The Biblical Case for the Pretribulational Rapture

The Biblical Case for the Pretribulational Rapture

In Revelation 3:10, God promised the church in Philadelphia, “I will keep you from the hour of trial that is coming on the whole world, to try those who dwell on the earth.” While the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3 were historical churches in Asia Minor,...
A Matter of Timing: Pre-Trib Rapture

A Matter of Timing: Pre-Trib Rapture

Some argue against the pre‑trib view, saying that it is a more recent doctrine. All the church fathers held to something different, they claim. But that is not true. There were many early church writers who held to an imminent, at‑any‑moment rapture. In AD 373,...
The Final Prediction

The Final Prediction

He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus. The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen (Revelation 22:20-21). It is the Lord Jesus Himself who “testifies” (Greek, marturon) to the book of Revelation and the writings of...
The First Promise of the Rapture

The First Promise of the Rapture

Do you know when the worldwide rapture of believers is first mentioned in the Bible? What’s remarkable about this first promise of the rapture is that it came at a very traumatic time for those who originally heard these words. After the crucifixion, the disciples...