These Last Days

March 18, 2011

A Christian View of History

NEW BOOK edited by Doctoral student Rev. Gabe Fluhrer and alumnus Rev. Richard Phillips, featuring Westminster professor Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Jue.  Also featured in this volume are distinguished visiting professor Rev. Dr. Sinclair Ferguson, alumnus Dr. Paul David Tripp, and honorary doctorate recipient Dr. Alistair Begg.

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Publisher's Description: This is a book about an evil age.

Specifically, it is about "the present evil age" that we live in right now. For many Christians, the expression "these last days" refers to the time right before the second coming of Christ - but according to the apostles, the last days started with the first coming of Christ and continue even today.

How do we biblically understand our time as the final age of world history? What does this mean for our faith?

Reformed Christians have often avoided the field of eschatology - but it was the doctrine of history that thrilled the first disciples. They realized that with the coming of the "last days" they had entered the time of the kingdom, and this understanding will strengthen our faith too.

Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology address this important Topic and Presents the following speakers' insights on:

  • Sinclair Ferguson - The Christ of History
  • D. A. Carson - This Present Evil AGe
  • Alistair Begg - TheAge of the Spirit
  • Michael S. Horton - The Resurrection Hope
  • J. Ligon Duncan III - The Eternal Glory
  • D. A. Carson - Partakers of the Age to Come
  • Cornelis P. Venema - The Four Main Millennial Views
  • Richard D. Phillips - A Pastoral Guide to Life after Death
  • Jeffrey K. Jue - Evangelical Eschatology, American Style
  • Paul David Tripp - The Radical Implications of Eternity

Together some of the most gifted communicators ofGod's Word explain the Christian's view on life, death, and the hereafter.

Westminster Review:

"Christians live “to serve the living and true God” not in a vacuum but as they “wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead” (I Thessalonians 1:9-10). This “waiting service” of the church, bracketed between its Lord's resurrection and return, occupies this collection of uniformly sound and helpful addresses on biblical eschatology. Here is a wealth of biblical teaching about Christ’s return, events that will accompany it and the eternal state that follows, as well as how we are to live presently in the light of that hope. The appearance of this volume is most welcome. I commend it highly.
- Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus

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