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Dr. Kurschner continued his series on millennial viewpoints with outlining seven beliefs within the eschatological framework of postmillennialism. This series will help inform all points of view so we do not talk past each other in our discussion on this topic, which often happens! Next week, amillennialism will be outlined. Related Posts: 9 Belief…
 
Dr. Kurschner continued his series on millennial viewpoints with defining nine traits of premillennial theology. This series will help inform all points of view so we do not talk past each other in our discussion on this topic, which often happens! Related Posts: 7 Beliefs of Postmillennialism - Ep. 177 A Survey on the Millennial Viewpoints - Ep. 1…
 
Dr. Kurschner began a millennial series with this first episode explaining what the millennial debate is about in the first place. He explains the difference between the two major millennial rubrics: (1) the temporal view (premillennialism, amillennialism, postmillennialism) and the non-temporal view (thematic millennialism). Next week, he will des…
 
Dr. Alan Kurschner discussed the link between John 14 and Revelation 21 explaining why the Bride in the New Jerusalem will descend to earth just before the Millennium begins—and not at the end of the millennium as many interpreters believe. Links mentioned in the program: https://amzn.to/3BcP4Wy https://www.alankurschner.com/partner Related Posts: …
 
Dr. Kurschner critiqued the post-tribulation argument that claims “at the last day” and its association with the resurrection in John 6:39–40 supports a posttrib rapture. “Now this is the will of the one who sent me—that I should not lose one person of every one he has given me, but raise them all up at the last day. For this is the will of my Fath…
 
Dr. Alan Kurschner responded to a popular posttribulation view that has God’s eschatological wrath of the trumpet judgements in the book of Revelation occurring before the resurrection and the rapture, which they place at the seventh trumpet. This view contradicts not only the narrative in the book of Revelation but the clear teachings of Jesus and…
 
Dr. Kurschner begins with TWO BIG announcements! Then he addressed the question of where do believers go immediately after the rapture, commenting on an overlooked passage in Isaiah 26:19–21 concerning this question. He argues that heaven is where the “inner rooms” are located and the place where the Lord comes out to punish the wicked during the e…
 
Dr. Kurschner explained that fire is the basic element of God’s wrath, which is explicitly expressed in the first three trumpet judgments in the book of Revelation. While the ungodly will suffer eternal fire in hell, they will also experience the fiery wrath of God in the earthly judgments of the trumpets, which Paul points to in 2 Thessalonians 1:…
 
*Correction: At 19:33, I meant to say “last trump” not “the seventh trumpet.” In this episode I gave the MAIN reason why the seventh trumpet in the book of Revelation cannot be identified with Paul’s reference of the “last trump” in 1 Corinthians 15. Posttribulationists interpret the last trump as the seventh trumpet, and they identify the catching…
 
Announcement! Starting with this episode, there will be a video version of the podcast (see below). The audio will remain the same, but if you want to view it in video you can view it below or subscribe to the youtube channel. Dr. Kurschner gave good reasons to believe that the scene of the great multitude in the book of Revelation should be concei…
 
I answered Bob Wilkin’s article “The Rapture in Matthew 24? Nine Proofs” in Grace in Focus magazine. He summarizes pretribulational John Hart’s view that the pretribulation rapture begins at Matthew 24:36 and not before it. They are not truly “proofs” but more like assertions. The fatal flaw of his position is he misses the linguistic and contextua…
 
Chris White was my co-producer for the prewrath documentary Seven Pretrib Problems and the Prewrath Rapture. He had me on his podcast Bible Prophecy Talk to have a post-documentary discussion about the documentary as a whole and key points that we were happy to include in the documentary. Enjoy the discussion! Related Posts: Seven Pretrib Problems …
 
This episode features the cross-examination and closing statements from the Preterism vs. Futurism debate. Dr. Brock D. Hollett vs. Samuel M. Frost Saturday, Sept 19, 2020 Hope Bible Church of Tampa 5706 N. Hesperides Street Tampa, Florida 33614 Thesis: The Abomination of Desolation in Matthew 24:15 Is Future Affirmative: Dr. Brock D. Hollett Negat…
 
This episode features the rebuttals from the Preterism vs. Futurism debate. The next episode will feature the cross-examination periods and closing statements. Dr. Brock D. Hollett vs. Samuel M. Frost Saturday, Sept 19, 2020 Hope Bible Church of Tampa 5706 N. Hesperides Street Tampa, Florida 33614 Thesis: The Abomination of Desolation in Matthew 24…
 
This episode features the opening statements of the debate participants. The next episode will feature the rebuttal periods. Then the third installment will be the cross-examination periods and the closing statements. Dr. Brock D. Hollett vs. Samuel M. Frost Saturday, Sept 19, 2020 Hope Bible Church of Tampa 5706 N. Hesperides Street Tampa, Florida…
 
Recently, I was interviewed by Andy Olson on Echo Zoe Radio about the prewrath documentary that was recently produced, Seven Pretrib Problems and the Prewrath Rapture. Outline of the Discussion The Precursor Problem The Scripture describes events that will happen before the Rapture of the Church and the Day of the Lord. The Olivet Discourse Problem…
 
