The Imminence Question – Ep. 83 Play in new window | Download | EmbedListen and find out what is “The Imminence Question.” Related to this I gave an outline of the most fundamental theological presupposition of pretribulationism which says that God does not work with Israel and the Church at the same time. Then I gave an outline of reasons […]

Preterism Fails to Find Prophetic Fulfillment of ‘Many Messiahs’ from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24:5

Preterism claims that Matthew 24-25 was fulfilled around the time of the Jewish revolt of AD 66–70, or at least from the time of Christ to the fall of Jerusalem. I want to draw your attention to one of several prophecies from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse that is deeply problematic for preterist interpreters. “For many (πολλοὶ) […]

I Have Just One Question for Those Who Think the Wicked Are ‘Taken’ and the Righteous are ‘Left Behind’ – Ep. 57 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI asked one question for those who think the wicked are “taken” and the righteous are “left” in Matthew 24. I have never received an answer from those interpreters. There is clear evidence to the answer of this question: those who are taken are the righteous and […]

Why Pretribulation Teachers Refuse to Obey Jesus’ Great Commission: “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:20 – Ep. 54 Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn today’s program, I explained why pretribulation teachers are not obeying Jesus’ Great Commission: “teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matt 28:20). I continued to work through Jim McClarty’s article critiquing […]

A Reply to Jim McClarty’s Selective Use of Passages to Fit His Unbiblical Construct of a Pretrib Rapture: Matthew 24, Israel, and the Church – Ep. 50 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI continued my response to Jim McClarity’s critique of the prewrath position, in particular his objection that Matthew 24 applies to the church. I addressed the following topics: -The disciples were representatives of the church -The Great Commission’s relation with Matthew 24 -The resurrection/rapture in Matthew 24 […]

Will the Church or an Angel Fulfill the Gospel Prophecy in Matthew 24:14? – Ep. 32 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about the nature of the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14: “And this gospel of the kingdom  will be proclaimed throughout the whole world  as a testimony  to all nations, and then the end will come.” I first explained the structure of Matthew 24 which situates Matthew […]

Pre-Trib Bible Prophecy Questions for a Pre-Wrath Exponent – Ep. 15 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI played my interview from View From the Bunker hosted by Derek Gilbert. He asked me about fifteen questions, many of them that pretribulationists frequently ask of the prewrath position. The following are questions and topics we discussed: -How is prewrath different from the pre-trib, mid-trib, and […]

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 […]

You Must Understand This One Point in Order to Grasp the Flow of Matthew 24. . .

Many interpreters miss the most important structural element in Jesus’ Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24–25. After they read “and then the end will come” in verse 14, they assume everything that comes after that beginning in verse 15 are events that occur during the end of the age. This is deeply mistaken. The end is […]