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by George Eldon Ladd

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George Eldon Ladd
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The Last Things book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. by. George Eldon Ladd.

He studied theology at Gordon College in Massachusetts, and was ordained in 1933 in the Northern Baptist Convention

Author of The presence of the future, A theology of the New Testament, I believe in the resurrection of Jesus, The Gospel of the kingdom, The last things, Critica .

Dimensions: . 6 X . 8 X . 5 (inches) Weight: 5 ounces ISBN: 0802817270 ISBN-13: 9780802817273 Stock No: WW817273. One sees separate tracts for Israel and the Christian church; the other view recognizes a progressive revelation and a unity of the Testaments. is to be found in the New Testament reinterpretation of the Old Testament prophecy.

is to be found in the New Testament reinterpretation of the Old Testament prophecy

is to be found in the New Testament reinterpretation of the Old Testament prophecy. Only as the prophecies are seen in the light of God's revelation through Christ can we clearly understand what they mean in relation to the end times.

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Ladd's magisterial work, A Theology of the New Testament, has served thousands of seminary students since its publication in 1974. In 1933 he was ordained in the Northern Baptist Convention (now American Baptist) and pastored three congregations.

  • Books are sermons in print. If you're interested in actually doing a Bible study about the end-times, including others' understanding of how the scriptures can mean something different than what you've learned, this is a good tool. Ladd's primary theme is, "What is the Kingdom of God.?" I thought especially helpful was his chapter about Israel and the Church. Summarizing, he says three things: 1) Israel is set-apart and has been preserved for some purpose 2) "All" Israel will yet be saved (creating a truly Christian nation) and 3) Israel will be saved via the New Covenant by the Blood of Christ, not by building a new temple with animal sacrifices. Ladd holds to the ancient historic premillennial position; this is opposed to the Dispensational premillennial position that has so permeated much of Christendom.

  • Excellent Scholarly work

  • This book... it taught me what I needed to know for the paper... it's as simple as that. Wow I hate the word length requirement for a review

  • Ladd wrote this book to help lay people see the clarity of the premillenial, post-tribulational interpretation of eschatology in the Bible. Post-trib says we will be raptured (or resurrected if already asleep) but only after a time of tribulation in which there will be trials, but also divine protection for believers of that generation. The rapture/resurrection of saints will be when Christ's supernatural return (to establish the thousand-year reign and judge) is well-known to the whole world. There will not be a seven-year gap between the rapture and Christ's 1000 year reign.

    Ladd mentions a few times that his background was formerly Dispensational, which teaches the pre-tribulation rapture of the church (like the Left Behind series of books). While this is a popular view of Biblical eschatology, I think approaching the Bible more simply (as Ladd does) shows that being popular is the main thing pre-trib has going for it.

    Like many Christians today, I assumed a pre-trib eschatology - before I studied the Word for myself more consistently. I have found Ladd's explanations are well thought out and do great justice to a natural reading of the texts. Even before reading anything from Ladd I was convinced that Dispensationalism imposes, rather than discovers, its theology on the texts. Dispensationalism is an argument from silence built upon rigid rules of interpretation. Ladd repeatedly demonstrates that Dispensational theology makes unnatural distinctions in phrases like "the Kingdom of God" and the "Kingdom of heaven" when they are actually equivalent. This tendency to over-literalize slight differences in wording as differences in meaning has led many Christian brothers and sisters to an extremely complex eschatology that does not square with many areas of Scripture (both OT and NT).

    Ladd's book is not primarily a critique of Dispensationalism. It is a good explanation of what is sometimes called historic premillenialism. This is the view held by many church leaders throughout the centuries well before Dispensationalism and it is still widely held today (this doesn't make it correct, but at least worthy of consideration). Ladd shows how eschatology was essential in the teaching Jesus most emphasized - "the Kingdom". Ladd uses examples from The Sermon on the Mount, Kingdom parables, and many others to show how the end times and the Kingdom Jesus said was already upon us are directly related. Paul's letters are also carefully examined for eschatological information. We should realize that we don't need to wait in a state of anticipation hoping for Jesus to bring the Kingdom - He already has! The Kingdom has already invaded this world but the work of final consummation is not yet finished, and it is God's work we are privileged to participate in. We will not be raptured out of hard times, but like so many saints before us we will live out our faith as citizens of a different order only bowing the knee to the One who is already reigning as King!

    Most of Ladd's books are more technical than this one and his "A Theology of the New Testament" is standard reading in many seminaries. Ladd has gone to be with the Lord, but his gifts and diligence made him one of the finest evangelical scholars of the 20th century. If you are a Bible teacher or aspiring Bible student looking for a well-informed introduction to post-trib rapture and Kingdom based eschatology, you will not find a better guide than Ladd. If you are pretty familiar with the Bible, you will find this book a quick, enjoyable read and it may help you see eschatology, and your role in it, in a whole new (and very Biblical) way.

    Grace and peace in Christ.

  • George Ladd is a well known scholar from years past. Many are unaware of his continuations because they differ from the norm of what is taught within the modern evangelical church. Ladd will show you with his scholarly way what the bible really says and what the early churches held to until minor errors crept into the body. This book is worth your money.