This bogus doctrine is an absolute heresy and has the potentially dire consequence of leading many to destruction and eternal damnation.
I have repeatedly asked many “pre-tribbers” to explain the teachings of Jesus in the Book of Matthew, chapter 13, when He (Jesus) speaks of: the harvest time (v.30); the end of the age (v.39); the kingdom of heaven (v. 47); the end of the world (v.49); as well as other significantly supporting content.
To this date, I have yet to receive anything that sounds in the least bit honestly discerning and sensible. Most times the reasoning flees into some unsubstantiated, liberal, and completely hollow interpretation that does nothing but testify to a compete denial of simple truth and unobjective discernment. In the end, it reveals the prideful spirit of those who hold more to their traditions and alliances than to the love of the truth.
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. – 2Th 2:10 KJV
Left Behind by the Jesuits – Scriptures Prove Secret Pre-tribulation Rapture is Anti-biblical
Then came the much-respected Scottish Presbyterian minister, Edward Irving (1792-1834), the acknowledged forerunner of both the Pentecostal and Charismatic Movements. Irving pastored the large Chalcedonian Chapel in London with over 1,000 members. When Irving turned to the prophecies, he eventually accepted the one-man Antichrist idea of Todd, Maitland, Bellarmine, and Ribera, yet he went a step further. Somewhere around 1830, Edward Irving began to teach the unique idea of a two-phase return of Christ, the first phase being a secret rapture prior to the rise of the Antichrist. Where he got this idea is a matter of much dispute. Journalist Dave MacPherson believes Irving accepted it is a result of a prophetic revelation given to a young Scottish girl named Margaret McDonald.11 In any case, the fact is, Irving taught it!
I have repeatedly asked “pre-tribbers” to explain the teachings of Christ in Matthew, chapter 13, when Jesus speaks of:
• the harvest time (v.30);
• the end of the age (v.39);
• the kingdom of heaven (v. 47);
• the end of the world (v.49);
• as well as other supporting content.
• Samuel Roffey Maitland (1792-1866) LAWYER
• John Nelson Darby (1800-82) LAWYER
• Cyrus Ingerson Scofield (1843-1921) LAWYER
Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.