Andy Gould has responded to a pretrib critique of prewrath on 2 Thessalonians 2 from Michael Nissim.
A Perplexed Pretribulation Theologian on the Sealing of the 144,000
Robert L Thomas’s two volume commentary on the book of Revelation has been the standard pretribulation commentary on Revelation for three decades. On page 472 of his first volume, he makes an admission: Apparent weaknesses in [my own understanding] of the seal include its inability to explain why the sealing did not come before the […]
Answering Dr. Bob Wilkin’s ‘9 PROOFS FOR THE PRETRIBULATION RAPTURE IN MATTHEW 24’ – Ep. 167
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Dr._Bob_Wilkins_9_PROOFS_Ep._167.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI answered Bob Wilkin’s article “The Rapture in Matthew 24? Nine Proofs” in Grace in Focus magazine. He summarizes pretribulational John Hart’s view that the pretribulation rapture begins at Matthew 24:36 and not before it. They are not truly “proofs” but more like assertions. The fatal flaw […]
How Did the Syriac Version Translate the Greek ‘Apostasia’ in 2 Thess 2:3?
Many pretribulationists believe that the Greek word apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 means “a physical departure” (i.e. the rapture). This claim has been thoroughly debunked many times (see the two articles at the end of this post). In Koine Greek, the word never means “a physical departure,” but rather “a non-physical departure,” either a political […]
A Response to Pastor J. D. Farag’s Misinformation on 2 Thess 2:3 Claiming that ‘Apostasia’ Refers to the Rapture (Video)
(*Send the following article to those who follow J. D. Farag) In the video below at 24:25, pastor J. D. Farag claims that since the Geneva Bible renders the Greek word apostasia as “departure” then that is proof that it is referring to “the rapture.” This is not only wrong on his part but it […]
Did the Flood Begin THE DAY Noah Entered the Ark or SEVEN DAYS Later?
Traditional pretribulationism, along with prewrath, have consistently believed that the rapture and the beginning of the day of the Lord’s wrath will occur back-to-back. The day the rapture happens is the same day that the day of the Lord begins. (To be sure, pretribulationalism locates the rapture before the seven year period begins, while prewrath […]
Closing the Gap on the Pretrib Rapture ‘Gap’ Theory
Traditional pretribulationists have consistently believed that the rapture and the inception of the day of the Lord’s wrath will occur back-to-back on the same day. Prewrath came along and pointed out the “Before the day of the Lord” passages (e.g. Joel 2:29–31; Mal 4:5; 2 Thess 2:3) and demonstrated that since the Bible teaches that […]
Jack Hibbs Wants to Have a Discussion, but Jan Markell Does Not [Video]
In the video below at the time stamp 47:22 Jack Hibbs says it is imperative to have this argument on the rapture issue (I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that he means interaction with other viewpoints). Then immediately Jan Markell jumps in and throws a wet towel by saying those who “attack” pretrib […]
Did Charles Spurgeon Believe in Imminence?
The short answer is ‘no.’ Recently, Alf Cengia, a pretrib blogger wrote concerning Charles Spurgeon, who is claimed to have purportedly believed in imminence, “what’s good for Charles Spurgeon should be good for me and just about everyone else.” The fallacy of “the appeal to authority” is not a biblical principle of interpretation. As you […]
Intervening events before Jesus’ Return play a POSITIVE role in our looking for Jesus Himself
Robert H. Gundry rightly notes that the purifying influence of Jesus’s return is not some supposed “unexpected moment” of Jesus’s return but rather: [O]ur whole life will pass in review before the Lord. . . . The character and consequences of an event determine its motivating force much more than the time of its occurrence. […]
A response to some effective, but terrible, pretrib arguments . . .
While prewrath prefers to spend time responding to more rigorous pretrib arguments, it is often the case that the really bad pretrib arguments sway the pretrib masses. So they must be responded to as well. Recently, on his Bible Prophecy Talk podcast, Chris White responded to pretrib teacher Dr. Mark Hitchcock and demonstrated how weak […]