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Desmond Allen Collection (3 vols.)


What does the Biblical text say? Answering that question drives Dr. Desmond Allen at every turn in this three-book collection. With a keen eye and a clever wit, Allen digs into the murky waters of Revelation to explore what this 2000-year-old prophecy has to say to the modern church. Next, Allen tackles hermeneutics, showing how easy it is to fall into the error of reading Scripture through a modern lens when it is actually an ancient text. Finally, Allen seeks to examine twenty-first century culture through the Apostle Paul’s eyes and is troubled by what he sees.

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Key Features

  • Examination of the book of Revelation
  • Engagement with important current events
  • In-depth analysis of hermeneutical method

Product Details

  • Title: Desmond Allen Collection
  • Author: Desmond Allen
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 631

Individual Titles

The Apocalypse: The Wise Shall Understand

  • Author: Desmond Allen
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 297

Although certain OT prophets addressed many of the same events, none of them revealed the whole picture, thereby leaving many details hidden. When the prophet Daniel asked the Lord for further clarification and to know how it would all end, the Lord commanded him to go his way, “for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end . . . none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.” It is now the end time and the Revelation has been given that the wise should understand. The current state of the world has many in distress. The persistent political instability in the Middle-East, threats of nuclear war, a failing global economy with a strong push for a one-world government, the collective decay of morals, social unrest, and rebellious peoples in many countries, as well as increased natural disasters have many people, worldwide, in great consternation, concerned for the world’s future. But these are all expected scenarios to those who understand these times—the last days before our Lord Jesus returns to earth.

To Determine the Author’s Intent: The Theologian’s Approach

  • Author: Desmond Allen
  • Publisher: LaRue Publications
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 140

The accurate interpretation of Scripture is critical. Faulty interpretation leads to a faulty theology, which leads to faulty doctrine and subsequent faulty behavior. However, in today’s context the term interpret almost seems a misnomer in that many construe this to imply readers have a license to draw from a passage whatever seems appropriate to their personal circumstance. But this is not the interpretation of which we speak. Bible interpretation, or hermeneutics, is the scientific process of understanding the original, plain meaning of the text. This requires knowledge of the historical context in which the author wrote: the language, the culture, and any theological matters that might be of concern. As such, understanding the author’s intent, the literal meaning in common language, is our goal. Once we have this knowledge we can make personal application, if appropriate. Here, we learn the methods theologians use to arrive at the author’s intent.

What Paul Might Say Today: Critiques in the Practical Theology of 21st Century Western Christendom

  • Author: Desmond Allen
  • Publisher: LaRue Publications
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 194

Knowledge abounds within the average Western Evangelical Christian church. Many parishioners actively study their Bibles, memorizing verses, the books of the Bible, and numerous applicable narratives of interest. They listen intently to the pastor’s sermon, and many attend Sunday school to learn even more. This is all good. But over the centuries certain practices within Western Christendom have arisen that are other than biblical. Some have become so commonplace and central to Western culture and the Christian life that few Christians ever stop to question or critique their presence. Here, vital issues such as socio-political activism, marriage and divorce, science and faith, prosperity theology, and local church activities are considered and found wanting. These deficits are such that the overall appearance of modern Western Christendom mirrors that of the Laodiceans. If we understand the seven letters to the seven churches in the Revelation to be a prophetic view of the Church Age, we are hard pressed not to see 21st Century Christendom.

About Desmond Allen

Desmond Allen was ordained to the ministry in 1982. He holds an MDiv from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and PhDs from Hawthorn University and Honolulu University.