|Dr. Couch, what is posttribulationalism?|
ANSWER: It is downright stupid, that is what it is! Remember the old joke about the man who hated tigers so badly and had to go to India to shoot one to get his hatred out of his system? Well, there are a bunch of people who will do anything to violate the plain teaching of Scripture about the pretribulational rapture of the church! They just hate with a passion this clear teaching of the Word of God. They will come up with crazy views like the postrrib idea.
Posttribers go all over the board mixing Gospel passages with church passages, pulling a verse here and one there. They have no clue of what context-context-context means! For example, many use Christ's words in John 16:33 to deny the pretribulational rapture. Christ said: "In the world you will have tribulation." They blindly say, "See, the church is to go through the seven-year tribulation!" They use the "fishing" approach to Bible study, and, the dart board approach as well. They drop a hook into the water and pull up anything that will supposedly help them deny the pretrib view. Also, they blindly throw darts at the wall, and where they stick, that's what they embrace!
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Mal Couch, Ph.D., Th.D.