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The Rapture Question

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Now completely revised and enlarged, using quotations from the New International Version -- John F. Walvoord's classic work on the Rapture! The Rapture Question examines the four views of the church's role in the tribulation: Partial Rapturism, Pretribulationism, Midtribulationism, and Posttribulationism, with the revised edition particularly discussing the current debate ...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published August 12th 1979 by Zondervan
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Kathryn Duerst
This is a very good book, well worth reading to examine the support for, and objections to, the Pre-Tribulation Rapture teaching. I have the revised and expanded version of the book. The last chapter summarizes the findings of the study with fifty arguments in support of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. These are grouped under headings: Historical Argument, Hermeneutics, Nature of the Tribulation, Nature of the Church, Doctrine of Imminency, The Work of the Holy Spirit, Necessity of an Interval Betw ...more
Eli
Mar 21, 2011 Eli rated it did not like it
This is probably one of the worst books I have ever read. Though I have nothing personally against the man, the way Walvoord handles the Scriptures is nothing less than violent, and he avoids all the serious challenges to his view. Anyone who is unaware of the rapture issues will leave this book feeling bewildered and will probably give up trying to understand it altogether (which perhaps was Walvoord's goal?) I do not recommend this book. If one is interested in understanding the rapture questi ...more
Rich
Dec 12, 2008 Rich rated it it was amazing
One of the 5 best books on the issue.
one of his others is in my top 5 list also
Jonathan Mcleod
Jul 25, 2016 Jonathan Mcleod rated it liked it
I hold the posttribulational view, so I don't agree with Walvoord on the timing of the "rapture." But the book gives a good and thorough explanation of the pretribulational view. I read Ladd's The Blessed Hope (posttribulational view) before I read this book. I wish that Walvoord would have interacted more with Ladd's book.
Joe Molinari
Aug 10, 2015 Joe Molinari rated it it was amazing
In a sermon, John MacArthur referred to this book as "the finest book on the Rapture ever written." Having read it now, I am certain that I may never need to read another book on the topic. Walvoord answered virtually every question I had sufficiently. This is definitely one for my library.
John J Jubak Jr
Apr 24, 2016 John J Jubak Jr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Book

The best explanation of the rapture that I have encountered so far. It's great a reference book for Christians to keep in their library.
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