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
Introduction What are the characteristics of the Antichrist? Are there some people alive that have these characteristics already? How can we identify the Antichrist by his attributes? What is an Antichrist? The word “anti” means to be opposed to or to be the opposite. You could say that anything that has the prefix “anti” on … Continue reading The Antichrist According to the Bible
Abomination of Desolation – The Antichrist will demand worship worldwide (Revelation 13). This will be the abomination that leads to great desolation. God’s judgments will bring desolation, or destruction, to all who participate in this terrible abomination (Daniel 9:27; Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4). This worship system is based on the Antichrist (called … Continue reading Glossary of End-Time Terms
Some teach that the Church will be raptured before the events that begin in Revelation 4:1. This teaching is based on the argument that since the term Church is not used in chapters 4–21 of Revelation, the Church must no longer be on earth at that time. However, this assumption is based on silence rather … Continue reading Where is the Church in the Book of Revelation?