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Waiting and Watching

  • January 10, 2020

Waiting and Watching By Jonathan C. Brentner Waiting is difficult! Whether we’re waiting for cold symptoms to subside, a job offer, or a storm in our life to end, it’s never fun waiting (to say the least). It’s also not easy waiting for Jesus to take us home to heaven…

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Seven Old and New Testament References to the Rapture

  • January 6, 2020

Seven Old and New Testament References to the Rapture By Randy Nettles Jesus never fully explained the Rapture to his disciples before his crucifixion, although he hinted at it a few times (Matthew 24:36-44; Luke 17:26-36; John 14:1-4). The Rapture was a mystery until God revealed it to Paul many…

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A First Century Picture of the Rapture

  • December 16, 2019

A First Century Picture of the Rapture By Jonathan C. Brentner Many in the room, including his wife Carol, believed he would not survive the night. Louis Talbot, the longtime president of Biola University and driving force behind the formation of Talbot Theological Seminary, lay in a hospital bed stricken…

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The Biblical Case for the Pretribulation Rapture

  • December 9, 2019

The Biblical Case for the Pretribulation Rapture By Jonathan C. Brentner While I could expound on other biblical texts and provide additional validation of the pretribulation rapture, I believe the previous signposts suffice to bring us to our destination, that of establishing a solid biblical case for the pretribulation rapture.…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #9: Church History

  • December 5, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #9: Church History By Jonathan C. Brentner “The pretribulation rapture cannot possibly be true because no one believed in it until 150 years ago.” I hear or read similar statements almost every week. Those who mock our beliefs in such a way make two critical errors. First,…

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Why I’m So Thankful for the Rapture

  • November 28, 2019

Why I’m So Thankful for the Rapture By Dr. David Reagan I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a very blessed season of Thanksgiving! During this Thanksgiving season are you counting your blessings? I hope so. We all need to be doing that. What do you…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #8: Absence

  • November 25, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #8: Absence By Jonathan C. Brentner When it comes to interpreting the book of Revelation, controversy rages in the midst of many diverse opinions. Some commentators believe John wrote it in code to encourage the first century believers. Others claim Jesus fulfilled all of its prophecies during…

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No Saint Left Behind

  • November 21, 2019

No Saint Left Behind By Jonathan C. Brentner When Jesus comes for His church, will He leave any true believer behind on the earth to endure the horrors of the tribulation? Some say yes. They claim Jesus will only catch up believers who are watching for His appearing or those…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #7: Restrainer

  • November 18, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #7: Restrainer By Jonathan C. Brentner As we saw in our last signpost, the false report informing the Thessalonians that the day of the Lord had already begun put these new believers in a state of severe panic (see signpost #6). In response, Paul assured them this…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #6: Panic

  • November 11, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #6: Panic By Jonathan C. Brentner No, you have not taken a wrong turn on our journey toward establishing a biblical basis for the pretribulation rapture. The word “panic,” our next signpost, confirms that the Thessalonian saints expected the Lord to come for them before the start…

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