What’S Coming Up?
Behold I Come, by Ralph Earle (Beacon Hill, 1973, 86 pp., $1.50 pb), The Bible and Future Events, by Leon J. Wood (Zondervan, 1973, 208 pp., $2.95 pb), The King Is Coming, by H. L. Willmington (Tyndale House, 1973, 237 pp., $1.95 pb). Population, Pollution, and Prophecy, by Leslie H. Woodson (Revell, 1973, 159 pp., $4.95), Satan in the Sanctuary, by Thomas S. McCall and Zola Levitt (Moody, 1973, 120 pp., $3.95), Prophetic Problems, by C. E. Mason (Moody, 1973, 254 pp., $4.95), The Church and the Tribulation, by Robert H. Gundry (Zondervan, 1973, 224 pp., $5.95), Is This Really the End?, by George C. Miladin (Puritan-Reformed [1319 Newport-Gap Pike, Wilmington, Del. 19804], 1972, 55 pp., $1.25 pb), and A Survey of Bible Prophecy, by R. Ludwigson (Zondervan, 1973, 187 pp., $2.95 pb), are reviewed by R. Clyde McCone, professor of anthropology, California State University, Long Beach.
As international and internal problems continue to threaten the future of the nations of Western civilization, the curious and the anxious seek the predictions of the crystal ball and the stars. Others see in the Bible an outline of future socio-political and military events. Even those who look into “the more sure word of prophecy” see diverse visions of the future.
The nine books reviewed here illustrate that disagreements among “prophetic” Bible expositors continue to run along traditionally established lines. The first six books, however, show almost complete consensus in that each presents the future in the framework of the pre-tribulational rapture of the Church and the premillennial return of Christ to reign on the earth.
Ralph Earle’s Behold I Come is a brief statement without argument against opposing views. The pretrib-premil ...1