Jesus Christ is coming again That is the Blessed Hope which has since the earliest days of the church energized biblical Christians looking for the full revelation. According to Dr. Ladd himself, “The central thesis of this book is that the Blessed Hope is the second coming of Jesus Christ and not a. Through its many printings, this book by George Eldon Ladd has proved to be a Ladd s conclusion is that the blessed hope is the second coming of Jesus.

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Ladd, whom I heard speak while I was a semiary student in California.

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Views Read Edit View history. Jesus Christ is coming again! The principal appeal is made to the Rhe themselves which are everywhere considered infallible and authoritative.

The Millennial Kingdom John F. An extended discussion is devoted to proving that the marriage of the Lamb in Revelation So deeply intrenched has it become that many pastors and Christian leaders have been lead to assume that this teaching has been an essential doctrine in the history georgs the Church extending back to apostolic times and has prevailed widely in all ages among believers who have had a sincere love for the Word of God and who have cherished the Blessed Hope of Christ’s return.

The evidence given, however, makes it clear that in each instance there had never been a clear understanding of the true basis for pretribulationism.

Dec 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Holds to a post-tribulation rapture position, aka historic premillennialism. Ladd’s best-known work, A Theology of the New Testamenthas been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in The wedding feast is future, but the previous two stages are already accomplished in Revelation If you’ve ever wondered if the pretrib rapture position is biblical, or if you can be premill without being pretrib, pick up a copy of this book.


Ladd skillfully and competently dem In this book, Ladd presents a solid, thorough, and irenic critique of the pretribulation rapture position.

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A number of important assumptions are basic to the point of view presented. Just geoge moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

At the return to the earth, the wedding feast will be held. Eerdmans PublishingMar 20, – Religion – pages 6 Reviews https: Clouse, editor Downers Grove: He endeavors to demonstrate instead that posttribulationism is a time-honored doctrine dating from the early fathers and held by men of God through the centuries.

In many respects, the theology of the early church was immature and it took centuries of controversy to settle the major points of theology.

I think he accomplished his goal of establishing that the blessed hope of the Christian is the second coming of Christ and not a secret rapture. This chapter, though it deals with the most strategic issue of the entire book, is probably the weakest chapter. He shows repeatedly a misunderstanding of dispensational teachings. Ladd that the glorious appearing here could very well be the rapture rather than the second ldd, as it eldln only believers in view. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

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Readers will have to judge, also, whether Dr. Return to Book Page. In contrast to covenant theology, however, the futuristic interpretation of the Book of Revelation is held which, Dr.

The usual posttribulational argument is that all these words must refer to a specific event at the end of the tribulation. If a departure from an accepted doctrine is its own justification, then unbelief and apostasy are justified and faith refuted. He showed that a pre-Tribulation Rapture is, at best, an inference and how the verses used to support it can be understood to support a post-Tribulation view if read in context.


However, according to 1 Corinthians One of the best critiques of the pretribulational rapture available. Another classic I re-read after 25 years. As pretribulationists think of the marriage as being connected with the rapture, he vlessed that the rapture must occur at this point, i. Social Theology Feminist Theology.

A Review of ‘The Blessed Hope’ by George E. Ladd |

The hope of the Church throughout the early centuries was the second coming of Christ, not a pretribulation rapture. A fair statement of the facts seems to be that some of the early fathers were explicitly posttribulational, that is, they regarded the tribulation as future and the coming of the Lord as following the tribulation. It was to be expected that some leaders would follow posttribulationism.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Tge does not understand dispensationalism. New Testament General Works. That is the Blessed Hope which has since the earliest days of the church energized biblical Dldon looking for the full revelation of God s redemption But even among those who have most devoutly looked forward blessd the second coming of the Lord there have often been disputes This site uses cookies to track visitor stats.

It is rather that pretribulationism was based on exposition of the Scripture and was attended with spiritual power and blessing as it was proclaimed.