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

Circular Reasoning Presupposes the Hermeneutics of the Pretribulational Theological System

I am finishing up on my major book focused on refuting pretrib imminence. I do not leave any stone left unturned. My hope is it will jolt—and challenge—untold number of Christians who have been taught all their life that Jesus can return “at any moment.” This teaching is so pervasive that even most non-pretrib churches […]

The Gathering of the ‘Elect’ in Matthew 24:31 Does Not Refer to Israel — It Refers to All Believers from All the Nations – Ep. 56 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretribulational claim that the gathering of the elect in Matthew 24:31 refers to the salvation of Israel. For example, Thomas Ice thinks the term “elect” in Matthew’s Olivet Discourse refers to Jews who will be gathered. He links v. 31 to Deuteronomy 30:4. […]

Review of My Radio Debate on Eschatology with Tommy Ice – Ep. 55 Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I reviewed my recent radio debate on the rapture with Tommy Ice. I responded to Ice’s deeply mistaken view that church instruction in Jesus’ ministry began with the Upper Room Discourse and not before. I argued that the Olivet Discourse is a teaching for […]

Radio Debate on Moody Radio! Prewrath vs. Pretribulationism

You can listen now to the radio debate I had today with Dr. Tommy Ice on Moody Radio’s UP FOR DEBATE with Julie Roys. It went great. I came into the debate with the strategy of focusing on and demonstrating that Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25 is for the church, and not relegated to […]

My Post-Debate Commentary and Why Tommy Ice Failed to Support His Pretribulational Rapture – Ep 48 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI gave my post-debate commentary on my eschatology debate with Thomas Ice. I discussed the following topics that were covered in the debate and expanded on them here: -The celestial disturbances in Joel 2, Matthew 24, Luke 21, and Revelation 6 -Comparing Scripture with Scripture -What is […]

Red-Eye Moon

I took a red-eye flight to Jersey on my way back from the rapture debate in Dallas. I was able to catch the tail end of the super blood moon and I talked about one of my strategies for debating Thomas Ice this past weekend. Tracing the celestial disturbance event from Joel, the Olivet Discourse, […]

RAPTURE DEBATE between Alan Kurschner (Prewrath) and Thomas Ice (Pretrib) | AUDIO and VIDEO

Access Debate Here… Listen to my post-debate commentary   Donations appreciated THE CHURCH WILL FACE THE ANTICHRIST BEFORE THE RAPTURE Affirmative: Alan Kurschner | Prewrath Denial: Thomas Ice | Pretribulational Moderated by Kerby Anderson   The Hope Center, Plano, Texas September 25, 2015   Debate Format: Part 1: Opening Statements Prewrath presentation: 25 minutes Pretrib […]

Update on My Debate with Dr. Thomas Ice

UPDATE: Here is the debate     I appreciate Dr. Ice for accepting the invitation to debate. Not many pretrib teachers are willing to engage on this level—come to think of it, he is the only one! I am very pleased with how the debate went. The audio will be posted on this site in […]

Here is the format of the Eschatology debate in Dallas this month between myself and Tommy Ice

UPDATE HERE!   DEBATE at The Hope Center in Plano, Texas Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:00 p­.m. Central Thomas Ice vs. Alan E. Kurschner Moderated by Kerby Anderson . Thesis: THE CHURCH WILL FACE THE ANTICHRIST BEFORE THE RAPTURE Affirmative: Alan E. Kurschner Denial: Thomas Ice   Debate Format: Part 1: Opening Statements Prewrath presentation:    […]

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