Jesus, the Exile, and the Tribulation

Discussions on Christian eschatology including different views pertaining to Jesus' second coming, rapture and tribulation, the millennium, and so forth.
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Jesus, the Exile, and the Tribulation

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Post by DBowling » Mon Jul 05, 2021 3:46 am

In this podcast Michael Heiser explores the New Testament era understanding of the "Great Tribulation"

Jesus, the Exile, and the Tribulation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pef7bALcV8
Lots of Christians interested in prophecy talk about the tribulation period (aka, the “Great Tribulation”), but they never seem to get around to asking where the idea comes from. In this episode we explore the development of the eschatological tribulation idea in Second Temple Jewish literature up to and including the time of Jesus. Surprisingly, asking what the tribulation meant in the actual New Testament era is a recent strategy of scholars – and something that never happens in popular prophecy teaching.

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Re: Jesus, the Exile, and the Tribulation

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Post by Philip » Wed Jul 07, 2021 5:00 pm

DB, the interesting thing is, many Christians have this kind of "Left Behind" sequence in their minds which they've assumed is all Scripturally sound and certain - that it will play out like a script we already / mostly know. It's amazing how much argumentation has occurred over the Last Days - people often seem to get really offended if one questions their version - and especially if one questions the idea of a pre-tribulation Rapture (or a Rapture at all!). I think it's because they also think you are sowing doubts about Scripture - as opposed to merely noting that there are many uncertainties as to how things will play out.

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