The TRUTH about the RAPTURE and the Tribulation
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The TRUTH about the RAPTURE and the Tribulation

An “End Times” Bible Study and Action Workshop for Christians
3.6 (2 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
6 students enrolled
Created by Brian Holmes
Last updated 12/2018
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • We've taken what is a very complex topic and made it easy to understand. You will better understand what to expect in the End Times and be better prepared. You will learn many new things about Christianity. You will learn some fundamental principles of biblical interpretation. After passing the final course test you will have our permission to use our course materials to teach this information to others.
Requirements
  • A basic understanding of Christianity and a commitment to Jesus.
Description

‘The TRUTH about the Rapture and the Tribulation’ is Step #3 in our ‘Prioritize Your Life Series’ where you will learn what the Bible actually says about the End Times, how to see right through all the nonsense being taught out there, and how you can prepare for the future.

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to understand all of the different end times views, have confidence in which one you believe in and why, and have an increased sense of hope and clarity about what’s most important now and what you can do about it.

You’ll LEARN Everything You Need To KNOW and
HAVE Everything You Need To GO!

  • Learn what Jesus, Paul, and John said about the End Times events

  • Learn what the millennium is, when it is, and how it affects our future and our present

  • Learn the difference between Historic Premillennialism and Dispensational Premillennialism

  • Learn what Postmillennialism and Amillennialism are and how they’re different

  • Learn why some believe there will be a rapture of the church and why others don’t

  • Learn how to recognize who the Antichrist is and what needs to happen before he comes

  • Learn what is most important to focus on and what to do with your life right now

Having False Beliefs about the End Times Can Negatively and Dramatically
Affect Our Faith TODAY and How We Live Right NOW!

The “End Times” topic has been either shrouded in mystery or it has been convoluted with theological technical language and odd conspiracy theories. The result is that most of the Christian Church has no clue about what the Bible actually says regarding this topic and even fewer think it even matters. The TRUTH is that it actually matters A LOT!

We believe that what a person understands and believes about the End Times dramatically affects their faith, the quality of their relationship with God, their day-to-day lifestyle, and their answer to God’s unique calling on their life. The topic doesn’t need to be complicated it has just been made that way. We’ve simplified it so that it can be learned, understood, and applied in just a few hours.

Our course is set up like a 7-part Bible Study with video lectures.

The videos guide you through a slideshow that already has all the main points and Scripture on it, so you don’t need anything else to follow along. Every verse is meticulously detailed and outlined so that if you want to follow along using a different translation you easily can.

BONUS: We’ve also included an additional 7-part Bible Study about the Millennial Kingdom that thoroughly examines the two primary views against the Bible and exposes the ERROR of the view that is most commonly believed in the church!

We also include optional materials to get even more out of the course.

These include a printable one-page study guide that you can use to take notes on as you watch the videos. Our course also includes a final quiz to make sure you learned the content. We’ve also added a list of additional discussion questions to help you go deeper as you reflect on the actionable implications of what you’ve learned.

  • Learn what Jesus, and the apostles Paul and John had to say about the End Times

  • Learn what the millennium is, when it is, and how it affects our future and our present

  • Learn the difference between Historic Premillennialism and Dispensational Premillennialism

  • Learn what Postmillennialism and Amillennialism are and how they’re different

  • Learn why some believe there will be a rapture of the church and why others don’t

  • Discover how many ministries are teaching things they shouldn’t be

  • Learn about the coming third temple in Jerusalem

  • Learn how to recognize who the Antichrist is and what needs to happen before he comes

  • Find out how to investigate and analyze the claims made by prophecy teachers

  • Learn why all of this matters for you TODAY

  • Learn what is most important to focus on and what to do with your life right now

Bonus Add-Ons:

We designed this course for personal education and growth but also for use in Home Churches, Bible Studies, or Small Groups. (We’re even okay if you want to use this at a large traditional church!) After you finish the course and pass the quiz, should you decide to, you’re free to share this content with others in any local setting where you are physically present. (You're not allowed to sell it or distribute it online, etc)

Our materials have been created to do this very easily. You can download our slideshow and teach from it yourself, this helps you practice being a teacher. Or, if you’re the shy type and have zero desire to teach, you could just use our videos. They are all high definition and will look good streaming to a TV.

Additionally, we’ve also created a printable version of our final quiz and our discussion questions too. So if you did have a group everyone could get the full benefits of the program and have their copy of the study guide, quiz, and questionnaire.

