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 […]

The Blessed Hope Is Not Escaping the Antichrist’s Persecution

Titus 2:13 looking for the blessed hope and the  appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus. Pretribulationism teaches that the blessed hope is about escaping persecution, particularly the end-time persecution. The Bible does not teach this. The blessed hope is the glorious appearing of our Lord, not an escapist, imminent […]

Is the Whole Seven Years God’s Wrath? – Ep. 51

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/051-Is_the_Whole_Seven_Years_Gods_Wrath.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretribulational tenet that the future seven-year period (i.e. the “70th week of Daniel”) is entirely God’s wrath. I used Jim McClarty’s critique of the prewrath position as my entry point of discussion. I demonstrated that the seven-year period is divided up into several […]