Truth Vs. Fiction
By Evangelist John L. Bray
Biblical Perspectives Newsletter
© Copyright 2003
IN THE AUGUST 2003 edition of Pre-Trib Perspectives, edited by Dr. Thomas Ice and Dr. Tim LaHaye, there are two or three statements that to me seem rather odd.
First, in the article, Jesus’ Description of the Great Tribulation, Dr. LaHaye makes this statement: Continue reading
Bible Prophecy Seminar
by Evangelist John L. Bray
June 29 – July 2 1997
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…
- The Last Days – VLC Media Player OR RealPlayer
- Matthew 24
- Israel In Bible Prophecy
- The Book of Revelation
- 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
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
This article is not written to be confrontational by any means. The simple purpose is to give some thoughts for consideration to those who are interested in the subject. Continue reading
Were Elijah and Enoch Raptured to Heaven?
Or did they die like the rest of humanity?
“And no man hath ascended up to heaven,
but he that came down from heaven,
even the Son of man which is in heaven.”
(John 3:13) KJV
In answering the above question, we need first of all to ask whether or not Jesus told the truth when He said,
“And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.” (John 3:13) KJV
Here Jesus said that NO man had ascended up to heaven. So we must believe that at that time no man had ever gone to heaven; no one had ever been there but Jesus Himself.
What then, is the answer in regard to Elijah and Enoch, who are believed by many to have been taken up to heaven? Continue reading