Reviews - What do customers think about The Kingdom of the Beast and the End of the World: The Truth About the End?
"Another myth is smashed." Aug 3, 2008
J.C. Alexander focuses on some standard misconceptiosn regarding the chronology of end-times prophecy. He goes into much depth about the Book of Revelation and Daniel. This is pretty heady stuff and not for the novice. Read these books of the Bible before reading this book. You will come away with a clearer understanding of End Times prophecy.
A disappointment Sep 14, 2007
I bought this book hoping it would help me understand end time prophecy, especially the 70th week of Daniel. I read other materials on the subject, which were well researched and worth the read. This book was not in the same league - I could not finish it. The book IS NOT scholarly, it gives no historical support for its interpretations. Hated the tone, too. The author is expressing his subjective opinion about the end times, and makes a lot of assumptions about what the prophecy text means, without any support.
Very interesting - a totally different believable perspective... May 8, 2007
The author has certainly reviewed his topic extremely well. It should be said that this is maybe more a "Bible Study" than a general read on End-times, and if I had realised this, I would have read the book very differently. It does need to be read with your Bible alongside. The only problem I had with it was that it was so detailed, and at times confusing in the reading of same, that you do really need to be awake and alert to take it all in! That is not a criticism, but just an observation.
Most complete and accurate book on prophecy you will ever find! Oct 11, 2006
One of the many points made by KINGDOM OF THE BEAST is the true nature of the that kingdom. It convincingly dismisses the erroneous theories of a revised Roman Empire, and brings the focus back into the Middle East where it belongs. Daniel's prophesies always jump thousands of years from the Greek Empire to the Empire of the Beast, and he always made it clear that the anti-Christ would rule over a latter day ten nation version of that regional empire. Revelation makes it distinctly clear that Rome was in fact skipped over. The divided Greek Empire had little to do with Greece, and everything to do with the Middle East; including Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey, and a portion of North Africa. Ezekiel's prophesy concerning Gog of Magog, where Gog attempts to destroy Israel, identifies the same area and nations. The anti-Christ will rule over ten Middle East and North African nations, and from there he will first conquer Israel and then begin to eliminate Christians and Jews from his own ten nation empire before he turns his attention outward to the rest of the world. Daniel tells us that he will tread down and devour the earth and stamp the residue. He will influence the affairs of all nations through jihad, terror, economy (no oil for those without the mark of the beast) and by claiming to be God, without ever controlling a one world government.
The ten nation empire of the beast will be comprised of those Islamic nations who hate Israel the most and who are currently the breeding ground of terrorist. Islam teaches that at the end of the world a final Imam will come to lead Muslims on a killing spree against Jews and Christians. The Qur'an teaches that Jesus (Isa) did not die on the cross but that Allah took Him into heaven. Many Muslims believe that Jesus is the final Imam who will return to massacre Christian and Jewish infidels and establish Islam as the final religion. That makes Islam a polar opposite of Christianity. Two religions with two diametrically opposed conclusions to world events. Jesus will be both Christ and anti-Christ. Which religion you embrace determines who He is to you.
KINGDOM OF THE BEAST clearly differentiate between the Tribulation and the Wrath of God. Until you are able to see the difference between the two all of prophecy will remain a muddled mess. Most people lump them together under the heading of Tribulation while in their minds they are thinking wrath, or punishment from God. This is not so. The debate over pre, mid or post Tribulation Rapture of the Church comes to a sudden halt when you are able to distinguish between the events that make up the Tribulation which comes from Satan and his anti-Christ, and the Wrath that comes from God alone upon those who cause the Great Tribulation.
KINGDOM OF THE BEAST clearly illustrates the difference between the second coming of Christ and the seldom mentioned third and final coming of Christ. Jesus discuses His own second coming in Matthew 24 in response to His disciples inquiries, but He made no mention of His third coming because it had nothing to do with the question they had put to Him. His second coming is in the clouds in full view of everyone-"that Blessed Hope and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." The skies temporarily become dark in obeisance to the Lord of the universe as He comes to gather His New Testament elect. On His third and final trip He returns on a white horse with the same elect that He gathered up at His second coming, all of them on white horses, but this time it is to remain on the earth and rule the remainder of mankind with a rod of iron after the Wrath of God is complete.
KINGDOM OF THE BEAST is a verse by verse explanation of Matthew 24, Daniel and Revelation which destroys all the erroneous theories, pet beliefs and misinformation which circulates through Christian and non-Christian circles alike. This book is an absolute necessity for Christians who need to know the truth of prophecy. It is a must for Jews who need to know what the future holds for their nation. It is an informative resource for the nonreligious providing a view into matters that are shaping the world around them. More than anyone else it is beyond imperative that Muslims read this book to discover how the Qur'an has not only turned the ancient prophecies of Christians and Jews inside out, but in so doing has put them on a collision course with the God of the Old and New Testaments.
KINGDOM OF THE BEAST is the most complete and accurate book on prophecy you will ever find.
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"Just a note to thank you for clearing up years of confusion about revelation. With your help I now can see so clearly what God is trying to say to us."
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"The thing that helped me the most is knowing the difference between the tribulation for believers and the wrath of God that will come for those who have rejected Jesus Christ."