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 […]

Is the Meaning of Harpagēsometha in 1 Thess 4:17 ‘Rapture’ or ‘Plunder’? Part 1 – Ep. 114

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 […]

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 […]

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 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, […]

REVISITING THE QUESTION: Is the ‘Apostasy’ in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 a Reference to the Rapture?

I have addressed this question many times here and have shown that not only is there no evidence for this, but it is indicative of how many pretribs white-knuckle their pretrib Tradition. To be sure, there are many pretribs and some of their most noted theologians who think this is a really bad argument for […]

The Great Tribulation Is Not God’s Wrath

P. E. Harris, pastor at Seely Community Church, has written a heart-felt article warning of the dangers of believing the notion that the Great Tribulation will be God’s Wrath. Here is a snippet, but the entire article is worth reading: There is a massive multi-million dollar industry dedicated to the assumption that the great tribulation […]

(VIDEO) Debunking a Popular Hebrew Roots’ Interpretation of “But as for that day and hour no one knows it” Matthew 24:36

Joel Richardson does a good job in challenging the oft-repeated claims by Hebrew Roots date-setters that Jesus did not literally mean when he said, “But as for that day and hour no one knows it.” It is claimed that this was a “Jewish idiom” in the first century that carried an opposite meaning of what […]

Why ‘the blinking of an eye’ Does NOT Refer to the Rapture – Ep. 101

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Why__the_blinking_of_an_eye__Does_NOT_Refer_to_the_Rapture_-_Ep._101.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed“Listen, I will tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed– in a moment, in the blinking of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be […]

FAILED Date-Setter Scott Clarke NOW says the Rapture is not Sept 23…but Sept 24!

Today is September 23rd, the day that the rapture is suppose to happen according to Scott Clarke. Before the day is even over, he is already flippantly hedging and admitting he is wrong, and not just that, but indicating that it may in fact be the next day, the 24th of September. You have to […]