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 […]

(VIDEO) Audience Member Stumps Thomas Ice with Question at a Debate | Midwest Prophecy Conference, Calvary Chapel, Lafayette, IN

There was a recent debate at the pretrib 2017 Midwest Prophecy Conference, Calvary Chapel, Lafayette, IN: “Is the return of the Lord imminent?” between Dr. David Lehman and Dr. Tommy Ice. Both debate participants are pretrib; the former, however, denies imminence and attempted to argue that you can deny imminence and affirm pretribulationism. This is […]

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 […]