‘The Pretrib Contradiction’

Let’s call it by that name. So, what is “The Pretrib Contradiction”? I’ll put it in syllogistic terms to highlight the unsound pretrib logic: Premise 1: Pretribulationism claims that 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is a promise that exempts Christians from the future day of the Lord’s wrath: “For God did not destine us for wrath but […]

The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Teach Prewrath! – Ep. 109

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Simplest_and_Most_Effective_Way_to_Teach_Prewrath__Ep._109.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Find out how pretrib teacher Dave Hunt responded to Joel 2:30–31 when asked about it. In this episode I explained why Joel 2:30-31 is the simplest and most effective way to teach prewrath. I consider it an anchor passage, or an “interpretive key,” as it helps […]

The Prophecy ‘There Is Peace and Security’ Contradicts Pretribulational Imminence Theology – Ep. 107

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Prophecy__There_Is_Peace_and_Security__Contradicts_Pretribulational_Imminence_Theology_-_Ep._107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I addressed another prophecy that undermines pretribulational imminence doctrine. Now when they are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, […]

The Great Tribulation Is Not God’s Wrath

P. E. Harris, pastor at Seely Community Church, has written a heart-felt article warning of the dangers of believing the notion that the Great Tribulation will be God’s Wrath. Here is a snippet, but the entire article is worth reading: There is a massive multi-million dollar industry dedicated to the assumption that the great tribulation […]

“The events depicted in the book of Revelation could never take place…they are merely symbolic”

A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone Beneath Yellowstone National Park lies a supervolcano, a behemoth far more powerful than your average volcano. It has the ability to expel more than 1,000 cubic kilometers of rock and ash at once — 250,000 times more material than erupted from Mount St. Helens in 1980, which killed […]

Another Prophecy that Contradicts Pretribulation Imminence: ‘Where Is His Promised Return?’ – Ep. 98

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Another_Prophecy_that_Contradicts_Pretrib_Imminence__Where_Is_His_Promised_Return___-_Ep._98.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedToday I discussed another prophecy that contradicts pretrib imminence. Among the points I explained was how date-setters create their own self-fulfilling prophecy. This passage contains an unequivocal prophecy that must happen before Jesus returns: scoffers will arise and mock Christians for their belief in Jesus’ promised return. […]

A Reply to Pretrib Rapturist Bill Salus on His ‘Gap Between the Rapture and the Seven-Year Period’ Theory

There are a number of pretrib teachers who place a gap between the rapture and the day of the Lord/7 year period. They recognize (as prewrath teaches) that Scripture clearly states that certain events must happen “before the day of the Lord.” There are in fact four such explicit statements in Scripture. These pretrib teachers […]

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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Revelation_310.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI 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 […]

Refutation of Dave Love’s Purgatory Interpretation of the Fifth Seal in the Book of Revelation – Ep. 73

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Refutation_of_Dave_Loves_Purgatory_Interpretation_of_the_Fifth_Seal_in_the_Book_of_Revelation_-_Ep._73.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedCalvary Chapel pretrib Pastor Dave Love does not think that the Gospel is powerful enough and sufficient to save a sinner from God’s wrath. Only “saints” that are pretribulationally raptured before the seven-year period will be exempt from God’s wrath! Those “tribulational saints” who “grew up in […]

THE ESCAPE

“But stay alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that must happen, and to stand before the Son of Man.” (Luke 21:36 NET) Frequently I come across pretrib literature that argues that “escape” in Luke 21:36 is teaching a pretribulational rapture. The articles are typically surface level, […]

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, […]