Seals, Trumpets, Bowls: Concurrent-Recapitulation or Consecutive-Progressive? (Part 2 of 2) – Ep. 37 Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn part 2, I gave about 10 reasons against the concurrent-recapitulatory interpretation of the book of Revelation while arguing for the consecutive-progressive framework. Seals, Trumpets, Bowls – At the Same Time or One After the Other? Consecutive-Progressive The prewrath position interprets a sequential chronological framework for the […]

Seals, Trumpets, Bowls in the Book of Revelation: Concurrent-Recapitulation or Consecutive-Progressive? (Part 1 of 2) – Ep. 36 Play in new window | Download | EmbedIn part 1 of 2 parts, I gave some context to one of the most common interpretations for the posttrib view, where the seals, trumpets, and bowls occur roughly at the same time. Indeed, many posttribs believe the corresponding elements are the same events; i.e. the seventh […]

What Does the Pre-Wrath Rapture Position Teach? – Ep. 17 Play in new window | Download | EmbedI described the prewrath position by outlining 15 essential tenets that someone must affirm in order to hold to a prewrath position. They are core minimum beliefs. If someone denies any of these definitional points they cannot be said to be prewrath in a meaningful sense of […]

A Quick Reply to Posttribulationists Michael Brown and Craig Keener and Their Misrepresentation of Prewrath

I appreciate much of the work that Dr. Brown has done (as I have promoted his material previously on this website), but I believe he has a blind spot on eschatology, particularly on the second coming of Christ. A caller called into his show Line of Fire and asked if his guest Craig Keener is […]

Where Do Believers Go after the Rapture? – Remain in the Sky, Descend to Earth, or Ushered into Heaven? – Ep. 8 Play in new window | Download | EmbedWhere Do Believers Go after the Rapture? I first explained that after the rapture God’s people will be escorted, not to earth, but to the throne of the Father in heaven. I provided four biblical passages that demonstrate this: 2 Corinthians 4:14 John 14:1–3 Revelation 7:13–15 Isaiah […]

Answering the Post-trib Interpretation of Revelation 16:15

There is a posttribber, Doug Swanson, on a prewrath facebook group that is claiming that Jesus returns between the sixth and seventh bowl because of the reference to Jesus coming as a thief. This is a naive reading not recognizing the parenthetical nature of the remark. “(Look! I will come like a thief! Blessed is […]

A Response to Post-tribulationism on the Chronology of the Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls

I have posted the following article in the past, but I hate for it to get buried in the archives since I consider it a very effective argument against viewing the seals, trumpets, and bowls as happening at the same time. I have received positive feedback on it, including some posttribs rethinking their view of […]

DEBATE AUDIO: Pretrib, Prewrath, and Posttrib Rapture Debate…

[Recent Debate on the Rapture Here]   The following rapture debate was held on October 9, 1999 at Irving Bible Church, Irving, Texas. About 600 were in attendance. The moderator was Kerby Anderson. My commentary on the debate is below. The following are the four parts of the debate with a rebuttal period after each […]

Seals, Trumpets, Bowls – At the Same Time or One After the Other? i.e. Concurrent-Recapitulation or Consecutive-Progressive?

I am writing a book responding to posttribulationism. It will be the first prewrath book that substantively engages the posttribulational view. Even though my book Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord responds to relevant points on posttribulationism, this forthcoming book will be completely devoted to the posttrib interpretation. My hope is that it will […]

NOW POSTED: All Three Interviews on Three Rapture Views

The final interview is posted, which is the pretribulational position. I have linked all three interviews below. Next week, there will be a final post where each of the participants were able to ask each other a question. In the near future, I will be responding to Svigel’s answers. His argument depends much on his […]

A Rapture Dialogue Invitation

Recently, I was invited to participate in a dialogue of Q&A on the rapture and the second coming. The participants were myself representing the prewrath perspective, and Craig Blomberg (Denver Seminary) representing the posttrib perspective, and Michael J. Svigel (Dallas Theological Seminary) representing the pretrib perspective. I will post on this blog each participant’s Q&A when […]