The Wheat and Tares Parable Speaks of 1 Rapture

Jesus used parables during His ministry to cover important truths. One of those truths was about the Kingdom of God that He would lead. The Wheat and Tares parable is the one of the Kingdom parables and has the most details and covers Jesus second coming. THE WHEAT AND TARES Matthew 13:24-3024 Another parable He … Continue reading The Wheat and Tares Parable Speaks of 1 Rapture

Is a Pre-Tribulation Rapture Needed for the Wedding of the Church to Jesus?

Pre-Tribulation Assessment The contention is that since Revelation 19:7-8 indicates that the church, Christ's Bride, is made ready to accompany Christ to earth Revelation 19:14 before the second coming, how could this reasonably happen if part of the church is still on earth awaiting Christ's 2nd Coming? If the rapture of the church takes place … Continue reading Is a Pre-Tribulation Rapture Needed for the Wedding of the Church to Jesus?

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

How Many Second Comings? Part 3

This is a continuation of How Many Second Comings? Part 2 11. He claims His bride vs. He comes with His bride According to Rev. 19:7, the Bride has just "made herself ready" at the very close of the tribulation! That is when the people in heaven announce that the time for the "Marriage of … Continue reading How Many Second Comings? Part 3

How Many Second Comings? Part 2

This the continuation from How Many Second Comings? Part 1. Ice offers 13 examples of differences between the rapture and second coming. We'll take them in the same order. 1. Translation of all believers vs. No translation at all It is already obvious that Ice is relying solely on an argument from silence. He has … Continue reading How Many Second Comings? Part 2

How Many Second Comings? Part 1

By Tim Warner © http://www.4windsfellowships.net Dr. Thomas Ice, of the Pretrib Research Center, argued that differences in terminology in various second coming passages require a separate pretribulation rapture, distinct from the second coming. 1 Ice began with a discussion of what pretribulationists really need to prove. Not surprisingly, he sets the bar for his side … Continue reading How Many Second Comings? Part 1

The Dangers of Bad Doctrine

September 7, 2021 Tim Warner 4windsfellowships.net Sound doctrine is critical for Christians, but not for the reasons most suppose. It is not that holding a particular doctrinal position on the Godhead, free-will vs. election, the exact motions or rituals one must go through to be saved, or any particular eschatological viewpoint are required in order … Continue reading The Dangers of Bad Doctrine

Can we find the Rapture in Revelation?

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 Christ." If … Continue reading Can we find the Rapture in Revelation?

Ephraem the Syrian About the Pre-Tribulation Rapture in AD 373

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

The Antichrist Comes First – Contrary To Pre-Tribulation Theology

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