(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 […]

X Marks the Spot? A Critique of the Use of Chiasmus in Macro-Structural Analyses of Revelation

chiasmus |kīˈazməs| noun; a rhetorical or literary figure in which words, grammatical constructions, or concepts are repeated in reverse order, in the same or a modified form. I do not believe that the ancient writers were intending to structure their texts through a chiasmus. It is not a valid hermeneutical category for New Testament studies. […]

(VIDEO) The BACKSTORY to Scottie Clarke’s FIRST Failed Prediction of the Rapture

(For future reference, you can follow my ongoing series critiquing Scott Clarke’s “Great Sign of Revelation 12” theory at this link.) As a preface I want to say that I am not “attacking” Scottie Clarke personally. He seems like a nice and sincere person. My intention is to refute his theory which I believe is […]

Greek Grammar Indicates the ‘Beast’ in the Book of Revelation Is a PERSON

There are many good reasons to think that the “beast” in the book of Revelation refers to a person and not a mere symbol (contra idealism and historicism). One of these reasons is found in how Greek grammar works. In Greek, a relative pronoun will agree with its antecedent in gender and number. But its […]

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 […]

Amillennialism Cannot Have It Both Ways…

In my estimation, this is one of the most acute inconsistencies of amillennial theology in the book of Revelation. “[The amillennial] approach does not fit the literary movement of Revelation. John pictures the period between Christ’s exaltation and return as the time of Satan’s banishment from heaven to earth, where he deceives the nations and […]

Does Revelation 3:10 Support a Pretribulation Rapture? – Ep. 78

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Revelation_310.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI intend to discuss Revelation 3:10 more in depth in a future episode, but in this brief episode I wanted to drive home a single point why this verse does not support pretribulationism and why it cannot be used as an objection against prewrath. Chris White interviewed […]

Does the Rapture of the Church Occur at Revelation 4:1? – Ep. 76

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/076-Revelation_4.1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung and Brannon Howse on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib objection that argues that the pretribulational rapture occurs […]

Does the Absence of the Word ‘Church’ (Ekklēsia) in Revelation 4–21 Support a Pretribulation Rapture? – Ep. 75

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Ep._75.Does_the_Absence_of_the_Word_Church_Ekklesia_in_Revelation_421.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung and Brannon Howse on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib objection that argues since there is absence of […]

Refutation of Dave Love’s Purgatory Interpretation of the Fifth Seal in the Book of Revelation – Ep. 73

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Refutation_of_Dave_Loves_Purgatory_Interpretation_of_the_Fifth_Seal_in_the_Book_of_Revelation_-_Ep._73.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedCalvary Chapel pretrib Pastor Dave Love does not think that the Gospel is powerful enough and sufficient to save a sinner from God’s wrath. Only “saints” that are pretribulationally raptured before the seven-year period will be exempt from God’s wrath! Those “tribulational saints” who “grew up in […]

A Reply to Calvary Pastor Dave Love’s Flawed Pretrib Theology – Ep. 72

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/A_Reply_to_Calvary_Pastor_Dave_Loves_Flawed_Pretrib_Theology_-_Ep._72.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedToday I replied to Calvary Chapel’s Pastor Dave Love’s so-called critique of the prewrath position, particularly on the seals. I critiqued his misunderstanding of the imagery of the seven seals that he thinks is staggered inside the scroll, rather than all on the outside of it. For […]