Rose Guide To End-Times Prophecy
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Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy is an explanation of end-times prophecy and the Book of Revelation from several Christian viewpoints. Bible prophecy says that Jesus will come again, and Christians have wondered for centuries when and how that would take place.
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy Includes Book of Revelation Charts and More than 50 Charts, Diagrams, and Illustrations
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy includes all of the basic end-time prophecy charts Christians need to navigate the Book of Revelation, the Book of Daniel, and other prophetic Bible passages:
- Book of Revelation Charts
- 4 Views of the End Times Comparison Chart
- Comparison Charts and Eschatology Charts of
- Dispensational Premillennialism
- Historical Premillennialism
- Bible Dispensational Chart and Dispensationalism Time Line
- Overview of all of the key Bible Prophecy passages
- Definitions and explanations of all key words and concepts, such as end times, rapture, dispensations, book of Revelation, apocalypse, and more.
This book is packed full of full-color Bible prophecy charts and eschatology charts and is fully reproducible. Just photocopy these Revelation charts for your Bible study, adult Sunday school class, or use as small group curriculum. This book explains each view of the end times, so that you know what you believe and why.
Sample Pages and Charts from Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecies
Sample Chart: Four Views of the End Times Chart
Sample Chart: Four Approaches to Revelation: Book of Revelation Chart
Sample Chart: Tabernacle and Temple and the Ark of the Covenant in Prophecy
Sample Chart: 3 Views of the Rapture
If you would like a free printable PDF of this chart for your adult Sunday school or Bible study or college course, we will send you a link to this Free 3 Views of the Rapture Chart.
Sample Chart: Bible Dispensational Chart
This chart shows Bible Prophecy from a Dispensational viewpoint. If you would like a free printable PDF of this dispensations chart for your adult Sunday school or Bible study or college course, we will send you a link to this Free Bible Dispensations Chart.
The Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy Helps You Know What You Believe About Bible Prophecy —and the Book of Revelation
This overview of Bible prophecy is an easy-to-understand book that examines key portions of Scripture and shows different ways that Christians have interpreted them. This handy end-times explanation includes several timelines of the events before the second coming of Jesus Christ. This book includes those end-times prophecies charts, and helps people understand their own beliefs better, no matter which view they hold.
End-Times Prophecies Charts Included
End-Times Charts: Introduction
These end-times prophecy charts give a starting point—an introduction to the topic of Bible prophecy and how to understand it.
- Chart of Two Common and Opposite Errors When Studying the End Times
- List of End-Times Prophecies and Prophets Who Were Wrong
- 4 Reasons to Study the End Times
- 3 Ways to Interpret the Bible
- 4 Types of Apocalyptic Literature
- 5 Examples of Apocalyptic Writings in the Bible: How is it Different from the Rest of the Bible?
What Christians Agree About the End Times
Christians may not agree on details about the end of the world, but they do agree on some key issues. This section explains where Christians agree and where they interpret biblical passages differently.
- Chart of Essential Beliefs: First-Order Issues, Second-Order Issues, Third-Order Issues
- 3 Essential Truths About the End Times that Christians Have Always Believed
- 12 Keys Terms to Help You Understand the End Times
- Definition and explanation of Dispensational, Covenental, New Covenental Views
- Definition and explanation of Futurist, Historicist, Idealist, and Preterist Approaches
- Definition and explanation of Amillennial, Postmillennial, Dispensational Premillennial, and Historical Premillennial views
Comparison Charts on the Book of Revelation
Some parts of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation were written in the apocalyptic style. Apocalyptic Literature is defined as Jewish literature presented in the form of vision that figuratively revealed hidden truths for the purpose of assuming God's people of the goodness of God's plans during times of persecution.
