Prewrath: A Very Short Introduction to the Great Tribulation, Rapture, and Day of the Lord by Alan E. Kurschner
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Many of us have been told that we will be "raptured out of here before the Antichrist arrives."
But what if this is wrong? Is this really what the Bible teaches?
Prewrath: A Very Short Introduction to the Great Tribulation, Rapture, and Day of the Lord is a shortened edition to Alan Kurschner's book Antichrist Before the Day of the Lord: What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Return of Christ.
In this book, Kurschner traces the key topics and passages, providing compelling biblical evidence that the church will first encounter the Antichrist's great tribulation before Christ returns to rapture his people and judge the world.
Jesus warns us, "Remember, I have told you ahead of time" (Matt. 24:25). And Paul cautions us, "Let no one in any way deceive you, for that day will not arrive until the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness [Antichrist] is revealed, the son of destruction" (2 Thess. 2:3).
Since Jesus and Paul ominously warn us "ahead of time," should this not be an urgent message the church needs to hear? Are we spiritually preparing our hearts to be "overcomers" for what may soon come to pass?
By reading Prewrath: A Very Short Introduction to the Great Tribulation, Rapture, and Day of the Lord, you will discover the Bible teaches that the Antichrist will arrive before the return of Christ.
Some topics include:
Antichrist's Great Tribulation, Pre-Wrath Rapture of God's People, Celestial Disturbance Event, Sixth Seal Signals Wrath, Four Reasons the Rapture Is in Matthew 24:31, The Day of the Lord that Jesus Knew, Seventh Seal Pronounces Wrath, Trumpets and Bowls Judgments, Battle of Armageddon, Structure of the book of Revelation.
Kurschner also engages his end-time, pre-wrath perspective with other prophecy positions such as pre-tribulationism and post-tribulationism.
List of Illustrations Introduction PART 1. The Antichrist's Great Tribulation Seven-Year Time Frame Situating Jesus' Olivet Discourse The Beginning of Birth Pangs The Great Tribulation The Great Tribulation Developed Deception during the Great Tribulation Paul on the Apostasy and the Revelation of Antichrist The Restrainer The Antichrist's Ultimate Destruction Satanic Possession and Deception Miracles Book of Revelation on the Two Great Acts of Deception Situating the Seven Seals The Fourth Seal--Means of Killing The Fifth Seal--Result of Killing and Promise of God's Wrath Conclusion PART 2. The Rapture of God's People The Great Tribulation 'Cut Short' The Celestial Disturbance Event The Sixth Seal Signals Impending Wrath Shekinah Sign and Jesus Arriving on the Clouds 'Gather His Elect' Situating the Thessalonian Letters Correct Eschatology Matters Paul on the Resurrection and Rapture Four Reasons the Rapture Is in Matthew 24:31 Conclusion PART 3: The Day of the Lord's Wrath The Expression 'the Day of the Lord' The Day of the Lord That Jesus Knew Joel on the Day of the Lord's wrath Isaiah on the Day of the Lord's Wrath Zephaniah on the Day of the Lord's Wrath Jesus on Back-to-Back Rapture and Wrath Paul on the Day of the Lord's Wrath Thief-Like Suddenness The Seventh Seal Pronounces Wrath Seven Tormenting Trumpets of God's Wrath Seven Blitzing Bowls and Battle of Armageddon Conclusion
Appendixes 1. Parallels between Jesus and Paul 2. Proposed Structure to the Book of Revelation 3. Expectancy, Not Imminency Notes Scripture Index About the Author