This Revelation Timeline Decoded post reviews a video by Allen Parr of THE BEAT, called Should Christians Believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?
Here’s the video description: Should Christians believe in a Pre-tribulation rapture? Is the concept of the rapture of the church before the tribulation biblical? This video will explore several evidences of the pre-tribulation rapture position and whether it is valid to believe in it.
The tagline for Allen Parr of THE BEAT is ‘biblical encouragement and truth.‘ Well, you might be encouraged, but you’re not getting the truth.
Allen says that Messiah will come to rescue the church and take us to heaven, so that we would be spared during the 7-year tribulation period.
Anytime a prophecy teacher points to a future 7-year tribulation period, it’s a sign that they don’t know what they’re talking about. Allen Parr did it at the 24 second mark on this video, so we know that the remaining 17 minutes are based on a faulty foundation.
The 70th week of Daniel is not about the end-times or the antichrist, it is about Messiah’s first advent. The concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel is a deception from the enemy, to deceive the end-times saints.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 prophecy foretold when Messiah would appear to carry out His ministry, and when (in the middle of the 70th week) He would confirm the everlasting covenant (that was mentioned in Daniel 9:4) with His blood as the Passover Lamb, to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times or the antichrist.
I wrote The 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded book to prove out the glorious fulfillment by Messiah, and expose the deception of the enemy. It’s the one Bible prophecy that pointed to the exact time when Messiah would carry out His ministry and die for our sins, which is why the enemy seeks to hide the truth.
Allen Parr said that he’s drawing from insight from the book, God’s Plans For The Ages – The Blueprint of Bible Prophecy by David R. Reagan.
Allen cites 1 Thessalonians 1:10 to say that God will rescue us from the wrath to come.
“And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.”
Allen cites Romans 5:8-9, to say that God will rapture us out to spare us the wrath to come.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
And Allen cited 1 Thessalonians 5:9 did not appoint us to wrath. but to salvation. Same thing!!!
“For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,”
Allen Parr mistakenly applies those three verses to the wrath that God is supposedly going to pour out during the 7-year tribulation. But none of those verses are about prophecy! We are by nature under the wrath of God for sin and we deserve punishment and death. Those verses are proclaiming that because we are saved through Messiah, we won’t face the wrath of God on judgment day.
Allen took those verses out of their proper context to try to make them defend a pre-tribulation rapture position. Amazing!
Allen Parr points to the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:7, saying that the coming one-man antichrist is being restrained by the church.
The restrainer was the Western Roman Emperor who restrained the antichrist beast Popes from taking power. After the last Western Roman Emperor was removed in 476 AD as part of the fourth trumpet judgment of Revelation, the Popes were given civil and ecclesiastic authority in 538 AD.
The takeaway is that Allen doesn’t understand that the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the little horn of Daniel 7, the son of perdition of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the antichrist beast of Revelation, who leads the harlot church of Rome.
Allen says that the Jewish 7 day wedding celebration corresponds the the 7-year tribulation period. He says that the antichrist needs to be revealed, the Jewish temple needs to be rebuilt, and an Israel peace treaty needs to be signed.
Again, his argument is all based of the false concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, which was about Messiah, not the antichrist.
And he’s pointing to a futuristic one-man antichrist, which is false, as the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn‘ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition‘ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and the ‘antichrist beast‘ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot‘ church of Rome.
Messiah’s apocalyptic vision is a war manual, designed to hide the explanation from those who should not understand it. It uses symbolic words that are defined in the Old Testament to point to a literal fulfillment. If you read Revelation only from a literal perspective, the interpretation is hidden.
Understanding the vision is like taking a Biblical final exam. If you’ve read the whole Word, you will have seen the symbolism that Messiah uses and can apply it to the fulfillment.
If you read Revelation as one chronological narrative, the prophecies seem out of sequence. That’s because it has four chronological layers, each of which spans from when it was written until Messiah returns.
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You will learn how to identify who fulfills the role of the son of perdition, the antichrist beast, the false prophet, and the harlot called ‘Mystery, Babylon the Great.’ You will understand the proper context of the seal, trumpet, and bowl judgments; the little book of Revelation 10, and the two witnesses of Revelation 11.
Whether you’re a novice at Bible prophecy or someone who has studied it extensively, I provide an explanation that is easy to understand yet has the depth of verse by verse explanations to provide you the evidence you need to prove it out.