On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Hippolytus, Cyprian | Early Church Fathers – Ep. 71

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/071-On_Antichrists_Persecution_of_the_Church_Epistle_of_Barnabas_Shephard_of_Hermas_Justin_Martyr_Irenaeus_Tertullian_Hippolytus_Cyprian_-_11_15_16_1.18_PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this episode I read the primary literature of quotes from seven early church fathers who explicitly taught that that the Church would suffer at the hands of the Antichrist before Jesus returns: On Antichrist’s Persecution of the Church: Epistle of Barnabas, Shepherd of Hermas, Justin Martyr, […]

The Dida-What?

Last week on The Biblical Prophecy Program, I did an episode on “The Earliest Christian Document Outside of the New Testament (the Didache) Explicitly Teaches that the Church Will Face the Antichrist.” I completely forgot to mention that we have available in the Store an e-pamphlet of the Didache.             […]

Partial Preterism Absent in at Least the First Two Centuries of the Church

Futurism was the singular voice in the orthodox early church—a historical fact that partial preterists don’t like very much. Full Preterism was condemned in the Bible and the early church as a heresy. It is still considered heresy today in orthodox Christianity, because the resurrection and Jesus’ return is still in the future. It was […]

5 Reasons the Bible Teaches a Literal, Personal Antichrist, Not Figurative, Impersonal – Ep. 22

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/022-5_Reasons_why_the_Antichrist_is_Literal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI adduced five reasons why I believe the Bible teaches a literal, personal Antichrist figure, not a figurative, impersonal Antichrist. The Bible uses many descriptions and titles for this eschatological Antichrist figure. The term “Antichrist” is the most popular term. Historicists (most) and Idealists deny a literal […]

The Didache, the Antichrist, and the Resurrection

The Didache—written during the first generation after Christ—is the earliest statement in church history depicting the relationship between the Antichrist and the church. It states explicitly that the Antichrist will arrive before the resurrection. CHAPTER 16 Warning that the end is at hand 1 “Watch” over your life: “let your lamps” be not quenched “and […]

Didache Pamphlet Available! The Dida-What? The Earliest Church’s Teaching on the Antichrist

  This is the latest publication in the Prewrath Pamphlet Series. You can order it here. I have heard the objection to the prewrath position that it is a new interpretation. I gladly accept this charge that the prewrath position is new, but only in the sense that the label “prewrath” is new; and that […]

The Early Church Fathers on the Second Coming