1 Thessalonians 5:9 9 For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, Many pretribulationists make every attempt to paint a picture of the tribulation so horrible, no Christian could possibly survive it. The entire period is labelled, “the time of wrath.” Then, they introduce 1 Thessalonians … Continue reading Christians Not Appointed to Wrath
The timing of the “rapture” is a divisive and contentious subject in the world of Evangelical Christianity. Churches typically do not like controversy, and will do much to avoid it altogether. Evangelical churches in the United States seem to fall largely into two camps, being either staunchly pretribulational, or avoiding the subject altogether. The former … Continue reading The Debate About the Timing of the Rapture
The timing of the “rapture” is a divisive and contentious subject in the world of Evangelical Christianity. Churches typically do not like controversy, and will do much to avoid it altogether. Evangelical churches in the United States seem to fall largely into two camps, being either staunchly pretribulational, or avoiding the subject altogether. The former group typically considers no other view worthy of a hearing. The latter group seems to think eschatology is too complicated for Christians to be bothered with, and completely unnecessary to the Christian life. These are commonly called “pantribulationists,” (it will all "pan out" in the end, no need to concern yourself).
Ephraem The Syrian (AD c. 303-373)Ephraem is venerated as a “saint” by the Catholic and Orthodox churches, but they would not allow him to teach his doctrine of prophecy today.Ephraem is called “the Syrian” because he lived in that region.He was a voluminous writer. Many of his sermons and psalms are included in the 16-volume Post-Nicene … Continue reading Ephraem the Syrian About the Pre-Tribulation Rapture in AD 373
Updated 28th August 2020 Below is the official and excepted version of how the Pre-Tribulation rapture theory came into being. There were two other men in the past that had proposed something similar teaching but it had not taken hold. These are their views on this subject. I.e. Morgan Edwards and Ephraem The Syrian. Introduction … Continue reading The Background to how the Pretribulation Teaching Started
In 2 Thessalonians 2, Paul directly addressed the problem that precipitated his Epistle. Some believers had been told their relief from persecution was imminent, and that Jesus was about to return momentarily. This error was dealt with decisively by Paul. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord … Continue reading The Antichrist Comes First – Contrary To Pre-Tribulation Theology
Revelation 14:14-20 One of the glaring weaknesses of the pretribulation rapture view is the complete omission of any mention of a pretribulation rapture in Revelation. The book of Revelation was written to the "seven churches of Asia" to reveal the things that "must shortly come to pass." Its name literally means "the unveiling of Jesus … Continue reading Is The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Found in Revelation
Introduction In biblical bible study we allow the scriptures to talk for themselves just like the Bereans in Acts and not massage them into what we want them to mean. Furthermore, looking at the Greek and Hebrew is normally needed for important technical subjects like the Great Tribulation. Firstly the word Rapture does not exist … Continue reading A Discussion of Pre and Post Tribulation Scripture Support
Some people will ask why is it so important to decide one way or the other or even study this part of the bible concerning the End of Days ("End Times" is not a biblical term but has become widely used). The answer is that Christians will need to be prepared to go through a … Continue reading Why do we Have Two Teachings on The Rapture?
No Pre-Tribulation Teaching Before the Last Century It has long been pointed out that the pre-tribulation teaching is a relatively new doctrine. With one possible exception, there is no record of it being taught before the past century. Now this does not in itself mean that it is false, but it should raise some eyebrows. … Continue reading History of the Pre and Post-Tribulation Theology