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)”
Even Tim LaHaye admits there are no Bible verses that show the church being taken off the earth prior to a seven-year tribulation period. Continue reading “Jordan Hardgrave: 3 Facts About The Pre-Trib Rapture You May Not Have Known (2016)”
The ark preceded the warriors into battle. John’s vision of it here signals that a battle is about to take place The rest of the revelation given to John shows that that battle was coming against Jerusalem. Continue reading “Jeff Carter: The Seventh Trumpet (2003)”
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)”
This event was certainly a judgment of God. I submit that it was more than that. First, it was a day of the Lord judgment of God and in keeping with Jehovah God’s many comings “on the clouds” in day-of-the-Lord judgments in Old Testament times Continue reading “John Noē: Armageddon Past or Future? Are Millions Being Misled, Again? (2003)”
For a nation to commit the sin of anti-Semitism brings inevitable judgement. —The New Scofield Study Bible [Thanks to ‘Julian Assange” for this tweet… and now this tweet) Continue reading “Maidhc Cathail: The Scofield Bible—The Book That Made Zionists of America’s Evangelical Christians (2015)”
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)”
Darby’s literal hermeneutic, typical of popular Christian Zionist writers today, might be summed up in his own words, ‘I prefer quoting many passages than enlarging upon them.’ Continue reading “Stephen Sizer: The Development of a Literalist Christian Zionist Hermeneutic (2007)”
Original Washington Times article combined with 175 comments.
Irving planted the seeds of Dispensationalism which greatly influenced two other men. The first was John Nelson Darby (1800-1882), an Anglican minister who left the Church of Ireland to commence the Plymouth Brethren. The other was Henry Drummond (1786-1860), a banker, who founded the Catholic Apostolic Church. Continue reading “Andrew Corbett: The Rapture Examined (2013)”
I can never read the New Testament again the same way I read it before reading The Parousia. I hope better scholars than I will continue to analyze and evaluate the content of J. Stuart Russell’s important work.
Tyndale’s decision to publish The Last Disciple came as a total surprise to LaHaye, who has a long history with Tyndale. “I was shocked beyond words, just stunned,” he says.
For preterists now to claim that Jesus has already come is incredible. It was a foreign idea during the first five centuries a.d. and then only possibly mentioned sporadically after that until about 400 years ago.
The rapture and Armageddon sell books and make for great movies, but preterists say the ‘end of the age’ occurred in A.D. 70 Continue reading “Carl Feather: The End Has Already Come (2006)”
Some events described in Revelation occurred contemporaneously with the prophecies themselves. Continue reading “Christianity Today: Is Revelation Prophecy or History? (1999)”