November 2-4, 2017
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There are a number of pretrib teachers who place a gap between the rapture and the day of the Lord/7 year period. They recognize (as prewrath teaches) that Scripture clearly states that certain events must happen “before the day of the Lord.” There are in fact four such explicit statements in Scripture. These pretrib teachers recognize the force and implications of this truth: it refutes imminence if the rapture occurs on the same day that the day of the Lord begins. That is, if an event happens before the day of the Lord, then by extension it will happen before the rapture.
In addition, Salus also places the fifth seal martyrs before the seven year period but after the rapture (see his recent interview here titled “Apocalypse Road…Part 2.”
The fifth seal has always been problematic with pretribs: if you call the seals the day of the Lord’s wrath then by definition you are teaching that God is pouring out his day of the Lord’s wrath on Christians during the seven-year period, because the fifth seal martyrs die as a result of God’s seal judgments.
So instead of rejecting pretrib imminence theology, Salus and others force these events into a “mysterious” period of time that takes place after the rapture but before the seven-year period.
Remember, imminence is the holy grail of pretribulationism. Defend it at all costs.
I hope to find time to respond to the particulars of Salus’s theory, but the links above are sufficient for now to address this novel teaching.
I contrasted the stark features between an upcoming pretrib prophecy conference and a prewrath prophecy conference. The differences are telling. I talked about a material feature that the pretrib conference is promoting to get you to attend their conference! I also could not find anywhere on their conference page about biblical topics that will be addressed at the conference. In fact, I called them on the phone while on the air. Find out what happened.
I also talked about another contrast with a pretrib conference of 8,000 attendees with Chuck Smith giving a pretrib keynote speech. Pretrib conferences are about sensationalism, while prewrath conference are focused on sober suffering theology. I closed with an exhortation that suffering is the norm for the Christian, not the abnormal.
Links I mentioned in the programL
I’ve been invited to speak January 4–6 at FUTURE CONGRESS 2 on the prewrath position (*Apparently the site is still being updated). This is not a prophecy conference per se. It includes prophecy issues, but the conference is unique in that it covers an array of issues. So as a disclaimer, I would not be in agreement with a topic or speakers’ interpretation just because it is being presented at the conference.
There are some noted pretribulational speakers, which shows that the organizer is open to having different perspectives on eschatology represented at the conference—that is encouraging.
This is an opportunity for many (including pretribulational believers who attend) to hear a presentation on the prewrath position for the first time that they never would have otherwise. I am giving three lectures:
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