Copyright © Tim Warner - 2003 All orthodox Christians acknowledge the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That Jesus was raised from the dead in the same body that was crucified is quite plain from Scripture. Yet, this simple truth creates serious problems for preterists. Here's why. If Jesus came in AD70 as preterists claim, no one … Continue reading Preterism – Secret Second Coming of Jesus
Copyright © Tim Warner - 011/2003 Preterism is the theory that all Bible prophecy has been fulfilled. The second coming, resurrection, and last judgment, have been fulfilled in a mystical sense in AD70 — the destruction of Jerusalem. According to preterists, we are now living in the "New Heaven and New Earth." The resurrection is … Continue reading Preterism Introduction
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
I dont know if you have noticed but the world is in the greatest upheaval in history. It seems like Braxton Hicks contractions which come about 6 weeks before the real contractions start. I know I am a man but bare with me. Jesus likened the end times like given birth. In His analogy it … Continue reading What is Going on in the World? – Braxton Hicks Contractions!
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
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
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
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
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?
According to Peter, all of the prophets sought to understand the TIME of both Christ's first and second coming (1 Pet. 1:10-11). Seeking to discover the time is simply obeying Jesus' command in Matthew 24:44 to "become ready" so that you can "watch" appropriately, unlike the man in Jesus' parable who did not know, thus did not watch, and consequently bad things happened to him.