Premillennialism (Section 3.04) The Great Tribulation

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The Great Tribulation

The Millennium

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BY LORAINE BOETTNER

Section 3
Premillennialism

Chapter 4

The Great Tribulation

The Great Tribulation | David Chilton[ David Chilton – “The Great Tribulation” & “Paradise Restored” ]

In the writings of John N. Darby four passages are cited as teaching an “unequaled tribulation,” through which he says the Jews, Gentiles, and the professing Church will pass, but from which the true Church will be exempt. These are:

Jeremiah 30:7, “Alas! for the day is great, so that none is like it: it is even the time of Jacob’s trouble; but he shall be saved out of it.”

Paradise Restored | David ChiltonDaniel 12:1, “And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who standeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the b0ok.” Continue reading

Premillennialism (Section 3.03) The Rapture

Amillennialism - Loraine BoettnerPremillennialism (Section 3.03) The Rapture

The Millennium

COPYRIGHT 1957 (C)
BY LORAINE BOETTNER

Section 3
Pre
millennialism

Chapter 3

The Rapture

The best definition of the Rapture that we have found is that given by Dr. Robert Strong, who says:

“By the Rapture is meant the sudden and possibly secret coming of Christ in the air to catch away from the earth the resurrected bodies of those who have died in the faith and with them the living saints” (The Presbyterian Guardian. Feb. 25, 1942).

The word “Rapture,” like the word “Trinity,” is not found in the Bible, but the idea that it expresses is clearly taught in two of Paul’s epistles. In 1st Thessalonians 4:13-17 we read: Continue reading

Premillennialism (Section 3.02) Dispensationalism

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The Millennium

COPYRIGHT 1957 (C)
BY LORAINE BOETTNER

Section 3
Pre
millennialism

Chapter 2

Dispensationalism

The Seven Dispensations

Earlier in this work we have cited the definition of Dispensationalism given by Dr. ]. G. Vos, which is as follows:

“Dispensationalism is that false system of Bible interpretation represented by the writings of ]. N. Darby and the Scofield Reference Bible, which divides the history of mankind into seven distinct periods or ‘dispensations,’ and affirms that in each period God deals with the human race on the basis of some one specific principle. (Dispensationalism denies the spiritual identity of Israel and the Church, and tends to set ‘grace’ and ‘law’ against each other as mutually exclusive principles.)” Continue reading

Amillennialism (Section 2.06) Further Considerations

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Amillennialism (Section 2.06) Further Considerations

The Millennium

COPYRIGHT 1957 (C)
BY LORAINE BOETTNER

Section 2
Amillennialism

Chapter 6

Further Considerations

The Parable of the Leaven and that of the Mustard Seed, which describe the Kingdom as beginning very small and growing until the whole lump is leavened, or until the little seed has become a tree (Matt. 13:31-33), teach quite clearly the expanding nature of the Kingdom. Amillennialism acknowledges that these parables teach that the Kingdom of God does make a great development in this world and that it exerts many and great uplifting influences. But it nullifies that to a considerable extent by its teaching that the kingdom of evil also makes a great development, that the two kingdoms have a parallel development, and that the relative strength between the two may remain approximately as it now is until the end. Nor is there any force in the premillennial objection that leaven always symbolizes evil and so cannot here have the meaning that we give it. For in this parable it is specifically said that the kingdom of heaven is like leaven. Concerning this general subject Dr. Snowden has well written: Continue reading

Bible Prophecy Seminar – by Evangelist John L. Bray June 29 – July 2 1997

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by Evangelist John L. Bray
June 29 – July 2 1997

Evangelist John L. Bray

Bible Prophecy Seminar, by Evangelist John L. Bray, has taken place in the year 1997…June 29 – July 2 1997.

Five messages that he delivered are as followed…

  1. The Last DaysVLC Media Player OR RealPlayer
  2. Matthew 24
  3. Israel In Bible Prophecy
  4. The Book of Revelation
  5. The Millennium

Here is a small clip of one of his messages which hopefully will get you wanting to hear even more. Small Clip Audio

The “Coming Again” of Jesus in John 14 – by Evangelist John L. Bray

Evangelist John L. BrayThe “Coming Again” of Jesus in John 14
by Evangelist John L. Bray

 

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:1-3). Continue reading

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Teaching – by Evangelist John L. Bray


Evangelist John L. Bray
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Teaching

by Evangelist John L. Bray

Most dispensationalists believe there will be a future seven years of tribulation period after the Rapture and before Jesus comes to the earth, a concept that was unheard of before the early 1800s. In fact, the idea of such a tribulation period consisting of seven years has only one source in the Bible, and that is the prophecy of Daniel’s 70 weeks in Daniel 9:23-24, and that passage says nothing in the world about a Rapture, a second coming of Christ, or even a tribulation period in our time. Everything predicted in Daniel 9:23-24 came to completion by the time of the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, as can plainly be seen by anyone reading the passage with an unprejudiced mind. There is just no way it can be made to apply to a situation many hundreds and even thousands of years away from that time, for that would do away with the very idea of God’s prediction of how long it would take for those things to occur. The exact time was spelled out. Continue reading

Did Enoch and Elijah experience Death | Question 90

QUESTION 90: In Heb. 11:5, it says that Enoch “did not see death.” But then in Heb. 11:4-13, it says that Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Sarah “all died in faith.” See the apparent contradiction? Also, Heb. 9:27 says that “it is appointed for men to die once.” (Heb. 9:27) Which is it? Did Enoch not see death? (Heb. 11:5) Or did he die “once” (Heb. 9:27) / diein faith“? (Heb. 11:13)
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