The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Teach Prewrath! – Ep. 109

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Simplest_and_Most_Effective_Way_to_Teach_Prewrath__Ep._109.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Find out how pretrib teacher Dave Hunt responded to Joel 2:30–31 when asked about it. In this episode I explained why Joel 2:30-31 is the simplest and most effective way to teach prewrath. I consider it an anchor passage, or an “interpretive key,” as it helps […]

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 […]

Why the Great Commission Disproves Pretrib Imminence – Ep. 105

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_the_Great_Commission_Disproves_Pretrib_Imminence_-_Ep._105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus talks about the completion of this age in several of his end-time passages, using expressions such as the “end” (telos) and “end of the age” (synteleias tou aiōnos). The Olivet Discourse was occasioned by the question from his disciples about the end: “As he was sitting […]

5 Reasons Why a Solar Eclipse Will NOT Be Part of the End-Time Celestial Disturbances – Ep. 94

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/5_Reasons_Why_a_Solar_Eclipse_Will_NOT_Be_Part_of_the_End-Time_Celestial_Disturbances_-_Ep._94.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThere are five good reasons why a solar eclipse will not be part of the future eschatological celestial disturbance event that heralds our Lord. Listen and find out what these reasons are! “I will produce portents both in the sky and on the earth– blood, fire, and […]

5 Reasons Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Jesus

I was interviewed by Joel Richardson recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second coming of Christ. Amillennialists, pretribulationists, posttribulationists, and other eschatological positions take this position. […]

The Imminence Question – Ep. 83

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Imminence_Question_-_Ep._83.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedListen and find out what is “The Imminence Question.” Related to this I gave an outline of the most fundamental theological presupposition of pretribulationism which says that God does not work with Israel and the Church at the same time. Then I gave an outline of reasons […]

Why Jesus’ Prophecy in Matthew 10:23 Refers to His Second Coming, NOT to His First Coming – Ep. 82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/ep_82_Why_Jesus_Prophecy_in_Matthew_10_23_Refers_to_His_Second_Coming_NOT_to_His_First_Coming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I gave a few reasons why I believe the reference to the “Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23 refers to Jesus’ future second coming, not his first coming. “Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, […]

Does the Parable of the Wheat and Tares Support Post-Tribulationism? – Ep. 74

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_the_Parable_of_the_Wheat_and_Tares_Support_Post-Tribulationism__-_Ep._74.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedToday’s episode I discussed whether the Parable of the Wheat and Tares (Weeds) supports a posttribulational rapture. There are at least three common questions that arise when people study the parable of the Wheat and the Weeds in Matthew 13. The first question is whether we are […]

Preterist Gary DeMar Promoting Fake Exegesis

“I tell you the truth, this generation (γενεά) will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Matt 24:34 NET) Yesterday, I pointed out how preterists promote fake history in their interpretation of Matthew 24:5 regarding “many messiahs.” Interestingly, today I noticed that preterist Gary DeMar has an article entitled, “Fake news” is not […]

Preterism Fails to Find Prophetic Fulfillment of ‘Many Messiahs’ from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:5

Preterism claims that Matthew 24-25 was fulfilled around the time of the Jewish revolt of AD 66–70, or at least from the time of Christ to the fall of Jerusalem. I want to draw your attention to one of several prophecies from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse that is deeply problematic for preterist interpreters. “For many (πολλοὶ) […]

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, […]