You could start your own home church or study group, etc. and go all out big with it! Or it might be as small as just inviting a friend over to watch with you. There’s no extra charges for doing this, no matter how small or big you decide to go, and you have our full blessing, we just want more Christians to become educated and motivated. :)

And we’re here to support you along the way.

Who this course is for:
  • Christians who want to be intellectually stimulated, personally challenged, and empowered to take their faith and commitment to Jesus deeper.
Course content
Expand all 16 lectures 03:05:04
+ Introduction
1 lecture 05:59

In this video, Pastor Brian introduces the session and explains what it is, what it is not, highlights some things Jesus said about the End Times, and tells us why this topic matters.

We've also provided an optional downloadable and printable Study Guide you can follow along with!

Preview 05:59
+ Understanding the Different End Times Views
2 lectures 16:51

In this video, Pastor Brian provides an overview of the various Premillennial End Times views. This quick survey of Christian Eschatology includes both Premillennialism & Dispensationalism. He also surveys the various ways a Pretribulation Rapture could occur and the different perspectives that are held by modern Christians.

Premillennialism & Dispensationalism
06:42

In this video, Pastor Brian builds off the previous 2 videos providing a brief overview of the Postmillennial End Times view and a much more thorough analysis of the Amillennial view. This study of Christian Eschatology sets up the stage to show the flaws in Premillennialism, Dispensationalism and Postmillennialism, favoring Amillennialism as both the most biblical and the most consistent. Properly understanding these different views forms the foundation for the rest of the videos in the series to make sense. The next 3 videos consist of walking verse-by-verse through multiple passages of Scripture and comparing which End Times view fits better with the text.

Amillennialism & Postmillennialism
10:09
+ What Does The Bible Teach about the End Times?
3 lectures 46:18

In this video, Pastor Brian continues on his study of Christian Eschatology (End Times). Having already set up the foundation for why Christians should have series doubts in Dispensational Premillennialism in the first 3 videos he continues a verse-by-verse analysis of Matthew 24 and a few parts of Luke 21 to see what Jesus had to say about the End Times. With a clear comparison of Dispensational Premillennialism and Amillennialism at the forefront of our minds, we will examine what Jesus said and see which view is more biblical and which view fits better.

What Jesus Said About the End Times
20:44

In this video, Pastor Brian continues on his study of Christian Eschatology (End Times). Having already set up the foundation for why Christians should have series doubts in Dispensational Premillennialism in the first 4 videos he continues a verse-by-verse analysis of large sections of 1 & 2 Thessalonians to see what Paul had to say about the End Times. With a clear comparison of Dispensational Premillennialism and Amillennialism at the forefront of our minds, we will examine what Paul said and see which view is more biblical and which view fits better.

What Paul Said About the End Times
16:46

In this video, Pastor Brian continues on his study of Christian Eschatology (End Times). Having already set up the foundation for why Christians should have series doubts in Dispensational Premillennialism in the first 5 videos he continues a verse-by-verse analysis of some of Jesus’s parables and select portions of Revelation to see what they had to say about the Harvest in the End Times. With a clear comparison of Dispensational Premillennialism and Amillennialism at the forefront of our minds, we will examine what Jesus, John, and others said and see which view is more biblical and which view fits better.

The End Times Harvest
08:48
+ Where Do We Go From Here?
1 lecture 22:58

In this video, Pastor Brian continues on his study of Christian Eschatology (End Times). Having already set up the foundation for why Christians should have series doubts in Dispensational Premillennialism, and have greater trust in the Amillennial view in the first 6 videos we will consider the practical implications of these perspectives. What are the consequences of holding a Premillennial view? What about an Amillennial view?

Out of Tribulation We Rise
22:58
+ Be a Disciple that Makes Disciples!
1 lecture 01:14

This quiz covers all of the major topics discussed in this series. Students who successfully review all materials herein and get a passing grade on the final exam have our permission to use our materials to teach others.

Final Course Exam
10 questions
These questions can be used for Self-Reflection or for Group Discussion with your Home church, Bible study group, Life group, or other small group.
Questions for Self-Reflection or Group Discussion
7 questions

Attached are downloads of:

  • The Full HD Image Slideshow as seen in our videos

  • Printable, Brandable Study Guide to follow along with

  • Printable Version of our Final Exam & Discussion Questionnaire

We designed this course for personal education and growth but also for use in Home Churches, Bible Studies, or Small Groups. (We’re even okay if you want to use this at a large traditional church!) After you finish the course and pass the quiz, should you decide to, you’re free to share this content with others in any local setting where you are physically present. (You're not allowed to sell it or to post or distribute it online, etc) 

Our materials have been created to do this very easily. You can download our slideshow and teach from it yourself, this helps you practice being a teacher. Or, if you’re the shy type and have zero desire to teach, you could just use our videos. They are all high definition and will look good streaming to a TV.

