Traditional pretribulationists argue that since Daniel’s prophecy (Dan 9:24–27) was given to Israel, the church will not be present on earth when it is fulfilled. Pretribulationists who are progressive dispensational, on the other hand, are not likely to draw this conclusion since they view God working with the church and Israel simultaneously. They do not […]
Does Paul’s ‘We’ in 1 Thess 4:15–17 Mean that He Believed in an ‘Any Moment Rapture’? [Video]
This is a helpful discussion among three noted traditional dispensationalists about the history of dispensationalism. While it is not about pretribulationism per se, at 9:45, one of the participants claimed that Paul believed in an any moment rapture (i.e. imminence) when he included himself (“we”) in the rapture in 1 Thess 4:15–17. “For we tell […]
Arguments of Silence
While pretribulationists are hard-pressed to show the church saints in heaven before the Antichrist’s great tribulation, posttribulationists, on the other hand, are hard-pressed to show the church saints on earth during the day of the Lord’s wrath.
Use THIS Effective Strategy on Your Pretrib Friends for 2 Thessalonians 2:3! – Ep. 159
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https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/159-Use_this_strategy_2_thess_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Dr. Kurschner explained how to use an effective strategy on your pretribulational friends concerning 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Many pretribulation interpreters attempt to argue that Paul in 2 Thess 2:3 teaches that the “apostasy” and “the revelation of the man of lawlessness” will happen “during” the day […]
VIDEO: The Celestial Disturbances Close Out the Church Age
VIDEO: Don’t Blink!
I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people cite “in the twinkling of an eye” as support for an imminent return of Jesus. SEE MORE . . .
Did Jerome in the Latin Vulgate Understand Discessio in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 as ‘Defection’ or ‘Physical Departure’?
(This is a guest post by Dr. Dean Furlong) Latin Vulgate: “ne quis vos seducat ullo modo quoniam nisi venerit discessio primum et revelatus fuerit homo peccati filius perditionis” (2 Thess 2:3) I want to thank Dr. Alan Kurschner for inviting me to write a guest post on Jerome’s translation of the Greek word apostasia […]
‘Mysteries’ that Extend the Church Age into the Seventieth Week
I want to respond to an issue that often comes up. Pretribulationists argue that since certain “mysteries” were absent from the Old Testament but revealed in the church age, therefore, this is evidence for the church/Israel temporal separation. But this hermeneutic principle does not work because there are several biblical truths that clearly reveal mysteries […]
What Did the Early Church Fathers Believe about the Rapture? (Audio)
https://bibleprophecytalk.com/bpt-what-did-the-early-church-believe-about-the-rapture/ BPT- What Did the Early Church Believe About the Rapture “In one sense there is no real debate about what the early church fathers believed about the timing of the rapture. However those holding to a pretrib rapture position have offered up various theories concerning the Didache, Pseudo Ephraim and a host of other […]
Will the Seventieth Week of Daniel Be a Reconstitution of the Mosaic Law? Or Will It Be a Separate, Distinctive Dispensation?
Some traditional dispensationalists (e.g. Chafer, Major Bible Themes, 100) have understood the seventieth week as an extension of the period of the Mosaic Law as a reconstitution of its legal principles; e.g. God ordained Sabbath, sacrifices, etc. It is argued that since the sixty-nine weeks occurred during the dispensation of the Law, then it follows […]
The Day of the Lord Begins with the Rapture
Part 1 of 3: “The Co-reference between the Parousia and the Day of the Lord” Part 2 of 3: “The Second Coming (Parousia) Begins with the Rapture” Addendum to the three-part series: “Does the ‘Day of Christ’ and the ‘Day of the Lord’ Refer to the Same Event?” This is Part 3 of 3 […]