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Overview The End Times by Herman A. Hoyt, has been re-issued by BMH Books with updated cover material. An investigation of what is to come, the book guides the reader through 12 understandable, in-depth chapters. The author delves into the controversy of the end times, dealing primarily with premillennial, pretribulation eschatology, yet giving consideration to conflicting viewpoints. It is a well-documented and understandable guide to the end times and is used extensively as a text in Bible colleges, Bible institutes, and seminaries.
Publishers Description An investigation of what is to come, the book guides the reader through 12 understandable, in-depth chapters. The author delves into the controversy of the end times, dealing primarily with premillennial, pretribulation eschatology, yet giving consideration to conflicting viewpoints. It is a well-documented and understandable guide to the end times and is used extensively as a text in Bible colleges, Bible institutes, and seminaries.
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Studio: BMH Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher BMH Books
Series Theology Classics
ISBN 0884690776 ISBN13 9780884690771
Availability 0 units.
More About Herman A. Hoyt
Hoyt (A.B., B.D., M.Th., Th.D., LL.D.) was chancellor and professor of Christian theology at Grace Theological Seminary and Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He wrote The End Times (1969) and several other books. He also contributed to a number of national Christian periodicals.
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Excellent Sketch of the Dispensational View of the End Times May 1, 2007
J. Dwight Pentecost produced a massive 600 page study of the end times back in 1958. This softcover book by Herman Hoyt is a good alternative for those who don't want to read Pentecost's weighty tome. Hoyt begins with an overview of biblical eschatology, defining terms such as end, last, Second Coming, Imminent, Tribulation, and Mediatorial Kingdom.
The author proceeds into a study of what the Bible says about death and the intermediate state between death and bodily resurrection. He concludes from such texts as 2 Corinthians 5:8 and Phillipians 1:21-23 that the souls of believers are ushered immediately into the presence of the Lord the moment they die.
There is also a chapter about the second coming of Jesus Christ and how this event (described in Matthew 24 and Revelation 19) differs from the coming of Christ to rapture the church (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). While not everyone will agree with Hoyt about seeing the coming of Christ as a two stage event, he does a good job of presenting the view. He labors hard to show why the partial rapture view and the mid tribulational and posttribulation views of the rapture are not as biblically sound as the pretribulational view. Hoyt repeatedly charges those who disagree with his take on the end times as not having a consistently literal interpretation of the Bible. I feel that this is not always the case, as there are many people who hold to different views of the rapture who do attempt to interpret literally.
There is also a helpful chapter about what the seven year tribulation will be like and another chapter about the rise of the antichrist and his evil nature. Hoyt also discusses the one thousand year reign of Christ on the earth, the different judgments in scripture, and the eternal state. The two surprises from my perspective were that a. Hoyt believes that the raptured church will be in heaven for the entire millennial reign of Christ and b. There will be an eternal distinction between Israel, the tribulation saints, the Old Testament saints, and the Church. The Church will have a greater position in eternity than the other groups, although Israel will be the greatest nation.
My problem with this last teaching is that the Bible seems to teach that we are all one in Christ (Galatians 3:28, 1 Cor 12;13) and that there is only one people of God (1 Peter 2:9, John 10:16).
But all in all, I really liked the book.
Excellent survey of Biblical Eschatology Oct 8, 1999
Having had the author as a student where he taught at Grace Theological Seminary, his text is an outstanding review of his lectures. Dr Hoyt gives a thorough analysis of the various views of Biblical Eschatology. This text is a most both for the serious laymen and the person behind the lecturn who wish to expand their knowledge of "things to come".