Does ‘the Last Hour’ in 1 John 2:18 Support an Imminent Rapture? – Ep. 112

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_the_Last_Hour_in_1_John_218_Support_an_Imminent_Rapture__-_Ep._112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Pretribs think that “the last hour” in 1 John 2:18 implies an imminent rapture. I gave three reasons why it does not. “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know […]

Why ‘the blinking of an eye’ Does NOT Refer to the Rapture – Ep. 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why__the_blinking_of_an_eye__Does_NOT_Refer_to_the_Rapture_-_Ep._101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed– in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be […]

Is 1 Corinthians 11:26 Evidence for Pretribulation Imminence? – Ep. 99

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_1_Corinthians_1126_Evidence_for_Pretribulation_Imminence__-_Ep._99.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to another pretrib proof text for imminence that is supposed to prove the doctrine of an any-moment rapture. “For every time you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26). Many pretribulationists think this verse […]

Jesus Could Not Have Returned Before Paul Testified in Rome Before Caesar – Ep. 95

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_Before_Paul_Testified_in_Rome_Before_Caesar_-_Ep..mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedWe addressed another prophecy that applied to the apostle Paul which undermines the pretrib teaching of imminence of Jesus’ return. “The following night the Lord stood near Paul and said, “Have courage, for just as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so you must also testify […]

Jesus Could NOT Have Returned During the Life of Peter – Ep. 92

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Jesus_Could_Not_Have_Returned_During_the_Life_of_Peter_-_Ep._92.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus’s return was not imminent during the life of Peter.  “I tell you the solemn truth, when you were young, you tied your clothes around you and went wherever you wanted, but when you are old [gēraskō], you will stretch out your hands, and others will tie […]

Does Acts 17:31 Support Imminence of Jesus’s Return? – Ep. 91

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_Acts_1731_Support_Imminence_of_Jesus_s_Return__-_Ep._91.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretrib proof text Acts 17:31 that purports to support an any-moment rapture. “Therefore, although God has overlooked such times of ignorance, he now commands all people everywhere to repent, (31) because he has set a day on which he is going to judge […]

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First Peter 2:9–10 Refers to JEWISH Believers, Not the Church as the ‘New Israel’ – Ep. 81

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/1_Peter_2910_Refers_to_JEWISH_Believers_Not_the_Church_as_the_New_Israel.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to a common proof text of supersessionism (aka replacement theology). They teach that because 1 Peter 2:9-10 contains Old Testament references that were originally applied to Israel they should now be re-interpreted to be replaced by the Church being the “New Israel.” And consequently, they […]

Mike Vlach on the Continuity of Dispensationalism

Michael Vlach has written an excellent outline of the continuity of the Old Testament in the New Testament within Dispensational theology. It is worth the read. There is nothing here that I would disagree with him on in this particular article. I would add, however, that Vlach comes from a modified classical view of dispensationalism, […]

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 […]

Why Pretribulation Teachers Refuse to Obey Jesus’ Great Commission: “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:20 – Ep. 54

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Pretribulation_Teachers_Refuse_to_Obey_Jesus_Great_Commission__teaching_them_to_obey_everything_I_have_commanded_you_Ep._54.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn today’s program, I explained why pretribulation teachers are not obeying Jesus’ Great Commission: “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:20). I continued to work through Jim McClarty’s article critiquing […]