Not Afraid of the Antichrist

Not Afraid of the Antichrist ❰Read❯ ➬ Not Afraid of the Antichrist Author Michael L. Brown – Heartforum.co.uk Despite the popular theology of our day, Christians should not expect to get out of experiencing the tribulation or the end times Nowhere in the Bible does the Lord promise us this, say Michael Brown Despite the popular theology of our day, Christians of the Kindle Ö should not expect to get out of experiencing the tribulation or the end times Nowhere in the Bible does the Lord promise us this, say Michael Brown and Craig Keener, two leading, acclaimed Bible scholars In fact, they say, Jesus promises us tribulation in this worldYet this Not Afraid PDF/EPUB or is no reason to fear In this fascinating, accessible, and personal book, Brown and Keener walk you through what the Bible really says about the rapture, the tribulation, and the end times What they find will leave you full of hope God s wrath is not poured out on His people, and He will shield us Afraid of the PDF Ë from it as he shielded Israel in Egypt during the ten plagues So instead of taking comfort in what God hasn t promised, take comfort in the words of Jesus He has overcome the world, and we live in his victory.

Michael L Brown born March , is of the Kindle Ö a Messianic Jewish Old Testament scholar, professor, activist, itinerant speaker, and author who has preached in numerous countries and written twenty books He is the founder and president of ICN Ministries His writings have been translated into than a dozen languages He was married to Nancy Gurian Not Afraid PDF/EPUB or on March , and they have two daughters, Jen.

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  • Not Afraid of the Antichrist
  • Michael L. Brown
  • 19 April 2018
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10 thoughts on “Not Afraid of the Antichrist

  1. Joel says:

    This was an interesting read as I had very different expectations for what the book would cover The book is aimed at dispelling beliefs about a rapture i.e escapist doctrine , and does so by considering the scriptures that have been used to suggest one In this regard it functions like a systematic eschatology theologyUnfortunately there were points where I couldn t tell the difference between one of the author s views and the dispensationalist views that he was critiquing This was because they still exhibited a reading of apocalyptic materials that is concerned with a distant future as being the time of tribulation with a chief antichrist type figure A mode of interpretation that becomes less common upon jumping into the popular commentaries for those texts Cf 2 Thess, Revelation, Mark 13.With that being said the book also has a twin purpose of awakening western Christians to the idea that persecution tribulation is a reality that many outside of the West already face daily and have been doing so for quite some time The authors both provide remarkable testimonies about their own experiences of persecution in Asia and Africa In light of this they argue that the goal of the scriptures in question is not about escaping tribulation, but rather to provide strength through itIf you are looking for something to read that can provide an alternative to the often default left behind view regarding the end times, then this book will be a helpful beginning Even so, if you are looking for a book that can open your eyes to the experiences of non Western churches and the shape of their expectations for future vindication, then this book is equally helpful.

