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The Rapture and the Second Coming: An Important Distinction

The Rapture and the Second Coming: An Important Distinction By Thomas Ice In previous issues we have given a biblical basis or foundation for pretribulationism. In this issues I will begin by laying out specific biblical evidence for the pre-trib rapture. The first place to start is with the biblical…

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Has Bible Prophecy Already Been Fulfilled?

Has Bible Prophecy Already Been Fulfilled? By Thomas Ice "The Olivet Discourse is not about the Second Coming of Christ. It is a prophecy of the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70." -David Chilton (Preterist) "The Book of Revelation is not about the Second Coming of Christ. It is about…

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Thou, Thee, The World, and Them

Thou, Thee, The World, and Them By Mike Mickey Is the timing of the Rapture of the Church as debatable as some suggest or is it as plain as the nose on your face? Some people believe the event will take place during the middle of the Tribulation Period. Others…

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The ‘Great Escape’ Misunderstanding

The 'Great Escape' Misunderstanding By Jack Kinsella One of the principle misunderstandings concerning the Rapture revolves around its purpose. Critics of a pre-Tribulation Rapture deride it as some pie-in-the-sky 'Great Escape' for Christians living in the last days. There is no such promise of 'escape' from tribulation, they argue, and…

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16 Proofs of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture

16 Proofs of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture By Kent Crockett Proof #1: Revelation 19:11-21 doesn't mention a resurrection. The rapture is a resurrection of those "in Christ" (1 Thess. 4:13-18). Isn't it a little bit odd that in Rev. 19:11-21, which is the clearest picture of the second coming of Christ,…

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The Rapture – Answering the Critics

The Rapture - Answering the Critics By Terry James This generation is full of scoffers, mocking the prophesied return of Jesus Christ to Planet Earth. This is as the great Apostle Peter foretold it would be at the end of the age of grace (Church Age): "Knowing this first, that…

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The Rapture vs. The Glorious Appearing

The Rapture vs. The Glorious Appearing By Mike Mickey There are many questions asked concerning the difference between the Rapture and the Glorious Appearing of Jesus Christ. To demonstrate the differences between the two, I've prepared the following questions with scriptural references to each. Where is the Church found in…

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Thief in the Night

Thief in the Night By Terry James No scriptural proof-text in God's Word more clearly points to the first of the two phases of Jesus Christ's second coming than does the following: "For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night"…

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The Rapture: What you need to know

The Rapture: What you need to know By Mike Mickey One day soon, the world is going to be permanently altered by an event the magnitude of which has never been seen. On a day like any other, millions of people are going to unexpectedly and unexplainedly vanish from the…

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“Pre-Wrath” Or “Pre-Trib” Rapture?

"Pre-Wrath" Or "Pre-Trib" Rapture? By Dave Hunt This is the time of year when the world publicizes the birth of our Lord - but mostly in order to make merchandise of Him. Christmas is big business, generally promoted by godless merchants whose only interest is in using the occasion to…

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