In this article, I will focus on the major pretrib misunderstanding that disconnects the rapture from the second coming (parousia). This understanding is fundamental in their interpretive framework, operating on practically every end-time passage concerned with the rapture and the second coming. I call this the pretribulation parousia presupposition. I will illustrate the skewed reasoning […]
Today, I was interviewed on Dr. Douglas Hamp’s The Awakening Report. It was a substantive rapid program!
Traditional pretribulationists have consistently believed that the rapture and the inception of the day of the Lord’s wrath will occur back-to-back on the same day. Prewrath came along and pointed out the “Before the day of the Lord” passages (e.g. Joel 2:29–31; Mal 4:5; 2 Thess 2:3) and demonstrated that since the Bible teaches that […]
Gary DeMar and Kent Hovind will be debating on the rapture. I have a few comments. First, Kent Hovind is not prewrath. So contrary to DeMar, he is not debating a prewrath exponent. Not sure who fed him that. Hovind is an idiosyncratic posttribber, who is appropriating the popular term “prewrath.” Hovind’s eschatology, with all […]
Spurgeon was a historical premillennialist, not a futurist premillennialist. I came across the following statement of his which would indicate he was supersessionistic: “And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of […]
Robert H. Gundry rightly notes that the purifying influence of Jesus’s return is not some supposed “unexpected moment” of Jesus’s return but rather: [O]ur whole life will pass in review before the Lord. . . . The character and consequences of an event determine its motivating force much more than the time of its occurrence. […]
I told my 3 year old son that he had to wait until Christmas day to open up his presents. In other words, it was not an imminent event but rather a delayed intervening period. Was his response “diminished hope” as pretibbers would have you believe if there was an intervening period before the rapture? […]
A few weeks back I attended the annual ETS meeting in San Diego. The first unit I took in was on “The Future of Progressive Dispensationalism.” The session I heard was by Bruce A. Ware entitled, “The Hermeneutics of Progressive Dispensationalism (PD).” Ware is a pretribulational progressive dispensationalist. One of the principles of PD that […]
Pretrib vs. Prewrath eschatology can be viewed from the perspective of Spectator vs. Participator eschatology. Pretrib eschatology represents adherents that possess a spectator posture. Pretrib books, films, and conferences tantalize their audiences with Bible prophecy from their safe spaces. They are convinced that they will never have to participate in the martyrdom of the Antichrist. […]
Dr. Hollett gives an update on debate invitations to Jeff Durbin, Ken Gentry, Hank Hanegraaff, and Gary DeMar. Get his book Debunking Preterism: How Over-Realized Eschatology Misses the Not Yet of Bible Prophecy. See other relevant videos of Dr. Hollett here.
I want to juxtapose two statements, one that seems to condone that pastors can avoid preaching and teaching on biblical prophecy in fear of causing division, and the other . . . well, Biblical, urgent imperatives to teach and preach prophecy to the people of God. I’ll let you come to your own conclusion. Alf […]