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Concerns Tied To PRE-WRATH Eschatology
The bulk of this blog is also posted as a handout on
our gift page: www.currentmatters.org/gifts-from-em
under the title, Rejecting the Bondages of Dumb-Down.
In light of God's gracious revelation, we do know things!
When will we know - biblically speaking - some of the
popular end-time positions are incorrect ?
1. Preterit We know - today - this view (including both full and
Eschatology partial preterism) is incorrect as an end-time view
because Jesus Christ has NOT yet returned and
because the end-time signs (highlighted in the
Bible) are unfolding - today!
Click Here for more.
2. Traditional We know - today - this view is incorrect (as it is
Post-Trib typically presented) due to the faulty definition of
Rapture Daniel's 70th Week which most Post Tribulationalists
often embrace. The historical Post Tribulational
Rapture viewpoint is incorrect because Jesus Christ
teaches this: There are end-time events which follow
the close of the (Bible-defined) tribulation period.
Click Here for specifics.
3. Evolving Note: The "We Have A Problem" diagram (posted at
Pre-Trib the "Click Here" link immediately above) also
Rapture applies to most Pre-Trib positions, though
some changes in the general position continue
We know - today - the Pre-Trib view is incorrect
because the Word of God speaks to the contrary.
For examples evidencing this, Click Here.
We will also further know this view is incorrect when
the antichrist makes his public debut and the real (that
is, the biblical) tribulation and great tribulation against
the elect unfold. This is a period of time which will also
include "the war against the saints." When the little
horn / man of lawlessness comes on the scene, the
Church will further know, without doubt, the Pre-Trib
Rapture view is incorrect. Please note: Some within
the worldly church will deny the antichrist due to great
deceptions unfolding during this time. Some will deny
we are in the tribulation period though the Bible evi-
dences (that is, cultural signs in light of biblical data)
will be clear. Don't listen to these false teachers
which the Bible predicts will appear!
4. Pre-Wrath We will know this view is incorrect when the Rapture
Rapture fails to occur immediately after heavenly signs take
place. (Mt. 24:29, 30 ; Rev. 6:12-17) In other words,
when, 1) the astronomical signs (of Mt. 24:29 and
Rev. 6:12, 13) appear, followed by, 2) the Sign of the
Son of Man (Mt. 24:30 and Rev. 6:14-17) ... when
these two heavenly events are NOT immediately
followed by the Rapture event, then we will know,
without doubt, the Pre-Wrath Rapture view is also
In seeking to be fair, we go on to ask the same question about the Final
Trumpet Rapture Gathering view: When will we know the Final Trumpet
Rapture Gathering position is incorrect?
We will know the Final Trumpet Rapture Gathering is incorrect IF the
rapture happens before the tribulation and great tribulation of Mt. 24:9-22.
We will also know this view is incorrect IF the rapture fails to take place
at the last of the Revelation trumpets - before the bowls of wrath are
delivered. (see I Cor. 15:51, 52 and Rev. 11)
We conclude this commentary blog with this familar, practical question:
WHY do we raise these fair concerns?
We do so because we sincerely care!
We do so because we have been called by God to be ready, informed
by a TRUE eschatological perspective. Incorrect end-time views lead
to ill-preparedness. For example, ponder yet another popular end-time
view: Pan-Mil / Pan-Trib, a view often teaching it will all pan out in the
end so we don't have to concern ourselves with end-time matters. WOW!
How many will be unprepared - who will fail to watch as our Lord has
clearly Counseled - in the context of this faulty, half-truth perspective!?
Our Lord tells us to be ready for His return and this includes our being
ready for the early part of the Day of the Lord when the trumpet blasts
May we be ready and watchful in light of God's explicit caring Counsel
to His sheep in Christ. May we heed His instruction to watch! Our Lord
was so clear in Mark 13:37 and Rev. 2 & 3 (especially note Rev. 3:2, 3) !
