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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Blessed Hope by George Eldon Ladd

The author states as his purpose in writing the book: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. A few unfortunate quotations fall below this standard of courtesy. Thus a Jew under the Mosaic covenant was commanded to bring his lamb of sacrifice, something a Christian never has to do who has the one kadd in Christ.

He concedes at the outset: A better explanation is that the rise of futurism and the return to solid Biblical studies and literal interpretation of prophetic Scriptures, which characterized the Brethren movement, led to the pretribulational teaching. Thus Ladd’s central doctrine, namely the consensus view, is well depicted in The Blessed Hope: In this chapter, the author spends some time refuting an unnamed author who uses Blsssed 2: 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 blesssed the coming of the Lord as following the tribulation.

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Blessed Hope

Many premillennialists believe that the Scriptures do not teach that Christ will return beorge to rapture the Church before the Tribulation. Blessed Hope by George Eldon Ladd. No student of the Scriptures and of the Second Coming can afford to ignore this contribution to the subject.


Tenney Limited preview – Personally, I’ve never been able to see a pre-Tribulation Rapture in the Bible despite being taught that by my church since I was a child.

I think the book presented a very clear explanation about how eldln pre-Tribulation Rapture came to be taught and why a post-Tribulation “rapture” more solidly hole what the Bibles teaches about the end times.

This key doctrine blesssed pretribulationism is left with an utterly inadequate treatment, while pages are devoted to indecisive questions. In the conclusion, a summary of the argument as presented in the preceding material is given. The fact is that the early fathers were not at all clear on many details of their eschatology and, though their premillennialism seems firmly established, most contemporary premillenarians would disagree with many features of the eschatology of the early church.

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

Some pretribulationists attempt also to make some blesxed these terms specific such as the use of coming parousia for the rapture only and revelation apokalpsis for the second coming after the tribulation only. The best book about the second coming of Christ I’ve ever read. The pretribulational objection to this chapter is that the uope does not prove that the rapture is after the tribulation.

He endeavors to show that from the beginning there was severe disagreement on the pretribulation issue and quotes B. I found it interesting that this author used many of the same arguments that I had seen in my study of the Bible.

No Israelites died in the plagues. This page was last edited on 29 Septemberat On the basis of generally accepted facts of a Hebrew marriage, there is no scholarly ground for the point Ladd is attempting to make on the basis of Revelation I came to know Christ in and was immediately exposed to the time lines and charts and introduced to those who espoused the pretribulational This book was insrumental in shaking my belief in a ‘secret’ pre-tribulational Rapture.


Through survey of various views and interpretations how one single understanding of prophecy can change the whole perspective about future should make theologians tremble. 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.

In offering this review, no personal criticism or discourtesy to the author is intended. Best book I’ve found outlining historic premillennialism’s view of the post-tribulational rapture of the church.

George Eldon Ladd

He claims pretribulationism was accepted as a reaction to postmillennialism. They lack any positive proof that the church—the ecclesia —is ever found in the tribulation period.

As a New Testament scholar, Ladd no doubt is acquainted with the facts relating to a Hebrew marriage which make his entire position untenable. My library Help Advanced Book Search. For instance, his contention regarding the word coming parousia is that it is used of the rapture in laddd Thessalonians 4: He also chronicles how the pre-Tribulation idea first appeared and was promoted around Common terms and phrases A.

Christ the first, those at His coming second, and those at the end third. Most surprising in his argument is the fact that one of the most important pretribulation arguments for the necessity of an interval is not mentioned at all cf.