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"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ"
-Titus 2:13
Your Roadmap to Eternity
with Gary Stearman & Billy Crone

Tommy Ice: The Pre-Darby Rapture

September 24, 2019

Our favorite prophetic subject is discussing the catching away of the saints—the biblical Rapture! We believe it’s an imminent event and has been for almost 2,000 years. Yes, Jesus is coming soon! Of course not everyone agrees, with some claiming the rapture is a new concept, created in the 1800s by John Nelson Darby. Dr. Thomas Ice, the Director of the Pre-Trib Institute, joins Gary to refute this suggestion, providing evidence that the ancient church fathers most certainly did teach the doctrine of imminency and the pre-tribulational rapture of the church well over 1,500 years before Darby. The Apostle Paul, the revealer of multiple mysteries in the New Testament, certainly understood and taught a pre-tribulation rapture as evidenced by his writings to the Thessalonican church. Tune in for a great history lesson on the origin of the blessed hope and the soon return of Christ—BEFORE the Tribulation! Believers in Christ will not be subjected to the wrath of God!