Week Eight: The Judgment Seat of Christ

Week Eight: The Judgment Seat of Christ

Tim LaHaye says, "immediately after the Rapture, every Christian will stand before Christ to be judged by Him. This judgment has nothing to do with salvation, for only the saved will be there" (Charting the End Times, p. 53). "For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may be [...]

Week Seven: The Rapture of the Church

Week Seven: The Rapture of the Church

Did you know the word "rapture" is not mentioned anywhere in Scripture? Don't panic, let me explain. The English word "rapture" comes from a Latin word, "rapio," which is simply the translation for the Greek word, "harpazo" which is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:17. "Harpazo" means "to catch up" or "to be carried away" and [...]

Week Six: Other Pre-Trib Events

Week Six: Other Pre-Trib Events

Aside from the chronological pre-tribulational events we've been discussing, this week we are looking at several events that we don't know when they'll happen until they happen. The first event is a worldwide blackout. Fruchtenbaum says during the end time period, including the last days of the Church Age, as well as the Tribulation, the [...]

Week Four: Gog & Magog and Other Pre-Tribulational Events

Week Four: Gog & Magog and Other Pre-Tribulational Events

Fruchtenbaum says, "The Great Tribulation [meaning all seven years] is not imminent. The world stage has to be set in a certain way before the Tribulation can actually begin. A number of events are clearly stated to precede the Tribulation period" (The Footsteps of the Messiah, p. 91). This post is dedicated to the first [...]

Watching & Waiting, Week One: John’s Vision

Watching & Waiting, Week One: John’s Vision

As we embark on our study of the Coming Parousia, the book of Revelation is a good place to start. The whole scope of Bible prophecy involves much more than just the book of Revelation, "but [this] book will serve as a base [and] primary background" for our study (Fruchtenbaum, Footsteps of the Messiah, p [...]