Our other - now updated! - past blogs addressing the weaknesses
of the Pre-Wrath viewpoint include:
Commentary Blog CB6A;18
Commentary Blog CB10B;18
Commentary Blog CB11C;18 &
Commentary Blog CB12D;18
Regarding all updated blogs: Copyright 2019 by Jon Swanson
Permission to use this article and the blogs above
is granted IF used as PDF written.
A Call For TRUE Perspective
[ This blog incorporates multiple articles on the biblical
topic of perspective. It is our prayer Truth seekers will
be edified by this presentation. ]
In the setting of the grand scheme of things, we ask:
Are you a movie buff?
Do you recall the food critic (by the name of Anton Ego) in the
animation film, Ratatouille ?
At one point in the movie he pays Gusteau's Restaurant a visit
in order to critique the new kid (i.e., cook) on the block. In light
of his dining experience, he shares (in his newspaper review the
next day) this dose of introspection:
"In many ways the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little
yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and
theirselves [sic] to our judgments. We thrive on negative
criticism which is fun to write and read. But the bitter truth
we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things,
the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than
our criticism designating it so. ..."
Interesting perspective !
Speaking of "perspective," Anton Ego offers this insight in a
different setting in the movie:
"... [Do] you know what I'm craving? A little perspective -
that's it! I'd like some fresh, clear, well-seasoned perspective.
... Since you're all out of perspective and no one else seems
to have it in this bloody town, I'll make you a deal: You
provide the food; I'll provide the perspective! ..."
So one may insightfully ask: "What does Ratatouille have
[anything!] to do with end-time matters?"
In application on the theme of perspective I respectfully ask:
Are followers of Jesus Christ living out HIS perspective today?
What of precious examples to us, examples which model the
biblical passages which we highlighted years ago ? (scroll down
to blog B33;15 to view pertinent passages)
~ Consider Corrie and Betsie ten Boom - perspective in the most
wicked of circumstances ...
Betsie's testimony of PEACE and JOY in the horrific Ravensbruck
concentration camp where - in the hearing of birds singing in the
cold morning, dreadful work conditions and yes, even lice – their
PERSPECTIVE was that of peace and joy.
~ Consider Horatio Spafford (1828 – 1888) - perspective in the setting
of grievous loss ... After having lost his four daughters in the sinking
of the ship, Ville du Havre, he penned the famous hymn, "It Is Well
With My Soul." The fourth verse - stanza 4 - models perspective
during the unfolding of the end of days:
"And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound and the Lord shall descend,
Even so it is well with my soul."
Yes, what PERSPECTIVE – which we, too, should also enjoy
TODAY – in the setting of upcoming eschatological Truths !
~ Consider the King of kings and Lord of lords: Jesus
Christ - perspective in a never-before-experienced
unimaginable moment (i.e., separation of relationship
with His Father!) ...
He endured the cross:
"Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a
cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin
which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance
the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author
and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before
Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat
down at the right hand of the throne of God." (Heb. 12:1, 2;
NKJV) (And keep reading the verses that follow, not to
mention the preceding chapter ... the whole book of
Hebrews for that matter because the Old Covenant is
Thank You, Lord! May we have Your PERSPECTIVE going into this
season of the overcoming of the Saints. * Lord, may we live Your
Mt. 24:13 mandate: Endure to the end ... and so be saved! Unto
Your glory and praise, Father. In the name of your beloved Son,
Christ Jesus, I pray. Amen
* Rev. 13:7 ... Daniel 7:25 also miraculously foretells the same!
Our other – now updated! – past materials addressing the
crucial theme of perspective based on revelation from God:
Handout Perspective As HE Would Have It
Handout Why Don’t We RUN ?
Handout The Boy Who Cried Wolf !
