John MacArthur, a pre-tribulationist

Background

John MacArthur, a pre-tribulationist, supports his position in a series of short messages.

 

Videos

  1. John MacArthur explains the Rapture
    • Videos

 

In depth

John MacArthur explains the Rapture

  1. Scriptural Basis
    • 1st thessalonians 4
      • Believers who have died
        • NIV ( Link )
          • 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
            14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.  ( 1st thessalonians 4 :13-14 )
          • 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
            16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
            17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
            18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.
            ( 1st thessalonians 4 :15-18 )
    • 1st Corinthians 15
      • The Resurrection of the Dead
        • NIV ( Link )
          • 51 Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—
            52 in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
    • John 14
  2. Beginning
    • It has no judgement
    • It has to happen in the beginning, because it has no judgement in it
    • That is why our hope is called the blessed hope
  3. Elect
    • When the last elect is saved, it triggers the rapture
  4. Book of Revelations
    • Chronology Order
      • Chapter 1
        • Church appears in Chapter 1 on earth
      • Chapter 2
        • Seven churches in Asia
      • Chapter 4
        • Never appears again
      • Chapter 19
        • Return of Christ
      • Chapter 20
        • Kingdom
  5. Absence of instruction or warning to the Church
  6. Always a blessed hope
    1. Looking for Christ
    2. Not looking for AntiChrist
  7. Roller Coaster ?
    • Why go up, to come down
    • Married Supper of the the Lamp

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