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 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. […]

(VIDEO) A Reply to L. A. Marzulli’s Pretrib ‘Little Green Men’ Interpretation of ἀποστασία in 2 Thessalonians 2:3

Marzulli (and Gary Stearman) is mistaken in the video above to think that apostasia can mean “physical departure.” It never does, which is why he never provides any evidence in the video and instead focuses on talking about “UFOs” and not Scripture. The term apostasia means a political or religious departure in Koine Greek, not […]