Pastor: From Pre-Trib to Pre-Wrath

In recent years, it has become commonplace for pretrib pastors to change their mind to prewrath after examining the Scriptures. This is encouraging because it is emboldening more pastors to do the same. I should post more of these examples where I am receiving increasingly more instances that come across my inbox. Send your pastor […]

The Evangelical Free Church of America Adds ‘Prewrath’ to their ‘Theological Definitions and Positions’ Document

The Evangelical Free Church of America added the Prewrath position to their “Theological Definitions and Positions” Document. Does the EFCA have a position on the tribulation or rapture? Though the EFCA is premillennial, we embrace the breadth of premillennialism, including the various positions of Dispensationalism, Progressive Dispensationalism, and Historic Premillennialism. The broader view of premillennialism, […]

Clarifying the Differences between the Pre-Wrath and Post-Trib Rapture Viewpoints

Every so often I like to link to articles that I have written in response to posttrib. I do this for three reasons. 1. There are some out there that use the misleading and inaccurate hybrid label “Prewrath-Postrib,” or some version of it. Almost without exception when I investigate this interpreter’s view, they are traditionally […]

Why Matthew 24:14 Disproves an Any Moment Rapture – Ep. 106

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Matthew_2414_Disproves_an_Any_Moment_Rapture_-_Ep._106.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe prophecy in Matthew 24:14 contradicts pretrib imminence theology. Listen and find out why. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matt 24:14). The Great Commission is […]

Why the Great Commission Disproves Pretrib Imminence – Ep. 105

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_the_Great_Commission_Disproves_Pretrib_Imminence_-_Ep._105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus talks about the completion of this age in several of his end-time passages, using expressions such as the “end” (telos) and “end of the age” (synteleias tou aiōnos). The Olivet Discourse was occasioned by the question from his disciples about the end: “As he was sitting […]

Rapture Perspectives

We get new subscribers to the ministry and the Biblical Prophecy Program every week. For those who are new to the prewrath position, below is a written debate among myself, Craig Blomberg, and Michael Svigel. If you want to read a full-orbed book explaining the prewrath position, I have written Antichrist Before the Day of […]

Does ‘I am standing at the door and knocking!’ in Revelation 3:20 Support an Any Moment Rapture? – Ep. 100

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does__I_am_standing_at_the_door_and_knocking__in_Revelation_320_Support_an_Any_Moment_Rapture__-_Ep._100.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedRevelation 3:20 is used as a proof-text by some pretribbers for imminence. In our 100th episode I showed why this is not the case. “Listen! I am standing at the door and knocking! If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come into his […]

Another Prophecy that Contradicts Pretribulation Imminence: ‘Where Is His Promised Return?’ – Ep. 98

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Another_Prophecy_that_Contradicts_Pretrib_Imminence__Where_Is_His_Promised_Return___-_Ep._98.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedToday I discussed another prophecy that contradicts pretrib imminence. Among the points I explained was how date-setters create their own self-fulfilling prophecy. This passage contains an unequivocal prophecy that must happen before Jesus returns: scoffers will arise and mock Christians for their belief in Jesus’ promised return. […]

Have a Small Group Bible Study on the Second Coming of Christ this Fall!

This is the time of year when churches start small group Bible studies. Why not initiate a study yourself on the topic of the second coming from a prewrath perspective? My book Prewrath: A Very Short Introduction to the Great Tribulation, Rapture, and Day of the Lord is the perfect concise size with three major parts […]

Jesus Could Not Have Returned Before Paul Testified in Rome Before Caesar – Ep. 95

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_Before_Paul_Testified_in_Rome_Before_Caesar_-_Ep..mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe addressed another prophecy that applied to the apostle Paul which undermines the pretrib teaching of imminence of Jesus’ return. “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Have courage, for just as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify […]

Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Christ – Ep. 93

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Revelation_19_and_Its_Battle_of_Armageddon_Does_NOT_Describe_the_BEGINNING_of_the_Second_Coming_of_Christ_-_Ep._93.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI am re-posting an interview that Joel Richardson had with me recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second […]