The date when Christ’s Kingdom will come to earth has been the “Holy Grail” of biblical prophecy since Daniel first inquired. All of “the prophets have inquired and searched carefully … searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.” Daniel was told that the time of the arrival of Christ’s Kingdom on earth was “closed up and sealed till the time of the end.” But when revealed, “the wise shall understand,” (Dan. 12:9-10).
Countless Christians have diligently searched for the hidden treasure. It has escaped the meticulous, chronological study of Sir Isaac Newton and the tomfoolery of Harold Camping.
The earliest Christians did not believe, as do most modern Christians, that the date of Christ’s return cannot be known. They held an eschatology called, “Chiliasm,” a view that saw all of human history as a “week” of seven millennia, with the seventh millennium being the coming Kingdom of Christ on earth. This view was unanimously taught by those who had close connections to the Apostle John. Knowing the year of Jesus’ second coming was merely a matter of putting together a biblical chronology from creation. This process would yield the date of His coming in the 6000th year from creation.
This book first demonstrates that Chiliasm is both biblical and apostolic. It follows Chiliasm’s history and demise, as Amillennialism displaced it from the fourth century onward. The author shows why the early Christian chronologies all failed. He then presents his own complete biblical chronology, from creation to the second coming of Christ, drawn exclusively from the data in the Hebrew Bible. This chronology is presented using the Jubilee calendar grid that God gave to Israel, but they never actually followed.
Placing the biblical chronological data on this calendar grid yields an amazing symmetry to the biblical historical record. There are a number of remarkable things presented in this book for the first time, such as:
- The death of Noah and birth of Abraham were in the 2000th year from creation, on the 40th Jubilee year.
- The Exodus from Egypt was in the 2500th year from creation, the 50th Jubilee year (A Jubilee of Jubilees).
- The decree of Cyrus the Great ending the 70-year Babylonian exile was the year 3500 from creation, the 70th Jubilee year (a double fulfillment of Jeremiah’s “70 years” prophecy).
- The correct solution to Daniel’s “70 weeks” prophecy.
- The exact time between Christ’s first and second coming is revealed in two separate passages in the Bible.
The biblical chronology presented here is completely new and unique. It is the original research of pastor Tim Warner over a period of many years, presented in a concise way, with over 500 footnotes for reference
purposes, and plenty of charts to illustrate the biblical timeline visually. It shows that we are only about two decades away from “The TIME of the END.” For those who are serious about being prepared for the last days, this book is a must read.