Prewrath Rapturism, Part 1: Defining Our Terms

About the only subject more divisive than the role of Israel in the Eternal One's plans and her relationship to the Ekklesia is the timing of the so-called Rapture.  I say so-called not because I don't believe in the event, called the harpazo or "catching away" in 1Th. 4:17, but because a) the term Rapture …

The Perils of Pre-, Post-, and Prewrath Persecutional Views

I'd meant to do another post on Bullinger today, but didn't get a chance.  So instead, I thought I'd post an essay I wrote a while back discussing the potential pitfalls of both pretrib and prewrath Rapturism. I say both because pretty much any theological position on any matter has its potential pitfalls. For example, …

Rosh Hashanah

As many of you already know, we are entering into the fall High Holy Days, comprised of the Feasts of Trumpets, Atonement, and Tabernacles. Just as the spring Feastdays celebrate the First Coming of Messiah Yeshua, and Shavuot (Pentecost) celebrates the giving of the Ruach HaKodesh (the Holy Spirit) to the Ekklesia in between the …