Additionally, we’ve also created a printable version of our final quiz and our discussion questions too. So if you did have a group everyone could get the full benefits of the program and have their copy of the study guide, quiz, and questionnaire.

You could start your own home church or study group, etc. and go all out big with it! Or it might be as small as just inviting a friend over to watch with you. There’s no extra charges for doing this, no matter how small or big you decide to go, and you have our full blessing, we just want more Christians to become educated and motivated. :)

MATERIALS FOR DOWNLOAD!
01:14
+ The Illegitimacy of the Literal Millennial Reign
8 lectures 01:31:44

Since we've evaluated the veracity of the premillennial rapture, and found that it is lacking, it is also good that we evaluate the doctrine of the literal earthly millennium. These two work hand-in-hand so without strong support for an earthly millennium there is even less support for a tribulation.

During this course we will see that not only do the very best verses used to support the earthly millennium fall short of arguing its case, they actually help favor the doctrine that the prophesied, promised reign is actually the New Earth and New Jerusalem. Most haven't even given this perspective consideration and evaluated it carefully, but we will.

This helps put many things into a clearer perspective including the building of the third Jewish temple prior to the arrival of the Antichrist, the permanent defeat of all evil when Christ returns, and the eternality of the arrival coming Kingdom. It also gives us a much better hope to look forward to instead of a thousand years of hybrid-paradise.

Preview 07:15

In this video we show the foundation of the argument typically used to argue for a literal, earthly millennium by providing a sample of another ministry’s defense. We then provide and walk you through a side-by-side comparison of the two millennium positions and show the foundation for why a literal, earthly millennium presents serious theological problems with the Christian faith. We lay the foundation for why we hold the amillennial position. The remainder of the videos contrast and evaluate these two views.

Preview 09:22

In this video we systematically evaluate the covenant promises made to King David to compare which view is more biblical.

Evaluating Covenant Promises (2 Samuel 7:8-16, 23:5, Psalm 89, Zechariah 14)
14:22

In this video we systematically evaluate the descriptions prophesied about of the coming Kingdom and its priesthood given to the prophet Jeremiah. We contrast these descriptions with what we learn about Jesus established in the New Covenant in Hebrews 7 and 1 Peter to determine which view is more biblical.

Evaluating the Kingdom Reign & Priesthood (Jeremiah 23, 33, Hebrews 7, 1 Peter)
11:43

In this video we systematically evaluate the descriptions prophesied in Daniel and Isaiah about the dramatic earth changes that are going to come when God’s promises are fulfilled. We contrast these descriptions with what we learn about in the third and/or fourth temple periods to determine which view is more biblical.

Evaluating Prophesies of Dramatic Earth Change (Daniel 7, Isaiah 35, 11, 29, 65)
09:34

In this video we do a survey of Ezekiel’s many incredible prophetic visions about the End Times when God’s promises are to be fulfilled. We contrast these descriptions with our two views to determine which view is more biblical.

Evaluating Ezekiel's Prophetic Insights (Part One, An Overview)
11:52

In this video we zone in on those specific arguments that premillennialists use to defend their position and systematically evaluate the incredible series of visions and descriptions prophesied in Ezekiel about the End Times when God’s promises are fulfilled. We contrast these descriptions with our two views to determine which view is more biblical.

Evaluating Ezekiel's Prophetic Insights (Part Two, Temple, Priesthood, Princes)
17:34

In this video we systematically evaluate the descriptions given to the prophet Amos and continue to contrast these descriptions with our two views to determine which view is more biblical. We then wrap up and provide a summary of the entire presentation and the different aspects of these periods. We conclude with an (arguably) definitive case for why the amillennial position is more biblical.

With a solid biblical foundation for this we can conclude that it all the more supports the position that there is not going to be a pretribulational rapture.

With this in mind, it now becomes evident that all born-again Christians are CURRENTLY NOW reigning as priests with Christ and, right now, have Kingdom authority and power. Now begins the exciting journey of  discovering how exactly to live that out!

Evaluating Amos 9, Section Wrap Up, Conclusion
10:02