Author: Dr. Doug Stauffer
When the End Begins answers these and many more seemingly perplexing questions: Who will be living in the time likened to the days of Noah and Lot? Who are the elect gathered by the angels just prior to Christ’s Second Coming? Why is the prophecy of the Temple’s destruction really just a distraction? Upon what specific generation will all the traumatic events of the Olivet Discourse come to pass? Whom do the ten slumbering virgins represent at Christ’s Second Advent? How are the sheep identified and why does the Shepherd separate them from the goats?
Unfortunately, many well-meaning, Christ-loving saints have been held hostage by prophecy teachers using questions like these to cast doubt upon God’s prophetic promises for the New Testament Church. When the End Begins is a God-given tool to break through the spiritual chains of bondage. Read the book! Heed the warning! Consider yourself bound no longer!
Finally a book that clarifies pertinent issues like the following:
1. There is a gathering of the Elect upon the earth but no Rapture in Matthew chapter 24.
2. The days of Noah and Lot (Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:28) are misapplied to the Church’s last days and the Rapture when they point directly to Israel’s last days. The references to Noah and Lot do not have the Church in view, yet Enoch serves as the correct association to the Rapture of the Church.
3. The parable of the Ten Virgins finally revealed! The five unwise virgins are those who buy from those who sell (Matthew 25:9) during Daniel’s Seventieth Week when no man can buy or sell without the Mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:17). These five unwise virgins are clearly those who have taken the Mark enabling them to buy during that fateful period.
4. The discussion concerning the destruction of the Temple fulfilled in AD 70 was foretold but not intended by the Lord to be the focus of the Olivet Discourse and the End Times. In fact, the Temple discussion was an interruption that makes people misinterpret the context of the questions asked in Matthew 24:3.
5. “Generation” (Matthew 23:36) mentioned in the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24:34) has been mis-defined as a generational span of time when it actually refers to a generational characteristic applying to a certain people group (ie. the generation of vipers (Matthew 12:34, 23:33) and wicked (Matthew 12:45), and adulterous generation (Matthew 12:39).
6. The thief in relation to the Lord’s return refers to His Second Coming to earth and never the Rapture of the Church (Joel 2:9; Matthew 24:43; 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 4; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 16:15).
7. The New Testament Church did not begin until after Christ ascended to the Father, placed His blood upon the mercy seat in Heaven and men were permanently indwelled by God. The Lord purchased the Church and referred to it as “the Church OF God” expressing possession.
8. The reason for four Gospel book and why John’s Gospel record differs so significantly from the three synoptic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.
About the Author:
Dr. Douglas D. Stauffer is an internationally recognized authority in the fields of Bible history, apologetics and prophetic studies. He is a prolific author, having written eighteen books, including the best selling "One Book" series. Dr. Stauffer was one of two men commissioned by Oxford University Press to work as a contributing and consulting editor for the "New Pilgrim King James Study Bible." His writings and teachings are easy to read, easy to digest, and life changing.