A Look at the Rapture, Part 4: Imminence


June 25, 2014

So far in the “A Look at the Rapture” series, we’ve introduced the subject, laid out the basic differences between the Pre-Tribulational rapture view and the Pre-Wrath rapture view, walked through Matthew 24, and we took a look at the differences between the 70th Week of Daniel, the Tribulation, and the Day of the Lord. […]

A Look at the Rapture: Part 3 – The Fallacy of Equivocation


June 21, 2014

So far in this series on the rapture, we’ve introduced the subject, explained the basic differences between the Pre-Tribulational and Pre-Wrath views of the rapture of the church, and looked at Matthew 24, a key passage in regard to the timing of events leading up to Jesus’ return for His church. In this installment, we’ll […]

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 […]

A Look at the Rapture, Part 1


June 14, 2014

In the introduction, I described the beginnings of my views on eschatology, including my background as a Pre-Tribulationalist and my conversion to the Pre-Wrath view of the Rapture of the church. In part one, I would like to begin interacting with the two views, and lay out the case for why I think the Pre-Wrath […]

A Look at the Rapture, Introduction


June 10, 2014

In 2008, I was just starting out with a podcast here at Echo Zoe, and four episodes in I interviewed my friend and the Associate Pastor of our church, Ryan Habbena. Our church, collectively speaking, held to a Pre-Millenial, Pre-Tribulational view of eschatology, so I was a bit surprised to hear that Ryan held a […]

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.