Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 2 – Ep. 115 Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis episode I responded to Chris Steinle on his interpretation of “from heaven” that he comments on from his chapter “Reclaiming the 1st Thessalonians Rapture Narrative” in his co-authored book with Douglas Hamp, Reclaiming the Rapture: Restoring the Doctrine of the Gathering of the Commonwealth of Israel. […]

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

The Elect are Taken in Matt 24:31, NOT the Wicked…

I have never received a meaningful explanation from amillennialists, pretribulationists, and posttribulationists who think that in Jesus’ Noahic analogy the wicked are taken to judgment and the righteous are left. This makes absolutely no sense given that Jesus illustrates the separation event in Matt 24:31. “And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet […]

How NOT to Do Biblical Prophecy | New Apostolic Reformation, ‘Prophet’ Steve Cioccolanti, Donald Trump, Last Trump

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Replies to the Post-Tribulational Rapture View

I have a book in the works specifically responding to post-tribulationism. I think there are some entrenched presuppositions in the posttrib framework that need to be challenged (and some have been here). Prewrath shares some affinity with post-trib, but there are important aspects in post-trib interpretation that fail to find biblical support.  To name a […]

5 Reasons the Bible Teaches a Literal, Personal Antichrist, Not Figurative, Impersonal – Ep. 22 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI adduced five reasons why I believe the Bible teaches a literal, personal Antichrist figure, not a figurative, impersonal Antichrist. The Bible uses many descriptions and titles for this eschatological Antichrist figure. The term “Antichrist” is the most popular term. Historicists (most) and Idealists deny a literal […]

What Does the Pre-Wrath Rapture Position Teach? – Ep. 17 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described the prewrath position by outlining 15 essential tenets that someone must affirm in order to hold to a prewrath position. They are core minimum beliefs. If someone denies any of these definitional points they cannot be said to be prewrath in a meaningful sense of […]

Reviewing My Radio Interview on Michael Brown’s The Line of Fire – Pre-Wrath and Post-Trib Eschatology – Ep. 14 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about my interview on Michael Brown’s The Line of Fire Program this past week. I played the entire clip from his show. First, I responded to a couple of misrepresentations that Michael Brown and Craig Keener gave on a past program and corrected that misunderstanding. […]

Interviewed by Michael Brown on The Line of Fire – Prewrath and Posttrib

Dr. Michael Brown had me on The Line of Fire today to discuss prewrath and post-trib (It starts at 31 minutes into the program). I want to thank Dr. Brown, who is a post-tribber, for his willingness to seek to understand prewrath eschatology. I knew that I would have a very short time—about 20 minutes […]

A Quick Reply to Posttribulationists Michael Brown and Craig Keener and Their Misrepresentation of Prewrath

I appreciate much of the work that Dr. Brown has done (as I have promoted his material previously on this website), but I believe he has a blind spot on eschatology, particularly on the second coming of Christ. A caller called into his show Line of Fire and asked if his guest Craig Keener is […]

Three Views of the Rapture – Pre-Tribulationism (Michael Svigel), Pre-Wrath (Alan Kurschner), and Post-Tribulationism (Craig Blomberg)

We have a lot of new readers on this blog, so I thought it would be helpful to re-post an interview where I represented the pre-wrath position. Michael Svigel represented pre-tribulationism, and Craig Blomberg represented post-tribulationism. There was a final Q&A section. Mike Svigel – Pretribulationism Alan Kurschner – Prewrath Craig Blomberg – Posttribulationism Questions and […]