Bridegroom Comes

The America in Prophecy

Christian - Devotion/Study
168 Pages
Reviewed on 03/10/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Many of us believe that the fields are white, ripe for the picking. The Bridegroom Comes, The American In Prophecy shares how not to be left behind. While no one knows the exact time or day that Jesus will return the signs seem to point to sooner rather than later. Author Richard Ruhling refers to the attack on the World Trade Center. He speaks of Israel and Jerusalem. "When they say, ‘Peace and safety,’ sudden destruction comes." 1 Thessalonians 5:3." He discusses the planetary alignments.

Ruhling offers a two sided look at the apocalypse. The personal side and America’s role. He offers possible scenarios of the last days.

Too often books concerning end time prophecies are difficult to read. In The Bridegroom Comes, Richard Ruhling writes in an easy-to-read style. He offers a unique interpretation to scripture. I was surprised at his philosophy concerning the rapture. I also found his theory of the antichrist interesting.

America in Prophecy is a look at the role of the United States in the end times. Have we become too puffed up, to proud of ourselves? I found a lot of truth in America in Prophecy. We have become too proud of ourselves. Ruhling falls heavily on the book of Daniel. My favorite part of this book is the time line.

This is one book you do not want to miss.

Richard R. Blake

"The Bridegroom Comes" presents a timely important alternative approach to the recent popularity of fictional accounts of end time prophecies which combine scriptural truths with contemporary characters and complex plots. Dr. Richard Ruhling offers the reader a straightforward answer to the question "How Not to Be Left Behind."

Newspaper headlines today verify the message of Biblical prophetic scholars that we are living in end times. Dr. Ruhling provides insight into the importance of sharing the warning of a coming crisis with an understanding of Christ's wedding parables in "The Bridegroom Comes!" Dr. Ruhling discusses in detail the significance of value based relationships.

He produces evidence that the solar system, alignment on Mary 5, 2000 as a sign of the nearness of the end and a reminder of coming judgment, as in Noah's day.

In anticipation of the bridegroom's coming, readiness and watchfulness are key action words for Christians. Dr. Ruhling clearly articulates the importance of listening for his knock and responding to the invitation to the marriage supper.

Ruhling carefully and objectively points out a diversity of opinions on the interpretation of the White Horse in Revelation chapter six and of the often misunderstood texts concerning the rapture of the church.

Established Biblical students will gain new insights into these questions as they reflect on Ruhling's conclusions. New Christians and others not familiar with end-times theology and the various interpretations will find this work a helpful resource tool for further study.

I found the chronological appendix and the practical considerations to be especially helpful in visualizing a time line.

Dr. Richard Ruhling shares the Biblical message of the signs of the nearness of the end-times with a warning of judgment to come. His writing conveys a genuine concern for his reader and their response to the invitation of the bridegroom.