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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 continued discussion […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 particular term […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 that the […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download(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 there is […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadI 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 poignant imagery […]

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

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download 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 are Christians […]

A Reply to Dr. Michael Vlach of The Master’s Seminary and His Misrepresentation of the Prewrath Viewpoint

I expect pop pretrib teachers such as Thomas Ice, Tim Lahaye, and others to misrepresent the prewrath position—they do it all the time, and don’t care. They do it on purpose and we know this because they have been repeatedly corrected in private emails and in public on the Internet. This is why Thomas Ice […]

Is There a Connection Between the Purpose of the Blowing of the Shofar on Rosh Hashanah and the End of Satan’s Authority at the Seventh Trumpet?

Today is Rosh Hashanah (“the Feast of Trumpets”), the first day of the new year, 5775 in the Jewish calender. I am attending Judaism’s two high holiday services here in North Jersey (Rosh Hashanah today and Yom Kippur 10 days later). I have been studying different aspects of these Jewish holidays and discovered an interesting […]

Correcting a Common Amillennial Objection Against Premillennialism

A  person recently objected to my premillennialism by asserting: The problem (one of them) with premill as I see it, is that the clear NT passages appear to teach unequivocally that when Jesus returns, there is the last judgement and then the final new heavens and the new earth. The problem with this objection is […]