GCF generated these charts as an aid in helping to understand the various end-times scenarios. These were generated asobjectively as possible so as to let each view present itself. We hope you will find these useful.
You will find easy to read charts with information detailing the timeline, distinctives, historical background, major writings,theological persuasion,churches adhering to the views, past and current notables, www sites and a quote from a proponent.
We have captured the views of the following 'end times' beliefs:
Full Preterism- the belief that ALL Bible prophecy was completed by 70AD
Partial Preterism- the belief that MOST of Bible prophecy was completed by 70AD
Amillennialism- the belief that we are currently living in the Millennial Reign of Christ
Post-Millennialism- the belief that the Church will win the world to Christ before He returns
Historicism- the belief that the Book of Revelation began to be fulfilled in John's day and continues to be fulfilled today
Historic Pre-Millennialism- the belief Jesus returns before the Millennial Reign but is NOT Dispensational
Dispensational Pre-Millennialism- the belief of a sharp distinction between Israel and the Church
Pre-Tribulation Rapture- the belief that Jesus raptures the Church before the Tribulation
Partial Rapture- the belief that only those 'watching and persevering' will be rapture before the Tribulation
Mid-Tribulation Rapture- the belief that Jesus raptures the Church at the midpoint of the Tribulation
Pre-Wrath Rapture- the belief the Jesus raptures the Church sometime after the 6th Seal Judgment but before the 'wrath of the Lamb'
Post-Tribulation Rapture- the belief that Jesus raptures the Church at His 2nd Coming at the end of the Tribulation
Find out where the church fathers, the Reformers and proponents of each view stand with regards to their 'end times' beliefs.
Those included in the link above include: Augustine, Luther, Calvin, John MacArthur, RC Sproul, John Piper, Jack Van Impe,Chuck Missler, Chuck Smith, Don K. Preston, Kim Riddlebarger, Ed Stevens, Sam Frost, Michael Horton, Jay E. Adams, J.I. Packer, Gary DeMar, Kenneth Gentry, Dee Dee Warren, Matthew Henry, Jonathan Edwards, Loraine Boettner, J.Gresham Machen, Dr. Francis Nigel Lee, Joseph L. Haynes, Charles Cooper, Wayne Grudem, Gordon Clark, John WarrickMontgomery, George Eldon Ladd, Walter Martin, F.F. Bruce, Charles Ryrie, Miles Stanford, Arnold Fruchtenbaum, John F.Walvoord, C.I. Scofield, Dwight L. Moody, Charles Spurgeon, John Nelson Darby, William R. Newell, Les Feldick, HalLindsey, John Hagee, Grant Jeffrey, Mark Hitchcock, Ron Rhodes, Monte Judah, Tim LaHaye, Lewis Sperry Chafer, JoeyFaust, Ray Brubaker, Gleason L. Archer, Norman B. Harrison, Marv Rosenthal, Robert D. VanKampen, Heidi L. Nigro,Robert Gundry, Douglas J. Moo, Greg Koukl and Mark Driscoll