Preterism – Time Texts in the New Testament

Copyright© Tim Warner - 12/2003 The place to begin with the so called "time texts," on which preterism rests, is the Great Temple Discourse (Luke 21) and the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, Mark 13). These are the passages where Jesus expounded His second coming in greatest detail, the time delay between his first and second … Continue reading Preterism – Time Texts in the New Testament

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

Jesus’ Parable of the 10 Virgins

This is an interesting understanding of the 10 Virgins Parable which deserves consideration. We always need to look at context and understand the references to previous uses in this case "virgins". God reuses themes and terms to build up a story to simplify complex events and images. Written By Tim Warner 4windsfellowships.net December 19, 2021 … Continue reading Jesus’ Parable of the 10 Virgins

Rest from Persecution AFTER the Tribulation 2 Thessalonians

Second Thessalonians was written soon after the first Epistle to correct further questions and misconceptions about the coming of Christ. In his previous Epistle, Paul tied the resurrection to the rapture, thereby comforting them concerning those who had died. In the 1 Thessalonians 5 he encouraged them to be expecting the coming of Christ. The … Continue reading Rest from Persecution AFTER the Tribulation 2 Thessalonians

The Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 and Mark 13

The Importance of the Olivet Discourse The Olivet Discourse, contained in Matthew 24 and Mark 13, is the most straightforward and important teaching regarding the end of the age found anywhere in Scripture. It is the cornerstone of all New Testament eschatology. New Testament writers referred to this discourse repeatedly, and based their eschatology on … Continue reading The Olivet Discourse – Matthew 24 and Mark 13

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?

The Beginning of Birth Pangs & The Timing of Matthew 24

Author: Joel Richardson https://joelstrumpet.com/ Among the many controversial and highly debated portions of Scripture, Matthew 24, most often referred to as “The Olivet Discourse,” or alternately, “The Olivet Prophecy,” is certainly close to the top of the list. The debate primarily swirls around the timing of the fulfillment of the prophecy. What time period was … Continue reading The Beginning of Birth Pangs & The Timing of Matthew 24

Matthew 24 and the Fig Tree

Matthew 24:32-33  "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.  33  So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors!" Many Christians have been taught that in Matthew 24:32 that the … Continue reading Matthew 24 and the Fig Tree

Olivet Discourse Scriptures

Matthew 24:3-31 NKJV Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, "Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?" 4 And Jesus answered and said to them: "Take heed that no one … Continue reading Olivet Discourse Scriptures

The Social Gospel Yesterday and Today Part 2

In the first part of this study, we examined together the history of the social gospel as it presented itself in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and then documented a resurgence of the social gospel agenda as found at the present time.  The original social gospel movement began as an appendage to the emerging liberalism … Continue reading The Social Gospel Yesterday and Today Part 2