Video description: MARANATHA Global Bible Study // The Rapture and the Endurance of the Saints Episode 23: Refuting Lee Brainard’s False Claims of Pre-Tribulation.
Before I begin my review of Joel Richardson’s explanations, let me declare that I do these type of reviews, not just to expose false teachers; but to show what they teach, which you may have also been taught, so that you can see the truth and the deception.
These reviews serve as an open rebuttal of their explanations. It’s not about me, it’s about the truth of prophecy fulfillment which reveals the glory of our beloved Messiah!
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that there are no Bible verses that teach a pretrib rapture.
This is true, but the pre-trib / mid-trib / post-trib rapture debate is based on the concept of a futuristic 70th week of Daniel, which is a deception that the enemy created to fool 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.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios says that up until 1800’s, people were post trib.
This is true, but what Joel isn’t saying is that up until the 1800’s, people were historicists who believed that the prophecies in Revelation have been in the process of being fulfilled since it was written.
The explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas serve to hide that most of the prophecies in Revelation have already been fulfilled during the last 1,900 years. Read: Revelation Fulfillment Timeline
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios refers to Matthew 24:29 as the rapture of the saints.
The tribulation that Messiah is pointing to in His Olivet Discourse took place in that generation of unbelieving Jews, during the Jewish-Roman War of 66-70 AD, when 1.1 million Jews died in and around Jerusalem from famine, pestilence, infighting, suicide, evisceration, crucifixion and by the Roman sword.
The darkening of the sun, moon and stars in verse 29 is pointing to the Jewish leadership system being removed from power. How does Joel not understand the Old Testament symbolism?
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios points to a one-man antichrist in end times.
The concept of an end-times one-man antichrist is a deception from the enemy, to deflect blame away from the office of the papacy, the Popes of Rome, who fulfill Bible prophecy as the ‘little horn’ of Daniel 7, the ‘son of perdition’ of 2 Thessalonians 2, and ‘the beast’ of Revelation 13, who leads the ‘harlot’ church of Rome.
Joel Richardson of FAI Studios points to an end times falling away of 2 Thessalonians 2.
There’s a falling away from truth in the end times to be sure, primarily in people’s understanding of Bible prophecy. Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas are experts at teaching the false, futuristic narrative of prophecy fulfillment, which was created by the enemy to mislead the end times saints.
The falling away that the Apostle Paul warned about took place in the fourth century, when Emperor Constantine and the Roman bishops codified Romanism, the false Christian religion which moved people away from the Scriptural faith and created man-made traditions.
After centuries of harsh persecution by the Roman Emperors, believers apostatized their faith and joined with the church of Rome to take positions of power.
I pray that this posts helps wake you up, so that you can see how the enemy has deceived the end-times saints, for Messiah’s return draw nigh and you don’t want to be caught off-guard like the foolish virgins who don’t have the oil of Scriptural truth to light their way.
Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas teach a futuristic fulfillment of the 70th week of Daniel 9, the Olivet Discourse and the prophecies in Revelation.
The 70th week of Daniel 9 is about Messiah’s ministry and His blood sacrifice as the Spotless Lamb to atone for our sins. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
The Olivet Discourse foretold the events that would lead to the desolation of Jerusalem, the second temple and the Jewish nation; as punishment for the Jewish leaders continuing in rebellion against the Heavenly Father and for delivering His Son up to be killed. It has nothing to do with the antichrist or the end times.
Most of the prophecies in Revelation have been fulfilled in exacting detail during the last 1,900 years. It describes the historical narrative of the Satan-empowered leaders of the Roman beast kingdom (pagan Emperors > antichrist beast Popes > false prophet Jesuit Superior Generals) fighting against Messiah and His saints.
The explanations of Joel Richardson and Dalton Thomas serve to deflect blame away from the enemy in Rome, and to mislead the end-times saints so that they’re not prepared for how the end-times will play out, and don’t know the context of Messiah’s return.
On the Bible Prophecy Decoded website you will find summary PDF’s, links to request free PDF’s on my books and links to order printed books.
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