Jesus Christ is coming again That is the Blessed Hope which has since the earliest days of the church energized biblical Christians looking for the full revelation. According to Dr. Ladd himself, “The central thesis of this book is that the Blessed Hope is the second coming of Jesus Christ and not a. Through its many printings, this book by George Eldon Ladd has proved to be a Ladd s conclusion is that the blessed hope is the second coming of Jesus.
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Read this years ago. Dec 09, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Ladd was a notable, modern proponent of Historic Premillennialismand often criticized dispensationalist views. It is evident that the author is concerned with the charge sometimes made by pretribulationists that posttribulationism is a departure from true Biblical interpretation.
Views Read Edit View history. The question is whether the church will go through that specific time designated in the Scriptures as the great tribulation.
Excellent research by Dr.
George Eldon Ladd – Wikipedia
Retrieved from ” https: Between Faith and Criticism: The argument passes over, however, the main point in the distinction as it is commonly presented by pretribulationists. I review all books by the same standard, no matter the source. One of the best critiques of the pretribulational rapture available.
On the same basis, one could prove that modern liberals are right in their rejection of orthodoxy. Ladd, however, misunderstands the pretribulational argument based upon the Day of the Lord and the Day of Christ. Ladd was an excellent NT scholar.
The fact is that the early fathers were not at all clear on many details of their eschatology and, though their premillennialism seems firmly established, most contemporary premillenarians would disagree with many features of the eschatology of the early church.
On the basis of generally accepted facts of a Hebrew marriage, there is no scholarly ground for the point Ladd is attempting to make on the basis of Revelation At their sharpest, these disputes can lead to the breakdown of fellowship among those who should be standing firmly together against unbelief.
She couldn’t see a pre-Tribulation Rapture taught in the Bible, either, but wanted to understand the arguments for it in case she was missing something.
I think the book presented a very clear explanation about how a pre-Tribulation Rapture came to be blfssed and why a post-Tribulation “rapture” more solidly fits what the Bibles teaches about the end times. Literature Theology Apocrypha and Pseu Ralph Earle “No careful student of the Second Coming can afford to ignore his contribution to the subject.
Though less comprehensive than some older works and tracts, this volume, nevertheless, provides a solid basis for examination of the posttribulational view. I’d be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.
It seems also clear that none of the early fathers were explicitly pretribulationists as there is no extant writing which develops this subject in the way it was later explained by Eldln and his associates. Ladd has no answer for this basic pretribulational argument. The argument is based on various Greek words used in the New Testament which indicate the attitude of watchfulness.
Best book I’ve found outlining historic premillennialism’s view of the post-tribulational rapture of the church. Pretribulationists do not insist that these terms in themselves prove a pretribulation rapture. I wish I had read it sooner! Trivia About Blessed Hope.
As he examines church history and the Scripture he hopf how abundantly clear it is that a rapture before the Great Tribulation is not explicitly taught in Scripture and was not even taught in the church until the s. For instance, his contention regarding the word coming parousia is that it is used of the rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4: Ladd was born in AlbertaCanada, and was raised in New England.
Whatever similarity there may have been between the teachings of Darby and Edward Irving, it is hardly sufficient to account for the wide acceptance of pretribulationism by the Plymouth Brethren. Eerdmans Publishing Company, All rights reserved.
Thus The Blessed Hope is a good opening discussion for a biblical study of the second advent. He is right that pretribulationists should not press this point beyond its proper limits.
The wedding feast is future, but the bldssed two stages are already accomplished in Revelation Best book on the end times and rapture of the church I have come across. It is strange that in this chapter dealing with these expressions Dr.
ChristFocus Book Club: The Blessed Hope by George Eldon Ladd
Ladd rightly devotes considerable attention hlessed the return of futurism which includes the teaching that the great tribulation is still future and that most of the Book of Revelation is prophecy rather than history.
He also considers the argument concerning the removal of the Holy Spirit based on 2 Thessalonians 2 and the necessity of an interval between the rapture and the second coming.
Perhaps pretribulationists have not made themselves th, but the great tribulation, even though it does not deal with the church, is not exclusively Jewish, as it also comprehends the times of the Gentiles. Writing not for his fellow scholars as much as men and women in eldpn pews, Ladd, whose numerous studies of New Testament interpretation earned him the reputation of being one of contemporary evangelicalism’s leading thinkers, sketches the history of interpretations of Christ’s second coming and then carefully and lucidly examines the biblical passages on which this doctrine is based.
Ladd’s best-known work, A Theology of the New Testament, has been used by thousands of seminary students since its publication in About Me Debbie My name is Debbie. Notable Theologians Abraham Kuyper. He cites several missionary leaders in support of this point and goes so far as to quote Dr.
The fact is ignored by the author that the real reason for pretribulationism is the rise of literal and futuristic interpretation of prophecy. He endeavors to demonstrate instead that posttribulationism is a time-honored doctrine dating from the early fathers and held by men of God through the centuries.
Ladd s conclusion is that the blessed hope is the second coming of Jesus Christ, not a pretribulation rapture of believers in a secret coming of Jesus. It should be obvious that a difficult matter like pretribulationism ,add not be settled in such a context.