Arnold Fruchtenbaum states: Genesis 7:10 states that the waters of the flood began seven days after Noah entered the ark. . . . The flood did not come the same day that Noah entered the ark . . . Just as there was a period of time between Noah entering the ark and the start […]
Arnold Fruchtenbaum states: [I]mminency does not mean that “no prophesied events must occur before the rapture.” Imminence means that no prophecied event must be fulfilled before the rapture, although the possibility does exist.” In attempt to “correct” Marvin Rosenthal’s definition of imminence, Fruchtenbaum ends up restating what Rosenthal said! Rosenthal got the pretrib definition correct […]
Arnold Fruchtenbaum claims: “[T]here is nothing in the context of the fifth seal to indicate [that the saints are martyred because they would not bow down to the Antichrist].”* On the contrary, Fruchtenbaum omits an important cohesive tie: “Now when the Lamb opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of those […]
Arnold Fruchtenbaum claims: “The ‘persecution’ of in Matthew 24 follows the abomination, and the ‘persecution’ spoken of in the fifth seal precedes it. The two passages do not speak of the same persecutions but two distinct ones.” He then further clarifies that he sees a persecution for believers before 24:15 and a different persecution for […]
Arnold Fruchtenbaum claims, “The sixth seal does portray a cosmic disturbance, but nowhere does it say that it is that cosmic disturbance which kicks off the day of the Lord” (emphasis mine)* On the contrary, a little good ol’ fashion comparing Scripture with Scripture will easily refute such a claim: “Now when the Lamb opened […]
Sometimes I am surprised to learn that pretrib teachers continue to perpetuate the lexical error that the Greek noun apostasia can refer to the sense of a “physical departure.” For example, just recently, Arnold Fruchtenbaum of Ariel Ministries stated: “However, the Greek word simply means ‘departure’. This could refer to a moral departure but it […]
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Doug Eigsti has written an extensive article refuting pretribulational imminency entitled, “Imminency versus Prophecy.” You can download the article as a PDF here. See page 4–5 for the contents and purpose of the article.