Dr. Kurschner referenced an article concerning Google’s research on “SkinMarks,” a smart tattoo and prototype to ultimately to what will be the mark of the beast (666). He discussed how other eschatologies dismiss the literal and future interpretation at their own peril as “symbolic” (historicism-idealism) or “in the past” (preterism) or “we will b…
 
Dr. Kurschner explained a key link in the book of Revelation that demonstrates that the church will undergo the persecution of the Beast and Babylon the Great. A favorite Pauline term to describe members of the church is saints (hagios), which means, “to being dedicated or consecrated to the service of God” (e.g. Rom 1:7; 1 Cor 1:2; Eph 1:1; Phil 1…
 
Dr. Kurschner explained how to use an effective strategy on your pretribulational friends concerning 2 Thessalonians 2:3. Many pretribulation interpreters attempt to argue that Paul in 2 Thess 2:3 teaches that the “apostasy” and “the revelation of the man of lawlessness” will happen “during” the day of the Lord and not before it. But the Greek does…
 
Dr. Kurschner explained another good reason to understand the bowl judgments to occur after the trumpet judgments, rather than have them occurring at the same time or, for some interpreters, identifying them with each other. Recapitulatory interpreters argue that the three instances of the storm theophanies at the end of each septet, the seventh se…
 
Dr. Kurschner gave another reason why the bowls judgments in the book of Revelation occur after the trumpet judgments. “Then I saw another great and astounding sign in heaven: seven angels who have seven final [eschatas] plagues (they are final because in them God’s anger is completed [etelesthē]).” (Rev 15:1) The seven bowl judgments are explicitl…
 
Dr. Kurschner continued to give reasons why the bowl judgments will follow after the trumpet judgments, against the recapitulation view. He focused on the limited scope description of the ‘one third’ statements in contrast to a much wider scope described in the bowl judgments. For example: Rev 8:9: “A third of the sea became blood, a third of the l…
 
Dr. Kurschner explained a point on the qualified language of the trumpet judgments in contrast to the unqualified or unabated language of the bowl judgments. The Greek word for “bowl” in the Book of Revelation is φιάλη, which refers to “a broad, shallow bowl,” where the contents of it can be emptied swiftly. Some translations have rendered it “vial…
 
Dr. Kurschner continues a series giving reasons why the bowl judgments follow after the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and not before as the recapitulation framework would have it. In Part 2, he argues that the identity of the “third woe” is the series of bowl judgments, especially the seventh and final bowl. ‘The third woe (οὐαί) is coming very …
 
Dr. Kurschner started a mini-series giving reasons why the bowl judgments follow after the sounding of the seventh trumpet, and not before as the recapitulation framework would have it. His first reason in this first part focused on the pronouncement of the reclamation of the kingdom of Jesus. (*One correction: I said in the program, “The seventh t…
 
This is the Q & A Session of the 2019 Fall Prophecy Conference at Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury, Ohio. This session features the panel discussion, where Charles Cooper, Dr. Alan Kurschner, Mike Clapham and John Haller respond to and provide insight on audience-submitted questions on a variety of topics. These men are striving to know and bette…
 
This is Session 4 of the 2019 Fall Prophecy Conference at Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury, Ohio. Dr. Alan Kurschner critiques pretribulation imminence theology. He first defines imminence theology and then explains why understanding this debate matters to all Christians. Then he critiques the three types of defenses for imminence: ecclesiastical…
 
This is Session 3 of the 2019 Fall Prophecy Conference at Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury, Ohio. Charles Cooper takes an in-depth look in the book of Revelation at the significance of the seals, trumpets, and bowls in relation to the rapture and the Day of the Lord, arguing persuasively for prewrath that God’s end-time wrath cannot begin before …
 
This is Session 2 of the 2019 Fall Prophecy Conference at Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury, Ohio. Dr. Alan Kurschner addresses the timing and placement of the rapture and resurrection in relation to the Antichrist’s great tribulation. He identifies nine biblical passages that locate the rapture and resurrection after the great tribulation, which …
 
Fellowship Bible Chapel in Sunbury, Ohio kicked off its 2019 Fall Prophecy Conference in Session 1 with Charles Cooper and his magnificent teaching (or shall I say preaching!) on the glorious appearing of Jesus and the Day of the Lord. Related Posts: Q & A of the 2019 Fall Prophecy Conference at… Video Sessions of the 2019 FBC Fall Bible Prophecy… …
 
Dr. Kurschner demonstrated grammatical parallels in other New Testament passages to the grammatical construction found in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. This evidence clearly supports the prewrath position and contradicts pretribulationism. Pretribulational interpreters attempt to argue that Paul in 2 Thess 2:3 teaches that the “apostasy” and “the revelation…
 
Dr. Kurschner described a salient point that contradicts the traditional pretribulation view concerning Jesus’s illustrations of Noah, Lot, and the thief, which refer to the second coming. “Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being…
 
