First Published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.
The author conducts an exciting prophetic journey from Genesis to Revelation.
This book has been a life-time quest to understand why God created man and what God is after. It all started in March 1946 when I accepted Jesus Christ as LORD of my life. For sixty-two years I have diligently studied the Bible and sought to find out and to understand What Is God Up To? In December 2004, the LORD awakened me in the night and gave me the outline for the book, GOD HAS A PLAN AND A PURPOSE FOR YOUR LIFE, which was published in February 2006. On the morning of May 31, 2006, while in prayer, the LORD gave me the outline for this book that endeavors to answer the questions: WHAT IS GOD UP TO? WHY EARTH? WHY ETERNITY? I was to prepare a comprehensive study of the Biblical prophets and to correlate all they prophesied in a chronological order that would be related to Earths history and eternity. Oliver E. Summers received a call to the ministry in 1946 when he was a young teenager. His ministerial training began in 1950 when he attended Southern California Bible College (name changed to Vanguard University of Southern California) and graduated with a B.A. degree in New Testament. He attended seminary at Berkeley Baptist Divinity School (name changed to American Baptist Seminary of the West) and graduated with a M.A. degree in New Testament. He also attended University of California at Los Angeles and completed many courses in business administration. His pastoral ministry included pastorates in Oregon, Texas and California. He has served in the Methodist Church, American Baptist Church, Assemblies of God Churches and several non-denominational churches. He also spent time in the financial industry and served as President and Chief-Executive Officer of several independent community banks. For the past twenty-four months he has been in retirement preparing this book.
Discover the sweeping story of God's eternal plan. Deep within God's Word lies a wondrous story like no other. A drama that unfolded before time began. An epic saga that resonates with the heartbeat of God. A story that reveals nothing less than the meaning of life and God's great mission in the earth. From Here to Eternity presents three remarkable stories spanning from Genesis to Revelation. Each story traces a divine theme that is woven throughout scripture. Seen together, they offer an extraordinary glimpse into God's highest passion and grand mission. What you discover will forever change your view of life, the church, and our magnificent God.
This work assembles some of the finest scholars who have contributed to study and examination of the impact of the exile in biblical literature. Past, present, and future scholars examining the 6th century B.C.E. through historical and archeological (including paleoclimatology), literary, and the social sciences have been assembled. Approximately twelve papers from among the twenty papers presented over the four sessions (parallel to a sizable conference on the exile) will be represented in this volume. The book will be organized in a traditional history of scholarship manner, i.e., moving from historical to sociological. It should be noted that within each subcategory, there is a forward progressive movement from a traditional starting point (Klein, Olson, Wilson) ending at the progressive or cutting edge (Beck, Ahn). Jill Middlemas will open the volume with and introductory essay. John Ahn will close off the volume by pointing to the field of "forced migration studies" as a way to help better define and demarcate the import of 597, 587, and 582.
The dimension of eternity has been lost from much contemporary religious consciousness. Liberals tend to focus on action within time, as do conservatives, who see history as a battleground for a war of good against evil. Spiritual life, however, also requires nurturing a sense of eternity within time. These sermons from Marsh Chapel at Boston University follow the lectionary in highlighting the places of temporal life within eternity, and the places eternity is found in temporal life. The liturgical year is employed as the venue for articulating a comprehensive theology on the themes of the temporal and eternal aspects of Christian nurture.