Weekly Blog B9;15 (scroll down)
Weekly Blog B50;17 (scroll down)
Commentary Blog CB4A;18 (scroll down)
Commentary Blog CB5A;18 (scroll down)
Commentary Blog CB8C;18 (scroll down)
Commentary Blog CB7E;19 (scroll down)
Highlighting Past Blogs Turned Handouts
In our February, 2018 commentary blog (CB2D;18) we highlighted
crucial end-time Bible THEMES which are currently being ex-
pressed in global culture today. Please view the main contents
of this past blog by looking over this Handout.
In our May, 2018 commentary blog (CB5D;18) we highlighted
crucial end-time Bible CHRONOLOGY. Please view the main
contents of this past blog by Clicking Here.
Although we posted End Time WAVES of Bible Prophecy years
ago - Click Here for a recent repost of this insightful handout -
we discern the need to further elaborate on the Second Wave at
this time. Due to the 15-count Wave 2 entries on the Wave PDF
immediately above, we've created a separate "Wave 2" document.
Click Here to view this most helpful Wave 2 discipleship handout.
May we better prepare as our Lord Jesus has so Counseled as a
result of our contemplating the Bible-based handouts above - unto
our protection and other best interests and unto our great God's
glory and praise!
Speaking The TRUTH In Love
In light of blog PCB11B above, Endurance Ministries
caringly heralds the following sound bite :
If we could choose one timeless teaching from Jesus Christ,
one which speaks to some of the matters in bold above, it would
be the Parable of the Sower.
And when a great multitude had gathered, and they
had come to Him [Jesus Christ] from every city, He
spoke by a parable:
"A sower went out to sow his seed. And as he sowed,
some fell by the wayside; and it was trampled down, and
the birds of the air devoured it. Some fell on rock; and as
soon as it sprang up, it withered away because it lacked
moisture. And some fell among thorns, and the thorns
sprang up with it and choked it. But others fell on good
ground, sprang up, and yielded a crop a hundredfold."
When He had said these things He cried, "He who has
ears to hear, let him hear!"
(Luke 8:4-8 ; NKJV ; NB: to further hear, read
* (Jesus Christ speaking) "And what I say to you, I say to
all: Watch!" (see Mark 13:37)
Remember: If we neglect the passages God has graciously
given us for the purpose of better discerning the
many false teachings that are currently being
propagated today, will we not be making a con-
scious choice toward belittling or casting aside
one crucial means He has provided to help us
avoid becoming deceived?
Please take advantage of God's insightful Word. Consider our
January - March 2020 End-Time Bible reading schedule
(Lord willing, posting 12/25 as blog CB1A;20).
Please Click Here for this article.
3 Dangerous End Time Teachings In The Church Today
Please Click Here for this article.
Note: We now resume our new Commentary Blog posting.
This blog is simple: We're calling the Church in Jesus Christ
to avoid the mistakes of a complaining heart (recall historical
examples in the Torah). Let's redeem the opportunity through
the entire Thanksgiving Season (that is, ALL year) !
Instead of a thankless perspective, we are called to this
pray without ceasing,
in everything give thanks; for this is the will of
God in Christ Jesus for you.
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophecies.
Test all things; hold fast what is good.
Abstain from every form of evil.
I Thessalonians 5:16-18-22 (NKJV ; emphasis ours)
Let's not lose sight of the real deal, the historical reason for the
Season at hand: The Divine Savior, Jesus Christ, came.
Immanuel, God's holy gift to mankind, continues to shine -
brilliantly so! YHVH God be praised.
What a celebration indeed! In fact, the Church has a wonderful
opportunity here! May we continue celebrating the 2,000-year-
old anniversary of the life of Jesus Christ.
The celebration window will continue until His glorious return.
Until the day of His initial appearing, let's continue to allow the
same healing salve to bless - yes, that Word which so comforted
Charlie Brown in A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Linus graced the depressed soul in this way:
After Charlie Brown confessed to Linus: "I guess I really don't
know what Christmas is all about," he went on to ask in
desperation: "Isn't there anyone who knows what Christmas
is all about!?"
