If we are to conclude that the book of Revelation was indeed written as an urgent coded warning to the Christians of the first century, what then was the message? It warned of two things. One was the impending destruction of the City of Jerusalem and the Jewish theocratic state; the other was the impending persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire.
For Rapture theology to work you have to ‘read in’ the meaning into the passage being studied. Assumptions have to be made in advance of reading the text of Scripture. Continue reading “John Tancock: It’s time to leave Tim LaHaye’s Rapture theology behind (2016)”
Some of the verses are referring to those OT saints who physically died and were currently in Paradise until the resurrection and rapture in 66AD or 67AD Continue reading “David Timm: The Preterist Physical Rapture of All the Living Saints is Necessary (2003)”
Does medieval eschatology have anything substantial to offer twenty-first century evangelicals in understanding the historical development of this view of the end times? This paper holds that it does. Continue reading “F.X. Gumerlock: The Pre-Conflagration Rapture: An Early Medieval Eschatological Position (2002)”
Tim LaHaye: “No single verse specifically states, ‘Christ will come before the Tribulation.’ Continue reading “Hank Hanegraaff: Left Behind – From Root to Ripened Fruit (2014)”
Today, some well-meaning but theologically lame individuals attempt to prove that all of the prophecies related to the time of the end and the return of Christ were fulfilled between A.D. 66 and 70. Continue reading “Perry Stone: Are We Really in the End Times? (2014)”
Hanegraaff argued that John wasn’t speaking about the 21st century. “When Jesus says that the apocalypse will soon take place and that the time is near … he said the time is soon and the time is near so it has to do what is happening to the Seven Churches that God is circulating the letters to Continue reading “Billy Hallowell: Theologians Battle Over End Times Prophecy (2014)”
Those willing to take a careful look at the Bible will see that the rapture theory doesn’t stand up to the scrutiny of God’s Word. Continue reading “Cecil Maranville: The Rapture – A Popular but False Doctrine (2008)”
There are three basic models among Futurists and Preterists regarding the fate of those alive at Christ’s return. These are 1) the Literal Rapture view; 2) the Covenantal view; and 3) the Translation/Change at Death view. Continue reading “Kurt Simmons: Three Views on the Rapture & Change (2011)”
More specifically, citing Paul’s teaching, Sproul stated that those who died will rise first and be taken up into the air and those who are alive at the second coming of Christ will also be taken up to meet the Lord as he descends. Continue reading “Audrey Barrick: Theologian Clarifies Rapture, Last Days Beliefs (2011)”
Let me make it very blunt. They claim that Jesus Christ returned in fulfillment of His promise to come back to take us to heaven, He returned in the person of the Roman armies to destroy Jerusalem and to excommunicate Israel, and Israel is finished. Now if that is not wicked, and if that is not twisting the scriptures I don’t know what is. Continue reading “Dave Hunt: Do Preterists Believe in the Rapture? (2007 Audio)”
Davies also believes that Biblical prophecies will be the area of the next great Biblical debate, just as the nature of Christ had been the center of church debate in the past. In the end, he believes more people will choose preterism. Continue reading “Gary Warth: The Rapture refuted – Preterist movement denies end-of-days prophecies (2001)”
Realized eschatology is the only eschatological position that fits a Christian like a glove. No hermeneutical gymnastics are required and nothing is surrendered to the liberal camp. Unlike dispensationalism, it fully maintains the integrity of the Bible and it’s infallibility. It is the only solution to the problem on “non-occurrence” used by so many to undermine Christianity. Continue reading “Virgil Vaduva: An Answer to Gromacki’s “Where is the Church in Revelation 4-19?” (2002)”
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