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 […]

Our Blessed Hope

February 2, 2020

It seems a bit ironic that 40 years ago we were talking so much about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, but now, 40 years later, we are not hearing nearly as much about the event as we were then. I thought it would be good to refresh our memories regarding these things and to […]

What About You?

January 27, 2020

For the past three weeks, we’ve been looking at the baptism of the Spirit, what it is, why we need it, and how it affects our lives. It’s a wonderful topic to study, but it’s a far more important principle to apply. The Spirit is a Person, and He wants to be active in our […]

The Results of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit

January 20, 2020

Once we have been baptized in the Spirit—when we have received power, place, and equipping—what happens? Jesus told His disciples, “You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). So, first of all, the baptism in the Spirit will make us […]