The Pope Is Wrong, God DOES Decree Trials, Temptations, and Tests for Our Good, and Its Relevance for the Coming Antichrist…

Recently the Pope has thought that he possesses the authority to change Jesus’ words and intention with one of the petitions in the Lord’s prayer, which I am sure most of you have heard about by now (“And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” Matt 6:13). This issue […]

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 […]

(VIDEO) Will the Church Face the Antichrist?

 

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, […]

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

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

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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_Why_Pastors_AVOID_Pauls_Thessalonian_Epistles_-_Ep._67.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis 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 […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: DON’T Take the Mark of the Antichrist – Ep. 66

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_DONT_Take_the_Mark_of_the_Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis episode warned of the future mark of the Antichrist and its consequences for taking it. The Bible’s warning in Revelation 13–14 is for the Church. This will be a real, future event that individuals living at this time will have to face—it could be this generation. […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: 4 Views that Militate Against Biblical Readiness – Ep. 65

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_4_Views_that_Militate_Against_Biblical_Readiness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI started a series talking about how to prepare for Jesus’ second coming in a biblical fashion. Today I described four views that militate against this readiness. 1. Pretribulationism: The warnings are relegated to “tribulation saints.” We will be raptured out of here so we do not […]

What does “escape” refer to in Luke 21:36…the Antichrist’s great tribulation or the day of the Lord’s wrath?

“But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”” (Luke 21:36 ESV) I have been asked to comment on this verse. Luke 21:36 refers to an escape from the impending day of the […]