Matthew 24:32 and the Consequences of a False Interpretation

Filed in Hermeneutics by on May 29, 2018

One of the earliest recorded supporters of the notion that the “Fig tree,” reference in Matthew 24:32 is a type or illustration of Israel is that of A.C. Gaebelein in his published work in 1910. He wrote, “The fig tree is the picture of Israel….[i] One year later, William Kelly echoed this position when he […]

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A Typical and Telling Defense by Pretribulational Rapturism

It’s so easy to argue alone. Chances are you’ll win every time! Our goal at PRI is to proclaim and defend the PreWrath position. Yet, often we feel as if we are arguing by ourselves, because we’re the only ones arguing. Pretribulationists do not offer compelling arguments for their position. Just once, at least, I […]

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A Rebuke of the PreWrath Rapture Community!

Filed in Exhortation, Hermeneutics by on January 12, 2014

To be frank, I had no idea how marginalized an individual in the premillennial evangelical community would be if he publically abandoned support for the pretrib rapture position. If gifted enough to speak at their Bible conferences, teach in their colleges, preach in their churches, and write for their publications – then you are a […]

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Psalm 83: Prophetic or Profitable?

Psalm 83: Prophetic or Profitable? It is sad to see the ongoing hysteria that some modern so-called “prophets” create and maintain by incorrectly interpreting Scripture. It is almost comical. For the last few months, Psalm 83 has been the whipping-boy for alarmists who see prophetic fulfillment in the Middle East every time the sun comes […]

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The Didache (c.50–c.120)

The early church consistently and vigorously taught when Christ would return he would establish his kingly millennium and rule over the nations from Jerusalem. This teaching began to be abandoned during the fourth century through the influence of the reign of Emperor Constantine, Eusebius’ Ecclesiastical History, Augustine’s writings, and the third century theologian Origen whose […]

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