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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Moons and Biblical Expectancy, August 9, 2014
By William Struse (Arizona) – See all my reviews
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This review is from: Blood Moon: Biblical Signs of the Coming Apocalypse (Kindle Edition)
I admit, I expected another book rehashing the blood moons phenomena but found instead one of most thoughtful books on the importance of our “blessed hope” that I’ve had the privilege to read. Expecting a narrow a slice of Bible prophecy, instead I found reasonable arguments for an “apocalyptic” world view. Written in a fluid and understandable style I was able to follow the author’s line of reasoning with little trouble. Douglas Woodward has a great way with words and vision for the subject which he aptly conveys to the reader.
For those who might be wondering, yes the author talked about the blood moons and their importance to Bible prophecy but it was done so within a much larger context which offered a unique perspective you won’t find in other books on the subject.
A few subjects which were of particular interest to me:
*The subject of the Blood Moons
*The discussion of Enoch, the 7th from Adam who was “taken” to heaven under exceptional circumstances in his 365th year. (He was taken in the 89th Sabbath / 13th Jubilee cycle from Adam.)
*Mr. Woodward’s discussion of occupying until Jesus comes juxtaposed with the expectancy of his soon return.
*Mr. Woodward’s thoughts on the anti-Christ.
*I especially appreciated his thoughts on why Doom and Gloom may be a reality but should not be the focus of our lives.
I disagree with the author on several issues but one that I found especially worth mentioning was Mr. Woodward’s discussion of the rapture as it relates to a 7 year tribulation. In his defense of a pre-tribulational rapture Mr. Woodward makes the following statement:
“First, there is the admonition of Jesus to watch for His coming. Many of His parables convey this sobering message. We are to be watchful and alert. However, if the coming of the Antichrist precedes the coming of the Lord — that is to say, if the rapture does not happen until the moment of the actual Second Coming (the visible return of Christ to earth at the Battle of Armageddon) — logically we should be watching for the Antichrist instead. Once the man of sin appears, we can do the math and recognize that we still have 3.5 years remaining before Jesus returns. The Antichrist’s announcement would be the `tripwire.’  Keeping watch is shifted from watching for the coming of the Bridegroom to watching for the coming of the Antichrist! This may seem repugnant to my friends who affirm the Pre-wrath or Post-Trib viewpoint, but the logic remains difficult to defeat.”
I totally agree with the Mr. Woodward’s belief that our focus should be on the 2nd coming of Jesus. What I find incongruent is that Mr. Woodward’s future eschatological timeline depends on an interpretation of the prophecy of Daniel 9 which shifts the focus away from Jesus the Messiah and onto the anti-Christ. What I find most disconcerting is that by shifting the focus of Daniel 9 from Jesus to the anti-Christ we rob the prophecy of Calvary and leave those poor souls “left behind” no basis upon which to show Jesus’ work at Calvary was part of his Messianic purpose. How can this be?
In summary, though I have several disagreements with Mr. Woodward I enjoyed this Blood Moon: Biblical Signs of the Coming Apocalypse. Yes, I disagree on several substantive issues but I still found a wealth of wisdom and discernment which I greatly appreciated. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this book and then open your Bible and “see if these things be so”.