Linus doesn't pollute the opportunity by speaking about the
cheap substitutions of secular culture. Instead, by grace, he
shares the heavenly light - the real reason for the Season:
"Sure Charlie Brown, I can tell you what Christmas is all about ...
And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in
the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo,
the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the
Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring
you [good] tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in
a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God
in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
That's what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown."
May God bless us, everyone, including those who have not yet
received the Ultimate Gift: Forgiveness of sins unto eternal life
through Jesus Christ - King of kings and Lord of lords. Amen.
BLESSED New Year Greetings in Jesus Christ to you!
CB1A - January, 2020
Our 2020 End-Time Bible Reading Schedule (January - March)
The Bible comes from One who is transcendent to us - as
high as the heavens are above the earth. For those wise
enough to discern and steer clear of the dark has God said ?
influences and horrific bondages, be enriched by the following
devotional reads, especially in light of Jesus Christ being the
Way, the Truth and the Life!
1 John 1
2 John 2
... etc. ...
20 John 20
21 John 21
22 I John 1
23 I John 2
24 I John 3
25 I John 4
26 I John 5
27 II John
28 III John
29 Matthew 24
30 Matthew 25
31 Mark 13
1 Luke 1
2 Luke 2
... etc. ...
23 Luke 23
24 Luke 24
25 I Thes. 4
26 I Thes. 5
27 I Cor. 15
28 II Thes. 2
29 John 14
1 Matthew 1
2 Matthew 2
... etc. ...
27 Matthew 27
28 Matthew 28
29 I Timothy 4
30 II Timothy 3
31 II Timothy 4
Father, may the milk and meat of Your Word nurture
us such that we are prepared, each and every day -
equipped to be Your fruitful Ambassadors in Your Son,
Jesus Christ our Lord. May You be honored and praised
as we are about Your Kingdom work of Gospel proclamation
and Discipleship. THANK YOU for the honor and privilege
to be graciously extended a part of this significant service
opportunity! May we do it motivated by what motivated You
to secure it - salvation - in the first place: LOVE for needy
mankind! In Christ Jesus we pray. Amen
CB1B - January, 2020
Just Sharing ...
The love of Jesus Christ compels us.
As we walk in His grace under the direction of His precious
Holy Spirit, we care about folks to the degree we avoid false-
hope flattery. Will we endure in loving people to the extent
of being willing to offer both biblical exhortation and corrective
warning? YES, we will, for we wish to be better than simply
As a caring parent shows love through counsel - sometimes in
the form of you should (s) and/or you shouldn't (s) (for example,
"Don't play with fire, you may get burned") - so too does our heavenly
Father offer Counsel which includes prohibitions. "Don't follow after
false gods." "Don't be deceived by all the false ways of these end
of days." Indeed, His you should nots are love driven. God is good.
Thank You holy Father!
He also offers you should Counsel. "Love the LORD your God with
all your heart, mind, soul and strength." "[You should] see to it that no
one deceives you." (repetition for the sake of emphasis) "Love in
action, not simply in word."
As God graciously bestows caring Counsel, so too do we offer this
loving Counsel - not our counsel, mind you, but His Counsel.
But you know what? It's up to each one of us to accept it ... or
reject it (and let's not fail to discern: ignoring it is rejecting it!).
Here's a worthy reality check ...
God's Word will be fulfilled, including the reality that all will one day
give account to Him. Remember, God is not mocked - Galatians 6.
So we offer this (His!) we should conclusion:
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and
keep His commandments, for this is man's all. For God will bring
every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether
good or evil." Ecc. 12:13, 14 (NKJV)
"If someone says, 'I love God,' and hates his brother, he is a liar;
for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how
can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment
we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother
also. Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ is born of God,
and everyone who loves Him who begot also loves him who is
begotton of Him. By this we know that we love the children of
God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this
is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His
commandments are not burdensome. For whatever is born of
God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has over-
come the world - our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world,
but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?"
I John 4:20 - 5:5 (NKJV)
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