In his thoughtfully-written treatise, End-Time Prophecies of the Bible
, David Haggith collects and organizes all of the end-time prophecies into one useful continuum for those who are interested in divining the prophetic meaning of one of the great religious texts of human history. Allowing the reader to draw his or her own conclusions, yet providing insightful well-researched commentary, Haggith discourses on the significance of the changing millennium, soberly noting that Jesus was born, according to historians, 2004 to 2006 years ago, an error that was miscalculated into the original Gregorian calendar we now use. Quoting Jesus when he said, "I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am" (John 13:19), he advances the opinion that the purpose of prophecy is not to provide a road map to the future. Rather, its purpose is to enable listeners to recognize the workings of God in times of uncertainty when witnessing a prophecy manifesting before their eyes. --Randall Cohan
From Publishers Weekly
Popular Bible teacher Haggith has done conservative evangelical Christians a service by compiling all the biblical prophecies related to the end of time in one volume. Haggith believes that prophecy texts are a mystery that can be penetrated only dimly at present, and he invites readers to interpret prophecy for themselves. One of the most important features of his interpretation is his insistence that the prophecies are "not esoteric glimmers of future knowledge. They are deliberate echoes into the future, inspired by God and breathed out by men and women." Moving quickly from one passage to the next, Haggith emphasizes the human character of the prophets and the oral, spoken quality of their original messages. He also posits that the human nature of the writers only underscores the miraculous nature of the Bible. Haggith's volume should find a ready readership among conservative evangelical readers, serious Bible students and teachers of adult Sunday school. The author's confidence that the readers of his book will themselves be engaged in biblical interpretation gives the work an encouraging and useful tone. (Sept.)
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