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 […]

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 […]

The Prophecy ‘There Is Peace and Security’ Contradicts Pretribulational Imminence Theology – Ep. 107

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Prophecy__There_Is_Peace_and_Security__Contradicts_Pretribulational_Imminence_Theology_-_Ep._107.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed In this episode I addressed another prophecy that undermines pretribulational imminence doctrine. Now when they are saying, ‘There is peace and security,’ then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape. But you, brothers and sisters, […]

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 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 […]

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The Imminence Question – Ep. 83

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Imminence_Question_-_Ep._83.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedListen and find out what is “The Imminence Question.” Related to this I gave an outline of the most fundamental theological presupposition of pretribulationism which says that God does not work with Israel and the Church at the same time. Then I gave an outline of reasons […]

An Overview of My Forthcoming Book on Critiquing Pretribulational Any-Moment Rapture Theology – Ep. 62

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/An_Overview_of_My_Forthcoming_Book_on_Critiquing_Pretribulational_Any-Moment_Rapture_Theology_Ep_62_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I gave an overview of my forthcoming book responding to pretrib imminence theology. I read the Introduction to the book which included the contents of the book as well. It will be a comprehensive critique of the flawed doctrine of the imminency of Jesus’ […]

No Signs but Signs – A Major Inconsistency on Imminency with Pretrib Teachers

Pretribulational eschatology teaches that the rapture is “signless” or “unannounced,” while the second coming will be preceded by signs and thus “announced.” There cannot be any intervening prophetic events or signs that will occur before the rapture. Hence, it can happen at any moment. If just a single, biblical, prophesied event happens before the rapture, […]

The Emotional, Sentimental Attachment to the Tradition of an Imminent Pretrib Rapture – Ep. 42

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/042-Attachment_to_the_Tradition_of_an_Imminent_Pretrib_Rapture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about the pervasive emotional attachment that many pretrib believers have toward the notion of of imminency.  I  also read a pertinent selection from S. P. Tregelles’s The Hope of Christ’s Second Coming on sentiment and emotion. “Perhaps today!” is the expression that many of us have […]