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Title : Prewrath Rapture of the Church
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ISBN : 9780840731609
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 317 Pages
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Prewrath Rapture of the Church Reviews

  • Jason Lowe
    2019-05-09 02:35

    This book actually made me stop believing what everyone else says about the bible and actually read and study it for myself. So in that sense it changed my life. If you can find a copy of it, I would highly recommend it. There is too much opinion out there passing itself off as authentic in our Christian book stores. 2 Thessalonians Chapter 2 is very clear. My friends can contact me for any questions. ;-)

  • Phil Gould
    2019-05-02 23:28

    I abandoned this book because I got bogged down trying to read it for a second time. The first time I read it I was thrilled to have my own beliefs about the "rapture" confirmed in such a scholarly way. Since then I have listened to Jacob Prasch add his confirmation to most of what Rosenthal put forth in this book. Not wanting to let a good book go to waste on my shelf, I loaned it to a friend who is big into eschatology.

  • Amy
    2019-05-09 23:32

    Ok, most of you don't care with a passion, but this topic is for some reason very interesting to me. I don't totally buy all of Rosenthal's arguments. Also, he admittedly says much of the 'misinterpretation' of Revelation is based on whether the "day of the Lord" is the whole 7-year period of Daniel or only a small amount of time over half of the way into that. And then the rest of the book is based on having proven the latter. A very small pillar (one argument) to base an entire thesis/book on, unless, of course, it is true. Again, I know you don't care. And I don't see why dispensationalism can't be true along with the seven churches also representing the church as a whole at any time. Biblical prophecy is usually, if not always, short- and long-term. I think I'll rest on the belief that if most people believe something, it is probably wrong, and that if you refuse to talk about something, you're just afraid to be wrong. So on that note, I'll just stop babbling and go to bed..

  • David Harding
    2019-04-25 03:26

    This book changed my view on the timing of rapture

  • Michael Walker
    2019-04-20 21:41

    Mr. Rosenthal has set forth one of the best defenses out there of the Christian end-times theory of a mid-tribulation rapture position (when Jesus instantaneously transports Christians on earth to heaven), allowing believers to escape the worst of an end-times seven year time of trouble. A bit quirky, but informative.

  • Honeybee
    2019-04-24 03:32

    I first heard about Marvin Rosenthal back in the 90's when I was reading his Messianic magazine, Zion's Fire. I had been raised a pre-tribulation rapturist, but when I read an article where he posed evidence supporting a mid-tribulation rapture, it made a lot more sense. When I saw this book in a used bookstore, I had to get it, so I could learn more about this fairly new interpretation of end-times scripture.I appreciate the author's introductory chapter, where he tells about how he reluctantly came to change his view on eschatology (the study of end-times prophecy). A friend who was not a Bible scholar, but a businessman, started asking questions about the timing of the rapture (removal of Christians from the earth) and pointed to verses that contradicted the pre-tribulational view. This started Rosenthal on a journey of research and study that ended up costing him his job as a prominent leader in a missions organization that required its members to adhere to a pre-trib view.The rest of the book is a careful, systematic study of both Old and New Testament prophecy that indicate that Christians are to go through the "birth pangs" described in Matthew 24 and Revelation, but not the "wrath of God" that follows the opening of the 6th seal in Revelation chapter 6. One super-helpful part of the book for visual learners like me are the 25 illustrated charts throughout the book that explain at-a-glance what the author is talking about. He quotes extensively from the writings of prominent pre-trib apologists and shows how poorly their ideas stand up to careful study and reason. While I disagree with his application of certain verses from Daniel 7-11 to end times--especially those obviously fulfilled by Antiochus Epiphanes--for the most part I agree with a good portion of what Rosenthal has to say. Although, at first the author had me convinced otherwise, I don't believe that raptured saints are depicted in Revelation 7:9-17. On the contrary, I think the multitudes from every nation, tribe, people and tongue worshiping the Lamb are actually the "great cloud of witnesses" from Hebrews 12:1--Christians that have died by this time and are celebrating in heaven. The Church is not taken up until the harvest described in Revelation 14:14-16, which coincides with Matthew 24:31I think this book is especially relevant now, since current events and conditions are lining up with prophecy more rapidly and perfectly than ever before. Christians need to stop having the escapist view that we are not going to go through any of the Great Tribulation described in the Gospels. Moreover, we need to recognize that Jesus is coming soon, so our time is short to tell others about them. God is removing His saints from the earth before the outpouring of His wrath against sin and rebellion. However, we do not want to leave any of our loved ones untold about Christ, so that they are left behind to suffer the horrors described in Revelation 15-17!If you are a Christian who is confused about end-times teaching, or if the book of Revelation intimidates you, then this would be a great resource. If you already think you know what the Bible teaches, I challenge you to read this book and prayerfully consider the scriptures this man of God examines. Better to rethink what you have been told is true than to believe a lie, and therefore doubt God's word when prophecy doesn't play out the way you were taught! If you plan to teach on this subject, then this should be included in your research. You don't want to mislead others and set them up for apostasy when times get rough.

  • Joel Mitchell
    2019-04-30 22:27

    Marv Rosenthal brings up some interesting arguments in support of his pre-wrath rapture view, but most of them hinge on accepting his argument that "The Day of the Lord," "Beginning of Birth Pangs," and "Great Tribulation" are technical terms that do not overlap. I for one am not convinced since "Day of the Lord" appears to be a fairly flexible term that can refer to either the whole end times scenario or a specific facet thereof based on context. I take issue with some of his other interpretations as well, but this is a book review not a rebuttal.There was one facet of the book that I found particularly disturbing, doctrinal differences aside. Despite repeated statements that he did not want to be adversarial, Rosenthal made repeated comments that called into question the integrity of those who would disagree with him. Several times in the opening chapter and in a few other places throughout the book he emphasizes that he is basing his view on his understanding of Scripture (which is great!). He then implies, or even says outright, that those who disagree with him are doing so primarily out of "defensiveness" and "fear" regarding their "entrenched" "dogmatic" position as pre-tribulationists (e.g. top of p. 21, last paragraph of p. 30). Statements of this sort do nothing to enhance his position and lend an unnecessarily adversarial tone to an already emotionally-charged issue. A Bible scholar should present his interpretation / position on its own merits without slandering the motives of those who disagree with him. Scholars holding the pre-tribulational rapture views base their positions on their understanding of Scripture too, using many of the same passages employed in this book. This is an issue of differing interpretation of Scripture, not of Scripture vs. Tradition.

  • Janice
    2019-04-22 00:50

    This book outlined all the detail and associated scripture to cement my belief in prewrath rapture. it is clearly and carefully written providing enormous proof for the thesis. Anyone interested in this aspect of eschatology must read this book.

  • Rhonda Rae Baker
    2019-05-01 04:39

    I have used this book for years...love the reference and cross-walk of various beliefs for end time and the rapture of the church.

  • Douglas Wilson
    2019-04-23 22:28

    !!!

  • Dean Akin
    2019-05-11 01:26

    Horrible exegesis but at the time I was looking for answers to an equally horrible doctrinal belief. Can you say 'Left Behind' ?