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Trade Paperback
220 pages
Apr 2004
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End Time Delusions: The Rapture, the Antichrist, Israel, and the End of the World

by Steve Wohlberg

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In End Time Delusions, Steve Wohlberg attempts to unravel the theology of the ubiquitous Left Behind series, namely, pre-tribulations rapture doctrines. Using primarily New Testament scripture, Wohlberg makes his argument against this recent end times phenomenon.

Progressing systematically through the various tenants of this particular interpretation of end times prophecy, the author uses scripture and a conversational tone to convince the reader of it’s apparent contradictions. Some concepts he dissects include the rapture, seven-year tribulation, antichrist, and Israel’s role. He also includes a brief study guide in the back to review the book’s contents. What is the purpose of such an exercise? A clue can be found in Wohlberg’s comment, “Will the unprepared get a ‘second chance’ to be saved during a subsequent seven-year tribulation? Paul answered this question when he wrote ‘They shall not escape’ (verse 3).”

Wohlberg, a former Seventh Day Adventist pastor, now hosts a radio show that discusses end time prophecy. He handles the subject much like a radio personality: succinctly and sometimes with a punch. He takes a few jabs at the Left Behind theory, referring to it as a ‘delusion’ and ‘mega-myth.’ One problem the book has is the constant repetition of points made in previous chapters to the point of ad nauseum. He assumes that the reader is jumping in without reading his leading arguments, and goes through his logic again. But whether you agree with Wohlberg and other historists, or with pre-trib premillenialists, this thought-provoking dissention will force the reader to examine the foundations of his beliefs. -- Stacy Oliver, Christian Book

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Let the Bible speak for itself about the past, present, and future.

Will Christian vanish in a rapture? Will seven years of apocalyptic terror overtake those left behind? Will one future Mr. Diabolical -- the antichrist -- rise to control the world? Will he enter a rebuilt Jewish temple, claiming to be God? Will Earth's nations attack Israel at Armageddon? Bestselling books like Left Behind and popular apocalyptic movies predict such things. Are they correct?

No area of Christianity has been subject to more misguided interpretation than prophecy. Millions of Christians sense we are nearing Jesus Christ's return. Yet when it comes to what the majority thinks will happen during Earth's last days, and what the Bible actually says will occur, the difference is seismic.

With clarity and biblical accuracy, End Time Delusions exposes massive errors now flooding through media and in much of today's sensational prophecy writing. This book closely examines tightly-meshed yet speculative theories about the rapture, seven-year tribulation, antichrist, and the modern Jewish state. This book is no novelty. Buttressed with solid teachings from many of Christianity's most illustrious scholars, it lets the Bible speak for itself about the past, present and future.