5 Reasons Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Jesus

I was interviewed by Joel Richardson 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 coming of Christ. Amillennialists, pretribulationists, posttribulationists, and other eschatological positions take this position. […]

Articles for Posttribulationism to Consider

Prewrath and posttribulationism share some affinities with each other. However, there are some important differences as well, differences that I think many posttribulationists have not considered. Hence, I am providing this list of articles containing issues for posttribulation rapturists to consider from a prewrath perspective.   Seals, Trumpets, Bowls – At the Same Time or […]

A Quick Response to Pretrib Teacher and Pastor Geoffrey Kirkland

Geoffrey Kirkland makes the mistake of indicating that his pretribulationism is the only interpretation of futuristic premillennialism. He does not even use the term “pretribulationism.” He just (wrongly) assumes futuristic premillennialism is the same thing as his eschatological pretrib framework, which misleads his readers. They are not the same thing. Pretribultionism is one interpretation of […]

Why One’s View on Imminence Theology Matters – Ep. 90

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_One_s_View_on_Imminence_Theology_Matters_-_Ep._90.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedYour view of agreeing or disagreeing with a pretrib imminent rapture matters. I explained that there are implications to holding to imminence theology. We should, instead, take a biblical expectancy position toward Jesus’s return, which I explained what I mean by this. There are three features to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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Back to the Basics of Prewrath Teaching – Ep. 80

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Back_to_the_Basics_of_Prewrath_ep_80.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI started off announcing a Florida Bible Prophecy Conference on April 1–2, where I will be speaking with Marvin Rosenthal and Steve Hogan. Click here for the upcoming Florida Bible Prophecy Conference Chris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib […]

Does Jewish Wedding Imagery Support Pretribulationism? – Ep. 79

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jewish_wedding_pretrib_79.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedChris White interviewed me a few years ago on his program to respond to pretrib teacher Jimmy DeYoung on certain pretrib objections to prewrath. I played a brief clip from this interview covering the common pretrib claim that the traditional Jewish Wedding imagery supports a pretribulational rapture. […]

Expectation of Jesus’ Coming and the Canon

One point I would add to the following helpful article is that believing Jesus will come during one’s lifetime is not the same thing as saying his return is “imminent.” I believe the Bible teaches that every generation should expect Jesus in their lifetime. But it does not teach that there are no prophesied events […]