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 […]

Reply to Thomas Kidd: “When Christians Began Speaking of ‘the’ Antichrist”

Since the comment section of Thomas Kidd’s blog does not work, I will post my comments to his blog article here (his blog article is linked below). Thomas, Thank you for your article. If I may, I would like to point out a fundamental flaw in your reasoning without being verbose. I believe you are […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: DON’T Take the Mark of the Antichrist – Ep. 66

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_DONT_Take_the_Mark_of_the_Antichrist.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis episode warned of the future mark of the Antichrist and its consequences for taking it. The Bible’s warning in Revelation 13–14 is for the Church. This will be a real, future event that individuals living at this time will have to face—it could be this generation. […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: 4 Views that Militate Against Biblical Readiness – Ep. 65

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_4_Views_that_Militate_Against_Biblical_Readiness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI started a series talking about how to prepare for Jesus’ second coming in a biblical fashion. Today I described four views that militate against this readiness. 1. Pretribulationism: The warnings are relegated to “tribulation saints.” We will be raptured out of here so we do not […]

4 Reasons Why the Millennial Debate is Important, i.e. Why Premillennial Theology Matters – Ep. 53

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Reasons_Why_the_Millennial_Debate_is_Important_i.e._Why_Premillennial_Theology_Matters.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedPremillennialism teaches that at Jesus’ second coming he will deliver the righteous and judge the ungodly. Then the righteous will enter into a period—the millennium—of peace and righteousness where Jesus establishes on earth his physical reign of all nations—including a restored nation of Israel who recognizes him […]

5 Views that Deny the Church Will Face the Antichrist’s Great Tribulation

There are five views that deny the church will face the Antichrist: 1. Preterism 2. Historicism 3. Pretribulationism 4. Agnostic-Tribulationism 5. Pan-Tribulationism The Prewrath (as well as many post-tribs) affirm that the last generation of the church will face the Antichrist’s great tribulation just before Christ’s returns. See my book on this topic on Amazon: […]

Why the Bible Teaches a Literal, Physical Temple (Naos) in 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Not a Figurative, Spiritual Temple – Ep. 23

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/023-Literal_Temple_2_thess_2.4.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about Paul’s use of the term “temple” (naos) in 2 Thessalonians 2:4. Does Paul have in mind a literal, physical temple? Or is he referring to a figurative, spiritual sense? I argued the former, the literal, physical sense. I first explained that naos does not require some […]

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 […]

What Is the Sign to the Second Coming of Messiah Jesus? – Ep. 18

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/018-What_is_the_Sign_to_the_Second_Coming_of_Messiah_Jesus_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI explained Jesus’ reply to his disciples’ question about what is the sign to his coming and the end of the age. Jesus warned that there will be false signs from false messianic claimants. Jesus—the Son of Man—described that his return will be unmistakable and universal using […]

What Does the Pre-Wrath Rapture Position Teach? – Ep. 17

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/017-What_Does_the_Prewrath_Rapture_Position_Teach.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described the prewrath position by outlining 15 essential tenets that someone must affirm in order to hold to a prewrath position. They are core minimum beliefs. If someone denies any of these definitional points they cannot be said to be prewrath in a meaningful sense of […]

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 […]