A Reply to Andy Woods on ‘APOSTASIA Is the Rapture’ – Ep. 104

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/A_Reply_to_Andy_Woods_on_APOSTASIA_Is_the_Rapture_-_Ep._104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedAt a recent pretrib Bible prophecy conference, Andy Woods relied on the flawed research of H. Wayne House’s Greek statements, and worse, Woods used it with fallacious reasoning to attempt to argue that the “apostasy” Paul mentions in 2 Thess 2:3 refers to the rapture. I exposed […]

REVISITING THE QUESTION: Is the ‘Apostasy’ in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 a Reference to the Rapture?

I have addressed this question many times here and have shown that not only is there no evidence for this, but it is indicative of how many pretribs white-knuckle their pretrib Tradition. To be sure, there are many pretribs and some of their most noted theologians who think this is a really bad argument for […]

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 […]

My Cross-Examination Period with Thomas Ice in the Prewrath vs Pretrib Debate

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 […]

Does Apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 Refer to a ‘Physical Departure’ (i.e. the Rapture)?

Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion (apostasia) comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction – 2 Thessalonians 2:3 ESV (some versions render “rebellion” as “apostasy” or “falling away”) Second Thessalonians chapter two has been the nemesis for pretribulationism. […]

Richardson and Ice Briefly Debate the Antichrist

If you did not have the chance to catch my recent discussion / debate with Dr. Thomas Ice on Up For Debate hosted by Julie Roys on Moody Radio then you can listen to it here: http://www.moodyradio.org/radioplayer.aspx?episode=165779

RAPTURE DEBATE ANNOUNCEMENT: Alan E. Kurschner (Prewrath) and Thomas Ice (Pretribulational)

UPDATE HERE!   http://www.alankurschner.com/rapture Rapture Debate: September, 25, 2015 in Plano Texas at The Hope Center. The thesis is: The Church Will Face the Antichrist Before the Rapture Prewrath exponent Kurschner will take the affirmative and Pretrib exponent Ice will take the negative. Be sure to click on the link for more information and registration. […]

RAPTURE DEBATE: Will the Church Face the Antichrist Before the Rapture? Pre-Wrath or Pre-Tribulational? – Ep. 29

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/029-RAPTURE_DEBATE_Will_the_Church_Face_the_Antichrist_Before_the_Rapture_PreWrath_or_PreTribulational.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedUPDATE HERE!   I announced an upcoming debate on the rapture question between myself representing the prewrath position and Thomas Ice of the Pre-trib Research Center representing the pretrib position. The debate will be held at The Hope Center in Plano Texas, September 25th 2015, a Friday […]

Imminency versus Prophecy

Doug Eigsti has written an extensive article refuting pretribulational imminency entitled, “Imminency versus Prophecy.” You can download the article as a PDF here. See page 4–5 for the contents and purpose of the article.