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 […]

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. […]

A Response to Preterism’s Failed Prophecy of False Messianic Claimants in AD 70ish (Matthew 24:23-25)

“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the messiah!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand. 26 So, if they […]

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: […]

Why Jesus’ Prophecy in Matthew 10:23 Refers to His Second Coming, NOT to His First Coming – Ep. 82

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/ep_82_Why_Jesus_Prophecy_in_Matthew_10_23_Refers_to_His_Second_Coming_NOT_to_His_First_Coming.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I gave a few reasons why I believe the reference to the “Son of Man comes” in Matthew 10:23 refers to Jesus’ future second coming, not his first coming. “Whenever they persecute you in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, […]

On David Chilton’s Preterist-Postmillennial Commentary on the Book of Revelation, Days of Vengeance

Preterists commonly accuse (mock) futurist commentaries on the book of Revelation for sensational interpretations. Admittedly, there are more than a few popular pretrib commentaries on Revelation that rightly are “way out there.” However, David Chilton’s postmillennial and preterist commentary on Revelation rivals the most kooky and far-fetched interpretations on the book of Revelation: The Days […]

VIDEO: Preterism, the Antichrist, and the Early Church Fathers

On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian – Ep. 71 In this episode I read the primary literature of quotes from seven early church fathers who explicitly taught that that the Church would suffer at the hands of the Antichrist before Jesus returns: On […]

Preterist Gary DeMar Promoting Fake Exegesis

“I tell you the truth, this generation (γενεά) will not pass away until all these things take place.” (Matt 24:34 NET) Yesterday, I pointed out how preterists promote fake history in their interpretation of Matthew 24:5 regarding “many messiahs.” Interestingly, today I noticed that preterist Gary DeMar has an article entitled, “Fake news” is not […]

Preterism Fails to Find Prophetic Fulfillment of ‘Many Messiahs’ from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:5

Preterism claims that Matthew 24-25 was fulfilled around the time of the Jewish revolt of AD 66–70, or at least from the time of Christ to the fall of Jerusalem. I want to draw your attention to one of several prophecies from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse that is deeply problematic for preterist interpreters. “For many (πολλοὶ) […]

Metaphorical ‘Safe-Space’ for Those Who Deny Jesus’ Literal Return

There is a trend out there for certain “progressive” evangelicals who are triggered by literal interpretations of biblical prophecy. In knee-jerk fashion, they will read practically all prophetic portrayals of the future as “metaphor” or “symbolism.” Shouting “metaphor” in theology is like shouting “racism” in politics. It is intended to shut down discussion and not […]

On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian | Early Church Fathers – Ep. 71

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/071-On_Antichrists_Persecution_of_the_Church_Epistle_of_Barnabas_Shephard_of_Hermas_Justin_Martyr_Irenaeus_Tertullian_Hippolytus_Cyprian_-_11_15_16_1.18_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I read the primary literature of quotes from seven early church fathers who explicitly taught that that the Church would suffer at the hands of the Antichrist before Jesus returns: On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, […]