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 […]

Greek Grammar Indicates the ‘Beast’ in the Book of Revelation Is a PERSON

There are many good reasons to think that the “beast” in the book of Revelation refers to a person and not a mere symbol (contra idealism and historicism). One of these reasons is found in how Greek grammar works. In Greek, a relative pronoun will agree with its antecedent in gender and number. But its […]

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 […]

Reply to H. Wayne House on the Claim that APOSTASIA Can Mean ‘Spatial Departure’

In my public debate in the cross-examination period with Thomas Ice I honed in on the Greek noun apostastia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. I finally got him to admit in our cross-examination that he was incapable of producing a single document in all of Koine literature where apostasia means a “spatial departure.” (See the video […]

VIDEO: Preterism, the Antichrist, and the Early Church Fathers

On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian – Ep. 71 In this episode I read the primary literature of quotes from seven early church fathers who explicitly taught that that the Church would suffer at the hands of the Antichrist before Jesus returns: On […]

Does Prewrath ‘Diminish’ Hope for Jesus’ Coming?

One of the stock objections to prewrath from pretribbers is that placing intervening events before the rapture “diminishes” eagerness and hope for Jesus’ return. This objection is easily refuted. I have responded to this objection in my book Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Return of […]

An Ominous Remark from Hitler (or Satan) about the Coming Antichrist?

A few years back I posted about the alleged last words of Hitler that seem to ominously warn about the coming Antichrist. This post has had a lot of hits over the years, so I am posting it here again so you can see my remarks on it: “For the Coming Man” – Hitler’s Last […]

On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian | Early Church Fathers – Ep. 71

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/071-On_Antichrists_Persecution_of_the_Church_Epistle_of_Barnabas_Shephard_of_Hermas_Justin_Martyr_Irenaeus_Tertullian_Hippolytus_Cyprian_-_11_15_16_1.18_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I read the primary literature of quotes from seven early church fathers who explicitly taught that that the Church would suffer at the hands of the Antichrist before Jesus returns: On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, […]

A Quick Reply to Pretribs Pastor Billy Crone and Derek Gilbert

Pretrib talk-show host Derek Gilbert had pretrib Pastor Billy Crone on his show to discuss his pretrib book, ironically titled The Rapture: Don’t Be Deceived. Crone’s book is same old, same old pretrib argumentation. One particular topic he brought up is his allegorical interpretation of the “Jewish Wedding.” And a few minutes later Gilbert and […]

The Earliest Christian Document Outside of the New Testament (the Didache) Explicitly Teaches that the Church Will Face the Antichrist – Ep. 70

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Earliest_Christian_Document_Outside_of_the_New_Testament_the_Didache_Explicitly_Teaches_that_the_Church_Will_Face_the_Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discussed how the very Early Church affirmed Jesus’ teaching that the Church would face the persecution of the Antichrist before the return of Jesus and the resurrection. The earliest Church document outside of the New Testament—the Didache—establishes this point. The core teaching of prewrath goes back […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: THREE Temptations to Apostatize in Matthew’s Olivet Discourse – Ep. 68

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_THREE_Temptations_to_Apostatize_in_Matthews_Olivet_Discourse_-_Ep._68.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn Matthew’s version of the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24–25), I talked about three temptations for the Church that will be prevalent during the Antichrist’s great tribulation. I focused on Matthew’s Olivet Discourse showing that these three temptations should not be taken lightly by believers. They will be […]