Back to the Basics of Prewrath Teaching – Ep. 80


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 teacher Jimmy […]

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


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadChris 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 replied. 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


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn 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, Irenaeus, Tertullian, […]

The Earliest Christian Document Outside of the New Testament (the Didache) Explicitly Teaches that the Church Will Face the Antichrist – Ep. 70


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWe 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 to apostolic […]

Some Thoughts on the Final State for Individual and Cosmic Eschatology

I’d like to consider some potential objections to the Christian doctrine of the final state, then consider how to field those objections. Generally stated, are there aspects of the final state that are naturally impossible? There are things that even an omnipotent God can’t naturally do. That doesn’t mean he can’t do them; just that […]

A Reply to Pretrib Pastor Andy Woods Claiming Prewrath Contradicts Itself If “the great tribulation is the greatest time of trouble that the world has ever known” – Ep. 69


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI replied to Andy Woods who thinks the prewrath position contradicts itself. He thinks prewrath believes the great tribulation will be the worse time ever for the world. And yet the Day of the Lord’s wrath with its trumpet and bowl judgments should be worse. He cited an article […]

DEBATE VIDEO: Pre-Wrath vs Pre-Tribulational Rapture | Bible Prophecy

It’s been over a year now since I debated Thomas Ice. I am glad the debate happened because thousands of people have either listened to the debate audio or watched the video. I have received numerous positive emails since then, including ex-pretribbers who thought I made a better biblical case for the rapture and Antichrist […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: Why Pastors AVOID Paul’s Thessalonian Epistles – Ep. 67


Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis was a hard-hitting program. Paul’s Thessalonian epistles are typically ignored by pastors and other Christians because, in my opinion, of its direct teaching that contradicts the interpreters’ eschatology. I first discussed his first epistle to the Thessalonians and its message of the return of Jesus and why the […]