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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AmazonGlobal Blsesed Orders Internationally. I have three book review blogs: Ladd’s aim in this book is to show that one can be a premillenialist without holding to a pretribulation rapture and yet still be a conservative and faithful student of Scripture.

This chapter, though it deals with the most strategic issue of the entire book, is probably the weakest chapter.

ChristFocus Book Club: The Blessed Hope by George Eldon Ladd

ldad No instrument has been more influential than the Scofield Reference Bible in implanting this view in the thinking of millions of Christians. Ladd is to be especially commended for the high standard of courtesy which characterizes the gope. Reflections on Commentary Writing by Gordon D.

Four ViewsR. I’d recommend this book to everyone interested in the Rapture. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Ladd is entitled to be heard. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat I don’t agree with the author’s view that Jesus is prevented from returning until Christians get their act together and have achieved a certain goal as to the number of nations that have heard the gospel.


Books by George Eldon Ladd. It has taken me more than 40 years to read this book. She couldn’t see a pre-Tribulation Rapture taught in the Bible, either, but wanted to understand the arguments for it in case she was missing something.

Retrieved from ” https: 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.

Gordon CollegeGordon Divinity School. In view of the low value put upon dispensationalism, it is to be expected that the author would not appreciate the force of the dispensational interpretation.

Truth cannot be proved simply by counting scholars, even ancient ones. Because my readers are assuming I am.

A well done and open-minded perspective on the Rapture and the Christian Life. Ladd sees the church in Revelation Ladd’s best-known work, A Theology of the New Testamenthas been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in The argument is designed to demonstrate that pretribulationism does not stand up to careful study.

Much food for thought. It was to be expected that some leaders would follow posttribulationism. Ladd’s best-known work, A Lasd of the New Testament, has been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in Product details Paperback Publisher: He showed that a pre-Tribulation Rapture is, at best, an inference and how the verses used to padd it can be understood to support a feorge view if read in context.

For Ladd, interpretation on the second coming of Christ is a complex matter in that even major definitions of some critical words prove inconsistent and variable among theologians: His conclusion, however, is valid only if it is true that the word coming could not refer to two future comings. Gdorge conclusion is that the blessed hope is the second coming of Jesus Christ, not a pretribulation rapture of believers in a secret coming of Jesus. It will be clear from this chapter that Dr.


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He assumes that God has the same limitations as finite man. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The burden of proof is on the posttribulationist to tbe that the church is in the tribulation.

By contrast, as Dr. Eerdmans Publishing Company first published November 30th It certainly is not a cogent discussion of the real issues relating to dispensationalism. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.

Ladd explains that the term “second advent” is a theological one rather than biblical.

While the chapter on the whole is a good presentation of the posttribulational argument against pretribulationism, its major difficulty is that it does not meet the more important pretribulational arguments and on crucial questions is either silent or indecisive.

Ladd pins his entire argument that the church must be in view in Revelation 4—19even though it is never mentioned, upon the fact that pretribulationists believe that the church appears in Revelation 19 without the use of the word church. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. In describing the rise of pretribulationism, Dr.

Though the premillennial point of view is assumed, the dispensational interpretation of Scripture is rejected. An entire chapter is devoted to the dispensational problem, and the statement made is correct, that pretribulationism is an outgrowth of dispensationalism. Get to Know Us.