- 4 Approaches to the Book of Revelation: Futurist, Historicist, Idealist, and Preterist
- Detailed Comparison Chart of 21 Key Passages from the Book of Revelation
Comparison Charts about the New Jerusalem
The comparisons between the Garden of Eden in Genesis and God's Holy City in Revelation are fascinating. The beauty and splendor of the renewed creation, with God dwelling in the midst, closes the circle from Paradise in the Garden to the Holy City in the new heavens and new earth.
- The Heavenly Kingdom Compared to the Garden of Eden (The Original Creation in Genesis vs. the Renewed Creation in Revelation)
- Rivers and Trees and God's Presence: Comparison Chart of the Garden in Genesis with the Holy City in Revelation
- Comparison Chart of Adam and Jesus: Where Adam Failed, Jesus Succeeded
God's Covenant with Abraham: The Abrahamic Covenant in the Bible
God made many promises to Abraham: to make a great nation from his descendants, to give his descendants the land of Canaan, and to make him a father of many nations. These comparison charts explain 3 ways that Christians see the fulfillment of those promises.
- God's Promises to Abraham about Offspring, Land, and the Blessing
- God's Covenant with Abraham Chart: Compare Dispensational, Covenental, New Covenental Views
Old Testament End-Times Prophecy Charts
Jesus drew deeply on the Old Testament when he spoke about the end times. His listeners knew the Scriptures, especially the expectations and images associated with the end of the world. Jesus and Paul took for granted that their hearers knew the Old Testament.
- Chart: What Kind of Kingdom Did the Old Testament Prophecy Predict?
- 4 Views of the Kingdom of God Chart
- Explanation of "Multiple Fulfillments"
- What was the Day of the Lord?: Chart Comparing the Prophets' Teachings
- The Tabernacle, the Temple, and the Ark of the Covenant in History, Prophecy, and the End Times
- 4 Views of Ezekiel's Temple Chart
Bible Prophecy Charts on the Book of Daniel
About 600 years before Jesus was born, Daniel was a prophet in Babylonia. He was brought before King Nebuchadnezzar to interpret a dream that involved a statue with a head of fine gold, chest and arms of silver, belly and thighs of bronze, and legs and feet of iron and clay. That dream indicated the kingdoms that would occupy Daniel's homeland of Judah.
- Statue in the Book of Daniel Chart and Explanation
- King Nebuchadnezzar's Dream and Daniel's Vision of the Beasts Chart
- Chart comparing views of Daniel's 70 Weeks: The Anointed One and the Ruler Yet to Come
New Testament End-Times Prophecy Charts
Bible Prophecy Charts On Jesus' Teachings
Jesus taught a lot about the end times. He called himself Messiah, the Anointed One, and he claimed to bring the Kingdom. He was the rightful prophet, priest, and king. Jesus' words about the end of the world are key to understanding Bible prophecy.
- Why Did People Miss Jesus as the Promised Messiah?
- Messiah: The Meaning of Oil and Anointing in the Bible
- 4 Reasons People Couldn't See Who Jesus Was
- Jesus' Key Teachings
- Jesus Will Return
- No One Know When Jesus Will Return
- There Will be a Final Judgment
- Jesus' Teachings in the Olivet Discourse: The tribulation, the Antichrist, the return of the Son of Man to earth, the Temple destroyed, famine, earthquakes, wars, rumors of wars, the signs and the birth pangs of Jesus' Coming.
As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying,
"Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the close of the age?"
And Jesus answered them, "Take heed that no one leads you astray.
For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ,' and they will lead many astray.
And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars;
see that you are not alarmed; for this must take place, but the end is not yet."
—Jesus, Matthew 24:3-6 (The Olivet Discourse)
Bible Prophecy Charts And the History of the Book of Revelation
The Apostle John wrote about the end of the world and the events leading up the the Second Coming of Christ. How the Book of Revelation is interpreted depends, in part, on when it was written: during the time of Emperor Nero or Domitian.
- Chart: When did John Write the Book of Revelation?
- Chart: Who Was Emperor Nero? Who Was Emperor Domitian?
