Does ‘I am standing at the door and knocking!’ in Revelation 3:20 Support an Any Moment Rapture? – Ep. 100

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does__I_am_standing_at_the_door_and_knocking__in_Revelation_320_Support_an_Any_Moment_Rapture__-_Ep._100.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedRevelation 3:20 is used as a proof-text by some pretribbers for imminence. In our 100th episode I showed why this is not the case. “Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his […]

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. […]

Jesus Could Not Have Returned Before Paul Testified in Rome Before Caesar – Ep. 95

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_Before_Paul_Testified_in_Rome_Before_Caesar_-_Ep..mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe addressed another prophecy that applied to the apostle Paul which undermines the pretrib teaching of imminence of Jesus’ return. “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Have courage, for just as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify […]

Jesus Could NOT Have Returned During the Life of Peter – Ep. 92

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_During_the_Life_of_Peter_-_Ep._92.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus’s return was not imminent during the life of Peter.  “I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old [gēraskō], you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie […]

Does Acts 17:31 Support Imminence of Jesus’s Return? – Ep. 91

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_Acts_1731_Support_Imminence_of_Jesus_s_Return__-_Ep._91.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretrib proof text Acts 17:31 that purports to support an any-moment rapture. “Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, (31) because he has set a day on which he is going to judge […]

(VIDEO) Pretrib Teacher Billy Crone Caught Denying Imminence

The Bible although it doesn’t give us the date of the rapture, it does give us indicators when it is getting close, the season (emphasis mine). —Billy Crone on Prophecy Watchers hosted by Gary Stearman –6/1/17 Sooner or later when you get pretrib teachers to talk a lot, they end up making statements that deny […]

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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 […]

Does Prewrath ‘Diminish’ Hope for Jesus’ Coming?

One of the stock objections to prewrath from pretribbers is that placing intervening events before the rapture “diminishes” eagerness and hope for Jesus’ return. This objection is easily refuted. I have responded to this objection in my book Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Return of […]

Public Debate Challenge for BILLY CRONE to Defend His Pretribulational Imminent Rapture

Billy Crone is a pretrib teacher who dogmatically claims that the Bible teaches the imminent return of Jesus. I am putting out this public debate challenge to Mr. Crone asking him to defend his claims in a public moderated debate with myself. He can take the affirmative: The Bible teaches the imminent return of Jesus. […]

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, […]