A fundamental presupposition of pretribulationism views the rapture event as disconnected from the second coming. Pretribulationism claims that the rapture occurs before Daniel’s 70th week begins, i.e. the seven-year period, while the second coming occurs after the seven years is complete. Thus, it necessarily disconnects the rapture from the secon…
 
What is the symbolic meaning of the seven-sealed scroll in the book of Revelation? Dr. Kurschner first described three common interpretations. Then he explicated his new view, which is the most plausible, called a certificate of debenture (i.e. debt). The nature of the first four seals, fifth seal, and the sixth seal support this interpretation, wh…
 
When Jesus returns in the clouds at his second coming (parousia), the resurrection of the dead in Christ will take place first. They will be walking on the earth among mortals as a witness to God’s power and glory. After this those alive in Christ will receive their resurrected bodies. Then some point after this the rapture will take place. But com…
 
This episode was originally delivered at a Bible prophecy conference on April 1, 2017 at Hope Bible Church in Tampa, Florida. I discussed two very common pretribulational proof texts as well as an alternative interpretation other than pretrib on how we should live in light of Jesus’s coming. “So be patient, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s re…
 
This episode was originally delivered at a Bible prophecy conference on April 1, 2017 at Hope Bible Church in Tampa, Florida. I discussed topics such as defining imminence, the pretribulational theological system that is framed on imminence teaching, and why critiquing imminence theology matters. Related Posts: A Response to Pretribulation Imminenc…
 
Why premillennial theology matters is an issue that every student of biblical prophecy needs to be aware of. Premillennialism teaches that at Jesus’s second coming he will deliver the righteous and judge the ungodly. Then the righteous will enter into a period—the millennium—of peace and righteousness where Jesus establishes on earth his physical r…
 
I discussed my completion of my PhD program and dissertation earlier this year. I gave a bare-bones summary of the goal and lines of argumentation that I used in the dissertation, in particular, a new methodological approach to the millennial debate in the Book of Revelation through a robust Greek linguistic theoretical framework. I am optimistic t…
 
I addressed a pretrib objection to my arguments describing how God will work with Israel and the church simultaneously in the future during part of the seventieth week. A few traditional dispensational pretribbers such as Renald Showers have recognized the weight of the counterexamples that demonstrate that God does indeed work with Israel the chur…
 
Having established a biblical-theological pattern that God has worked with both Israel and the church simultaneously in the past and in the present. It should not be unexpected then that God will work with both Israel and the church at the same time in the future—particularly during the seven-year period. There is a striking juxtaposition in Rev 7 …
 
God works with Israel at this present time during the church age. I considered two significant activities that God is doing with Israel during the church age to prepare them for salvation. Making Israel Jealous and Saving a Remnant In Rom 9–11, the apostle Paul articulates his faith that God has not nullified his promises with Israel but rather wil…
 
God has worked with Israel and the church simultaneously in the past. I described three prophecies that were given to Israel, and about Israel, that have been fulfilled in the past during the church age. The point of this was two-fold: (1) to demonstrate that God does indeed work with Israel and the church at the same time, and (2) to show that it …
 
Where does pretribulationism get the belief that God does not work with Israel and the church at the same time? To answer this question, we must turn to one of the most important and fundamental prophecies recorded in the Bible, which is found in the book of Daniel: Seventy weeks have been determined concerning your people and your holy city to put…
 
The topic today is on the theological system of revised (Ryrie) dispensationlism, which pretribulationists affirm and thus believe that God does not work with Israel and the church at the same time. It maintains a sharp separation between the church and Israel to the point that not only are there two distinct entities—which I agree— but going far a…
 
In this episode I responded to the flawed nature of four criteria that pretribulation interpreters use to determine if a Scriptural passage teaches imminence. Wayne A. Brindle gives four general criteria that have been used to establish imminence theology in pretribulation literature.[1] Incidentally, Brindle does not give any explanations for his …
 
In this episode I critiqued more of Chris Steinle’s denial of the rapture event. He reads other contextual notions back into Paul’s teaching in 1 Thessalonians 4, attempting to make Paul say that God’s people will be “plundered” not raptured. I explain what he means by this and then I responded to it. In this series, I have been responding to Chris…
 
In this episode I slogged through a section in Chris Steinle’s chapter in a book he co-authored with Doug Hamp, so-called, Reclaiming the Rapture: Restoring the Doctrine of the Gathering of the Commonwealth of Israel. I picked up my series where I left off in Episodes 114–117. Steinle argues fallaciously that Paul’s usage of harpagēsometha in 1 The…
 
Pretrib Christians have a choice between taking the red pill and the blue pill, where many in recent times are taking the former. This is encouraging to learn. I commented on this phenomenon of pretribbers and pretrib pastors taking the red pill and embracing prewrath. I talked about this metaphor and how it relates to learning the truth of God’s W…
 
Does Matthew 24:30 refer to the battle of Armageddon in Revelation 19? I responded to this standard pretrib interpretation and explained the most problematic point with this view, which violates the narrative logic of both the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation. In particular the Noahic illustration and the trumpets and bowl judgments expo…
 
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