THE Apostasy Within the Church Will Come Through the Antichrist’s Mark of the Beast – Ep. 88

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/THE_Apostasy_Within_the_Church_Will_Come_Through_the_Antichrists_Mark_of_the_Beast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion [apostasia] comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.” (2 Thess 2:3 NET) In this episode, I first explained the larger context to the question of […]

(VIDEO) An Easy Refutation of Pretrib Pastor Joey Wampler on the 24 Elders

I have replied to this common pretrib argument before here and here. Incidentally, pastor Wampler, first, you have to understand that Steven Anderson holds to a warped view of the prewrath rapture. He is not representative of the prewrath position. Second, you said that Steven Anderson has a skewed interpretation of this passage. That is […]

Billy Crone Commits a Form of the Ancient Heresy of Dualism

Billy Crone in defending pretribulationism as you can see in the video below (starting at 10:10) argues fallaciously that since Jesus opens up the seals, therefore the seals must be God’s eschatological wrath. In other words, in his thinking Jesus cannot be sovereign and have good purposes in his divine decree for the persecution of […]

Do NOT Read Back 16th Century English Translations into Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 to Mean a Physical Departure! – Ep. 87

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Do_NOT_Read_Back_Sixteenth_Century_English_Translations_into_Apostasia.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to what is arguably the most desperate argument defending that the Greek noun apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to the rapture. Those who argue for this, claim that because some early sixteenth English translations use the English term “departure” (e.g. Coverdale, Tyndale, Geneva Bible) […]

The Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 3) – Ep. 86

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Greek_Noun_Apostasia_Never_Means_a_Physical_Spatial_Departure_part_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to this most common argument by those who think that the Greek noun apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to the rapture. I explained that they have to define a noun by its cognate verb meaning. In lexical semantics this is called the cognate fallacy. […]

A Reply to Pretrib Rapturist Bill Salus on His ‘Gap Between the Rapture and the Seven-Year Period’ Theory

There are a number of pretrib teachers who place a gap between the rapture and the day of the Lord/7 year period. They recognize (as prewrath teaches) that Scripture clearly states that certain events must happen “before the day of the Lord.” There are in fact four such explicit statements in Scripture. These pretrib teachers […]

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 Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 2) – Ep. 85

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Greek_Noun_Apostasia_Never_Means_a__Physical-Spatial_Departure_Part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe talked about lexical specifics showing that there is no evidence in Koine Greek literature where the Greek noun apostasia means a “physical or spatial departure.” There are some pretrib teachers who think apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers to “the rapture.”  They assume that apostasia can […]

Pretrib teacher Billy Crone continues to produce more prewrathers!

Gary Stearman, please continue to have Billy Crone on your show, because he is producing more ex-pretribbers and thus more prewrathers! Crone’s colossal ignorance in his pretrib safe space is on display in the Prophecy Watchers below. It is truly amazing to watch his really bad argumentation. I am not kidding when I say this […]

The Greek Noun Apostasia Never Means a ‘Physical-Spatial Departure,’ e.g. the Rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (Part 1) – Ep. 84

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Greek_Noun_Apostasia_Never_Means_a__Physical-Spatial_Departure_e.g._the_Rapture_in_2_Thessalonians_23_Part_1_-_Ep._84.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the apostasia (apostasia) comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction” (2 Thessalonians 2:3). In this episode I talked about how pretrib teachers such as Thomas Ice, H. […]

Reply to H. Wayne House on the Claim that APOSTASIA Can Mean ‘Spatial Departure’

In my public debate in the cross-examination period with Thomas Ice I honed in on the Greek noun apostastia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. I finally got him to admit in our cross-examination that he was incapable of producing a single document in all of Koine literature where apostasia means a “spatial departure.” (See the video […]