Why ‘Heaven’ (Ouranō) in Revelation 12:1 Does NOT Refer to the Starry Sky | Great Sign, Constellation Virgo, September 23rd 2017, the Rapture

“Then a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and with the moon under her feet, and on her head was a crown of twelve stars.” (Rev 12:1 NET) I do not believe ‘heaven’ (ouranō) in Revelation 12:1 refers to the starry sky; and thereby, I do not think that the […]

Revelation 12, the Great Sign, the Woman, the Rapture, and September 23rd 2017

I have been asked a number of times what I think about the prophecy of Revelation 12 and the astronomical event this coming September 23rd 2017. Is there prophetic significance to this event? This issue has taken the Bible prophecy world by storm, to say the least. There are a number of factors to examine […]

Are Pretribs Consistent in Interpreting the Book of Revelation with the Grammatical-Historical Hermeneutic?

The other day I linked to Clint Archer’s insightful critique of Kevin DeYoung’s supersessionist (aka replacement theology) interpretation of the 144,000 passage in Revelation 7. I left a comment for him at his blog post (which he oddly shut down all comments for the post soon after I posted it). I highlighted the inconsistency of […]

The Earliest Christian Document Outside of the New Testament (the Didache) Explicitly Teaches that the Church Will Face the Antichrist – Ep. 70

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Earliest_Christian_Document_Outside_of_the_New_Testament_the_Didache_Explicitly_Teaches_that_the_Church_Will_Face_the_Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe discussed how the very Early Church affirmed Jesus’ teaching that the Church would face the persecution of the Antichrist before the return of Jesus and the resurrection. The earliest Church document outside of the New Testament—the Didache—establishes this point. The core teaching of prewrath goes back […]

DEBATE VIDEO: Pre-Wrath vs Pre-Tribulational Rapture | Bible Prophecy

It’s been over a year now since I debated Thomas Ice. I am glad the debate happened because thousands of people have either listened to the debate audio or watched the video. I have received numerous positive emails since then, including ex-pretribbers who thought I made a better biblical case for the rapture and Antichrist […]

My Review of the Rapture Debate between Pre-Trib Doug Stauffer and Post-Trib Joe Schimmel – Ep. 61

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/061-My_Review_of_the_Rapture_Debate_between_Pre-Trib_Doug_Stauffer_and_Post-Trib_Joe_Schimmel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI gave my review of the rapture debate between Pre-Trib Doug Stauffer and Post-Trib Joe Schimmel that occurred at the Pikes Peak Prophecy Summit in Colorado hosted by Prophecy in the News. I addressed the following issues that was covered in the debate, in no particular order: […]

Does 1 John 2:18 Support an Imminent Rapture of the Church?

“Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know from this that it is the last hour.” (1 John 2:18) In the immediate context, John is teaching his readers not to “love the world” by desiring its fleshy attachments (1 […]

What Is the ‘Hour of Testing’ in Revelation 3:10? The Antichrist’s Great Tribulation or the Day of the Lord’s Wrath? – Ep. 59

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/What_Is_the_Hour_of_Testing_in_Revelation_310.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to pretrib teacher and pastor Jesse Johnson and his claim in an article he wrote about Revelation 3:10 supporting a pretrib rapture. “Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is […]

Popping the Revelation 3:10 Pre-Trib Rapture Balloon: A Response to Jesse Johnson – Ep. 58

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Popping_the_Revelation_3.10_Pretrib_Rapture_Balloon_-.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to pretrib teacher and pastor Jesse Johnson and his claim in an article he wrote about Revelation 3:10 supporting a pretrib rapture. “Because you have kept my admonition to endure steadfastly, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is about to […]

What does “escape” refer to in Luke 21:36…the Antichrist’s great tribulation or the day of the Lord’s wrath?

“But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”” (Luke 21:36 ESV) I have been asked to comment on this verse. Luke 21:36 refers to an escape from the impending day of the […]

I Have Just One Question for Those Who Think the Wicked Are ‘Taken’ and the Righteous are ‘Left Behind’ – Ep. 57

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/057-One_Question_for_Those_Who_Think_the_Wicked_Are_Taken_and_the_Righteous_are_Left_Behind.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI asked one question for those who think the wicked are “taken” and the righteous are “left” in Matthew 24. I have never received an answer from those interpreters. There is clear evidence to the answer of this question: those who are taken are the righteous and […]