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 […]

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. […]

Articles for Posttribulationism to Consider

Prewrath and posttribulationism share some affinities with each other. However, there are some important differences as well, differences that I think many posttribulationists have not considered. Hence, I am providing this list of articles containing issues for posttribulation rapturists to consider from a prewrath perspective.   Seals, Trumpets, Bowls – At the Same Time or […]

Does John 14:1–3 Teach a Pretrib Rapture? – Ep. 77

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_John_1413_Teach_a_Pretrib_Rapture_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedChris 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 […]

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 […]

1 Thessalonians 5:1 – On Chapter Breaks, the Day of the Lord, Peri De, and Times and Seasons – Ep. 60

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/060-1_Thess_5.1_Chapter_Breaks_the_Day_of_the_Lord_Peri_De_and_Times_and_Seasons_-_6_13_16_12.09_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about the important transitional verse of Thessalonians 5:1: “Now on the topic of times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you.” I explained the relationship between the previous rapture passage in 1 Thessalonians 4 and Paul’s […]

The Expressions the “Day of the Lord” and the “Second Coming” Refer to the Same Event – Ep. 31

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Expressions_the__Day_of_the_Lord__and_the__Second_Coming__Refer_to_the_Same_Event.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI explained that the expressions the “day of the Lord” and the “second coming” (parousia) refer to the same event, the return of Christ. They are co-referential and thus can be used interchangeably. I cautioned against committing the word concept fallacy where one would require that a […]

Matthew 24:31 Refers to the Rapture Because Paul’s Rapture Teaching Parallels Jesus’ Teaching of the Gathering of the Elect – Ep. 28

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/028-Matthew_24.31_Refers_to_the_Rapture_Because_Pauls_Rapture_Teaching_Parallels_Jesus_Teaching_of_the_Gathering_of_the_Elect.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described another reason why the reference of the “gathering of the elect” in Matthew 24:31 refers to the rapture. I explained the significance of this question particularly how it relates to the prewrath and pretribulational debate. If it does refer to the rapture then that means […]

A Reply to David Reagan’s So-Called Critique of the Prewrath Position (Part 3 of 3) – Ep. 21

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/021-Response_to_Reagan_part_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed(I am posting this week’s program a couple of days early.) In this program I concluded my series responding to Dr. David Reagan of Lamb & Lion Ministries. I first responded to his objection that prewrath teaches an additional 30-day period after the seven-year period. Reagan says […]

What Is the Sign to the Second Coming of Messiah Jesus? – Ep. 18

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/018-What_is_the_Sign_to_the_Second_Coming_of_Messiah_Jesus_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI explained Jesus’ reply to his disciples’ question about what is the sign to his coming and the end of the age. Jesus warned that there will be false signs from false messianic claimants. Jesus—the Son of Man—described that his return will be unmistakable and universal using […]

As It Was in the Days of Noah: Do You Want to Be Left Behind or Taken at the Second Coming of Jesus? Matthew 24:37–41 – Ep. 9

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/009-As_It_Was_in_the_Days_of_Noah_Do_You_Want_to_Be_Left_Behind_or_Taken_at_the_Second_Coming_of_Jesus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Background to the Noahic and “Left Behind” Passage in Matthew 24:37–41 In the first part of the program I gave some background on this issue, explaining why two different groups of pretribulationists hold to opposite viewpoints about this issue and passage. I also explained that there […]