Our Past and Future Hope: Reintroducing a Traditional Faith-Building Eschatology

The modern interpretation of prophecy in the Bible is rife with speculation, conspiracy, and ultimately fear. The study of it seems to lead one to either an unhealthy obsession or an apprehensive apathy.

As it turns out, it was not this way in generations past. The traditional understanding of eschatology- also known as historicism- relies on hindsight rather than speculation, confident fulfillment in place of conspiracy, and fosters hope instead of fear. This book is an introduction to that method, and a faith-building journey in Scripture that reveals a God who never leaves his people without direction.

About the Author
Jason Giles was steeped in Late Great Planet Earth culture from childhood, serving with Kings Kids, Youth With A Mission, and later graduating from Moody Bible Institute with a B.S. in Biblical Studies. This book is the result of over a decade of his independent research into historicism. Jason lives in an intentional Christian community in Chicago with his wife and two children, and serves as the manager of a mission business there.

This is the Cover/Contents page of Our Past and Future Hope: Reintroducing a Traditional Faith-Building Eschatology by Jason Giles. There are links to each chapter below.

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1. The Foundation Of Apocalyptic Prophecy
Daniel 2

2. Evidence Of God’s Past Faithfulness
Daniel 8 and 11

3. Messiah And The Fate Of Jerusalem
Daniel 9

4. Three Questions, Two Events, One Answer
Matthew 24

5. The Coming Of The Son Of Man
Daniel 7

6. The Man Of Sin And That Which Restrains
2 Thessalonians 2

7. A Closer Look At The Beast And Its Mark
Revelation 13 and 17

8. Eastern Antichrist
Revelation 9

9. The Fate Of The Church
Revelation 12

10. Future Hope For Israel
Romans 11

11. Where Are We Now?
Revelation 16

12. The Millennium
Revelation 20

13. Appendix A
Resources for Further Study