Definition of Terms in the Book of Revelation
Apocalyptic literature, such as is found in the Book of Revelation, is presented in the form of vision that figuratively reveals hidden truths. For this reason, Christian scholars differ in their definitions of the terms in Revelation. These Revelation charts explain the views.
- Who Are the 24 Elders?
- Who are the 144,000?
- What does the "Mark of the Beast" Mean?
- Who are the 2 Witnesses in the Book of Revelation?
- What are the characteristics of the Antichrist?
- What are the 2 Beasts in the Old Testament?
- 4 Views of the Beasts in the Book of Revelation
- Explanation of the "Seven Heads," "The Ten Horns," Other Descriptions of the Beast
No matter what political or religious powers may rise against God's people,
no hellish power or human scheme ever stands beyond God's sovereign hand.
—Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, Author
More Revelation Charts and End-Times Charts
- Four Ways to Understand the Book of Revelation Chart
- Three Ways to Interpret the Book of Daniel — Chart explains the statues, beasts, goats, and the 70 weeks.
- Four Christian Views of the End Times Chart: Pre-Mil, Post-Mill, A-Mill and Historical Pre-Mill
- Terms in the Book of Revelation: the Beasts, 666, Millennium, Antichrist, Armageddon, and Tribulation
- A Dispensational End-Times Prophecies Chart compared with two other Christian views of God's work with Israel
- Jesus' teachings in Matthew 24, known as the Olivet Discourse, and two ways of understanding each passage (wars, rumors of wars, tribulation, earthquakes, etc.)
- Two views of the Temple in the End Times
- Ezekiel's Temple Vision Chart- 4 ways of understanding it
- Glossary of End-Times Terms
Sample Pages from Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy
About the Author of The Bible Prophecy Charts in Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy
Award-winning author Dr. Timothy Paul Jones has bachelors and masters degrees in biblical literature and pastoral ministry, as well as a doctorate in educational leadership. He is a professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. In 2010 he won the ECPA Christian Book of the Year award in the Christian Education category for Christian History Made Easy.
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"It doesn't take long for a discussion of the end times to get kooky, hyper-complex, or both. If you're afraid to talk about the last days because you're afraid you'll wind up gazing at byzantine prophecy charts or listening to someone talk about how you ought to be storing up food and weapons, this book is for you. Timothy Paul Jones, one of the most brilliant scholars in the Christian world, takes the words of Jesus seriously, all of them, including the ones about the end. He takes them so seriously that he refuses to hide them under a bushel of scholarly jargon or of sensationalistic hype. Read and be blessed."
Russell D. Moore, Provost, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Kudos to Dr. Timothy Paul Jones - he has taken a difficult subject and presented it concisely, clearly, and colorfully. Jones's book offers the fruit of scholarship and research in such a way that both scholar and non-scholar alike can read and profit. He is eminently measured and fair in his presentation of the various views that Christians have held on prophecy and the future. I especially appreciate how Jones allows the reader to see representative views, on topic after topic, speak for themselves. Here is the book [Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy] that I will want close at hand when I preach or teach biblical passages relating to the future."
Guy Prentiss Waters, Associate Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS
"In the midst of eschatological debates and arguments, this book [Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy] provides a refreshingly fair and irenic approach to a difficult and sensitive topic. It will certainly help the reader understand the breadth of theological issues involved in discussing the end times. Most importantly, it places the reader's attention on the issue the Scriptures emphasizes: the glory of God and His faithfulness to His Word. Having this biblical perspective makes this book a must read for those in the church to rightly grasp the content and beauty of eschatology."
Dr. Abner Chou, The Master's College, Santa Clarita, CA
"It seems that the Christian interest in the end times will never end. Unfortunately, much confusion reigns within the various evangelical camps regarding what the other camps believe. If you are interested in really understanding the several evangelical approaches to the end times this study is a must! Dr. Jones knows his material well and presents it clearly. I highly commend Dr. Jones for his intelligent, fair, and practical presentation of the Four Views of the End Times."
Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Th.D.
Author, He Shall Have Dominion and Before Jerusalem Fell
A Professor tells why he is choosing Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy as an Intro to Eschatology Textbook
"I was sent a copy of the book Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy with the request to consider writing an endorsement for it. Quite frankly, I had no desire to do so, as I quit reading books on prophecy when I graduated from Bible College over 35 years ago. You see, while in college I backed up with Scripture, to my satisfaction, several contradictory views on how to interpret the book of Revelation. That resulted in me laying aside the whole area of end-time prophecy and saying I am going to focus instead on discipling nations, as commanded by Jesus. I figured, eschatology was obviously ambiguous, and to fight and argue over interpretations was unprofitable to the furthering of the administration of God, which is by faith (1 Tim. 1:4).
However, when I first glanced at this book, I was struck by the full color charts on almost every page. I love charts, as so much information can be communicated so clearly in such a small amount of space. They captured my eyes, were easy to read and laid out multiple views of eschatology side by side, without feeling a need to judge any of them. Instead they simply showed the key unique emphases of each interpretative view along with its scriptural basis.
As I began to read I really got excited. Timothy Paul Jones was not putting anyone down. He was not judging or condemning or insisting his view was right and everyone else was wrong. As a matter of fact, he was not even stating what his view was. He was simply, honestly and clearly presenting the four major views of Revelation in a clear, concise, orderly manner.
So then I asked myself, but why even care about these four different ways of interpreting the book of Revelation? And as I turned to the next page (page 72), the author asked the question, "Why does it matter?" obviously fully in tune with his reading audience (which is something I absolutely love about the book). Then he gives the best answer to that question I have ever heard. It is so we know and appreciate the historical positions the church has held on the book of Revelation, so we can be informed and so we can learn to respect and honor those who hold positions different from ours. Well this is refreshing, and as God has been telling me that I need to honor all people. In my early Christian life, I was trained to judge and put down everyone who held a view different than mine, so I destroyed the unity of the body of Christ, because of my theological beliefs on things which were not essential to the message of salvation by faith in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
This is an outstanding book, which clearly and simply lays out four differing views of end-time prophecy, providing scriptural support for each, showing the unique approaches each view takes, and encouraging you to understand and not judge those who disagree with you. Finally we can honor and love all people (1 Pet. 2:17) as we consider various views of interpreting end time prophecy. What a gift to the body of Christ. Thank you Timothy Paul Jones!
Now I want to read other books Dr. Timothy Paul Jones has written, plus I want to sell your book off our website, and add it as the first and only course on eschatology our university has ever offered."
Dr. Mark Virkler, Founder and President of Christian Leadership University
Why Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecies is a Staff Favorite
"I like the Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy because it levels the playing field. It shows options of how to interpret prophecies in the Bible rather than saying, 'This is the only way Christians believe.' It has a balanced approach, which is better for small group study. It just lays out the facts of how Christians over the centuries have understood these passages."
—Glen, Customer Service Manager
"Stunning art and fantastic side-by-side comparison charts. The explanations and diagrams in this book make the Bible passages clear. Some end-times prophecies in the Bible were a mystery even to the biblical writers. No wonder people have varying interpretations today. It's good to survey what Bible scholars think about each Bible verse, rather than having just one viewpoint pushed on you."
—Gene, Operations Manager
"This book does an amazing job in clarifying and comparing the different Christian views. It's very insightful and highly visually appealing."
—Sergio, Design Director
"Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy gave me choices. It showed the different ways of understanding the Book of Daniel and Revelation. And it helped me know what each viewpoint really teaches. A lot of people know only one part of a view, but they don't understand all the rest of the beliefs that go along with that view."
