Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Rapture Question” as Want to Read:
The Rapture Question
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
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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.