God’s promises that wars would cease took on new relevance as Gaebelein wrote Studies in Prophecy—during the Great War. He penned this monograph as a biblical response to World War I and the crisis of faith it inspired. Studies in Prophecy proves the veracity of the Bible and the tenability of belief in God in the middle of devastation and loss. Fittingly, Gaebelein begins with Ecclesiastes and assures his readers that the future will bring hope, change, and an exit from the present conflict. He shows that every age is ordained by God—including the present age. Gaebelein urges his readers to find hope in the confidence that God will be present in the age to come.
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.