There are some who continue to insist—rather than provide exegetical evidence—that the wicked in Matt 24 are “taken,” not left behind. My simple question to them is this: Since the parables and illustrations in Matthew 24–25 are intended to illustrate the separation event at the parousia in Matt 24:31, does “gather his elect” sound like […]
Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 1 – Ep. 114
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http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Is_the_Meaning_of_harpagesometha_in_1_Thess_417_Rapture_or_Plunder.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedOn Doug Hamp’s the Awakening Report, Chris Steinle claimed that the Greek word harpagēsometha behind the English “suddenly caught [up]” in 1 Thess 4:17 is not derived from the Greek harpazo and consequently does not actually refer to a rapture. It refers to another word (which we will address in […]
VIDEO: Discovery of an Ancient Seven-Sealed Scroll | Book of Revelation
I talked about a discovery of a seven-sealed (“bullae”) scroll in Israel at Wadi ed-Daliyeh that was still intact when it was found. I discussed the function of the scroll and its seals in the book of Revelation and what their relationship is with the trumpets and bowl judgments. You can see the images of […]
What Is the Prewrath View on the Second Coming?
We get new readers every month who are new to the prewrath position. Some have questions about how the prewrath is different from other positions. Here are a few resources that will help. This first one are the tenets of the prewrath position, where only the prewrath position can agree with all of them. And […]