A BIG Difficulty in the Plot Line within the Amillennial Narrative in the Book of Revelation

Robert W. Wall writes: W. Hendricksen locates Satan’s imprisonment between the two advents of Christ, when the church is able to evangelize the nations with complete freedom (Conquerors, pp. 185–90). This interpretation draws upon elements of Revelation 12–13, where Satan is unable to destroy the church. Further, it corresponds well to the subsequent vision of […]

What Does Prewrath Teach?

WHAT IS PREWATH? by ALAN KURSCHNER Many of us were told that the church will be “raptured out of here before the Antichrist’s arrival.” The Bible, however, teaches the church will first experience the Antichrist’s great tribulation. Then, at some unknown day and hour, Antichrist’s persecution will be cut short by the return of Christ […]

Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 1 – Ep. 114

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_the_Meaning_of_harpagesometha_in_1_Thess_417_Rapture_or_Plunder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOn Doug Hamp’s the Awakening Report, Chris Steinle claimed that the Greek word harpagēsometha behind the English “suddenly caught [up]” in 1 Thess 4:17 is not derived from the Greek harpazo and consequently does not actually refer to a rapture. It refers to another word (which we will address in […]

Does ‘the Last Hour’ in 1 John 2:18 Support an Imminent Rapture? – Ep. 112

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_the_Last_Hour_in_1_John_218_Support_an_Imminent_Rapture__-_Ep._112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Pretribs think that “the last hour” in 1 John 2:18 implies an imminent rapture. I gave three reasons why it does not. “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know […]

The Structure of Matthew’s Olivet Discourse – Ep. 111

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Structure_of_Matthews_Olivet_Discourse_-_Ep._111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe key issue to the structure of Matthew’s Olivet Discourse is the relationship between vv. 9–14 and verse 15ff. I first talked about the disciples’ questions about the sign to the parousia (second coming) and the end of the age, which opens up the discourse. Then I […]

The Fifth Seal and ‘The Pretrib Contradiction’ – Ep. 110

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Fifth_Seal_and__The_Pretrib_Contradiction___Ep._110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe Pretrib Contradiction exposes the weakness of pretribulation rapture theology. I explained two aspects to this contradiction. First, I talked about how the fifth seal relates (or does not relate) to Paul’s promise in 1 Thess 5:9 about believers not having to experience the day of the […]

‘7 Reasons Your Church Should Take Eschatology Seriously’ by Vlach

It is concerning that some churches today don’t take eschatology seriously. The very fact that God has revealed so many details about events to come in both testaments tells us that it is important. At the center of biblical eschatology is the blessed hope of the appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ […]

6 Reasons Why Jesus and Paul Do NOT Use the Metaphor ‘Birth Pangs’ in the Same Way – Ep. 108

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/6_Reasons_Why_Jesus_and_Paul_Do_NOT_Use_the_Metaphor__Birth_Pangs__in_the_Same_Way_-_Ep._108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedPretribulational proponents believe that the beginning of birth pangs that Jesus mentions in his Olivet Discourse refers to when the day of the Lord’s wrath begins. Listen to find out how Paul and Jesus use the birthing metaphor in different ways. In an attempt to make the […]

A Reply to Andy Woods on ‘APOSTASIA Is the Rapture’ – Ep. 104

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/A_Reply_to_Andy_Woods_on_APOSTASIA_Is_the_Rapture_-_Ep._104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedAt a recent pretrib Bible prophecy conference, Andy Woods relied on the flawed research of H. Wayne House’s Greek statements, and worse, Woods used it with fallacious reasoning to attempt to argue that the “apostasy” Paul mentions in 2 Thess 2:3 refers to the rapture. I exposed […]

Why ‘the blinking of an eye’ Does NOT Refer to the Rapture – Ep. 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why__the_blinking_of_an_eye__Does_NOT_Refer_to_the_Rapture_-_Ep._101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed– in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be […]

Is 1 Corinthians 11:26 Evidence for Pretribulation Imminence? – Ep. 99

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_1_Corinthians_1126_Evidence_for_Pretribulation_Imminence__-_Ep._99.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to another pretrib proof text for imminence that is supposed to prove the doctrine of an any-moment rapture. “For every time you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26). Many pretribulationists think this verse […]