Monday, June 9, 2014
If there were no final judgment, there would be no justice. God's judgment holds individuals and societies to account for the fact that their values, priorities, organization, and structures are inhumane, i.e., they cannot and will not bring about that which is best for people. Our attitude and response to the idea of God's judgment reveals what is truly central in our lives. The sermon I preached yesterday on Rev 18:1-19:6 entitled "The Judgment of Babylon the Great" deals with these important issues. Both the audio and PDF versions of this sermon are available on the sermons page of the ECLEA website:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Two days ago, a reviewer whom I do not know posted a new review of my book, Biblical Eschatology, on Amazon. He entitled it, "The best book so far on eschatology!" and continued:
The reason I say so far is because there might be another that will replace it. But I do not see that happening anytime soon. At first I was not sure about buying this as a reference in my library. I have never heard of the author and the price was absurd. After some time looking up Menn and reviews of his book I decided to purchase the book. And I am glad I did! This book is the most excellent treatment on this subject I have come across! I thought for only 470 pages it would be about the same as Venema and his book, but it towers over his book no questions asked. When I received my copy I did not expect the size of this book to be as big as it is, it is literally a large sized Bible. Menn also does not waste time after a couple chapters he gets right to it. He covers multiple texts and provides each positions interpretation, strengths, and weaknesses. As much as I love the books I have on this subject this is the best regarding different positions on certain texts. I have already recommended this to a friend and plan to share it with more! Do not hesitate this book is one you should have in your library. Also if the price is a problem buy the digital book since the price is quite different.
You can see this and the other reviews here: http://www.amazon.com/Biblical-Eschatology-Jonathan-Menn/dp/1620325799/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401897359&sr=1-1&keywords=menn+biblical+eschatology. Enjoy!