How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: Why Pastors AVOID Paul’s Thessalonian Epistles – Ep. 67

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_Why_Pastors_AVOID_Pauls_Thessalonian_Epistles_-_Ep._67.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThis was a hard-hitting program. Paul’s Thessalonian epistles are typically ignored by pastors and other Christians because, in my opinion, of its direct teaching that contradicts the interpreters’ eschatology. I first discussed his first epistle to the Thessalonians and its message of the return of Jesus and […]

How to Prepare for Jesus’ Second Coming: 4 Views that Militate Against Biblical Readiness – Ep. 65

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/How_to_Prepare_for_Jesus__Second_Coming_4_Views_that_Militate_Against_Biblical_Readiness.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI started a series talking about how to prepare for Jesus’ second coming in a biblical fashion. Today I described four views that militate against this readiness. 1. Pretribulationism: The warnings are relegated to “tribulation saints.” We will be raptured out of here so we do not […]

Audio Available! Future Israel, Future Millennium – Bible Prophecy Conference

The conference this weekend was such as blessing. God was glorified in the proclamation of his promise of  faithfulness to Israel in their future salvation and their future land. God is not a promise-breaker as supersessionism (a.k.a replacement theology) essentially teaches. God’s gifts and calling are irrevocable. Be sure to purchase the conference audio to […]

Archangel Michael, the Restrainer Removed, 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7 (Part 2 of 2) – Ep. 35

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/035-Restrainer_Part_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn part two, I explicated the lines of evidence that Colin R. Nicholl adduces that supports the “Restrainer” being Michael the archangel. 1. Contemporary Jewish literature viewed the characteristics of Michael having eschatological pre-eminence as the chief opponent of Satan and Restrainer of God’s people. 2. Michael is […]

Archangel Michael, the Restrainer Removed, 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7 (Part 1 of 2) – Ep. 34

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/034-Restrainer_Part_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn this first part of two parts, I explained the context to the Restrainer question. Who is the “Restrainer”? This question stems from Paul’s text in 2 Thessalonians 2:6–7.  “And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time.  […]

Matthew 24:31 Refers to the Rapture Because Paul’s Rapture Teaching Parallels Jesus’ Teaching of the Gathering of the Elect – Ep. 28

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/028-Matthew_24.31_Refers_to_the_Rapture_Because_Pauls_Rapture_Teaching_Parallels_Jesus_Teaching_of_the_Gathering_of_the_Elect.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described another reason why the reference of the “gathering of the elect” in Matthew 24:31 refers to the rapture. I explained the significance of this question particularly how it relates to the prewrath and pretribulational debate. If it does refer to the rapture then that means […]

Taking the Gospel Back to the Street and Warning the Lost That the End is Near – Ep. 26

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/026_-_Taking_the_Gospel_Back_to_the_Street_and_Warning_the_Lost_that_the_End_is_Near.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI talked about taking the gospel back to the street and loving the lost by warning them that the end is coming. Sinners need to repent and embrace Jesus as their savior before it is too late, lest they perish forever in hell. The doctrine of eschatology […]