It’s commonly argued that God will snatch His people to heaven before the great tribulation. One go-to text is 1 Thessalonians 5:9: “For God has not destined us for wrath”. How could believers face a future time of God’s wrath poured out on the earth? This can be expressed as a syllogism: believers won’t face God’s wrath, the great tribulation is a time of God’s wrath, therefore, believers won’t experience the great tribulation. This is the Pre-Tribulation rapture view. However, what if the great tribulation isn’t the time of God’s wrath? Alan Kurschner, director of Eschatos ministries, such in his Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord. If Kurschner is right, then believers need to wake up to a coming persecution and deception beyond the likes the church has yet faced.
This is the third of three interviews on different perspectives on the rapture. In this post Michael Svigel from Dallas Theological Seminary is representing the pre-tribulational rapture view.
This is the second of three interviews on different perspectives on the rapture. In this post Alan Kurschner of Eschatos Ministries is representing the pre-wrath rapture view.
We’re continuing the series on the three major Premillennial views. If you want to know what this is all about, see the opening post: Premillennialism interviews.
In honour of my birthday (today! don’t worry, I pre-scheduled this post) I’m kicking off my series on Premillennial views. For more, see the opening post: Premillennialism interviews.