Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 3 – Ep. 116

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_the_Meaning_of_Harpagesometha_in_1_Thess_417_Rapture_or_Plunder__Part_3_-_Ep._116.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis episode I responded to Chris Steinle on his interpretation of the beginning of 1 Thess. 4:17. I pointed out some errors and lexical fallacies and suggested some better resources as is provided in the links below. The first three parts of this series has set me […]

Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 2 – Ep. 115

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_the_Meaning_of_Harpagesometha_in_1_Thess_417_Rapture_or_Plunder__Part_2_-_Ep._115.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis episode I responded to Chris Steinle on his interpretation of “from heaven” that he comments on from his chapter “Reclaiming the 1st Thessalonians Rapture Narrative” in his co-authored book with Douglas Hamp, Reclaiming the Rapture: Restoring the Doctrine of the Gathering of the Commonwealth of Israel. […]

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 […]

Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 1 – Ep. 114

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_the_Meaning_of_harpagesometha_in_1_Thess_417_Rapture_or_Plunder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOn Doug Hamp’s the Awakening Report, Chris Steinle claimed that the Greek word harpagēsometha behind the English “suddenly caught [up]” in 1 Thess 4:17 is not derived from the Greek harpazo and consequently does not actually refer to a rapture. It refers to another word (which we will address in […]

A Response to Chris Steinle and His Denial of a ‘Catching Up’ in 1 Thess 4:17

Here is my series response to Chris Steinle: Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 1 – Ep. 114 Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 2 – Ep. 115   Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? […]

A Brief Reply to Mike Stallard of Israel My Glory…

https://israelmyglory.org/article/when-is-it/ I want to comment on this recent article by Dr. Mike Stallard who is the Director of International Ministries for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. This article above is from the recent January/February 2018 issue of Israel My Glory, which is an arm of the ministry The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. “Prewrath […]

The Simplest and Most Effective Way to Teach Prewrath! – Ep. 109

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Simplest_and_Most_Effective_Way_to_Teach_Prewrath__Ep._109.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Find out how pretrib teacher Dave Hunt responded to Joel 2:30–31 when asked about it. In this episode I explained why Joel 2:30-31 is the simplest and most effective way to teach prewrath. I consider it an anchor passage, or an “interpretive key,” as it helps […]

The Evangelical Free Church of America Adds ‘Prewrath’ to their ‘Theological Definitions and Positions’ Document

The Evangelical Free Church of America added the Prewrath position to their “Theological Definitions and Positions” Document. Does the EFCA have a position on the tribulation or rapture? Though the EFCA is premillennial, we embrace the breadth of premillennialism, including the various positions of Dispensationalism, Progressive Dispensationalism, and Historic Premillennialism. The broader view of premillennialism, […]

Clarifying the Differences between the Pre-Wrath and Post-Trib Rapture Viewpoints

Every so often I like to link to articles that I have written in response to posttrib. I do this for three reasons. 1. There are some out there that use the misleading and inaccurate hybrid label “Prewrath-Postrib,” or some version of it. Almost without exception when I investigate this interpreter’s view, they are traditionally […]

A Reply to Andy Woods on ‘APOSTASIA Is the Rapture’ – Ep. 104

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/A_Reply_to_Andy_Woods_on_APOSTASIA_Is_the_Rapture_-_Ep._104.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedAt a recent pretrib Bible prophecy conference, Andy Woods relied on the flawed research of H. Wayne House’s Greek statements, and worse, Woods used it with fallacious reasoning to attempt to argue that the “apostasy” Paul mentions in 2 Thess 2:3 refers to the rapture. I exposed […]

Rapture Perspectives

We get new subscribers to the ministry and the Biblical Prophecy Program every week. For those who are new to the prewrath position, below is a written debate among myself, Craig Blomberg, and Michael Svigel. If you want to read a full-orbed book explaining the prewrath position, I have written Antichrist Before the Day of […]