A Challenge to the Pre-Trib Rapture? (Part 2)

Read Part 1.

If we take a look at 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17 we can try and track what the apostle is teaching:

But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. (1 Thess. 4:13)

Paul’s concern is that the embattled believers at Thessalonica are not unaware of a certain doctrine concerning those saints who have passed since it will give them hope.


Look Up — Unraveling the Mysteries of the Bible

The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry will present its annual Look Up virtual Bible prophecy conference next weekend — Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11.

The theme this year is “Unraveling the Mysteries of the Bible,” and it deals with a number of questions related to eschatology.

The conference is free for all to participate and will remain available to rewatch until March 24. Registration is required at lookupfoi.org.


A Challenge to the Pre-Trib Rapture? (Part 1)

I have received the following objection to the Pre-Trib Rapture from a brother named Jerry Parks. Jerry is a good man who blogs here. He states his argument thus (I have brought together his main assertions from several comments etc.):


2 in 5 Americans Believe We Are in the ‘End Times’


“The [Pew Research] study further divides the end-times believers into two groups: those who believe Jesus will return to Earth someday and the world situation will worsen until then (14% of Americans) and everyone else who believes these are the end times (25%).” - Lifeway


The Signs of the Times: Part 3 – No Signs of the Rapture

Read Part 1 and Part 2

In our culture, it’s become the proverbial fifth wheel of holidays.

Really, we don’t even celebrate it anymore. It used to be that we would pause for much of the day—to feast, spend time with our families and, yes, to watch football … but, most importantly, to worship and give thanks.


The Signs of the Times: Part 2 – Signs of the Second Coming

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It will be here before we know it! December 25th, that is….

But long before that big day, we’ll sense the sights, the sounds and smells.

Christmas, in fact, permeates our culture so thoroughly that it almost mingles together with all things related to fall—the cooler weather, a warm sweater, the desire to stay inside, football on television, a hot cup of cocoa, and the crackling of the fireplace.


The Signs of the Times: Part 1 – Assessing the Signs

If you work in a retail environment, you’ve already seen them—maybe as early as July, but certainly in August. Yes, you’ve seen the signs!

I am referring, of course, to the signs of Christmas.1 They’re all around you by now.


Will We Know Each Other in Heaven?


“…let me offer seven Scriptures that I have used to help people who wonder if they will be reunited with their believing loved ones in heaven. All of these point to our knowing one another in the resurrection, and some of them point to believers knowing one another immediately after death.” - Colin Smith


What is the Mark of the Beast?


“ ‘Pastor, are vaccines the Mark of the Beast.’ This was a sincere question from a church member about a year ago. My answer was definite. ‘No, vaccines are not the Mark. Believers will KNOW what it is when it comes.’” - P&D