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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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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #5: Surprise

  • November 4, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #5: Surprise By Jonathan C. Brentner A news story about a burglar in Rochelle Park, New Jersey recently caught my attention. In the process of robbing a home, the thief woke up the couple who lived there. Not wanting the owners to catch him, the robber climbed…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #4: Expectations

  • October 28, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #4: Expectations By Jonathan C. Brentner My wife and I walked into the restaurant with high expectations. Someone had told us this was the best place in the area for Italian food. Maybe it was an off night, but we left unsatisfied with what we ordered that…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #3: Imminency

  • October 23, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #3: Imminency By Jonathan C. Brentner A GEICO commercial portrays a spy fleeing from armed men on a roof as well as from a black helicopter approaching from the air. His phone rings as his adversaries appear ready to capture him or perhaps kill him. Thinking the…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #2: Unique

  • October 21, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #2: Unique By Jonathan C. Brentner The next signpost pointing to the occurrence of the rapture before the tribulation simply says “unique.” For pretribulationism to be biblical, the rapture and second coming cannot be the same event. If they are identical, we obviously cannot separate them by…

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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #1: Premillennialism

  • October 15, 2019

Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #1: Premillennialism By Jonathan C. Brentner Why do we believe that the rapture will happen before the tribulation? There are a number of signposts in Scripture that point us in the direction of which I will write about in the coming weeks. I will start with premillennialism.…

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The Departure of 2 Thessalonians 2:3

  • October 11, 2019

The Departure of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 By Jonathan C. Brentner I realize that one look at the title may cause you to hit the snooze button. Why examine the translation of one word? We do so because it has the potential to greatly strengthen our belief that the church will…

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