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American Vision, Inc. Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days

As the millennium approaches, millions of Christians are being seduced by the "end times craze." Gary DeMar offers a sane approach to Last Days Madness as he challenges the hype and hysteria being fueled by today's so-called prophecy experts. In this newly revised edition featuring extensive footnotes and Scripture references, DeMar explains difficult Bible passages clearly and concisely to give you a better understanding of what the future really holds. 498 pages, softcover, American Vision.
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Review 1 for Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days
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Life changing!

Date:August 26, 2013
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AR Reid
Location:Baltimore, MD
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If CBD's review rating numbers would allow me, I'd give Last Days Madness 1000 stars! Like it or not, this book changes everything you thought you knew about end times. But it does even more. It literally has the potential to change the way you read the New Testament.
Since this is an update of my earlier review, I've decided to include what I said in that review: In 1989 I stood in the eschatology section of a Christian bookstore and prayed that God would show me a resource that would unravel the confusion my friends and I were experiencing concerning the last days. A few moments later my eyes fell on Last Days Madness, by Gary Demar. I pulled it off the shelf, and, Wow, what an unexpected shocker that turned out to be! One third of the way through the book I was convinced that most of what the majority of Christians believe about the end times is wrong! When I finished it, I was a convinced and unashamed partial preterist.
Several years later I was thrilled to discover one of my favorite theologians, R.C. Sproul, had become a partial preterist and so did the Bible Answer Man, Hank Hanegraaff.
Recently, I discovered that many well respected scholars and theologians have either been, or have recently become, partial preterists, including R.T. France, who articulates a partial preterist view of Matthew 24 and other eschatological passages in his highly acclaimed commentary on Matthew in the New International Commentary on the New Testament series.
Friends, I honestly believe if you read this book (even with a closed mind at first) you will come away with a new and refreshing perspective not only concerning the end times, but also concerning God's faithfulness. Last Days Madness will be an absolutely outstanding purchase!
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Biblically sound, which matters most!

Date:January 5, 2011
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This is a great book which not only emphasizes proper interpretation of prophecy but also the whole bible in general. He points out the double talk of dispensationalism that says "dispensationalism is literal" but when literalism doesn't work for their system they then magically spiritualize items to make it fit into their pet theories. One example would be about the words, "near", "very soon", and "at hand". Interpretational gymnastics are used to explain away the obvious literal definitions of those words. Why would they do that if they're such literalists, when the meanings of those words are obvious to anyone?! Wonderful book with clear, concise explanations. Highly recommended!
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Review 3 for Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days
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Date:January 1, 2010
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Tony M
This book was very helpful in presenting the preterist point of view with regards to Matt 24 (and the synoptic parallels). The author gives a nice verse-by-verse exposition of the Olivet Discourse which I found most instructive and easy to understand. I would encourage anyone to get this book because it is very helpful and lucid in the sometimes confusing and overwhelming area of eschatology. God bless!
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Review 4 for Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days
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Date:May 29, 2009
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Joseph Padilla
Very good research. I'm not sure what to believe anymore. I was disappointed that the author did not clearly state his position on end times.
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Review 5 for Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days
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Date:January 2, 2009
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Daren Lausterer
An eye opener !!! This book is a must have for anyone who is serious about escatology and who is studying it's various positions.
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Review 6 for Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days
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Date:June 4, 2007
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Chap. A.R. Reid
In 1989 I stood in the eschatology section of a Christian bookstore and prayed that God would show me a resource that would unravel the confusion my friends and I were experiencing concerning the last days. A few moments later my eyes fell on Last Days Madness, by Gary Demar. I pulled it off the shelf, andWow! What a shocker that turned out to be! One third of the way through the book I was convinced that what the majority of Christians believe about the end times is wrong! When I finished it, I was a convinced partial preterist. A little later I was thrilled to discover one of my favorite theologians, R.C. Sproul, had become a partial preterist and so did the Bible Answer Man, Hank Hanegraaff. I honestly believe if you read this book (even with a closed mind at first) you will come away with a new and fresh perspective not only concerning the end times, but also concerning God's faithfulness. An absolutely outstanding book!
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Review 7 for Last Days Madness: Obsession of the Modern Church with the Last Days
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Date:February 6, 2002
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David R. Bess
In his work "End Times Fiction", Gary DeMar responds to the specific beliefs promoted in the "Left Behind" series. In this book, DeMar responds more extensively to the general beliefs of dispensational premillennialism. Before going any further I must add that a good understanding of dispensational eschatology is a pre-requisite for reading this book. If one needs a primer on eschatology, this work ISN'T it. If a person, however, needs a good Scriptural assessment of the amazingly popular dispensational eschatology, then this book is the absolute best!DeMar's volume is annotated enough to be respectable to the average scholar, yet straightforward enough to be readable to the average student. He is thorough, yet concise. Even for persons who may not hold a preterist viewpoint, this book is a classic critique that no theological bookshelf should be lacking.DeMar explores all the hot end-times themes, including the rapture, the great tribulation, the nation of Israel, the "seventy weeks" of Daniel, the antichrist, the dragon, the beast, the mark of the beast, the man of lawlessness, mystery Babylon, the battle of Armageddon, and the "day of the Lord."I have a very high regard for the Bible, believing it is God's inerrant word and MUST be allowed to speak for itself. I am very pleased with the way DeMar has simply sought to interpret what the Scriptures say, rather than trying to fit them into a preconceived system as so many other persons have done.Get it! Read it! It will be money well spent.
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