Olivet Discourse

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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Jerusalem’s Destruction

Filed in Biblical Studies, Daniel, Olivet Discourse by on April 23, 2014

Jerusalem’s Destruction Matthew 24:2 and Daniel 9:26 In the Olivet Discourse recorded in Matthew’s gospel, the Lord Jesus predicts, “There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” Similarly, Daniel 9:26 states, “And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. […]

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A Biblical Response to Eric Douma – Part 4

I am responding to Eric Douma’s sermon on April 3rd 2011, “The Day of The LORD: A Look at the Imminent Day of Salvation and Judgment.” We continue. Douma claims that the term “birth pangs” in the Bible is a technical term for the day of the Lord. That is, every time it is found […]

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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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A Brief Note on Matthew 24:15

Filed in Olivet Discourse, Preterism by on September 13, 2011

“So when you see the abomination of desolation–spoken about by Daniel the prophet—standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),” (Matt 24:15 NET) The vast majority of biblical scholars take Matthew 24:15 to refer to the fulfillment of the destruction of the temple in AD 70. Prewrath does not share this assumption, but instead […]

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