Posttribulational Assault: Time to Address the Fallacies
A few months ago, I published a book called “Does Believing and Espousing the PreTrib Rapture Create Unprepared Christians Doomed to Hell?” It is a book that takes a hard look at the fallacies being espoused by Posttribulationalists and others, who are opposed to the PreTrib Rapture position. More recently, I have decided that this area needs a closer look. The latest book that I have just begun working on also addresses some of these fallacies, however it does so with a bit of tongue in cheek.
One of the things that many of my Posttribulational “oppressors” do is argue against the PreTrib Rapture position using extra-biblical arguments, all the while accusing the PreTrib Rapturist of doing the same thing. If they are not running to Dave MacPherson for support, they look to Corrie Ten Boom, or Ruth Graham. None of the three individuals, as much as they may be loved by God, are people whom I would consider to be theologians, yet apparently to the Posttribulationalist, their testimony of support for their position is invaluable.
The reality though is that, while some extra-biblical arguments have merit, the first and final word belongs to God. What does the Bible say? How does the testimony of Scripture speak to the Rapture view – whether Pre, Mid, Pre-Wrath, Post, or even NO Rapture? Much of the communication which does occur between PreTrib Rapturists and others goes outside of the Bible. Many of these arguments are non-arguments, yet they are used with vigor to support a position. Some of these extra-biblical arguments are in and of themselves comical. This book – (Some) Posttribulationists Say the Darndest Things (About PreTrib Rapturists), will hopefully shine the light on the comedic nature of these claims.
Certainly, Posttribbers might argue (and I have heard them say it), that those within the PreTrib Camp offer extra-biblical arguments as well. This could be true, but then again, one would have to determine which came first; the chicken or the egg? Does the PreTrib Rapturist offer an extra-biblical argument in response to someone like Dave MacPherson, or does the PreTrib Rapturist offer the argument simply because it’s there?
If not for Dave MacPherson, and his own sense of revisionism (especially in dealing with the Margaret MacDonald scenario, in which he attempts to prove a PreTrib connection, when clearly, no connection exists), PreTribbers might not have much to say outside the Bible itself. MacPherson has been writing books on the PreTrib Rapture since the 70s and everyone from Ryrie, to Walvoord to Ice and others have more than adequately addressed MacPherson’s claims.
This book of mine will poke a bit of fun at the mighty Posttribulationist, who believes many things (incorrectly) about the PreTrib Rapture position. Stay tuned for more!
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