Here’s the video description: Will Christians go through the tribulation? This is perhaps the most hotly debated question within end-time prophecy. Will the church be raptured before the tribulation or will God allow His people to go through it? In this video we want to look at the 3 main views on the rapture and present reasons for why I believe Christians will not go through the tribulation.
The reason that I wrote the 70th Week Of Daniel 9 Decoded book before the Revelation book is so that you know that when a teacher mentions a future 7-year tribulation period, a future 70th week of Daniel, they are misled about the fulfillment of Revelation.
In this video, you can see in the closed captioning that it took Allen Parr only eight seconds to show that he doesn’t understand Revelation, as he asks ‘will the church go through the seven-year tribulation period?‘
His whole video is about whether people get raptured out before the supposed future 70th week of Daniel? Or will they have to go through the seven year tribulation period?
The whole discussion is without merit because the 70th week of Daniel was fulfilled by Messiah when He confirmed the covenant with His blood as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the end times or a pre/mid/post tribulation rapture.
Messiah will come at the end just like He said many times, when the prophecies of Revelation have been fulfilled.
Allen Parr believes in the pre-trib rapture as the word ‘church’ does not appear in chapters 4-19.
He notes that the church is mentioned many times in Revelation 2-3, but not in Revelation 4-19.
First of all, the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2-3 are to seven church ages which span from the first century until Messiah returns. We can see how they have taken place during the three different phases of the Satan-empowered Roman beast kingdom which fights against the saints. Read Revelation 2-3 Seven Church Eras
Revelation 4-19 describe events that the saints have had to endure as the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom have been used to make war with them: pagan Roman Emperors > antichrist beast Popes during the Dark Ages and Inquisition > end-times false prophet Jesuit Superior General.
Here are a few verses that show that the saints exist during the fulfillment of Revelation:
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Allen Parr says that he believes in the pretribulation rapture because God will not allow his church to suffer from His wrath.
It’s ridiculous for Allan Parr to say that the church would not suffer, as millions were killed by the pagan Roman Empire, and tens of millions were killed by the antichrist beast Popes during the Dark Ages and the Inquisition.
But the seal, trumpet and vial judgments are against the enemy of Messiah and His saints. The seal judgments are about the decline of the pagan Roman Empire from bloody civil wars, economic strife, famine, pestilence and death. The trumpet judgments are about army after army being sent to attack the Roman Empire which led to its fall. The vial judgments are against the antichrist beast Pope and those who revere (mark on forehead) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) him. Read Revelation Timeline Summary
Allen Parr cites Revelation 3:10, which says I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. That was written to the church age of Philadelphia, which existed from 1798-1900 AD. Messiah is saying that the next church age of Laodicea, our current church age, would endure these things. And when we look around, we can see how many deceptions there are in the world and in the church, to see how it’s been fulfilled.
Allen Parr cites 1 Thessalonians 1:10 which says And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come. The context is not wrath on earth, but that Messiah’s saints will be saved from the wrath of the Heavenly Father at the judgment.
Allen Parr cites 2 Thessalonians 5:9 which says For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. The context is not wrath on earth, but that Messiah’s saints will be saved from the wrath of the Heavenly Father at the judgment.
Allen Parr cites Romans 5:9 which says Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. Once again, the context is not wrath on earth, but that Messiah’s saints will be saved from the wrath of the Heavenly Father at the judgment.
This is an abuse of Scripture because Allen Parr should understand the proper context of those verses and not use them to justify his pre-trib position.
Allen Parr points to pretrib rapture as the church is a different group of people than Israel. God will deal with Jews for seven years.
First of all, Paul tells us in Romans that a true Israelite is not one of flesh, but one who has a covenant relationship with the Father through the Son. These are God’s Chosen People.
Secondly, the false premise that the Heavenly Father will deal with the Jews during a seven year tribulation, after the saints are raptured out, is based on the false premise of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel 9.
But the 70th week of Daniel 9 has already been fulfilled. Daniel 9:24-27 is a 70 week, 490 year, prophecy which foretold the time when Messiah appeared to carry out His ministry and confirmed the covenant with His blood as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It’s not about the end times, that is a deception from the enemy to fool the end-times saints, and sadly it’s worked really well.
There is no separate dispensational period for the Jews. The narrative of Acts tells us that 3,000 Jews believed in Messiah on the day of Pentecost and more were added daily. Messiah’s Ekklesia of saints, His early church, is based on a foundation of believing Jews.
This whole narrative from Allen Parr is fatally flawed, as it’s all based on a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, and a futuristic fulfillment of most of the prophecies in Revelation.
We’ll all stand before our Righteous Judge to account for what we believe and teach about the most important prophecy in the Bible. I pray that you will read the explanations in this book about the 70th week of Daniel, compare it to Scripture, and discern it for yourself.
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.
This book explains the prophecies of Revelation on a timeline to help you see how the four chronological layers interact with each other, so that you can comprehend the whole vision.
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.