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Pretribulation Rapture Signpost #3: Imminency

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

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

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

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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Our Anticipation of Jesus’ Soon Appearing

Our Anticipation of Jesus’ Soon Appearing By Jonathan C. Brentner A GEICO commercial from last year portrays a spy fleeing from armed men on a roof as well as from a black helicopter approaching him from the air. His phone rings as his adversaries appear ready to capture him or…

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After the Rapture…

After the Rapture... By Mike Mullin Increasingly, within the last few years, I have had an uncomfortably subtle and creeping feeling take an apprehensive root. Though I cannot pinpoint when, I try to remind myself of Jesus’ instruction – “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God,…

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Thy Kingdom Come

Thy Kingdom Come By Dave Hunt This phrase is contained in the so-called "Lord's prayer," which, in fact, is not the Lord's prayer (that is found in John 17) but the disciples' prayer. It would hardly have been appropriate for our Lord to pray, "Forgive us our sins...And lead us…

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7 Reasons Why the Rapture is Not the Second Coming

7 Reasons Why the Rapture is Not the Second Coming By Jonathan C. Brentner Is the rapture unique or just another way of describing the second coming? Pastors, teachers, and Christian writers have differing opinions on this. One assistant pastor at a Bible-believing church once told me he did not…

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Our Meeting in the Clouds

Our Meeting in the Clouds By Jonathan C. Brentner Clouds fascinate me more and more as I grow older, but I am not sure any correlation exists with age. Perhaps the reason for my growing interest in clouds lies elsewhere. When cloud formations catch my eye, I often think of…

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Will Jesus Leave Us Behind?

Will Jesus Leave Us Behind? By Jonathan C. Brentner I was terrified! I had wondered away from my parents and now I could not see them. For a brief moment, I wondered if they had left me behind. Maybe my parents thought I was with my older sister. Maybe each…

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