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 […]

Why the Great Commission Disproves Pretrib Imminence – Ep. 105

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_the_Great_Commission_Disproves_Pretrib_Imminence_-_Ep._105.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedJesus talks about the completion of this age in several of his end-time passages, using expressions such as the “end” (telos) and “end of the age” (synteleias tou aiōnos). The Olivet Discourse was occasioned by the question from his disciples about the end: “As he was sitting […]

The Third Seal Corresponds to the Birth Pang of Famines in Matthew 24:7

I want to comment on Darrin Ball’s denial that the third seal is not referring to famine, in particular the birth pang of famine in Matthew 24:27. He places the third seal after the midpoint. Ball is a sharp prewrather, but I believe he is mistaken on this issue. 1. One of his main objections […]

The Beginning of Birth Pangs Parallel the First Three Seals in the Book of Revelation

  Darrin objects that the “Beginning of Birth Pangs” are parallel to the first three seals in the book of Revelation. He writes, “Many antichrists over a long period of time does not equal the one final antichrist [the rider of the first seal]. Wars, rumors of wars, and empires changing rising and falling is […]

A Response to Joel Richardson

by guest contributor Darrin “The Orange Mailman” For some time, I have seen how the end of Isaiah 26 supports the framework of the PreWrath Rapture. In verses 19-21 we see that the resurrection of the righteous occurs as the LORD comes forth to pour out His wrath upon sinful men. Just before this in […]

Interpretation of the Beginning of Birth Pangs in Matthew 24

I am encouraged that Joel Richardson is a futurist (he is a posttribulationist), but he is making some critical categorical errors in his interpretation of Matthew 24. Richardson interprets the event of the “beginning of the birth pangs” in Mathew 24 as the time of Jacob’s trouble, the time of eschatological suffering for the Jewish […]