A BIG Difficulty in the Plot Line within the Amillennial Narrative in the Book of Revelation

Robert W. Wall writes: W. Hendricksen locates Satan’s imprisonment between the two advents of Christ, when the church is able to evangelize the nations with complete freedom (Conquerors, pp. 185–90). This interpretation draws upon elements of Revelation 12–13, where Satan is unable to destroy the church. Further, it corresponds well to the subsequent vision of […]

Satan’s Present Activity Does Not Describe Revelation 20:1–3 | Grant Osborne’s Revelation Commentary

  Grant R. Osborne. Revelation. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2002 Osborn’s commentary on Revelation is a helpful commentary to own since he interprets from a premillennial and futurist approach. His Arminianism, however, is evident and ends up skewing some of his interpretations, and his Posttribulationist beliefs are misguided. Despite […]

4 Reasons Why the Great Tribulation Does NOT Span Over the Entire Church Age: A Reply to Historicism – Ep. 113

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/4_Reasons_Why_the_Great_Tribulation_Does_NOT_Span_Over_the_Entire_Church_Age-_A_Reply_to_Historicism_-_Ep._113.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHistoricism is the eschatological position that says the thrust of prophecy in the Olivet Discourse and Revelation are fulfilled in the span of the church age. So for example, they would say that the great tribulation was not fulfilled in the first century, nor is it to […]

Is Jesus Currently on David’s Throne?

Michael J. Vlach writes: The purpose of this blog post is to examine Peter’s use of Psalm 132:11 in Acts 2:30 with a view toward grasping Peter’s understanding of the throne of David concept. Acts 2 describes the baptizing and filling ministry of the Holy Spirit after Jesus’ ascension. This is all related to Jesus, […]

Did Paul Redefine ‘Israel’ in Romans 2:28–29?

i) One problem is the “Jewish question”. Is God faithful to the promises he made to the patriarchs (e.g. Rom 3:4; 11:2)? If the recipient of a promise can be “redefined”, after the fact, then in what respect has God made good on his promises? If God can swap out the original referent and swap […]

Is Satan’s so-called present-age binding preventing the nations from being deceived?

Amillennialists are fond of asserting that Satan is bound in this present age only in the sense of preventing nations from being deceived from accepting the Gospel. Satan, we are told, is not bound to prevent individuals from being deceived, only nations. A glaring flaw in this thinking is the obvious fact that the Gospel-hating […]

UPDATE on the Annual ETS Conference – Ep. 103

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/UPDATE_on_the_Annual_ETS_Conference_-_Ep._103_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedHere I talked about the recent annual Evangelical Theological Society conference and the Society of Biblical Literature conference in New England. It was a long, but productive week.            

Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Christ – Ep. 93

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Revelation_19_and_Its_Battle_of_Armageddon_Does_NOT_Describe_the_BEGINNING_of_the_Second_Coming_of_Christ_-_Ep._93.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI am re-posting an interview that Joel Richardson had with me recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second […]

(Book) Is the Church Israel?

Jim McClarty has written a short helpful book Is the Church Israel?, which includes of course interaction with the proof texts of replacement theologians. He provides his book for free online in the link below, but if you would like to help support him you can purchase it on Kindle for only $2.99. Jim McClarty […]

5 Reasons Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Jesus

I was interviewed by Joel Richardson recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second coming of Christ. Amillennialists, pretribulationists, posttribulationists, and other eschatological positions take this position. […]

Articles for Posttribulationism to Consider

Prewrath and posttribulationism share some affinities with each other. However, there are some important differences as well, differences that I think many posttribulationists have not considered. Hence, I am providing this list of articles containing issues for posttribulation rapturists to consider from a prewrath perspective.   Seals, Trumpets, Bowls – At the Same Time or […]