pre-Tribulation Rapture. New Testament Studies John Studies.

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These include books on spiritual growth, theology, apologetics, Bible background, Bible reference, Bibles, and Bible studies. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. She liked that this book explained the pre-Tribulation Rapture argument, but it also pointed out the things she had noticed against it.

One of the best critiques of the pretribulational rapture available. He also chronicles how the pre-Tribulation hopd first appeared and was promoted around The principal appeal is made to the Scriptures themselves which are everywhere considered infallible and authoritative.


To ask other readers questions about Blessed Hopeplease sign up. I found it interesting that this author used many of the same arguments that I had seen in my study of the Bible. The logic of his argument that some outstanding leaders have abandoned pretribulationism for posttribulationism is, of course, faulty. View my complete profile.

I think he accomplished his goal of establishing that the blessed hope of the Christian is the second coming of Christ and not a secret rapture. This site uses cookies to track visitor stats. Ladd does not deal adequately anywhere in his volume with laxd great theme of the tribulation though he evidently accepts a literal view of it.

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The burden of proof is on the posttribulationist to prove that the church is in the tribulation. While the explanation of Rose does not commend itself, he at least makes an attempt to face this difficulty in posttribulationism. English Choose a language for shopping. The wedding feast is future, but the previous two stages are already accomplished in Revelation Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. This work was enhanced and updated by Donald A.