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 […]

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 […]

Mid-Tribulationism Is Slightly Modified Pre-Tribulationism

Often you will hear the misinformed statement that “pre-wrath is mid-trib” or the like. Without exception it is couched in an assertion and never actually substantiated. Prewrath does not share anything with mid-tribulationism, except of course that the Church will not face God’s wrath—but that can be said of any rapture view. Mid-tribulationism is actually […]

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Back to the Basics of Prewrath Teaching – Ep. 80

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Back_to_the_Basics_of_Prewrath_ep_80.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI 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 […]

Expectation of Jesus’ Coming and the Canon

One point I would add to the following helpful article is that believing Jesus will come during one’s lifetime is not the same thing as saying his return is “imminent.” I believe the Bible teaches that every generation should expect Jesus in their lifetime. But it does not teach that there are no prophesied events […]

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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_John_1413_Teach_a_Pretrib_Rapture_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedChris 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 […]

Metaphorical ‘Safe-Space’ for Those Who Deny Jesus’ Literal Return

There is a trend out there for certain “progressive” evangelicals who are triggered by literal interpretations of biblical prophecy. In knee-jerk fashion, they will read practically all prophetic portrayals of the future as “metaphor” or “symbolism.” Shouting “metaphor” in theology is like shouting “racism” in politics. It is intended to shut down discussion and not […]

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, […]

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 […]