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Who is the Antichrist? Is it possible to identify the Beast of Revelation? And what is the significance of 666, which is said to be his number? When will the Great Tribulation occur? Will it occur before or after Christians are raptured from this world? Or, as some contend, has it already taken place? And what about the millennium? Will Christ’s Second Coming take place before the millennium, as many claim? Or will it occur after the millennial age, as others believe? How does the Man of Lawlessness fit into all this? These are just some of the many questions about which Christians wonder.
“What the Bible Says About the Future” sorts out these and other issues that are commonly discussed in the area of doctrine formally known as “eschatology.” Writing in an engaging and easy-to-understand style, Dr. Doug Erlandson begins by contrasting the apparent optimism concerning the future found in the Bible with the discouragement that is widespread among Christians today, particularly evangelicals.
After a chapter in which he discusses the areas of agreement among Christians, Erlandson turns his attention in the following chapter to the Millennium (the thousand years during which Satan is bound, according to Revelation 20:1-10). By examining not just the passage in Revelation but what the Bible says elsewhere about what takes place at the time of Christ’s Second Coming, Erlandson shows that a more compelling case can be made for postmillennialism (the view that Christ will return after the millennium) rather than premillennialism.
The next chapter, “Figures and Events,” examines the passages of Scripture that refer to the Antichrist, the Beast of Revelation, the Man of Lawlessness, the Great Tribulation, Daniel’s seventy “weeks,” and the future of Israel. A compelling argument is made to show that all of these (with the exception of the future of Israel) are prophecies that were fulfilled in the first century.
A chapter is also devoted to a detailed analysis of Jesus’ Olivet Discourse (recorded in Matthew 24-25). In it, Erlandson shows that much of what Jesus speaks about in this discourse was fulfilled at or before the time of the destruction of the Jerusalem temple in 70 A.D.
The final chapter, “He Must Reign,” begins by summarizing the biblical evidence for the progressive advance of Christ’s Kingdom on this earth prior to His glorious return at the end of earth’s history. It next presents and responds to various commonly-raised objections to postmillennialism. The final section of this chapter describes the comfort provided by this belief.