  2. Sarah says:

    My previously pretrib family has recently changed our position on the timing of the rapture because of studies my dad a pastor has done on Matthew 24 We had been quite staunchly pretribulationalists before, but had always had some doubts and questions about certain implications and assumptions of the position In our study through the book of Mathew at our church, we were forced to change our position, as it was not biblical.I was curious at what Brown and Craig had to say about the topic in their book Not Afraid of Antichrist Both authors believed in a pretribulation rapture, and then changed their mind after a closer look at the Scriptures They do a pretty good job of showing the unbiblicalness of the position, and demonstrate from various passages of Scripture that pretribbers are connecting dots that should not be connected They explain that there is no significant difference between the various mentions of the coming of the Lord They all contain similar details even if all do not say every single detail every time they are mentioned They also attack the notion that saved Israel is not a part of the Church body of Christ I really appreciated that, as that was one of the things that really held me in the Pre trib position As Brown and Craig point out, ethnic Israelites can be a part of the church and still be used uniquely as an ethnic group, by God, and distinguished from Christians of other ethnicities, within the body of Christ While there were several points that I agreed with that are brought up in the book, there several things that I didn t really like about it Let me go into some detail First, one, or both of the author s take s issue with Clarence Larkin s assertion that, Christianity, overall, has failed to keep pace with heathenism, had failed to convert the world and that Larkin assumed that converting the whole world was therefore not God s purpose The author writing that chapter seemed to think that that was absurd But I don t see how, biblically, that is absurd, because we are told that the way to salvation is narrow, and that few find it, or follow it And even Christ asked if He would find faith on the earth when He comes Luke 18 8 But here s a weird thought that just occurred to me Maybe there will be the greatest amount of saved people, than any previous era, DURING the Great Tribulation age We remember that Revelation 7 talks about a multitude that no one can number, from every tribe, tongue and nation That multitude came out of, and apparently passed through, the Great Tribulation Sounds like a huge and I mean, HUGE number of Gentiles saved during the tribulation A multitude of saved Gentiles will be on the earth during the tribulation.Which really is another point against the There s no church mentioned during the tribulation argument Anyway, so perhaps, while there may not be great Evangelistic success before the tribulation perhaps there will during it And during the Millennium It sounds as though whole nations come to Christ then But I still have a problem with how one s thinking that the majority of people will not come to Christ could be thought an unbiblical idea.Another problem I had was that one, or both of the authors, think that the seventieth week of Daniel is not future I don t quite understand how they could think that The idea that a whole church age must be inserted between the 69th and 70th week of years is a perfect illustration of how the Pre Trib reading of Scripture must be imposed on the text rather than read out from the text Though I agree that there is no evidence of the Scripture dividing the 2nd coming of Christ into two parts Thus making 3 comings of Christ altogether , I would argue that the passage of Daniel itself divides the 69th and 70th week, and that it doesn t take a lot of juggling to think there might be a gap in there. The to the end desolations or wars are decreed part sort of hints to me at an indeterminate period of time Besides, it sounds like the same King who will end the sacrifices and offerings, exalt himself above every other god the abomination see See Daniel 8, 11 12 and this King, Christ Matt 24 15 on , and His Apostle Paul 2 Thess 2 , both directed us to view as a man yet to come, an abomination yet to happen And Christ specifically referred back to the books of Daniel I don t see why we would divide the Lawless One, the Abomination of desolation into many parts people even thought their details seem to make them the same person abomination That seems mighty close to what we ex pretribbers did when we divided the 2nd Coming of Christ even though it appeared to be the same event This book also expresses uncertainty as to whether the Man of Lawlessness, whom Paul speaks of in 2nd Thessalonians, is a historical figure or a future one They lean toward him being the future Antichrist But I don t know why they have any doubts at all Neither Antiochus Epiphanes nor Titus Or Vespasian, or the Romans standards..etc fit the description of the the Man of Lawlessness Abomination of Desolation I don t remember recorded history saying that they exalted themselves ABOVE EVERY OTHER GOD, nor did they claim to be God the God of the Old and New Testaments Himself as the lawless one does perhaps by declaring himself to be Jesus Christ Perhaps they declared themselves as gods over some of the other gods , but, if I remember correctly, they still worshiped other gods But, regardless of what or who they did or didn t worship, I know for certain that NONE of them were the Abomination Man of Lawlessness because Paul tells us that that man will be killed by breath of His Jesus mouth when He comes again 2 Thes 2 8 The Lawless One has not come and gone because our Lord Jesus Christ has not yet returned to kill him, nor has He gathered us to Himself to meet Him in the air along with our resurrected bretheren 1 Thess 4 The Lawless One is not yet history, he is still yet to come I m probably rambling on too much I ll end with one last point One of their main arguments is that tribulation is supposed to be a norm for Christian, something they ought not fear Tribulation is something that the church is, pretty much, promised So why would we think that GREAT tribulation would be something we could not face While I agreed with those arguments, as someone who recently came out of the pretrib rapture position myself, I didn t feel that those arguments would have moved me at all I would have said something like, We don t fear the great tribulation, but we do fear the wrath of God We don t want to be on earth while it is being poured out Now, the authors do address this later on, but most of their argument seemed to assume that Pre trib rapture folks fear the AntiChrist and the tribulation , which is probably why the book was given the name that it has That premise title would probably have made me turn away from the book because I would have thought they were missing my whole point But, as Brown and Craig were Pretribbers themselves, they probably know other Pretribbers who are afraid of the Antichrist and the Great Tribulation, and that may have been how they themselves thought Perhaps I would have found the book compelling if it were along the lines of Not Afraid of the Wrath of God but that could give the wrong impression, how about, Not Destined for Wrath Why the Church will be on earth during the Great Tribulation That would certainly make me look twice It was okay, and has several points that would probably give pretribbers pause, but not necessarily a book that I would recommend.Many thanks to the publisher for sending me a free advanced review copy of this book therefore, some of the content in the final publication may change My review did not have to be favorable.

