5 Reasons Why Revelation 19 and Its Battle of Armageddon Does NOT Describe the BEGINNING of the Second Coming of Jesus

I was interviewed by Joel Richardson recently on his The Underground. We addressed the very deep-seated assumption that many hold where Revelation 19 and its depiction of Jesus on a horse in the sky at the battle of Armageddon describes the beginning of the second coming of Christ. Amillennialists, pretribulationists, posttribulationists, and other eschatological positions take this position. […]

Is the Whole Seven Years God’s Wrath? – Ep. 51

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/051-Is_the_Whole_Seven_Years_Gods_Wrath.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | EmbedI responded to the pretribulational tenet that the future seven-year period (i.e. the “70th week of Daniel”) is entirely God’s wrath. I used Jim McClarty’s critique of the prewrath position as my entry point of discussion. I demonstrated that the seven-year period is divided up into several […]

Seals, Trumpets, Bowls: Concurrent-Recapitulation or Consecutive-Progressive? (Part 2 of 2) – Ep. 37

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/Seals_Trumpets_Bowls__Concurrent-Recapitulation_or_Consecutive-Progressive_Part_2_of_2_-_Ep._37.mp3Podcast: 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

http://traffic.libsyn.com/thebiblicalprophecyprogram/036-Seals_Trumpets_Bowls.mp3Podcast: 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 […]

The Third Seal Corresponds to the Birth Pang of Famines in Matthew 24:7

I want to comment on Darrin Ball’s denial that the third seal is not referring to famine, in particular the birth pang of famine in Matthew 24:27. He places the third seal after the midpoint. Ball is a sharp prewrather, but I believe he is mistaken on this issue. 1. One of his main objections […]

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 […]

The Natural Progression to the Onset of the Day of the Lord’s Wrath

The prewrath position makes the most sense out of the seals in the book of Revelation. Prewrath places the resurrection and the rapture between the opening of the sixth and seventh seal (Rev 7:9–17). This happens just before the day of the Lord’s wrath begins at the opening of the seventh seal containing the judgment […]

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 […]

Are the Seven Seals of Revelation’s Scroll the Wrath of God Because Jesus Opens Them Up?

Pretribulationists claim that the seals are part of the day of the Lord’s wrath because it is Jesus who opens them up. In fact, just recently, a prewrather called into Brannon Howse’s Worldview Weekend Radio program with Jimmy DeYoung as his guest. The prewrath caller explained the biblical distinction between the Antichrist’s great tribulation and […]

The Natural Sequence of the Last Three Seals

  The Fifth Seal Promises Wrath  (Rev 6:9–11) The Sixth Seal Portends Wrath (Rev 6:12–17) God Supernaturally Protects From Wrath  (Rev 7) The Seventh Seal Pronounces Wrath  (Rev 8–9; 15–16)