Jesus Will Come As a Thief

April 13, 2020

Reason Seven for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture The final reason why I believe the rapture will occur before the tribulation, to me, seals the argument. There are many passages in the New Testament that speak of Jesus coming as a thief: Matthew 24:43; Luke 12:39; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10; Revelation 3:3; and Revelation 16:15. […]

Some Will Know the Day of the Second Coming

April 6, 2020

Reason Six for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture The prophet Daniel was told that those who saw the “abomination of desolation” (Daniel 12:11) would know exactly how long until the end. However, Jesus said, “But of that day and hour no one knows” (Mark 13:32). This poses a problem if the Second Coming and the Rapture are […]

A Post-Tribulational Rapture Leaves No Sheep to Separate from the Goats

March 30, 2020

Reason Five for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture In Matthew 25:31–32, Jesus said: When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a […]

God Has Not Appointed Us to Wrath

March 23, 2020

Reason Four for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture If the Rapture does not come before the Tribulation, then we will indeed suffer the wrath of God. But again, as we have already seen in 1 Thessalonians 5:9, God has not appointed us to wrath. You might question, “How do you know we will suffer the wrath of […]

God’s Character

March 16, 2020

Reason Three for a Pre-Tribulational Rapture Do you remember when the Lord was on His way to judge the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah? Abraham was concerned about his nephew, Lot, who lived there. He approached the Lord and said, “Would You also destroy the righteous with the wicked? … far be it from You! […]

The Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church

March 9, 2020

Over the next few weeks, I want to provide you with seven scriptural reasons for a pre-tribulational rapture. Reason One: The Church Is Not in the “Seventy Week” Prophecy of Daniel The final period that we call the tribulation is a seven-year period connected to a previous series of seven-year periods. Confused yet? In Daniel […]

Falling Away

March 2, 2020

Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 In my opinion, there has been a mistake in this verse’s interpretation. Most commentators interpret it to mean that there will be a great falling away from the faith in the last […]

Paul and the Pre-tribulation Rapture

February 24, 2020

Last week, we looked at the teachings of Jesus on the timing of the rapture; now, we turn our attention to Paul. Paul’s teaching on a pre-tribulational rapture in 2 Thessalonians 2 is probably the clearest of all on the subject. Yet, it is often missed because of a misinterpretation of one particular word. Look […]

When Will the Rapture Occur?

February 17, 2020

The fact that the Bible teaches there is going to be a rapture is, I think, perfectly clear. There can be no question about it, based on the passages in Corinthians and Thessalonians. Now, the critical question is this: When does the rapture occur in relation to the Great Tribulation? This is an important question. […]

The Second Coming

February 10, 2020

Last week, we mentioned that the rapture is, in a sense, part one of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. At the Second Coming, Jesus will return to the earth with His people to set up His kingdom. But at the rapture, He will not come to the earth, but into the atmosphere of the […]