  3. Tom Burkholder says:

    In the book Not Afraid of the Antichrist, authors Michael L Brown and Craig S Keener try to convince people that the rapture of the church won t happen until the end of the tribulation I find it interesting that their change of doctrinal theology was not spurred by Biblical discovery but by their interaction and first handed experience with the persecuted church This is their starting point So I wonder what is next They prayed for people that have not been healed therefore healing is not for today Biblical theology is not dictated by our experiences.Also it concerns me that All Scripture translations, except where specified otherwise, are the authors own To me that is an immediate red flag when the translations of Scripture used are not mainstream translations that have endured countless questioning No doubt there is no perfect translation but to write a book about a controversial issue and then use your own translation of the Bible to prove it I would not recommend this book I received a copy of this e book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  4. Philip Brown says:

    In many ways I feel like the topic is an unnecessary one This issue seems fairly cut and dry to me as I don t see a pre tribulational rapture taught anywhere in the text of Scripture But, I like Michael Brown, and have heard good things about Keener, so I thought I d have a little dabble The book does exactly what it says in the title, and if that s what you re looking for, it ll do the job I will say that many of the texts they use to prove their case 2 Thess 1 for example cut as much against premillennialism as they do pre tribulationism, so I certainly hope they follow their train of thought through to its logical end I think my main disappointment relatively minor is that the mood of the book was somewhat informal I think at one point Michael Brown writes, Boom after what he deems to be a clincher argument , I suppose as a means to making the book accessible I don t know why, but that kind of bugged me 3 Stars

  5. Rocky Woolery says:

    Keener and Brown have done a great job of pointing out the discrepancies of the pre tribulation Left Behind understanding of the end times They engage the scriptures that are commonly used to prop up this belief and show how they are used out of context It is notable that both authors tell their stories of coming to Christ and being taught pre tribulation doctrines, and then through studying the scriptures coming to accept a post tribulation, single coming of Jesus Christ Too often we read the works of someone who is espousing what they have always believed, not so here but you get the work of two men who have had open minds and allowed their studies to change their view points It also means that they can appreciate that there are other well educated people who hold differing views and while teaching against some of their beliefs, do not chide them.

  6. Robert Renteria says:

    If you are wavering on the issue of end times this may be the book to read this may not be the book to read The authors Keener and Brown dispel the alarmist and overly constructed tendencies of Dispensationalism Written by learned theologians in simple terminology Which is huge I was validated in my own convictions A great read for your overzealous friend who has it written in the stone, we will be rapturedmaybe tomorrow

  7. Janice says:

    A must ReadThis is a well written book Read it from start to finish and withhold judgements We should all be responsible and stay in theWord Respect someone who as a new Christian memorized over 4000 scriptures and has a track record of staying within the whole counsel of God.

  8. Michael A. says:

    It can be summed up in one point Pre trib must be read into verses via books and commentary, post trib you only need to read the verses.Yet they do bend over backwards to give an honest admission of where a few verses can be interpreted both ways.So it isn t just a one sided diatribe, but a fair treatment.

  9. Deb says:

    This was a very good book Informative and easy to read, flowed well The authors used extensive scripture to explain why they do not believe in a pre trib rapture, and also argued as to why others who are using scripture to defend a pre trib rapture are getting the scripture wrong.

  10. Jim Rickard says:

    Great book Great book using scriptures to show us that the pre trib rapture is not true They stick with scripture and show us that believer in Yeshua Jesus will have tribulation

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