Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Tim LaHaye
Publisher: Harvest House
“When we consider that Jesus accurately fulfilled all 109 of the prophecies about His first coming, we can believe with certainty that Jesus will come again just as He promised,” Tim LaHaye states in his book, A Quick Look at the Rapture and the Second Coming.
After a dedication and acknowledgement page, the introduction discusses the growing interest in Biblical prophecy in current society. The book contains ten chapters about both topics including a few charts, followed by notes, no index, and three pages of other books written by the author.
Discussing that over five hundred of a thousand prophecies from the Bible have been fulfilled, LaHaye reiterates that Jesus promised to come again to rapture His church. Without stating exact dates, the “what and when” is discussed of this any-day event.
Most of the chapters are dedicated to Christ’s second coming, which the author believes is to be after the seven-year Tribulation. He explains its two stages along with the signs, the judgment seat, the King’s appearance, Israel’s part, and the salvation road to a personal relationship with Jesus. It ends with several questions and answers about Bible prophecy.
In the third chapter there are several paragraphs about World War I, the Bolshevik Revolution, capital and labor conflicts, Israel becoming a nation, the increase of travel and knowledge, scoffers, one-world religion and one-world government.
Other interesting sections are the fifteen differences between the rapture and Christ’s glorious appearing, the five crowns given in heaven, fourteen events of the second coming, and a comparison of Jesus’s and Paul’s words about the rapture.
In the final chapter, LaHaye makes a valid point promoting a “pre-Trib” over “post-Trib” rapture, confirming that if it happened after seven years of devastation and all Christians were then raptured, there would be no one to populate the world during the Millennium.
Although the book is short, to the point, with no new information, it is a good source for newfound or unsure believers to understand the differences between the two anticipated future concepts.
This book was furnished by Harvest House Publishers in lieu of a review based on the reader’s opinion.