Just a quick note for those who were wondering if Andy Woods was interested in meaningful interaction with my podcast episode yesterday where I argued that Woods was making up a meaning for the Greek word apostasia, believing that it could mean a rapture in 2 Thess 2:3. Woods claimed that the Greek word could mean a physical departure, and thus a rapture. The problem, however, is that the sense of the word is not part of the semantic range for apostasia. He is making it up.
Fast forward today and I was informed by someone, Greg Anderson, who is part of a facebook group that Andy Woods is also a part of called “Scripturally Speaking – Biblical Dispensational Theology.”
Anderson simply posted a link in the facebook page and asked if Andy Woods would reply to my episode. In response, Andy Woods, I am informed, blocked Greg Anderson. Evidently, blocking other group members is against the guidelines of the facebook group.
So there you have it for those who were curious. If Andy Woods does not want to respond to my reasoned argumentation, that is his prerogative. But his thin-skinned, pretrib safe-space behavior is gratuitous. I was hoping for meaningful interaction, but it looks like that is not going to happen. For someone who wrote an entire book on this specific topic, he sure is not interested in constructive feedback.
Ironically, Woods’ response to me (or non-response) may generate more exposure for my refutation of his claim that the Greek word apostasia in 2 Thess 2:3 means a supposed “physical departure” (i.e. the rapture).