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Rose Guide To End-Times Prophecy
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones and his associates have done a marvelous job on this book. The reality is that the topic of the “End Times” is one of the most contentious disagreements that Christians deal with as they define their faith. Having read many books through the years on this topic, I find the approach used by Dr. Jones a breath of fresh air in the debate. He defines what the various viewpoints have in common. Throughout the book, the author keeps reeling the reader back to what is most important for believers today, and that is, The Gospel of Jesus Christ.
In a format of excellence that Rose Publishing has been long known for, this book uses color print, charts, diagrams and wonderful artwork to enhance the message of the book. In each chapter the text is re-presented in charts that help the reader digest the information presented.
I highly recommend this book as one to have in your library and to enhance your studying of God’s Word, the Bible.
Pastor Richard Reid, North Baptist
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A Good Antidote to Rampant End Times Speculations
The Rose Guide to the End Times by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones is visually inviting, easy to follow and comprehensive.
Studying the End Times (Eschatology) can be very confusing. This book is a detailed study, which is a good fit for an individual, Bible study class or group and even as part of the curriculum for a college course.
I was pleased to see the author starts the first 5 chapters focusing on ‘What matters most when it comes to the end of the world.’ Unlike many books on the market today the author does not seem to have a pet position to further. He lays things out so that you may understand what is Biblical and how others in the church see things.
The sections on the Old and New Testaments put things wonderfully in Biblical perspective. The last section is enlightening as it lays out each of the 4 major views of the End Times in the Church today. This is helpful when hearing or reading about the End Times.
by Gail Welborn|
Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy
Award-winning author and scholar, Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, with advanced degrees in biblical literature and pastoral ministry, provides a simplified, unbiased and clear overview of end-times prophecies. His refreshing, informative and balanced approach combines with stunning artwork, colorful charts, pictures and diagram comparisons that streamline an otherwise mysterious and confusing topic.
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I like the way the book continues to point to Jesus as the Christ!
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The only Book That I have read that guides you through the End-Times Prophecy. A must read for everyone
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Review by: Jim Garlow, bestselling coauthor of Cracking Da Vinci's Code , Skyline Church - August 4, 2011
"Each time I read his writing, I find myself saying, ‘Aha!' or ‘I wish I'd thought of that.'"
Jim Garlow, bestselling coauthor of Cracking Da Vinci's Code
Review by: Pastor Hal Seed, Author and founding Pastor, New Song Community Church, New Song Community Church - August 4, 2011
For decades, Christians have taken one side or another in the interpretation of the Bible’s future events. I like the “different views” approach because it allows believers to think and decide for themselves. Timothy’s work avoids speculative extremes and helps us understand end-times prophecy from start to finish. I love the charts, diagrams and pictures!
Hal Seed Founding pastor, New Song Community Church. author of Future History: Understanding the Book of Daniel and End Times Prophecy. Hal holds degrees from Wheaton College, Denver Seminary (M.Div.) and Fuller Seminary (D.Min.)
Review by: Dr. Abner Chou, Master's College, Santa Clarita, CA - August 25, 2011
In the midst of eschatological debates and arguments, this book [Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy] provides a refreshingly fair and irenic approach to a difficult and sensitive topic. It will certainly help the reader understand the breadth of theological issues involved in discussing the end times. Most importantly, it places the reader’s attention on the issue the Scriptures emphasizes: the glory of God and His faithfulness to His Word. Having this biblical perspective makes this book a must read for those in the church to rightly grasp the content and beauty of eschatology.
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Review by: Sid Roth, Host, It's Supernatural! Television - August 30, 2011
It's too important to let someone else think for you concerning end times. “The Rose Guide to End-Time Prophecy” will allow you to be knowledgeable of the exciting new season we are entering. You must be knowledgeable of God's position.
