Pretribulation interpreters maintain there is a difference in meaning between the terms the day of the Lord and the day of Christ. The term the day of Christ (Phil 1:6, 10; 2:16) has been thought to refer to the rapture and not God’s wrath, while the day of the Lord is believed to refer […]
The Second Coming Does Not Begin with the Battle of Armageddon
Here are previous installments in the four-part article series, The Second Coming Does Not Begin with Armageddon: Part 1: “Matthew 24:30–31 Is Not Describing the Battle of Armageddon in Revelation 19:11–21″ Part 2: “The Day of the Lord’s Wrath Begins Before Armageddon” Part 3: “The Resurrection Occurs Before Armageddon” Today, I am posting Part 4 […]
A Reply to Arnold Fruchtenbaum’s View on the Day of the Lord
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 […]
The Rapture Begins the Day of the Lord
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 […]
VIDEO: When Does the Church Age END?
A prophecy to consider is found in the book of Joel. After all of this I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your elderly will have revelatory dreams; your young men will see prophetic visions. Even on male and female servants I will pour […]
VIDEO: A Reply to Pastor J. D. Farag’s Errors on 2 Thess 2:3 Concerning the Rapture
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 is a blunder. Some pretribulationists, such as Thomas Ice and Andy […]
VIDEO: The Greek Grammar in 2 Thess 2:3 Disproves the Pretribulation Rapture View
2 Thessalonians 2 has has been a nemesis for pretribulationism. This biblical passage has convinced more ex-pretribulationists that their pretrib theology is wrong than any other Bible passage. The reason for this is straightforward: The fundamental premise of pretribulationism is that there cannot be any prophesied events that will take place before the rapture, and […]
VIDEO: What Does ‘in the twinkling of an eye’ Really Mean?
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. I have chalked it up to that adage that if you hear something said over and over again, you begin to believe it, and over time it is […]