Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy is an explanation of end-times prophecy and the Book of Revelation from several Christian viewpoints. Bible prophecy says that Jesus will come again, and Christians have wondered for centuries when and how that would take place.
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy includes all of the basic end-time prophecy charts Christians need to navigate the Book of Revelation, the Book of Daniel, and other prophetic Bible passages:
This book is packed full of full-color Bible prophecy charts and eschatology charts and is fully reproducible. Just photocopy these Revelation charts for your Bible study, adult Sunday school class, or use as small group curriculum. This book explains each view of the end times, so that you know what you believe and why.
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This chart shows Bible Prophecy from a Dispensational viewpoint. If you would like a free printable PDF of this dispensations chart for your adult Sunday school or Bible study or college course, we will send you a link to this Free Bible Dispensations Chart.
This overview of Bible prophecy is an easy-to-understand book that examines key portions of Scripture and shows different ways that Christians have interpreted them. This handy end-times explanation includes several timelines of the events before the second coming of Jesus Christ. This book includes those end-times prophecies charts, and helps people understand their own beliefs better, no matter which view they hold.
These end-times prophecy charts give a starting point—an introduction to the topic of Bible prophecy and how to understand it.
Christians may not agree on details about the end of the world, but they do agree on some key issues. This section explains where Christians agree and where they interpret biblical passages differently.
Some parts of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation were written in the apocalyptic style. Apocalyptic Literature is defined as Jewish literature presented in the form of vision that figuratively revealed hidden truths for the purpose of assuming God's people of the goodness of God's plans during times of persecution.
The comparisons between the Garden of Eden in Genesis and God's Holy City in Revelation are fascinating. The beauty and splendor of the renewed creation, with God dwelling in the midst, closes the circle from Paradise in the Garden to the Holy City in the new heavens and new earth.
God made many promises to Abraham: to make a great nation from his descendants, to give his descendants the land of Canaan, and to make him a father of many nations. These comparison charts explain 3 ways that Christians see the fulfillment of those promises.
Jesus drew deeply on the Old Testament when he spoke about the end times. His listeners knew the Scriptures, especially the expectations and images associated with the end of the world.
About 600 years before Jesus was born, Daniel was a prophet in Babylonia. He was brought before King Nebuchadnezzar to interpret a dream that involved a statue with a head of fine gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, and legs and feet of iron and clay. That dream indicated the kingdoms that would occupy Daniel's homeland of Judah.
Jesus taught a lot about the end times. He called himself Messiah, the Anointed One, and he claimed to bring the Kingdom. He was the rightful prophet, priest, and king. Jesus' words about the end of the world are key to understanding Bible prophecy.
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying,
"Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?"
And Jesus answered them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars;
see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet."
—Jesus, Matthew 24:3-6 (The Olivet Discourse)
The Apostle John wrote about the end of the world and the events leading up the the Second Coming of Christ. How the Book of Revelation is interpreted depends, in part, on when it was written: during the time of Emperor Nero or Domitian.
Apocalyptic literature, such as is found in the Book of Revelation, is presented in the form of vision that figuratively reveals hidden truths. For this reason, Christian scholars differ in their definitions of the terms in Revelation. These Revelation charts explain the views.
Award-winning author Dr. Timothy Paul Jones has bachelors and masters degrees in biblical literature and pastoral ministry, as well as a doctorate in educational leadership. He is a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In 2010 he won the ECPA Christian Book of the Year award in the Christian Education category for Christian History Made Easy.
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"I was sent a copy of the book Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy with the request to consider writing an endorsement for it. Quite frankly, I had no desire to do so, as I quit reading books on prophecy when I graduated from Bible College over 35 years ago. You see, while in college I backed up with Scripture, to my satisfaction, several contradictory views on how to interpret the book of Revelation. That resulted in me laying aside the whole area of end-time prophecy and saying I am going to focus instead on discipling nations, as commanded by Jesus. I figured, eschatology was obviously ambiguous, and to fight and argue over interpretations was unprofitable to the furthering of the administration of God, which is by faith (1 Tim. 1:4).
However, when I first glanced at this book, I was struck by the full color charts on almost every page. I love charts, as so much information can be communicated so clearly in such a small amount of space. They captured my eyes, were easy to read and laid out multiple views of eschatology side by side, without feeling a need to judge any of them. Instead they simply showed the key unique emphases of each interpretative view along with its scriptural basis.
As I began to read I really got excited. Timothy Paul Jones was not putting anyone down. He was not judging or condemning or insisting his view was right and everyone else was wrong. As a matter of fact, he was not even stating what his view was. He was simply, honestly and clearly presenting the four major views of Revelation in a clear, concise, orderly manner.
So then I asked myself, but why even care about these four different ways of interpreting the book of Revelation? And as I turned to the next page (page 72), the author asked the question, "Why does it matter?" obviously fully in tune with his reading audience (which is something I absolutely love about the book). Then he gives the best answer to that question I have ever heard. It is so we know and appreciate the historical positions the church has held on the book of Revelation, so we can be informed and so we can learn to respect and honor those who hold positions different from ours. Well this is refreshing, and as God has been telling me that I need to honor all people. In my early Christian life, I was trained to judge and put down everyone who held a view different than mine, so I destroyed the unity of the body of Christ, because of my theological beliefs on things which were not essential to the message of salvation by faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This is an outstanding book, which clearly and simply lays out four differing views of end-time prophecy, providing scriptural support for each, showing the unique approaches each view takes, and encouraging you to understand and not judge those who disagree with you. Finally we can honor and love all people (1 Pet. 2:17) as we consider various views of interpreting end time prophecy. What a gift to the body of Christ. Thank you Timothy Paul Jones!
Now I want to read other books Dr. Timothy Paul Jones has written, plus I want to sell your book off our website, and add it as the first and only course on eschatology our university has ever offered."
Dr. Mark Virkler, Founder and President of Christian Leadership University
"I like the Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy because it levels the playing field. It shows options of how to interpret prophecies in the Bible rather than saying, 'This is the only way Christians believe.' It has a balanced approach, which is better for small group study. It just lays out the facts of how Christians over the centuries have understood these passages."
—Glen, Customer Service Manager
"Stunning art and fantastic side-by-side comparison charts. The explanations and diagrams in this book make the Bible passages clear. Some end-times prophecies in the Bible were a mystery even to the biblical writers. No wonder people have varying interpretations today. It's good to survey what Bible scholars think about each Bible verse, rather than having just one viewpoint pushed on you."
—Gene, Operations Manager
"This book does an amazing job in clarifying and comparing the different Christian views. It's very insightful and highly visually appealing."
—Sergio, Design Director
"Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy gave me choices. It showed the different ways of understanding the Book of Daniel and Revelation. And it helped me know what each viewpoint really teaches. A lot of people know only one part of a view, but they don't understand all the rest of the beliefs that go along with that view."
Timothy Paul Jones serves as a professor of Christian ministry and as associate vice president at the Southern Baptist Theological seminary, where he teaches courses in applied apologetics and family ministry.
Before teaching at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, he led churches in Missouri and Oklahoma as pastor and associate pastor. Dr. Jones has authored or contributed to more than a dozen books, including PROOF; Conspiracies and the Cross; and, Christian History Made Easy. In 2007, Charles Colson listed him as one of “four names you need to know” when responding to the new atheists and in 2010, Christian Retailing magazine selected Christian History Made Easy as the book of the year in the field of Christian education.
He is married to Rayann and they have three daughters. The Jones family works in SojournKids and community group ministry at Sojourn Community Church.
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