These Last Days

These Last Days: A Christian View of History                                                                                                        

Edited by Richard Phillips and Gabriel Fluher

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781596382510
Price: $14.00
Pages: 208
Publication date: February 2011
Topic: Eschatology, Evil, Age, Present



This is a book about an evil age.

Specifically, it is about "the present evil age" that we live in right now. For many Christians, the expression "these last days" refers to the time right before the second coming of Christ - but according to the apostles, the last days started with the first coming of Christ and continue even today. How do we biblically understand our time as the final age of world history? What does this mean for our faith?

Reformed Christians have often avoided the field of eschatology - but it was the doctrine of history that thrilled the first disciples. They realized that with the coming of the "last days" they had entered the time of the kingdom, and this understanding will strengthen our faith too.

Here the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology addresses this important topic and presents the following speakers' insights on:

Sinclair Ferguson - The Christ of History
D. A. Carson - This Present Evil
AgeAlistair Begg - The Age of the Spirit
Michael Horton - The Resurrection Hope
Ligon Duncan - The Eternal Glory
D. A. Carson - Partakers of the Age to Come
Cornelis Venema - The Four Main Millennial Views
Richard Phillips - A Pastoral Guide to Life after Death
Jeffrey Jue - Evangelical Eschatology, American Style
Paul Tripp - The Radical Implications of Eternity

Together some of the most gifted communicators of God’s Word explain the Christian's view on life, death, and the hereafter.


"These Last Days: A Christian View of History is an outstanding collection of ten essays from Reformed pastors and theologians on eschatology and its importance for living the Christian life." - Danny E. Olinger, Orthodox Presbyterian Church (read the full review here)

“Christians live to serve the living and true God -- not in a vacuum but as they wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead (I Thessalonians 1:9-10). This waiting service of the church, bracketed between its Lord's resurrection and return, occupies this collection of uniformly sound and helpful addresses on biblical eschatology. Here is a wealth of biblical teaching about Christ's return, events that will accompany it and the eternal state that follows, as well as how we are to live presently in the light of that hope. The appearance of this volume is most welcome. I commend it highly." - Richard B Gaffin


Richard Phillips

Richard D. Phillips is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.






Gabriel Fluhrer

Gabriel N.E. Fluhrer (Ph.D. Westminster Theological Seminary) is a minister of discipleship at the First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Gabe was ordained to the gospel ministry at the historic Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina, his hometown, and formerly served as the church planter and pastor of Shiloh Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC. He and his wife, both of whom came to know Jesus Christ in a saving way as adults, are proud parents of two children. Gabe is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Greenville

 Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He also holds a PhD  from Westminster Theological Seminary, where he studied under the direction of Dr. K. Scott Oliphint. In addition to his pastoral duties, Gabe serves on the distance education faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the editor of three books: Atonement (P&R 2010), These Last Days (P&R 2011), and Solid Ground (P&R 2012)


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