Book Reviews

Robert C. wrote:

Mike Sullivan’s book, Armageddon Deception, is no longer available on Amazon. Due to the current situation in Israel, the book is needed now more than ever.

This book reminded me of the question asked in the classic song: “War, what is it good for?” For many today, war is good for bringing about God’s plan and purpose in our own day and age. But as Michael Sullivan demonstrates in this much needed work, the wars and rumors of wars, of which Jesus spoke, are in our far-distant past, not our future. Armageddon is behind us; the Battle of Gog and Magog is over. These, along with the rest of the “end times” prophecies of the New Testament, find their fulfillment in the first century AD.

While eschatology is not essential to one’s salvation, the implications of eschatology are nevertheless no trivial matter. As Sullivan points out, misinterpreting fulfilled prophecy as unfulfilled is more than just an academic or intellectual mistake. Eschatology matters, and ideas have consequences. Serious consequences. In this case, such misinterpretation can be (and often is) used to justify militant movements, horrific violence and even all-out war.

Sullivan’s contribution to this debate demonstrates that war is not the answer to the problems facing our world. The answer is peace –peace that comes through the Prince of Peace. It is only as people embrace Jesus and enter into the everlasting kingdom that He established, that God’s plan and purpose can truly be realized in our own day and age and in our lives. I highly recommend this timely and important book!

Review by Nathan Tippy:

“If you can look past the somewhat ‘Jarring’ cover of “Armageddon Deception” by Michael Sullivan, what awaits you is an enlightening exploration into the realms of eschatology. The content is so invaluable that one wishes it had been honored with a hardcover edition, underscoring its scholarly depth and lasting impact.

One of the book’s greatest strengths lies in its comprehensive approach to various religious and ideological perspectives on the end times. Sullivan delves into the Jewish, Islamic, Zionist, and preterist viewpoints, offering an exhaustive yet accessible analysis. This kind of multi-faceted exploration provides a balanced lens through which readers can better understand different traditions and theories.

What enhances this complex subject matter is Sullivan’s compelling writing style, making it surprisingly easy to engage with the theological debates surrounding the end times. Even if you’re new to the topic or find it typically dense to navigate, the author’s presentation keeps the reader involved and invested.

As someone who values the integration of biblical passages and contextual clues, I was particularly impressed by the many charts and scriptural references that back up Sullivan’s arguments. It’s an asset that significantly elevates the discourse, facilitating a more nuanced understanding of the topic at hand.

Of particular interest to me, given my Full Preterist leanings, was the convincing case Sullivan makes for the Sovereign Grace Preterist position. His arguments are not only persuasive but also well substantiated, offering fresh perspectives that challenge conventional views on eschatology.

In conclusion, “Armageddon Deception” comes highly recommended, not just for those well-versed in eschatological studies, but for anyone with an interest in theology, religious history, or geopolitics. It is a treasure trove of insights that has the potential to redefine your understanding of the end times and beyond. Don’t let the cover deter you; the wisdom within is worth its weight in gold.”