In last Fall’s issue of Biblical Prophecy Magazine, I wrote the most extensive treatment in prewrath literature on the prewrath understanding of the cutting short of the great tribulation—about 11,000 words.
The article explains what it means for the Antichrist’s great tribulation to be “cut short” and it also responds to challenges to the prewrath understanding of this event.
Anyone seeking to understand this major tenet of the prewrath view, cannot ignore this definitive study on this essential topic of the prewrath view.
A major tenet of prewrath theology is the understanding that the period of the great tribulation against God’s elect will be “cut short.” Jesus states, “For then there will be great suffering [i.e. great tribulation, thlipsis megas] unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the world until now, or ever will happen. And if those days had not been cut short [koloboō], no one would be saved [i.e. delivered]. But for the sake of the elect [eklektos] those days will be cut short [koloboō]” (Matt 24:21–22; cf. Mark 13:20). Jesus continues to explain that this cutting short of the great tribulation will occur at an unknown day and hour with his return (Matt 24:36). [Alan Kurschner, “The Cutting Short of the Antichrist’s Great Tribulation,” Biblical Prophecy Magazine 1.2 (2021): 16–31]
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