Pretrib Pastor J. D. Farag talking with Jan Markell and Amir Tsarfati said, “This is not hyperbole. If it were not for the blessed hope of the soon return of Jesus Christ in the [imminent, pretrib] rapture…I would go literally insane. I would lose my mind. [Amir Tsarfati interjects and says, “I wouldn’t live.”] I would not be able to handle what my eyes see – the evil and the darkness is such that the likes of which we have never seen in human history.”
I actually agree with Farag, of course for different reasons. I have been saying for years that pretribulationism is setting up the flock with the false belief that they will be raptured out of here before the Antichrist’s great tribulation. Rather than preparing the faith of the church for this horrible time, they are setting up their flock to lose their faith and as Farag admits their minds.
Someone recently wrote me saying, “I think that for a lot of people, the idea of going through the [great] tribulation (Antichrist’s persecution) is so scary that their minds will not let them accept the idea. It is scary, but if it is true that we have to go through that, I’d rather know and be prepared than one day waking up to the Antichrist on TV and the mark of the beast taking place, realizing that Jesus did not do what I thought he’d promised to do!”
Eschatology matters, people. What you believe on this has spiritual ramifications.
“Remember, I have told you ahead of time.” (Matt 24:25)