Review by: Dr. Russell D. Moore, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary - September 7, 2011
It doesn't take long for a discussion of the end times to get kooky, hyper-complex, or both. If you're afraid to talk about the last days because you're afraid you'll wind up gazing at byzantine prophecy charts or listening to someone talk about how you ought to be storing up food and weapons, this book is for you. Timothy Paul Jones, one of the most brilliant scholars in the Christian world, takes the words of Jesus seriously, all of them, including the ones about the end. He takes them so seriously that he refuses to hide them under a bushel of scholarly jargon or of sensationalistic hype. Read and be blessed.
Review by: Jerry Newcombe, D.Min., Author of COMING AGAIN, Sr. Producer of Truth in Action Ministries, (formerly Coral Ridge Ministries) - September 14, 2011
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones is a wonderful scholar of the New Testament. When my younger brother made a film about the history of the Church for the Lausanne Committee (Capetown 2010), Dr. Jones was one of only two or three scholars that helped my brother with critical background information. His new book on the end-times is an excellent resource to guide through the maze of conflicting opinions on a difficult subject, where there is genuine disagreement among well-meaning and well-learned scholars.
Review by: Pastor Gino Geraci, Law Enforcement Chaplain, Calvary Chapel South Denver, Salem Media Talk Show Host - October 4, 2011
Simple. Helpful. Biblical. What’s not to love? Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy provides the reader with a way to think about the end-times with hope rather than the end-times in confusion.
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones avoids egg-head explanations but retains a rich respect for the differences in the four main camps of end-time apologists. The book incorporates a simple and understandable guide to the main views of Amillennialism, Postmillennialism, Premillennialism and Historical Premillennialism. This careful scholar avoids cartoon caricatures of the different views but gives helpful summaries of ways of interpreting the Bible and all four views of the end times. Dr. Timothy Paul Jones gives the reader a helpful way of understanding the differences and why those differences persist.
The good Doctor takes his own advice; he refuses to slip into unwarranted speculation or slip into shoulder-shrugging cynicism. He knows the reason. The future matters.
Review by: Darrell J. Ahrens, BA Chapman U., MSBA Boston U., MDiv Fuller - November 23, 2011
This [Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy ] is one of the best books I have read on the subject. It gives a thorough, clear, and concise explanation of the various interpretations of passages dealing with end-times prophecies in both Old and New Testaments, and specifically in the books of Daniel and Revelation. [Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy] deals with these passages on the basis of scriptural , historical, and scholarly integrity, and does not indulge in wild speculation common in so many books dealing with the end times. The illustrations, pictures, and diagrams are attractive and highly informative and expertly serve to clarify and summarize the narrative.
The book is true to the biblical exhortation, "For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears," 1Cor. 13:9-10. The authors make it clear that their objective is not to focus primarily on times, dates, or events, but to focus on Jesus, who is the source of God's creation, the source of God's redemption for His creation and humankind, the focus of God's revelation, and the goal of God's plan in all of history, including the end times which will bring history to its conclusion. Altogether, the book is a highly invaluable resource to anyone seeking a greater understanding of end-times prophecies.
Review by: Pastor Alan Kraft, Senior Pastor Of Christ Community Church, Greeley, CO and author of “Good News For Those Trying Harder - December 6, 2011
This [Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy ] is an amazingly helpful book. It provides balanced and easily understood explanations of varying end times perspectives. It is definitely a resource I will use again and again. I highly recommend it.
Review by: Guy Prentiss Waters, Associate Professor Of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, MS - January 12, 2012
Kudos to Dr. Timothy Paul Jones – he has taken a difficult subject and presented it concisely, clearly, and colorfully. Jones’s book offers the fruit of scholarship and research in such a way that both scholar and non-scholar alike can read and profit. He is eminently measured and fair in his presentation of the various views that Christians have held on prophecy and the future. I especially appreciate how Jones allows the reader to see representative views, on topic after topic, speak for themselves. Here is the book [Rose Guide to End-Times Prophecy] that I will want close at hand when I preach or teach biblical passages relating to the future.