Dr. Robert Jeffress, senior pastor, Dallas First Baptist church and radio host of Pathway to Victory, penned Perfect Ending releasing January 21st, at the request of a fellow pastor. Even though his friend held a PhD in theology, he felt inadequate to preach on prophetical events and asked Jeffress to "write a simple book explaining Bible prophecy."
I know how complex and confusing prophecy, End Time events and Christ's return can be and wondered if simplicity were possible. Until I began to read and found this pastor's reasoning and explanations, not only supported by scripture, but easier to understand than most prophecy books I've read.
Even though no one can know the day or hour of Christ's return, Matthew 16:3 and other verses, imply we can know the season. In the same vein, chapters 24 and 25 of Matthew provide an overview, a "simple outline that includes the Great Tribulation, the return of Christ, the judgments and Christ's thousand year rule on earth," writes Dr. Jeffress.
It's for these reasons he wrote Perfect Ending, not only for his fellow pastor, but to teach "what Christ's return has to do with our lives today" since the eternal consequences of heaven, hell and life after death are significant.
Although the terminology used in prophecy and end time events can be confusing, Dr. Jeffress's descriptions and explanations of pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation and post tribulation positions are easy to understand. As well as terms for pre-millennialism, a-millennialism and post-millennialism that refer to the timing of Christ's reign on earth.
He removes what he calls, the "veil of mystery" from other intriguing end time events, such as why the worlds future begins and ends with Israel and why God uses Israel as his prophetic time clock. Why he believes "there are degrees to heaven and hell," what the Great White Throne Judgment is, when it occurs and how Obama's policies pave the way for the Antichrist. All significant pieces of the prophecy puzzle he wants people to understand.
Prophecy was so important to God He made it a major Bible theme and many prophesized events have been fulfilled with "laser-like accuracy." According to the Jeremiah Project "every fourth verse in the Scriptures deals with prophecy" and much of prophecy is about judgment. However, God always warns and allows time for repentance just as Lot warned his sons-in-law in Genesis 19:14 that they must flee "for the Lord is about to destroy the city." Dr. Jeffress favors a pre-tribulation position, however his understanding of all positions are clear, without confusion and simply stated.
If you want to know "why your eternal future matters today," why only Christians can enter heaven and why there are "two resurrections" pick up a copy of Perfect Ending, a compelling and thought-provoking read about the "signs of the times."
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Perfect Ending, by Robert Jeffress, Worthy Publishing—January 21, 2014, 224 Pages, 978-1617951831, $14.99
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