A Teachable Moment Why Pretrib Logic Fails Miserably on the Daniel’s Seventy-Weeks Prophecy

Billy Crone in the video below (starting at 8:00) commits this common logical and biblical error on this issue. Here is the pretrib logic: Pretribs reason that since the Seventy-Weeks prophecy in Daniel  9:24–27 was given to Israel, the Church cannot “exist” on earth during any of its fulfillment. Here is why this common pretrib argument fails: […]

6 Reasons Why Michael Is the Restrainer

  1. Contemporary Jewish literature during Paul’s time viewed the characteristics of Michael having eschatological pre-eminence as the chief opponent of Satan and Restrainer of God’s people. 2. Michael is viewed as a celestial restrainer of God’s people in Daniel 10–12, the passage serving as the source for Paul’s exposition in 2 Thessalonians 2:3–8. 3. […]

“Jews could never follow a non-Jewish Antichrist”

I haven’t really written much on the ethnicity or the religion of the future Antichrist. When I have written on the subject of the Antichrist my energies have been focused on his revelation as it relates to the rapture and the day of the Lord’s wrath. But I want to make a few comments on […]

Archangel Michael, the Restrainer Removed, 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7 (Part 2 of 2) – Ep. 35

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/035-Restrainer_Part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn part two, I explicated the lines of evidence that Colin R. Nicholl adduces that supports the “Restrainer” being Michael the archangel. 1. Contemporary Jewish literature viewed the characteristics of Michael having eschatological pre-eminence as the chief opponent of Satan and Restrainer of God’s people. 2. Michael is […]

Archangel Michael, the Restrainer Removed, 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7 (Part 1 of 2) – Ep. 34

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/034-Restrainer_Part_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this first part of two parts, I explained the context to the Restrainer question. Who is the “Restrainer”? This question stems from Paul’s text in 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7.  “And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time.  […]

Why Do Pretribs Believe there is a Rapture Before the 70th Week of Daniel?

5 Reasons the Bible Teaches a Literal, Personal Antichrist, Not Figurative, Impersonal – Ep. 22

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/022-5_Reasons_why_the_Antichrist_is_Literal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI adduced five reasons why I believe the Bible teaches a literal, personal Antichrist figure, not a figurative, impersonal Antichrist. The Bible uses many descriptions and titles for this eschatological Antichrist figure. The term “Antichrist” is the most popular term. Historicists (most) and Idealists deny a literal […]

A Reply to David Reagan’s So-Called Critique of the Prewrath Position (Part 3 of 3) – Ep. 21

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/021-Response_to_Reagan_part_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed(I am posting this week’s program a couple of days early.) In this program I concluded my series responding to Dr. David Reagan of Lamb & Lion Ministries. I first responded to his objection that prewrath teaches an additional 30-day period after the seven-year period. Reagan says […]

The “House” Metaphor as a Helpful Approach to Studying the Doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ – Ep. 16

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/016-House_Metaphor_Approach.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described a helpful approach to studying the doctrine of the second coming. The books of the Bible have been progressively revealed to God’s people in history with the book of Revelation as the very last book that was written to complete the Bible. So instead of […]

The Fourth Kingdom in Daniel

http://samuelwhitefield.com/742/understanding-the-fourth-kingdom-of-daniel-2-and-daniel-7-part-1 Daniel 2 and Daniel 7 both place their emphasis on a fourth kingdom that will challenge God’s purposes like no other kingdom in history. While most commentators agree on the identity of the first three kingdoms in Daniel 2 and Daniel 7, the identity of the fourth kingdom in these two chapters has been […]

Daniel’s 70th Week

Joel Richardson has some helpful comments on the topic of the 70th week of Daniel. http://www.joelstrumpet.com/?p=5999