"The testimony of Jesus is the spirit
of prophecy." Revelation 19:10
In 2003, the Hebron Christian Church of Winder, Georgia hosted Dr. David Reagan of the Lion and Lamb Ministries for a Prophecy Conference. During the conference I questioned Dr. Reagan about the Pre-Trib Rapture theory. This is a transcript of our exchange.
In 2001 I questioned and debated Dr. Thomas Ice on the timing of the
Rapture. Dr. Ice is the Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center in Washington, DC, an organization founded by Tim LaHaye. Dr. Ice was hosted by Calvary Chapel of Athens, Georgia to conduct a Prophecy Conference. Below is the transcript of the exchange between Dr. Ice (Pre-Tribulation) and Richard Perry (Post-Tribulation).
Some ask, "How can I understand what the Bible says regarding the return of Christ? Smarter people than I have studied the Bible, yet they do not all agree." But, Yahweh says, "For we do not write you anything you cannot read or understand," and He
also explains how to
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings (Proverbs 25:2). Daniel replied, "No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about, but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries (Daniel 2:27-28).
Jesus instructs His followers to be alert to the deception that will be perpetrated on us in the Time of the End, especially from those claiming to be speak for God.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign Yahweh says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? ... I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock (Ezekiel 34:1-10).
Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: Their visions are false and their divinations a lie. They say, 'Yahweh declares,' though I have not spoken? Ezekiel 13:1-7.
"Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. When I say to the wicked, 'O wicked man, you will surely die,' and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself" (Ezekiel 33:7-9).
I am innocent of the blood of all men. For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God (Acts 20:26-27).
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