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 […]

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. […]

A BIG Difficulty in the Plot Line within the Amillennial Narrative in the Book of Revelation

Robert W. Wall writes: W. Hendricksen locates Satan’s imprisonment between the two advents of Christ, when the church is able to evangelize the nations with complete freedom (Conquerors, pp. 185–90). This interpretation draws upon elements of Revelation 12–13, where Satan is unable to destroy the church. Further, it corresponds well to the subsequent vision of […]

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’? […]

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 […]

Is Jesus Currently on David’s Throne?

Michael J. Vlach writes: The purpose of this blog post is to examine Peter’s use of Psalm 132:11 in Acts 2:30 with a view toward grasping Peter’s understanding of the throne of David concept. Acts 2 describes the baptizing and filling ministry of the Holy Spirit after Jesus’ ascension. This is all related to Jesus, […]

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 […]

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 […]