The only way in which the force of the above can be avoided is by saying that none of the descriptions of conflict affect the Church but only Jews who come to faith after the tribulation begins. We could then ask: If Jesus does not mean Christians when he says “you” in Matthew 24, how would we know that anything in the gospels addressed to “you” (disciples) applies to Christians? The theory that Christians are not addressed in Matthew 24:15ff (instructions for going through the great tribulation) sounds very much like an attempt to divorce Christians from what Jesus taught them in the gospels — indeed some ultra-dispensationalists have maintained that none of the material in the Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke) is for Christians! When Jesus tells the twelve to go into the world and preach everywhere we all take this as a command to us. It was given to Jewish Christians but the body of Christ constitutes their descendants. What is said to them applies directly to us. When Jesus addresses believers telling them how to cope during the tribulation, this must mean that they must expect to be on earth during the tribulation.
Category: Understanding End Times
What and When are the First and Second resurrections in the Bible?
There are various beliefs about the two biblical resurrections mentioned in the bible based on what other doctrines the Christian believes. E.g. Pre-Tribulation or Post-Tribulation. About when they happen, who is involved in each one and why they happen. Even in Paul’s day the Greeks mocked him for his speech in Acts 17 in which … Continue reading What and When are the First and Second resurrections in the Bible?
Sealed until the Time of the End – Jesus Return
God will, however, disclose the Advent of His Son to His faithful servants who have a heart like Daniel’s (as displayed in his prayer in the ninth chapter), those who faithfully and willingly strive to keep God’s commandments with a repentant heart, those who “do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” God stated plainly upon whom He takes notice: “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.”
What is Historic Premillennialism?
Historic premillennialism and dispensational premillennialism are two different systems of eschatology. Here are a few examples of the differences between the two:• Historic premillennialism teaches that the church was in the fore-vision of Old Testament prophecy, while dispensationalism teaches that the church is hardly, if at all, mentioned by the Old Testament prophets.• Historic premillennialism … Continue reading What is Historic Premillennialism?
Israel’s Role In God’s Redemptive Plan
Copyright © Tim Warner 4windsfellowships.net The strength and primary feature of Progressive Dispensationalism is its ability to explain the overall purpose of God for mankind in a single unified plan. God's plan to redeem mankind flows through a series of progressive dispensations. The nation of Israel was chosen by God as a conduit to reveal … Continue reading Israel’s Role In God’s Redemptive Plan
A Celestial Court Operates During the Tribulation
NB: It takes time to study and understand all the end time events and background. We all have a specific leaning towards one or another explanation which might have some weak points. No one person has a complete understanding of the Old Testament backdrop to the book of Revelation which in my view is needed … Continue reading A Celestial Court Operates During the Tribulation
Rapture Terminology – The”Skeleton in the Closet”of Pretribulationism
By Tim Warner © http://www.4windsfellowships.net “Technical terms” are nouns or descriptive noun phrases that are understood by the intended audience to refer to specific things even without explanation within the context. For example, the word "rapture" in modern prophetic speech is understood to refer to the coming of Christ for His Church. We do not … Continue reading Rapture Terminology – The”Skeleton in the Closet”of Pretribulationism
The Last Trumpet 1 Corinthians 15
By Tim Warner © http://www.4windsfellowships.net Most pretribulationists believe the pretribulation rapture was not taught by Jesus, but was given to Paul as a special revelation. Therefore, it is important for us to see if what Paul taught about the rapture is different from Jesus' teaching. If there are mutually exclusive differences between what Jesus taught … Continue reading The Last Trumpet 1 Corinthians 15
Moses & the Millennial Week
November 21, 2021 Tim Warner 4windsfellowships The previous posts demonstrated the pervasiveness of the Millennial Week chronology among the early Christian writers close to the Apostles. The primary passage cited by these writers was Psalm 90:4, “a thousand years in Your sight are as the day,” cited by Peter in 2 Peter 3:8, “with the … Continue reading Moses & the Millennial Week
As In the Days of Noah & Lot
Luke 17:26-30 (NKJV) 26 “And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. … Continue reading As In the Days of Noah & Lot