Writing as one of the foremost eschatological scholars on progressive-idealist Amillennialism, Dean Davis has produced a rich, edifying, and compelling survey of systematic eschatology. Breaking through the intimidating complexity relating to the topic of the end-times, Davis’ Great End Time Debate will especially help those believers new to biblical prophecy navigate through these intricacies to grasp a more comprehensive understanding of what the scriptures tell us about the Kingdom, the Millennium and the Consummation. The book also fairly summarizes the various other positions in the debate and attempts to respond to their foundational arguments in a charitable and balanced way. Like his other volume, The High King of Heaven, Davis does what many eschatologists refrain from attempting, mainly to address the exposition of those Old Testament prophecies relating to the Kingdom with exegesis. The book truly does an amazing job at demonstrating how the scriptures are unified when we consider God’s plan in history from the beginning to the end. A highly recommended resource!
It can be simple enough to find books supporting any theological or philosophical view. A quick search on Goodreads or even on Amazon will give you lots of options. But sometimes finding the right books is a challenge. When someone knows nothing about a particular subject, it’s good to look for the best books to fit your research. Of course, this task becomes more challenging depending on the level of expertise you wish to consult. Do you want to explore every little detail, even the historical, linguistic and cultural backgrounds or are you ok with simply a more summarized approach?
One of the most significant means by which one can grow their faith and understanding of scripture is through debate. Truly the first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him (Proverbs 18:17). It’s important to have our views challenged and to examine our doctrine to properly respond to these challenges. The Unbelieveable Broadcast hosted by Justin Brierly is always exploring various views on theological themes through debate and dialogue. In this episode, Daniel Goepfrich and Chris Date debate the Premillennial and Amillennial approaches when considering the return of Christ.
I saw that Sam Storms, Author of the eschatological gem, Kingdom Come, participated in an evening of presenting various eschatological views. Here’s the write up from Dr. Storm’s website:
As many of you know, several years ago I participated in a panel discussion with John Piper, Doug Wilson, and Jim Hamilton on the subject of eschatology. It was a two-hour event that was hosted at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis.
A few weeks ago I was invited to do something similar at Frontline Church here in OKC. The major difference is that I was the only participant. I presented the various schools of thought on eschatology for about 50 minutes and then answered questions for another 45.
The only thing that may make this slightly difficult for you is that the people were given several pages of charts that portray the various positions, and I based my talk on what they had in hand. But I think you should still glean much from the time. I hope you enjoy it. Here is the link.
Dean Davis, author of The High King of Heaven, just posted a wonderful article giving an amillennial interpretation of the First Resurrection found in Revelation 20. I highly recommend taking the time to check it out!
With the popularity of the Revelation Sermon Series by Voddie Baucham, here is a series of sermons by Pastor Baucham on the Book of Daniel. The format of these sermons are in MP3 and as you can see, not every text is addressed in this series.