The Bible, as a book of prophecy, says something about both the present and the future—it predicts universal apostasy, mired social and political conditions, increased unrighteousness, wars and rumors of wars. Gabelein’s keen eye for biblical prophecy and full awareness of current social and political strife make him well-positioned to comment on current events in the light of the Bible. He argues that the study of the end times strengthens the conviction of Christ’s imminent return, and inspires the church to persevere in spite of ominous world events. Current Events in the Light of the Bible covers political events, religious apostasy, modern delusions, social conditions, Zionism, and new discoveries; and helpfully connects biblical prophecy to the contemporary world.
It is my privilege to commend to the people of God… the volumes of Mr. A. C. Gaebelein…
—C. I. Scofield
[These are] works of wide research…
His writings will never lose their timeliness—a valuable addition to any library.
—United Evangelical Action
Arno Clemens Gaebelein was born in 1861 in Germany, and immigrated to the United States in 1879. He was converted at an early age, and became ordained in the Methodist church in 1886. Gaebelein was a prolific writer. He wrote numerous books and tracts and served as editor of Our Hope, a Bible study magazine, for fifty-two years. He also co-edited the Scofield Reference Bible. Gaebelein devoted nearly ten years of his life to writing The Annotated Bible, a 3,000-page commentary on Scripture, also available from Logos. He also lectured frequently at Dallas Theological Seminary. Gaebelein died in 1945.