Alan E. Kurschner, PhD, has returned for this episode to discuss the election and current events in an eschatalogical light. Dr. Kurschner is a Biblical scholar, Christian author, and eschatologist. He is the author of Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Return of Christ, is the editor-in-chief of the forthcoming Biblical Prophecy Magazine, is the host of the podcast The Biblical Prophecy Program™, and is executive producer of 7 Pretrib Problems and the Prewrath Rapture. You can find more at his website https://www.alankurschner.com/.
In one sense there is no real debate about what the early church fathers believed about the timing of the rapture. However those holding to a pretrib rapture position have offered up various theories concerning the Didache, Pseudo Ephraim and a host of other documents which they claim support their view as opposed to the traditional view. I think this discussion is as facilitating as it is frustrating. So join me as I mostly refute the paper by James F. Stitzinger published by the Masters Seminary: https://tms.edu/msj/msj13-2-1/
This is part 1 of my critique of the arguments that Dr. Mark Hitchcock made for the pretrib rapture position during the 2011 Pre-Trib Study Group Conference from the Pre-Trib Research Center. You can see the original presentation without edits here
In this episode I talk about the laundry list of explicit precursors to the Day of the Lord in the Bible and how they relate to the rapture debate. I also go through the three options that pretibulationalists have to deal with this problem, none of them are particularly good.
In this podcast I continue talking about how modern pretribulationalist are attempting to solve the problems of pretribs past. Dr. Craig Blaising seems to be in the forefront of this movement.
I also mentioned Alan Kurschners new audiobook which now on Audible. You can get a free copy by signing up for a free trial here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Antichrist-Before-the-Day-of-the-Lord-Audiobook/B081MZ848M?source_code=AUDFPWS0223189MWT-BK-ACX0-172989&ref=acx_bty_BK_ACX0_172989_rh_us