The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism – Study

The pre-tribulation rapture is an extremely popular doctrine, which advocates that Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ) can unexpectedly come at any moment for the saints, gathering them into Heaven before the Tribulation period or Seventieth Week of Israel. Pre-tribulationism has sold many books, spawned numerous fiction series and movies, and has created a large financial market for prophecy materials. But in spite of its popularity in much of today’s evangelical Christianity, few question it. When presented with alternative points of view such as post-tribulationism, adherents of the popular pre-tribulational position can sometimes take strong offense, and they can be found to outright ignore Biblical passages that appear to contradict their position.

This report is an expanded edition of one of our most controversial articles. It answers the top reasons why people believe in the pre-tribulation rapture from a Messianic post-tribulational perspective. It considers whether or not various pre-tribulationists have employed tactics of fear and faithlessness, and whether or not their ideology of escapism can be supported by a fair reading of the Holy Scriptures. Are God’s people able to be protected by Him–or not–during the end-times? Specifically considered and responded to are fifty reasons given in support of the pre-tribulation rapture by former Dallas Theological Seminary chancellor John F. Walvoord. Above all, a fairness that is not always given to post-tribulationists is demonstrated to pre-tribulationists.


The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism – Introduction – 24 February, 2017


The Dangers of Pre-Tribulationism – The Messiah Will Return – 03 March, 2017


The Top Reasons Why People Believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture – Part 1 – 24 March, 2017


The Top Reasons Why People Believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture – Part 2 – 31 March, 2017


Fifty Evidences for What? – #1-11 – 07 April, 2017


Fifty Evidences for What? – #12-19 – 10 April, 2017


Fifty Evidences for What? – #20-28 – 11 April, 2017


Fifty Evidences for What? – #29-37 – 12 April, 2017


Fifty Evidences for What? – #38-50 – 12 April, 2017


Why Are We Post-Trib? – 12 April, 2017

3 Comments

  1. The pre-tribulation rapture theory was invented by the Jesuits to lull the church into a self-satisfied, lukewarm state meanwhile the entire church is unaware that they will be joining with the whore of Babylon end times deception! For the first time in 500 years the Protestants have joined the Pope because of various social issues(climate change, world hunger) without giving it so much as a second thought.

    The time of Jacob’s trouble is going to be a nightmare. The faithful remnant are going to either be killed at the mark of the beast law or they will survive to be raptured or changed on the last day from a mortal body to a glorified body. We need to prepare ourselves for either scenario and not be deceived into taking the mark. Those who take the mark will be killed by the seven last plagues which relate back to the plagues of Egypt.

  2. I do not know where you are getting your information about how “The pre-tribulation rapture theory was invented by the Jesuits.” Author Dave MacPherson, in multiple books, has argued that the pre-tribulation rapture was popularized via the so-called visions of Margaret McDonald in the 1800s.

    Regardless of where the doctrine of pre-tribulation rapture originated, the job of any responsible Bible reader and student is to see if the Scriptures themselves support it. That is why a multi-part study like this one has been freely offered.

    • Martha MacDonald was a member of Edward Irving’s congregation. Irving was a Presbyterian minister who had become so obsessed with a book written by a Chilean Jesuit priest named Manuel Lacunza who wrote under the pen name Rabbi Juan Josafat ben-Ezra that Irving took up Castlian Spanish in order to translate Lacunza’s book into English. Lacunza’s book was written in 1811 four years before Martha MacDonald was born and was the first book that advocated the pre-tribulation rapture theory. Irving’s translation was published in 1827 as “The Coming of the Messiah.”

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