VFTB at the OPS: Dr. Doug Stauffer – The Tribulation

Will the Church Go Through the Tribulation?ONE OF the biggest questions — or arguments — for students of prophecy is whether the Church will endure the Great Tribulation.

Dr. Doug Stauffer is an internationally recognized authority in the field of Bible history and defense. He joined us at the Orlando Prophecy Summit to discuss the issue and why he believes the answer is, “No.” He also explained why Israel still has a role to play in the End Times, why it was significant that a 15-century French alchemist appeared in The Da Vinci Code and the Harry Potter novels, and what prompted him to leave a successful business career to be an evangelist.

Also: My thoughts on the meltdown of Iraq and the flood of children crossing America’s southern border.

Derek and Sharon Gilbert will be at the Prophecy in the News Pikes Peak Prophecy Summit July 25-27, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in Colorado Springs. Watch for information here.

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  1. My comments reflect the later part of the show when you are talking about Iraq. It is very disheartening to see Iraq in more turmoil. My son was there twice serving in the US Army. He has ptsd along with some brain damage due to the rattling of his brain from explosions. My heart breaks for him because he has guilt and the question of why didn’t he die over there too along with his fellow troops. I try to tell him that this is part of the luciferian world we are living in. We can pray for things to turn around but I feel like the Lord Almighty is chastening the good ol US of A . I don’t know if there is a turn around except for people individually to step to one side or the other in the “valley of decision”.
    I don’t know if you will respond because I know you are very busy. But is there anything you might suggest that I tell him? I told him time is short and when Jesus takes His rightful reign on this earth,things will not be like they are now and that is why we need to draw so ever closer to Him.
    God bless and do not grow weary in doing good!

  2. Considering all the crises, it is obvious the power struggle grows more intense. Makes you wonder about the human puppets of the “archons”, “cosmokraters”, etc., are they looking for blood? Do they want sensible people driven to point of violence giving them an excuse to respond in kind?

  3. Sheila: We are terrifically sorry to hear about your son. All we can suggest is reminding your son that the world is temporarily “behind enemy lines”. That’s why Jesus referred to Satan as the prince of this world and the god of this world.

    But we must hang on — the cavalry is coming! And remember: “Vengeance is mine,” says the Lord. “I will repay.”

  4. Doug sounds like a sincere man who loves Jesus and wants to preach the Gospel, but honestly I had a difficult time listening to the beginning portion of his interview, where he rattled through his “explanation” of why the Church couldn’t possibly go through the Tribulation. To me, it felt like the all-too-familiar kind of assumptive, prooftext-dependent dispensationalist thinking which has dominated the Church since Hal Lindsey onward. So the entirety of Matthew 24 is directed at physical/political Israel? That statement alone is so full of holes I could go on for hours on that one (but I won’t, don’t worry!). Anyhow, that was just a hard one to listen to. Not simply because he holds differing views, but because the views are defended with the usual litany of straw-man attacks against things like “replacement theology” and argument such as “God would never let His Bride suffer tribulation” (even though right before that, he talks about how we as the church will go through tribulation… hmmm…) It’s the whole question of “capital T” Tribulation. A concept which for pre-Tribbers is indecipherable from the wrath of GOD. It’s just frustrating that the judgement and wrath of God, and the persecution of the saints by Satan, are still constantly being lumped in together as being one and the same thing by this kind of eschatological teaching….

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