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Beyond the End Times: The Rest of the Greatest Story Ever Told Paperback – September 1, 2000

ISBN-13: 978-0962131141 ISBN-10: 0962131148 Edition: 2nd

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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Edward E Stevens; 2 edition (September 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962131148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962131141
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,634,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Noe (pronounced "No-ee") is president of the Prophecy Reformation Institute, a conservative, evangelical scholar, and a member of the Evangelical Theological Society. He holds an earned Ph.D. in Theology from Trinity Theological Seminary and the University of Liverpool ("With Distinction"). He's the author of several trade-published books, a screenwriter, an award-winning entreprenuer, and a past 20-year member of the National Speakers Association. He's been featured on numerous TV and radio programs including CNN's "Larry King Live" and CBN's "700 Club," has climbed mountains around the world, and lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Cindy, a former state representative. They have two grown children and thirteen grandchildren -- how's that for a return on investment! He is also the publisher of East2West Press whose slogan is "pioneering the next reformation."

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By sound chaser on August 17, 2000
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Modern day prophecy prognosticators have declared that the end is upon us and that the return of Jesus is near. Because of their faulty futurist paradigm it has lead to many embarrasing predictions and failed calculations regarding the rapture theory, the antichrist and so on. Though it makes for some great science fiction and monumental book marketing stratagem, the true Berean will mine the scriptures and test all things. Such is the case with Mr. Noe's book 'Beyond the End Times'. As a conservative evangelical scholar he brings back a reformist view with much added new light into the study of eschatology.The book is very easy to read while digging deep into the scriptures. He brings understanding to many prophetic themes such as the end of the age, the return of Christ, Daniel's 70 weeks and much more. By searching the original languages, the historical setting, and bringing the reader to an understanding of 1st Century thought, he brings clear and convincing proof of the past fulfillment of prophecy. This book will silence the skeptics, awaken the sleeping christian and arm the body of christ to get off it's duff and quit waiting for the giant ejector button in the sky to rocket them skyward.It's this kind of escapist theology that has caused the impotence of the church in our day. 'Beyond the End times' comes to grips with where we are at right now and the responsibility to put our hand to the plow instead of keeping our head in the sand.It forthrightly deals with many passages of scriptures that the church has shied away from for many years. The basis of the book is the Olivet discourse.Have you ever wondered about this passage in scripture?Read more ›
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on June 9, 2008
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Wow, this book really made me think! I have always held a futuristic belief in bible prophecy. For those new to eschatology, the futurists believe that the major bible prophecies concerning Christ's return, the resurrection, new heaven and earth, and the eternal judgement of all will be in the future--sometime after the rapture and Great Tribulation. Full preterists believe that all of these were fulfilled in 70 AD when the temple and city of Jerusalem were destroyed. Partial preterists believe some of these things were fufilled back then and the rest will be in the future. Noe is a full preterist--and he really got me thinking.

I still don't believe that the 2nd coming, resurrection, and judgement were fufilled in AD 70, but I am really starting to think upon the possibility that the Great Tribulation was in the past and that the rapture is actually the future second coming of Christ. In other words, I am leaning towards partial preterism as a result of this book. Noe admits that he is not a bible "scholar", but he still makes a very compelling argument for most of the book, enough to get one seriously looking at Scripture and rethinking some of the "last days" doctrine that is so popular now. Noe has researched most his book well and presents it in a very easy to follow, believable fashion. I heartily recommend this book as fuel for thought.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L. Carriere on September 2, 2006
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Before even hearing of preterism, I was frustrated by New Testament references to the end times and last days in a context which clearly portrays the last days and end times as either imminent or already happening. I was frustrated because it didn't square with what I had been taught - premillenialism/futurism, to put a label on it - and that bothered me.

The first rule of hermaneutics is to consider context and original audience. Why were these New Testatment people being instructed explicitly and practically regarding these end times things, if it was all to happen in the distant future - well beyond their lifetimes, as would be clear from the vantage point of the 21st Century futurist view?

Just try reading the NT sometime, imagining that when someone is talking about the end times, they mean imminent. And see if perhaps, the fall of Jerusalem in that 1st Century might just explain what they were talking about. In some cases there is NO QUESTION. Did this event signal the cataclysmic end of the old covenant, the end of that Age, and the ushering in of the new? Noe's book is worth an objective read. It's not absurd.

Frankly, I don't know that it matters that much - probably falls into a non-essential category of theology. Preterists still believe we're saved by grace only, through faith in the blood of Christ, who died for our sins. And that our destiny includes eternity with our Saviour.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 28, 2000
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John did a wonderful job explaining how the "time of the end" was marked by the extinction of the temple worship and animal sacrifices. He also used applicable Bible references to support his position. This book really made me sit back and think about the personal ministry of Jesus Christ. More people need to do that :)
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tammy on November 26, 2002
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I have studied the end times off and on now for almost 3 years. It started with a study on Revelation at my church. I read my bible more than ever while studying Revelation because in order to understand Rev., you simply have to! During my own personal study, something about the "Left Behind" theory just didn't seem to fit scripturally, even though I was raised to believe it. I delved deeper in scripture and read books on different end times "theories" and beliefs. I kept comparing scripture to scripture and would come up with contradictions with my old beliefs. I prayed that God would lead me to the truth. This view point (preterist) makes more logical sense and is more in line with the scriptures than anything else I have read. In the last chapter of Revelation Jesus told John 3 times "I am coming soon". Jesus himself told his disciples that all "this" (Matt 24) would be fulfilled during "this generation". Many have tried to spiritualize that statement, yet make others literal. Since there are so many instances where the disciples and Jesus said that the time was "soon" it makes perfect sense to take these "time stamps" literal.
In Chapter 21 the New Jerusalem is described: "the old order of things is passed away", "I am making everything new", we get to drink from the "spring of the water of life", there is no longer any sea (no separation from God),"now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them". I believe most Christians would believe that the old order of things has already passed away and that we are already drinking from the water of life,we do not have a separation from God and that He dwells with us NOW. The New Jerusalem is present!
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