A Look at the Rapture, Part 2: Matthew 24


June 18, 2014

Previously, I began this series with an introduction to the issue, and a look at the differences between the Pre-Tribulational and the Pre-Wrath views of the rapture of the church. “Rapture” is a transliteration of the Latin word rapturo, which means “catching up,” and refers to the gathering of the elect before the Day of […]

Bob DeWaay & Ryan Habbena: Preterism


April 3, 2010

My two favorite repeat guests, Bob DeWaay and Ryan Habbena, return this month to critique the eschatological view of Preterism. We discussed what Preterists believe, some of the verses and arguments they use to support their view, as well as the response from a Futurist point of view.

The outline for our discussion was a pair of articles written by DeWaay and Habbena for a past issue of DeWaay’s Critical Issues Commentary. (A PDF of the entire issue, containing both articles, available here.)

Ryan Habbena: The Parable of the Fig Tree


August 2, 2009

One year ago, in the August 2008 episode of Echo Zoe Radio, Ryan Habbena presented us with the Pre-Wrath view of the rapture of the Church. In that episode, he announced a book that he was in the process of writing. That book has been completed, and at the time of the recording of this […]

Ryan Habbena: Pre-Wrath Rapture – Part 2


August 9, 2008

This is part two of the discussion with Ryan Habbena about Pre-Wrath Rapture. Part one is here.

Ryan Habbena: Pre-Wrath Rapture – Part 1


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.