This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a book by Ron Rhodes, called The End Times in Chronological Order: A Complete Overview to Understanding Bible Prophecy.
Here’s the video description: Bible prophecy expert Ron Rhodes offers an easy-to-understand yet detailed chronology and explanation of end-times events.
The chapters are arranged around the major end-times themes: the rapture, the tribulation, the millennial kingdom, and the eternal state. Each chapter begins with a list of the specific events it covers, making this an extremely user-friendly chronological guide to end-times biblical prophecy.
Rhodes allows for various interpretations among Christians. Yet the sequence he describes is faithful to the biblical text, based on a literal approach to prophecy, and held by many Bible scholars.
As readers discover that they really can understand Bible prophecy, they will come to love and trust the Scriptures like never before.
Dr. Ron Rhodes received his Th.M. and Th.D. degrees in systematic theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, graduating with honors.
He is currently the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures Ministries, an apologetics organization located in Texas.
Dallas Theological Seminary is the primary place that has been used by the enemy to push the false, futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment. That includes the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24, 2 Thessalonians 2 and Revelation.
Read this study to see how the enemy spread these false, futuristic deception; after the Protestant Reformers rightly proclaimed that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn‘ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast‘ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot‘ church of Rome. How The Deceptions Spread
DTS is known as a center of modern Dispensational teaching due to Dr. Chafer’s development of a Scofield-based systematic theology which approaches the Bible with a “premillennial, dispensational interpretation of the Scriptures.” His eight-volume work describing this approach to theology, “Systematic Theology“, was first published in 1948 and is still a required textbook for some courses at DTS.
The great theologians of the 16th-19th centuries taught the historical fulfillment of Revelation, and that it’s only been during the last century that the false futuristic deceptions have gained a stronghold.
DTS graduates have been the primary people who have misled Christians about the fulfillment of prophecy. Ron Rhodes is either greatly deceived or he is a deceiver, there is no in between.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.