A Striking Way How Pretribbers Reason Like Flat Earthers

The following is a snippet from my forthcoming book critiquing pretribulation imminence theology. I am citing pretrib teacher Wayne A. Brindle’s four criteria of interpretation determining if a passage contains imminence teaching. I cite here his second criteria and then I comment on it: “2. The passage speaks of Christ’s return as ‘near,’ without stating […]

The Transcript of My 2015 Debate with Thomas Ice Is Now Available

I want to thank Doug Eigsti who tediously transcribed my 2015 debate with Thomas Ice! You can access the PDF transcript at this link where you will also find a link to the video or audio of the debate. My debate with Thomas Ice was on this question: “THE CHURCH WILL FACE THE ANTICHRIST BEFORE […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Fifth Seal and ‘The Pretrib Contradiction’ – Ep. 110

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Fifth_Seal_and__The_Pretrib_Contradiction___Ep._110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe Pretrib Contradiction exposes the weakness of pretribulation rapture theology. I explained two aspects to this contradiction. First, I talked about how the fifth seal relates (or does not relate) to Paul’s promise in 1 Thess 5:9 about believers not having to experience the day of the […]

‘The Pretrib Contradiction’

Let’s call it by that name. So, what is “The Pretrib Contradiction”? I’ll put it in syllogistic terms to highlight the unsound pretrib logic: Premise 1: Pretribulationism claims that 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is a promise that exempts Christians from the future day of the Lord’s wrath: “For God did not destine us for wrath but […]

Pastor: From Pre-Trib to Pre-Wrath

In recent years, it has become commonplace for pretrib pastors to change their mind to prewrath after examining the Scriptures. This is encouraging because it is emboldening more pastors to do the same. I should post more of these examples where I am receiving increasingly more instances that come across my inbox. Send your pastor […]

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 […]

6 Reasons Why Jesus and Paul Do NOT Use the Metaphor ‘Birth Pangs’ in the Same Way – Ep. 108

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/6_Reasons_Why_Jesus_and_Paul_Do_NOT_Use_the_Metaphor__Birth_Pangs__in_the_Same_Way_-_Ep._108.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedPretribulational proponents believe that the beginning of birth pangs that Jesus mentions in his Olivet Discourse refers to when the day of the Lord’s wrath begins. Listen to find out how Paul and Jesus use the birthing metaphor in different ways. In an attempt to make the […]