Category Archives: Rapture

The Pre-Wrath Rapture Theory: A Rebuttal — Part 1

  The pre-wrath rapture theory is the newest of the four theories we are presenting. It was first developed by Van Kampen in the 1970’s, and then endorsed and made popular by Marvin Rosenthal, through his book The Pre-Wrath Rapture … Continue reading

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The Mid-Tribulation Rapture Theory: A Rebuttal – Part 2

  As pointed out in part 1, the mid-Tribulation rapture theory was developed chiefly by Norman B. Harrison shortly after WWII. The main distinctive of this theory is that the rapture does not occur until the mid-point of Daniel’s seventieth … Continue reading

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The Mid-Tribulation Rapture Theory, Followed by My Refutation – Part 1

  The mid-Tribulation rapture theory was developed chiefly by Norman B. Harrison shortly after WWII. The main distinctive of this theory is that the rapture does not occur until the mid-point of Daniel’s seventieth week. They teach that the church … Continue reading

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The Partial Rapture Theory: An Examination

  This teaching, which began in 1836 by Robert Govett, holds the position that only a certain part of the church, those who are watching and praying, will be raptured before the Tribulation begins; and then others will be raptured … Continue reading

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Four Rapture Theories: An Introduction

We will look at the partial rapture theory, the mid-Tribulation rapture theory, the pre-wrath rapture theory, and the post-Tribulation rapture theory.   Previously, in my blog studies I have shown why the rapture must come before the Tribulation; hence the … Continue reading

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The Pre-Tribulation Rapture: 19 Reasons Why It Is the Correct View – Part 7

  Here are the last three reasons for a pre-Tribulation rapture—points 17 through 19.    17. The pre-Tribulation rapture theory agrees with Old Testament Typology—that if one walks by faith he will escape God’s judgment. J. Dwight Pentecost, in his … Continue reading

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Five Future Events: from Now until the Tribulation

  Ron Rhoads in his book The End Times in Chronological Order, seems to be quite certain of how the next steps of the future, leading up to the Tribulation, will play out. And he is not alone. Others like … Continue reading

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