Understanding Bible Prophesy For Yourself: Tim La Haye
This book is not yet another compilation of future events and predictions directed to pique the interest of the casual reader. It is an easy and practical study guide for the serious reader who yearns to study and understand Biblical prophecy. Tim La Haye gives solid guidelines to interpret bible prophecy, a step-by-step approach to study and analyse the prophetic passages, exercises to write down and lastly, his understanding of those verses for comparison.
The author explains the urgency for God’s people to know His truth so that we are not deceived by false teachings and rumours about which Jesus repeatedly warned (7 times in His Olivet Discourse alone) his disciples to be wary of. Prophecy is not so difficult that we cannot understand it else God would not have put it in His word. As per the golden rule of interpretation – When the plain sense of scripture makes common sense, seek no other sense, but take every word at its primary, literal meaning, unless the facts of the immediate context clearly indicate otherwise.
Tim La Haye is not dogmatic in his explanation but gives ample references and has adopted a question-answer method to enable the readers to do a self-search of the Bible and come to their own conclusions. The book is a complete overview of all the events pertaining to the Second coming of Jesus Christ – the Rapture, the tribulation, the Glorious Appearing, the Millennial Kingdom up to the Great White Throne Judgement. Though the study of these future events is intriguing, exciting and intimidating all at once, the main objective is to re-emphasise that our time on this earth is very limited and we ought to win as many people as possible for Christ before they are lost forever.
Reviewed By Shirley Robin