Ryan Habbena: Pre-Wrath Rapture – Part 1

August 9, 2008

Christians with a pre-millenial, futurist view of eschatology differ on their views of the timing of the rapture of the church. The most common views are: Pre-Trib, Mid-Trib, and Post-Trib, placing the rapture before, in the middle of, or after the 70th week of Daniel – commonly called “The Tribulation”. A fourth, distinct view of rapture places the rapture at some unknown time in the second half of the time known as Daniel's 70th Week.

Pastor Ryan Habbena of Twin City Fellowship church in St. Louis Park, Minnesota holds to the Pre-Wrath view of rapture. In this episode, he explains this view, and compares it to the pre-tribulation view that has been popularised by the best-selling “Left Behind” series of novels. As a Pre-Tribber, I also present Ryan with questions to better understand his view.

This episode is a bit longer than those we've done so far, so it has been split into two segments to accomodate those who may wish to burn it to CD. This is part one.

For part two, click here.


    3 Responses to “Ryan Habbena: Pre-Wrath Rapture – Part 1”

  1. By Alan Kurschner on Aug 13, 2008

    Thank you for the interview. As far as Zondervan publishing their new edition of their popular “Rapture Views” book, from what I understand they will not include the mid-trib contribution in the new edition simply because it is for all practical purposes a defunct position today.

    Incidentally, I have observed that many with limited exposure to the prewrath view mistakenly think that Prewrath is a “modification” of the mid-trib view. This could not be farther from the truth. In reality, the prewrath and post-trib views share closer affinities with each other; whereas, it is the pretrib and mid-trib view that share closer affinities with one another.

    Thank you.

  2. By έχω ζωη on Aug 14, 2008

    Thank you very much for posting links to this interview on your site, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate the exposure!

  3. By Paul Stokholm on Aug 19, 2008

    Great interview! The Pre-Wrath view as espoused by Marv Rosenthal in the book “The Pre-Wrath Rapture of the Church” clearly avoids many of the loopholes found in the Pre, Mid and Post Tribulational views yet it embraces the clear biblical texts which each of these views use to support their position. Furthermore, I suggest that the Pre-Wrath position fits very will with the key role which Islam will play in the end-time scenario as presented by Walid Shoebat and Joel Richardson in their new book “God’s War on Terror”

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