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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download“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. Wayne House, […]

The Imminence Question – Ep. 83

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadListen 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 why the […]

Why Jesus’ Prophecy in Matthew 10:23 Refers to His Second Coming, NOT to His First Coming – Ep. 82

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode I gave a few reasons why I believe the reference to the “Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23 refers to Jesus’ future second coming, not his first coming. “Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will […]

First Peter 2:9–10 Refers to JEWISH Believers, Not the Church as the ‘New Israel’ – Ep. 81

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI responded to a common proof text of supersessionism (aka replacement theology). They teach that because 1 Peter 2:9-10 contains Old Testament references that were originally applied to Israel they should now be re-interpreted to be replaced by the Church being the “New Israel.” And consequently, they infer that […]

Back to the Basics of Prewrath Teaching – Ep. 80

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI started off announcing a Florida Bible Prophecy Conference on April 1–2, where I will be speaking with Marvin Rosenthal and Steve Hogan. Click here for the upcoming Florida Bible Prophecy Conference Chris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy […]

Does Jewish Wedding Imagery Support Pretribulationism? – Ep. 79

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib claim that the traditional Jewish Wedding imagery supports a pretribulational rapture. Listen and […]

Does Revelation 3:10 Support a Pretribulation Rapture? – Ep. 78

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI intend to discuss Revelation 3:10 more in depth in a future episode, but in this brief episode I wanted to drive home a single point why this verse does not support pretribulationism and why it cannot be used as an objection against prewrath. Chris White interviewed me a […]

Does John 14:1–3 Teach a Pretrib Rapture? – Ep. 77

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib claim that John 14:1–3 teaches a pretrib rapture to which I replied. I […]

Does the Rapture of the Church Occur at Revelation 4:1? – Ep. 76

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung and Brannon Howse on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib objection that argues that the pretribulational rapture occurs at Revelation […]

Does the Absence of the Word ‘Church’ (Ekklēsia) in Revelation 4–21 Support a Pretribulation Rapture? – Ep. 75

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung and Brannon Howse on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib objection that argues since there is absence of the word […]

Does the Parable of the Wheat and Tares Support Post-Tribulationism? – Ep. 74

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’s episode I discussed whether the Parable of the Wheat and Tares (Weeds) supports a posttribulational rapture. There are at least three common questions that arise when people study the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds in Matthew 13. The first question is whether we are able to […]