Bible Prophecy Scholar-Historian/Pastor, Gary Stearman is conducting a “teaching” on Dispensationalism and the Pre-Trib Rapture. As I’ve mentioned before, I do believe in the tribulation simply because the bible makes reference to it.
I’m not teaching on whether we’re currently “in” the tribulation, although tribulation does mean “trouble(s)” and that covers all of man’s time from the beginning through the end times. Yes, I do believe we are in the “end times” period though but we haven’t been raptured yet (a taking up to Heaven) and Jesus Christ hasn’t returned yet to rule the 1,000 years, although His Holy Spirit certainly has been here since the Pentecostal era in the “upper room” for the past 3,000 years.
Dispensationalism: The divine purpose of this age and the beginning of the next.
Going from the age of the Law (the Tabernacle, a statement of Law, it has stages of courts, gates, statements of articles–through the Priesthood, the Levite) to an interlude of the Church age, to Jesus Christ–to the age of Grace (through Salvation), the Rapture of the Church, and then to the age of the Day of the Lord, 1,000 year millenium of Jesus Christ’s reign which includes the Law/the Tabernacle.
Should anyone have a dispute about Gary’s teaching, please don’t take it up with me–I’m not going to debate it. I just say pay heed to what Gary is teaching because he has a wealth of information and wisdom.
“Law vs Grace. This ages-old battle started long ago and reached a boiling point in the early church. Even the disciples were caught up in the confusion. Between these two points of view sits the controversial perspective of dispensational theology. You want to start a battle with extreme passion on both sides?
Well, here you go. Gary and Bob discuss a complicated chapter in the book of Acts that Gary thinks should clear up the confusion, all the while producing added proof of a pre-tribulation rapture!”
Gary Stearman: Dispensationalism and the Pre-Trib Rapture
Do You Know Him?
- And Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey His voice to let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, nor will I let Israel go.” (Exodus 5:2)
- “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” (John 10:27)
Pharaoh did not know the Lord–nor did he care to do so. You and I have the free will, the choice, to follow Jesus Christ willingly. Accept Him into your heart–acknowledge Him as your Lord and Savior.
I leave you with these words, which the Lord gave me a few moments ago:
- “The hour is drawing nigh onto thee,” saith the Lord. “Get ready because you don’t have much time left!”
“Midnight Cry” – Michael English with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir