In this lecture, Ironside retells the story of the End Times using the framework of a theatrical drama. He divides the End Times into five acts: the first four precede Christ’s death on the cross, and we now find ourselves in the fifth and final act of an unfolding drama. Gleaning from prophesy in Daniel and Revelation, Ironside interprets the events of history through the lens of apocalyptic prophesy, and predicts wars, political uprisings, and the future of Israel by interpreting the fulfilled prophecy of the past.
H. A. Ironside, one of the twentieth century’s greatest preachers, was born in Toronto, Canada on October 14, 1876. Though his education stopped with grammar school, his fondness for reading and a retentive memory put his learning to use. His scholarship was recognized in academic circles when he received honorary degrees from Wheaton College and Bob Jones University and was invited as frequent lecturer at Dallas Theological Seminary. Dr. Ironside was appointed to the boards of numerous Bible institutes, seminaries, and Christian organizations. He also served as director of the Africa Inland Mission. Ironside preached widely throughout the United States and abroad. He served as pastor of Moody Memorial Church from 1930 to 1948, and during his lifetime, he preached more than 7,000 sermons to over 1.25 million listeners.