What Does Prewrath Teach?

WHAT IS PREWATH? by ALAN KURSCHNER Many of us were told that the church will be “raptured out of here before the Antichrist’s arrival.” The Bible, however, teaches the church will first experience the Antichrist’s great tribulation. Then, at some unknown day and hour, Antichrist’s persecution will be cut short by the return of Christ […]

A Response to Chris Steinle and His Denial of a ‘Catching Up’ in 1 Thess 4:17

Doug Hamp and Chris Steinle co-authored the book Reclaiming the Rapture: Restoring the Doctrine of the Gathering of the Commonwealth of Israel. Hamp recently had Steinle on his video program as shown below. In attempt to disprove pretribulationism, Steinle has committed important lexical errors himself in Paul’s rapture passage, including other aspects of straining Paul’s […]

Does ‘the Last Hour’ in 1 John 2:18 Support an Imminent Rapture? – Ep. 112

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Does_the_Last_Hour_in_1_John_218_Support_an_Imminent_Rapture__-_Ep._112.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed Pretribs think that “the last hour” in 1 John 2:18 implies an imminent rapture. I gave three reasons why it does not. “Children, it is the last hour, and just as you heard that the antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have appeared. We know […]

The Structure of Matthew’s Olivet Discourse – Ep. 111

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Structure_of_Matthews_Olivet_Discourse_-_Ep._111.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe key issue to the structure of Matthew’s Olivet Discourse is the relationship between vv. 9–14 and verse 15ff. I first talked about the disciples’ questions about the sign to the parousia (second coming) and the end of the age, which opens up the discourse. Then I […]

A Brief Reply to Mike Stallard of Israel My Glory…

https://israelmyglory.org/article/when-is-it/ I want to comment on this recent article by Dr. Mike Stallard who is the Director of International Ministries for The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. This article above is from the recent January/February 2018 issue of Israel My Glory, which is an arm of the ministry The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry. “Prewrath […]

The Fifth Seal and ‘The Pretrib Contradiction’ – Ep. 110

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/The_Fifth_Seal_and__The_Pretrib_Contradiction___Ep._110.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe Pretrib Contradiction exposes the weakness of pretribulation rapture theology. I explained two aspects to this contradiction. First, I talked about how the fifth seal relates (or does not relate) to Paul’s promise in 1 Thess 5:9 about believers not having to experience the day of the […]

‘The Pretrib Contradiction’

Let’s call it by that name. So, what is “The Pretrib Contradiction”? I’ll put it in syllogistic terms to highlight the unsound pretrib logic: Premise 1: Pretribulationism claims that 1 Thessalonians 5:9 is a promise that exempts Christians from the future day of the Lord’s wrath: “For God did not destine us for wrath but […]

Pastor: From Pre-Trib to Pre-Wrath

In recent years, it has become commonplace for pretrib pastors to change their mind to prewrath after examining the Scriptures. This is encouraging because it is emboldening more pastors to do the same. I should post more of these examples where I am receiving increasingly more instances that come across my inbox. Send your pastor […]

The Evangelical Free Church of America Adds ‘Prewrath’ to their ‘Theological Definitions and Positions’ Document

The Evangelical Free Church of America added the Prewrath position to their “Theological Definitions and Positions” Document. Does the EFCA have a position on the tribulation or rapture? Though the EFCA is premillennial, we embrace the breadth of premillennialism, including the various positions of Dispensationalism, Progressive Dispensationalism, and Historic Premillennialism. The broader view of premillennialism, […]

Clarifying the Differences between the Pre-Wrath and Post-Trib Rapture Viewpoints

Every so often I like to link to articles that I have written in response to posttrib. I do this for three reasons. 1. There are some out there that use the misleading and inaccurate hybrid label “Prewrath-Postrib,” or some version of it. Almost without exception when I investigate this interpreter’s view, they are traditionally […]

Why Matthew 24:14 Disproves an Any Moment Rapture – Ep. 106

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why_Matthew_2414_Disproves_an_Any_Moment_Rapture_-_Ep._106.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedThe prophecy in Matthew 24:14 contradicts pretrib imminence theology. Listen and find out why. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the whole inhabited earth as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come” (Matt 24:14). The Great Commission is […]