Imminence

The Rapture in Matthew 24

The Rapture in Matthew 24 A defense of the PreWrath rapture position stands or falls with the conclusion that Matthew 24 deals with this important event. At the heart of the PreWrath position is the insistence that Matthew 24 does not speak of any details regarding the wrath of God. That is to say, this […]

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Cyprian (c.200–c.258)

Cyprian (c.200–c.258) For you ought to know and to believe, and hold it for certain, that the day of affliction has begun to hang over our heads, and the endof the world and the time of Antichrist to draw near, so that we must all stand prepared for the battle; nor consider anything but the […]

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Tertullian (c.145–c.220)

Tertullian (c.145–c.220) Heresies, at the present time, will no less rend the church by their perversion of doctrine, than will Antichrist persecute her at that day by the cruelty of his attacks, except that persecution make seven martyrs, (but) heresy only apostates. (The Prescription Against Heretics, IV) [A]nd that the beast Antichrist with his false […]

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Irenaeus (c.120–c.202)

Irenaeus (c.120–c.202) And they [the ten kings who shall arise] shall lay Babylon waste, and burn her with fire, and shall give their kingdom to the beast, and put the Church to flight. (Against Heresies, V, 26, 1) And therefore, when in the end the Church shall be suddenly caught up from this, it is […]

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Epistle of Barnabas (c.80–c.100)

Epistle of Barnabas (c.80–c.100) In this epistle, the church is exhorted to persevere in this evil present time so it can stand firm when it encounters the future Antichrist. The final stumbling-block (or source of danger) approaches . . . We take earnestheed in these last days; for the whole [past] time of your faith […]

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