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 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: 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 […]
Mysteries, the Church Age, and the Tribulation Period
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 […]
A Response to Thomas Ice on the Latin Vulgate in 2 Thessalonians 2:3: ‘Rapture’ or ‘Apostasy’?
(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 […]
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 […]