Ladd, George Eldon
The Blessed Hope
Jesus is coming again! But even amongst those who have most devoutly looked forward to the second coming of the Lord there have often been disagreements about its nature. Through its many printings, this book by George Eldon Ladd has proved to be a helpful guide for Christians who want to discern clearly the basic scriptural truths about the blessed hope. Ladd's conclusion is that the blessed hope is the second coming of Jesus Christ, not a pretribulation rapture of believers in a secret coming of Jesus. Yet he concludes, too, that there should be liberty and charity within the Christian community for all who hold to the expectation of "the blessed hope and appearing in glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ."