In this continuing study, we have attempted to make some chronological sense of the period immediately preceding the seven-year Tribulation, as described in Scripture. We began with the observation that the prophets Joel, Zephaniah, Malachi and others, state in plain language that certain key events will begin to happen before the Tribulation. These upheavals of […]
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This is the fifth part of a study, which attempts to bring together and organize the flow of events immediately preceding the Tribulation. Two such incidents involve nations that are, at present, Israel’s sworn enemies. The Bible says that both are to be removed as major powers in the crucial period prior to the Antichrist’s […]
In our continuing discussion of the rapture of the church, we have proposed that in order for prophesied events to be fulfilled in a reasonable way, a considerable time gap between the rapture and the Tribulation is necessary. Malachi says that Elijah will come during this period, after the departure of the church, but before […]
In our last installment of this study, we came to the Lord’s Olivet discourse, in which He used the great Flood of Noah as an illustration of conditions in the latter days. In His response to them, He used the life of Noah prior to the deluge as an illustration of social and cultural life […]
In the September, 2009, issue of Prophecy in the News, we began a study dealing with the question of the time interval between the departure of the church and the beginning of the Tribulation. We began our 8-part study on the basis that the Tribulation is initiated by the antichrist’s ratification of the seven-year covenant, not the rapture of the church.
Among dispensationalists, there is a tendency to think of the change from one dispensation to the next as a discrete point along a timeline. We’ve all seen the charts that mark the changes from Promise to Law to Grace to Kingdom. But each of these changes is much more than just a point along a line. Surprisingly, the Bible speaks of a long transition from the church age to the Tribulation.
We are often asked for a Statement of Faith. Indeed, it is a question that ought to be asked, for the Bible tells us to “try the spirits whether they are of God” (I John 4:1), and we gladly offer this declaration: We believe in God, revealed in three persons – God the Father, God […]