I can pretty much assure you that all of these pastoral graduates had one thing in common at their ordination and installation. Given all that had happened, it was truly miraculous that he did. Hence, as long-time friends, we just agree to disagree agreeably. Vitas has committed to serve justice equally for all, and is no longer able to stand by as Nero carries out horrific acts against Christian believers, or while other Roman rulers plunder and steal to their own benefit. Hanegraaff and Brouwer allow protagonists to mess up at times and make foolish and sinful decisions--and then show them suffering the consequences for it.
In a meeting the congregation considers the names along with a short biography. There are many different threads and characters, and the narrative jumps between them with gaping cliffhangers and the promise of tying everything together at the end of which, only about two are solved. This is a very Intriguing, Interesting, Insightful Beautifully told book!!! But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. Nero's closest allies become consumed with deciphering the meaning of the prophecy, while events unfold that place Vitas' very life at risk, along with the lives of those he most holds dear. Now, however, Tyndale House, the Christian publisher of Left Behind , is planning a new fictional series with a very different view — one that posits that Revelation actually tells the story in code of the first-century persecution of Christians and of the fall of the Jewish Temple. He always turned in performances that were enjoyable to behold.
But those were my only issues, and why I didn't give a full 5 stars. Haggai 2:6-7 says the time from his day c. Comments : First, if this is precisely what he means in the whole book, then, as already noted, the heretical view of full preterism follows. Betrayal and fear face everyone who lived in that terrible time. We do not agree, however, as to who is more consistent in their use of this method. Some of the modern interpretations of the Book of Revelation are questionable to me but this made more sense. However, we must be careful not to paint all futurists with the same broad brush.
I am assuming that the remaining loose ends will be addressed in the rest of the series, but I simply didn't like this book enough to want to read the re I really wanted to enjoy this book, I truly did. They chose well qualified, faithful men. They gave one of the crew members a second portion of the scroll written in Hebrew with instructions to give it to John. Powerful men in Rome conspire to save Vitas and John so they can escape Nero. But somehow, this book wasn't a gripper. This book is the first in a trilogy, which is the a-millennial answer to The Left Behind series.
Fourth, Hank knows I have a strong commitment to the premillennial futurist view opposed in The Last Disciple. His calm insanity was even more frightening than a raving lunatic, because there was no question in his mind about his own actions. However, going into this I knew it was Mr. Who or What does the numbers 666 stand for? In this case, full preterism follows which is heretical. To top it off, almost nothing was resolved in the end.
Much of the larger events are historically accurate and even some of the characters were real people. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Third, the conditions of the seven churches Rev. Vitas has committed to serve justice equally for all, and is no longer able to stand by as Nero carries out horrific acts against Christian believers, or while other Roman rulers plunder and steal to their own benefit. Meanwhile the early Christians must decipher it and cling to the hope it provides as they face the greatest of all persecutions. To be safe, Christians must remain invisible. I strongly recommend this to 16 and up! While it is not the best prose I've sampled, the writing is vastly superior to that in any of The Left Behind books which I swear had to have been written for a 3rd-4th grade reading level in order to have a broader readership.
I appreciated the way Hanegraaff and Brouwer aptly conveyed the deep political and religious tension and hostility between Rome and Israel during that time, especially in Jerusalem with the Roman procurator and the temple priests. The main character of the entire book series, Gallus Sergius Vitas, is a trusted adviser to both the Roman Senate and Nero. What if the Rapture has already happened? The co-author of the new series, obviously, disagrees. It's a gorier book than I usually read, but any book on the persecution of the Christians under Nero would be gory, if it did the topic any justice. In Rome, even highly placed Roman citizens are being subjected to the lunacy and the whims of Nero. I agree and am interested in the various views on the subject. But somehow, this book wasn't a gripper.
Comments: Here again, this agrees with the partial preterist view that John is speaking about the first century, whatever applications it may have to later generations. A prolific writer and much in-demand speaker, he is the author of over 30 books and has conducted Bible prophecy seminars throughout North America and overseas. I highly recommend this book and award it 5 out of 5 stars. It gives you a feeling for what it might have been like to be living in Jerusalem during the chaos of 65-70 A. First-century Rome is a perilous city as Nero stalks the political circles and huddled groups of believers. That choice was made evident by casting lots.
For in the strict sense , there is not a single passage of Scripture that teaches the Trinity either, but that does not mean it is not biblically based. Like Helius, Vitas is a fictional character. In brief, my answer is that we agree on all the essentials of the Faith, but on the question of the last days Hank knows I do not agree with his opposition to the futurist view. He is the Son of God. I am rating this as okay but wouldn't recommend it as it just didn't hold my interest. According to this view, the great war of Armageddon occurred in 70 A. This is not a view that is held by most Christians who expect the rapture, tribulation, anti-christ etc at some point in the future.
Set in the turbulent years just before one of the most horrendous events in Jewish history, The Last Temple concludes the trilogy of The Last Disciple and The Last Sacrifice. Comment : In one sense this is true, but it is very misleading. Nor did Christ literally execute all the judgments listed in Revelation 9 and 16 at that time. To survive, the early Christians must decipher a mysterious code. First off, it wasn't very coherent - the authors decided to jump around from story to story about five of them dedicating a few pages to one plot, then whisking you off to another before you've got your feet planted on the first one.