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Christ And The Future [Paperback]

By Cornelius Venema (Author)
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Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2008
Publisher   BANNER OF TRUTH #535
ISBN  1848710089  
EAN  9781848710085  

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This book is an abridgement of Dr Venema's highly acclaimed, major study, The Promise of the Future. Prepared especially with the non-specialist reader in mind, Christ and the Future expertly summarizes the Bible's teaching about the last things. The Christ-centred nature of the biblical teaching on the future is the main emphasis throughout, as the author shows us the future of the individual, the church, and, indeed, the whole universe.

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An Amillennial Primer  Mar 31, 2009
Cornelius Venema's The Promise of the Future, published in 2000 by Banner of Truth, has been hailed as the most important major Reformed study in biblical eschatology since Anthony Hoekema's The Bible and the Future (published in 1972). It is not coincidental, I am sure, that Venema is a former student of Hoekema. The Promise of the Future was expanded from a series of articles serialized in The Outlook magazine. Now Christ and the Future is an abridgement of the original edition. The publisher says, "While [The Promise of the Future] has justly received acclaim from numerous reviewers, its size and weight may discourage the less experienced reader from taking it up and benefiting from its contents. The publishers, therefore, are grateful to Dr. Venema for kindly agreeing to produce this abridgement of his original edition, and are now delighted to offer it to a wider readership in this smaller, paperback format." And, indeed, this volume, coming in at just over 200 pages, is far more accessible and far more likely to gain a wide readership. It is an ideal introduction to the subject of the Bible's teaching about the last things.

Where the original volume contained sixteen chapters divided into six parts, this book has just twelve chapters. It may be easiest to trace the author's argument by simply listing the chapter titles:

* The Future is Now
* The Future Between Death and Resurrection
* The Future of Christ
* The Future Marked by "Signs of the Times"
* The Future Marked by Signs of Antithesis and of Impending Judgment
* The Future of the Kingdom: Four Millennial Views
* The Future of the Kingdom: Revelation 20
* The Future of the Kingdom: An Evaluation of Millennial Views
* The Future of All Things: The Resurrection of the Body
* The Future of All Things: The Final Judgment
* The Future of All Things: The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment
* The Future of All Things: The New Heavens and Earth

Time would fail me, of course, to describe the nuances of the author's argument--the particulars of his views in each of these areas. After all, the various eschatological views, which seem to be just about as numerous as the number of Christians, often depend on small distinctions of interpretation. As with his earlier volume, Venema leans towards an "optimistic amillennialism." His evaluation of the four millennial views is fair, I believe, and he goes to great lengths to describe their beliefs accurately. When he considers the resurrection, the final judgment, eternal punishment and other such issues, he comes down squarely on the side of biblical orthodoxy, speaking out harshly against annihilationism and universalism, and affirming the reality of judgment. He looks constantly to Scripture to defend all that he teaches.

This is a very readable, enjoyable and biblical examination of what the Bible teaches about the last things. Dr. Venema has crafted a careful, nuanced book that covers the topic well but also briefly enough that it avoids becoming bogged down in detail. While he defends the amillennial view, he offers information that will help anyone, regardless of his eschatology, to better understand what is to come. It will help every reader better understand what the Scriptures teach about the end of this age and the age to come. I recommend it for any reader.

Those who are seeking more detail about the nuances of his argument may wish to read these reviews by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. and Keith Mathison . Even better, buy it and read it for yourself. This book will make a great addition to your library.

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