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From debut author Gray, an investigation into the book of Revelation and the second coming of Christ.

Gray says at the outset that the importance of examining the book of Revelation comes from the fact that we live in “a world that is rapidly fulfilling scripture regarding the end-times.” Passage by passage, sections are relayed and commented upon and often relayed again as this extensive work examines this famous biblical text, from the “Lord’s words to the seven churches” to the final invitation of Christ. The overall message centers on the inevitability of apocalyptic events and the importance for all of humanity to accept Christ as savior. “No matter where man is, no matter how hard life has been, no matter what you may be passing through right now,” he writes, “you can still be in the Spirit.” Venom is reserved for the United Nations and the “secular world,” members of which have “shown their snarling teeth toward the Christian faith. They have managed to have prayer removed from our schools.” Citing other portions of the Bible as well as like-minded writers (e.g., theologian Donald Barnhouse), the book is dense and explanatory. Gray is certain Christ will return—“He is coming back one day to claim that which is rightly His”—and that the end times will not be easy: “The events…anticipate the holocaust of divine judgment that is about to be poured out on the sinful, rebellious earth that is under the curse of sin.” Faithful readers might be pleased that a day will come when “the sorry events of human depravity will arise no more,” but the doubting among us will need more persuading. After all, will the end of the world truly come about when the Antichrist seizes control of the United Nations? Is it true that “Humanity has many faults, but perhaps there is none greater than the sentimental love many have toward God”?

A highly detailed and readable, albeit controversial, account of a literal interpretation of the book of Revelation.

Pub Date: Aug. 30th, 2013
ISBN: 978-1491704288
Page count: 542pp
Publisher: iUniverse
Program: Kirkus Indie
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