Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Christ – Ep. 93

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Revelation_19_and_Its_Battle_of_Armageddon_Does_NOT_Describe_the_BEGINNING_of_the_Second_Coming_of_Christ_-_Ep._93.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI am re-posting an interview that Joel Richardson had with me recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second […]

Jesus Could NOT Have Returned During the Life of Peter – Ep. 92

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_During_the_Life_of_Peter_-_Ep._92.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus’s return was not imminent during the life of Peter.  “I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old [gēraskō], you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie […]

Does Acts 17:31 Support Imminence of Jesus’s Return? – Ep. 91

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_Acts_1731_Support_Imminence_of_Jesus_s_Return__-_Ep._91.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretrib proof text Acts 17:31 that purports to support an any-moment rapture. “Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, (31) because he has set a day on which he is going to judge […]

Why One’s View on Imminence Theology Matters – Ep. 90

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_One_s_View_on_Imminence_Theology_Matters_-_Ep._90.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedYour view of agreeing or disagreeing with a pretrib imminent rapture matters. I explained that there are implications to holding to imminence theology. We should, instead, take a biblical expectancy position toward Jesus’s return, which I explained what I mean by this. There are three features to […]

How Would It Prove Pretrib If APOSTASIA Refers to the Rapture? – Ep. 89

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/_How_Would_It_Prove_Pretrib_If_APOSTASIA_Refers_to_the_Rapture_ep_89.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about a deep-seated pretrib assumption that identifies the truth that the rapture occurs before the day of the Lord with the pretribulational rapture itself. It is not the same thing. The problem as I pointed out in this episode is that prewrath also believes that […]

THE Apostasy Within the Church Will Come Through the Antichrist’s Mark of the Beast – Ep. 88

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/THE_Apostasy_Within_the_Church_Will_Come_Through_the_Antichrists_Mark_of_the_Beast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion [apostasia] comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” (2 Thess 2:3 NET) In this episode, I first explained the larger context to the question of […]

Do NOT Read Back 16th Century English Translations into Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 to Mean a Physical Departure! – Ep. 87

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Do_NOT_Read_Back_Sixteenth_Century_English_Translations_into_Apostasia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to what is arguably the most desperate argument defending that the Greek noun apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to the rapture. Those who argue for this, claim that because some early sixteenth English translations use the English term “departure” (e.g. Coverdale, Tyndale, Geneva Bible) […]

The Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 3) – Ep. 86

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Greek_Noun_Apostasia_Never_Means_a_Physical_Spatial_Departure_part_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to this most common argument by those who think that the Greek noun apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to the rapture. I explained that they have to define a noun by its cognate verb meaning. In lexical semantics this is called the cognate fallacy. […]

The Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 2) – Ep. 85

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Greek_Noun_Apostasia_Never_Means_a__Physical-Spatial_Departure_Part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe talked about lexical specifics showing that there is no evidence in Koine Greek literature where the Greek noun apostasia means a “physical or spatial departure.” There are some pretrib teachers who think apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to “the rapture.”  They assume that apostasia can […]

The Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 1) – Ep. 84

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Greek_Noun_Apostasia_Never_Means_a__Physical-Spatial_Departure_e.g._the_Rapture_in_2_Thessalonians_23_Part_1_-_Ep._84.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the apostasia (apostasia) comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). In this episode I talked about how pretrib teachers such as Thomas Ice, H. […]

The Imminence Question – Ep. 83

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Imminence_Question_-_Ep._83.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedListen and find out what is “The Imminence Question.” Related to this I gave an outline of the most fundamental theological presupposition of pretribulationism which says that God does not work with Israel and the Church at the same time. Then I gave an outline of reasons […]