Alexander Gibb’s objective is to proclaim the victorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, comparing his ‘end times’ view (Preterism) to popular Dispensationalism. In his opinion and from personal experience, Dispensationalism has a negative and detrimental effect on the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. On numerous occasions he exposes underlying discrepancies rarely mentioned by its promulgators.
Preterism (aka Fulfilled Covenant Eschatology) teaches that all ‘end times’ prophecy was fulfilled by AD 70. This teaching upholds the view that the biblical ‘last days’ were fulfilled when Old Covenant Israel passed away, with the establishment of the New Covenant in AD 70.
Dispensationalism is rooted in the writings of John Nelson Darby (1800–1882) and the Plymouth Brethren Movement. The concept consists of a distinctive eschatological ‘end times’ perspective. All proponents hold to Premillennialism and the majority to Pretribulation Rapture.
Dispensationalism also teaches that the nation of Israel is distinct from the Church, and God has yet to fulfil His promises to national Israel. These include the land promise and a Millennium kingdom, whereupon Christ, at a future physical return, will rule the world from Jerusalem for a thousand years.
A word of caution, many of his ‘Bible Topics’ may shock the unsuspecting reader. What he does guarantee is readers will leave with lots to contemplate.