A Very Brief History of the “Secret Rapture” Pretribulation Theory – Ep. 64

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/A_Very_Brief_History_of_the_Secret_Rapture_Pretribulation_Theory_-_Ep._64.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOn the program, I discussed a couple of issues. First, I talked about the pretrib theological expression “secret rapture.” I explained what that means in pretrib parlance and why it is an unbiblical concept. By “secret,” pretribulationists are referring to Jesus’ purported unperceived snatching of saints at […]

VIDEO | Will People Get Saved after the Rapture during the Day of the Lord’s Wrath?

Will people such as Gentiles get saved after the rapture during the day of the Lord’s wrath? And if so will those who are saved experience the day of the Lord’s wrath? I first responded to the pretribulational theological interpretation of this question before I answered with my prewrath response. I also addressed how the […]

One Taken and One Left Behind, and the Meaning of ‘Where the dead body is, there the vultures will gather’ in Luke 17:37 – Ep. 49

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/049-One_Taken_and_One_Left_Behind_and_the_Meaning_of_Where_the_dead_body_is_there_the_vultures_will_gather_in_Luke_17_37.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to Jim McClarty’s critique of the prewrath interpretation of one taken and one left behind. First, I recapped previously argued points from episode 9 where I gave a half dozen reasons to show that the ones who are taken are taken for deliverance and the […]

A Refutation of Dr. Ben Witherington III – Long on Assertions, Short on Actual Argumentation

I have refuted both of Dr. Ben Witherington’s claims here: https://www.alankurschner.com/2014/10/08/as-it-was-in-the-days-of-noah-do-you-want-to-be-left-behind-or-taken-at-the-second-coming-of-jesus-matthew-2437-41-ep-9/ https://www.alankurschner.com/2014/09/03/does-the-bible-teach-the-rapture-an-explanation-of-1-thessalonians-417-ep-4/  

As It Was in the Days of Noah: Do You Want to Be Left Behind or Taken at the Second Coming of Jesus? Matthew 24:37–41 – Ep. 9

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/009-As_It_Was_in_the_Days_of_Noah_Do_You_Want_to_Be_Left_Behind_or_Taken_at_the_Second_Coming_of_Jesus.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Background to the Noahic and “Left Behind” Passage in Matthew 24:37–41 In the first part of the program I gave some background on this issue, explaining why two different groups of pretribulationists hold to opposite viewpoints about this issue and passage. I also explained that there […]

“I WANT to be Left Behind!”

[See also this program devoted to this issue] So goes this pious slogan that I am already hearing in response to the Left Behind movie. There are three articles this week already with that slogan in the title! The irony is that most pretribbers do not believe the allusion “left behind” to the Noahic illustration […]

Does the Bible Teach the Rapture? An Explanation of 1 Thessalonians 4:17 – Ep. 4

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/004-Does_the_Bible_Teach_the_Rapture.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to those who deny that the Bible teaches the rapture by giving biblical evidence for the rapture in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. I first described the context of this verse in Thessalonians 4:13-16, leading up to verse 17.  Second, I expounded on verse 17 and the […]

The New “Left Behind” Movie and a Forthcoming Prewrath Book

My major book on refuting pretribulationism will be out this fall: Prewrath Answering Pretribulationism: A Biblical and Theological Critique. I cannot promise, but I hope, it will be out on October 3rd coinciding with the pretribulational film Left Behind. In any event, the aim is this fall. Prewrath Answering Pretribulationism will thoroughly answer thirty-five of […]

The Noah Movie is Blasphemy…

And it is now being revealed that the atheist director Darren Aronofsky intended it to be blasphemy, wanting to produce the “least biblical movie ever made” and thus perverting a sacred story. In this movie he creates God (actually a non-God) into his own atheist-pagan image, leaving the word “God” out of the movie and […]

What Do You Get When You Mix Bad Theology with Hollywood?


Barbara Rossing’s “Ideology Exposed”

Increasingly, futurists/premillennialists are seen as a “dangerous” and “extreme” fringe, namely, because we are caricatured as not caring about the here and now (i.e. the environment, social justice, etc.). Our foes often invoke Tim LaHaye and his Left Behind series as emblematic for conservative, evangelical, futurism in their derision for us. To be sure, I […]