Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. In 2007, he earned his Ph.D. in Christian Intellectual History from Whitefield Theological Seminary. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he also hosts The Gary DeMar Show, and History Unwrapped—both broadcasted and podcasted. Gary has lived in the Atlanta area since 1979 with his wife, Carol. They have two married sons and are enjoying being grandparents to their grandson. Gary and Carol are members of Midway Presbyterian Church (PCA).
In this refreshingly short book, DeMar aims to demonstrate that the basis for the doctrine known widely as the 'rapture' is not fundamentally the teachings of Scripture, but actually the intersection of a popular study bible, a popular book series, and more.
DeMar spends some time discussing the handful of Bible texts that are used to prop up the various and sundry different 'rapture' positions, demonstrating not only that they are being misused, but that this whole discussion is looking in the wrong direction.
As a Christian not raised to believe the common wisdom about the 'fig tree generation', this was an interesting learning experience, and a head scratcher. I was constantly asking, 'how on earth did people reach that conclusion from just this verse?'
I challenge all Christians who want to be well-read on this subject to read or at least skim through this enlightening analysis.
This was a succinct explanation of some of the many misunderstood passages of biblical prophecy. Gary Demar does a good job explaining biblical interpretations of the rapture, then refuting many of the misconceptions commonly held. There is also a great section on the early dating of Revelation, specifically if the martyr Antipas (rev 2:13) as a valid proof of a late view of Revelation.
Very helpful book! The battle of Dispensationalism and Partial Peterism is a back and forth fight that I believe Gary DeMar does well defending the Peterism side and exposing the Dispensationalism side at the same time. Very helpful and high recommended