Item description for Cuatro Puntos de Vista Sobre el Apocalipsis by C. Marvin Pate Kenneth L. Gentry, Sam Hamstra...
Overview SPANISH EDITION. This book covers four interpretations of the book of Revelation.
Publishers Description 'Four Views on the Book of Revelation' explores the four main views in which Revelation is understood: preterist, idealist, classical dispensationalist futurist, and progressive dispensationalist. Each author not only presents his view, but also offers brief commentary on other views presented. This evenhanded approach is ideal for comparing and contrasting stances in order to form a personal conclusion about the interpretation and meaning of Revelation.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.36" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 13, 2005
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0829744339 ISBN13 9780829744330 UPC 639390744333
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More About C. Marvin Pate Kenneth L. Gentry, Sam Hamstra
C. Marvin Pate (MA, Wheaton; PhD, Marquette University) taught for thirteen years at Moody Bible Institute. Now he is Chair and Professor of Christian Theology, Pruet School of Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University. Pate has authored, co-authored, or edited 25 books.
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Only Gentry is worth reading Oct 3, 2008
I had to read this book for college and found Gentry the only author worth reading. The others were hard to follow or did not make their case very well at all.
another scholarly book falls short Jun 20, 2008
Myself, as well as a few other Full-Preterists, have asked Ken Gentry to defend his view that Full-Preterism is heresy, and every time he has either declined or not even responded to meeting in a public debate.
The book of Revelation was a letter written to specific people at a specific time in History (first century churches - 7 Churches). It was not written TO US, but FOR US to understand God's historical -redemptive plan for Israel.
The Church is the New Jerusalem which came down out of heaven, with the destruction of Babylon (Old Jerusalem) in 70a.d. Israel(the mother of harlots) was the only nation that was in covenant with God (Revelation is a covenant book), she killed the prophets and those sent to her. This is why God destroyed her, but kept His promise to remain true to the Old Covenant faithful (Abe, Isaac, Jacob,....etc.)These faithful inherited the land (kingdom of heaven)along with those in the first century when Christ returned in 70a.d.
Read these Time Statements and then tell me that Jesus was gonna come back in 2000 years: Rev. 1:1,2; (things which must shortly take place) Rev.2:5 - "Keep holding fast til I come" (letter to specific people) Rev. 3:10 - "Hour of testing which is about to come on the whole inhabited land" Rev. 18:24 - "And in Her (Babylon/Jerusalem) was found the blood of the prophets and saints." (compare w/ Matt.23:31-39 & Luke 11:47-51) Rev.22:6,7,12,& 20 These time statements show imminence to the first-century church (specific churches in Asia) to whom the letter/book was written.
Also notice Rev.22:10. This was the same book/message that Daniel was told to seal up until the TIME OF THE END,(not end of time), when the power of the Holy people/ Israel would be completely shattered (Dan.12:7) in 70a.d. with the destruction of the Old Covenant system (the power of Israel to communicate and covenant with their God). Daniel was told that this would be far off / many days away. John was told "NOT" to seal it up, for the time of the end was "NEAR". Dan.9:20-24 - 70 weeks determined for "YOUR" people & city (Israel & Jerusalem) Dan.12:1- "Time of Trouble" - (Compare with Matt. 24:21(destruction of Jerusalem) & Mark 13:19
Dan.12:2 - Compare w/ John 5:25-29 - (vs.25 - "now is" = first-fruits harvest / then comes verse 29 - Harvest / General Resurrection promised to Israel specific.) The first-fruits signifies an immediate Harvest. 30a.d. - 70a.d. was the 40 year wilderness / transition period being brought out of Egypt (bondage to sin) into the Land of promise (Full relationship with God - Out of Sin-Death).
Dan.12:4,9,13 - "seal up to the end" when he would receive his inheritance, which was promised to his people Israel, the Kingdom of God. In other words, New Covenant relationship, as Abraham had been looking for (heavenly country - saw it afar off but did not receive it (Heb.11:10, 13-16, 39-40) til 70a.d. when Old passed away and New was consummated (Old Heaven & Earth / New Heaven & Earth). Specifically look at Heb.11:39-40. "They (Old Covenant Saints) should not be made perfect apart from "Us" ( firstfruit - first century / New Covenant saints). In other words, they would all be made perfect together. When would this happen?? Heb.10:36-37 - They were told to endure to the end, which was going to be in a "very, very little while" "for He who is in the process of coming, will not tarry". Isn't 2000 years tarrying?? Either the writer of Hebrews was lying, or he was giving encouragement to those who were going through persecution, waiting for the promise of Christ to return in "This Generation" (Matt.24:33-35) - 40 years / specific people.
I know that it seems that I went off on a tangent, but I'm trying to point out that the Old Covenant promises were to a specific people and that the New Covenant writers were seeing these promises being fulfilled in their generation.
The book of Revelation is a Covenantal book that is taken too literally by christians today. It is a book that shows God's consummation of His full Historical-Redemptive plan for a specific people. This is why the book is loaded with Old Testament symbolism.
Also, if Rev. 21 & 22 point to the eternal state after the Old Heavens and Earth are destroyed, then why is there a need for the nations to have to have healing????( Rev.22:2). This is a picture that the gospel still goes forth after the Old Covenant has been done away with. Those outside the eternal kingdom need healing to be brought into the presence of God ( where I presently reside as I write this e-mail). I don't ever have to worry about judgement or condemnation ever again. This is what Jesus meant when he said, "You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free".
All the land promises were fulfilled to the Jews in the first century A.D. They were spiritual land promises - being brought into the Kingdom of God - Into His presence. Remember, Abraham was looking for a spiritual country to rest in, not a literal country .
Kind of a snoor.... Jul 7, 2007
Gentry's presentation convinced me here of partial preterism... this is in part due to Robert Thomas' contribuation that is really not fun. Thomas is overly assertive without warrant and dogmatic without the evidence! Herein lies a convincing essay for Preterism...unfortuantly the rest are not worth reading. The book seems to turn into a showdown between Gentry and Thomas; Pate and Hamstra really do not hold much weight here. Marvin Pate's view is actually quite amusing. Thomas can not handle Gentry theologically although I will concede Thomas the victor of a great number of points. Kenneth Gentry puts Revelation in its original context and it all flows from this standpoint. Winner Kenneth Gentry...
Four Views Mar 23, 2007
Needed as textbook for class. Good presentation of current approaches to the Book of Revelation.
Summary Jan 3, 2007
This book offers a good summary of the various views of the book of Revelation. It is a very good starting point for detailed research