The Great Tribulation Is Not God’s Wrath

P. E. Harris, pastor at Seely Community Church, has written a heart-felt article warning of the dangers of believing the notion that the Great Tribulation will be God’s Wrath. Here is a snippet, but the entire article is worth reading: There is a massive multi-million dollar industry dedicated to the assumption that the great tribulation […]

Why ‘the blinking of an eye’ Does NOT Refer to the Rapture – Ep. 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why__the_blinking_of_an_eye__Does_NOT_Refer_to_the_Rapture_-_Ep._101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed– in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be […]

Human Behavior: Imminency Does Not Generate Urgency

[Guest contributor: John M. Thomas, Camarillo, CA] You may have heard a pretribulationalist say… “Christ’s return is imminent, meaning he can comeback at any moment, and it is this imminency that motivates the Church to action and creates a sense of urgency among believers to make sure their life is in order and live more […]

Jesus Could NOT Have Returned During the Life of Peter – Ep. 92

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_During_the_Life_of_Peter_-_Ep._92.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus’s return was not imminent during the life of Peter.  “I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old [gēraskō], you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie […]

A Response to Gerald Stanton’s Pretribulation Imminence Doctrine

Ron Wallace responds point by point to Gerald Stanton’s imminence theology. You can read them here: http://www.biblefragrances.com/studies/stanton1.html Dr. Gerald Stanton 1992 Pre-Trib Study Group The Doctrine of Imminency: is it Biblical?  

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: […]