Philip Mauro (1859-1952) was a brilliant lawyer who practiced before the Supreme Court, popular author, and well known Bible Teacher. He contributed articles to The Fundamentals, (ed. R. A. Torrey) and published several popular books including: The Seventy Weeks and the Great Tribulation, The Gospel of the Kingdom: Examining Dispensationalism, The Wonders of Bible Chronology, The Hope Of Israel, and Which Version? Authorized or Revised?  

Other writings by Mauro are Last Call To The Godly Remnant, James, The Epistle of Reality, The Wonders of Bible Chronology, Ruth The Satisfied Stranger, The Church, The Churches and the Kingdom, Evolution at the Bar, Never Man Spake Like This Man, The Number of Man; The Climax of Civilization, and  Dispensationalism Justifies the Crucifixion

Philip Mauro is popular among dispensationalists because of some of his early works. After years of study Mauro rexamined this theological convictions and dismissed his earlier convictions on eschatology as 'error'. Two quotes will show his later thoughts towards dispensationalism and the pretrib error:

"Dispensationalism may be fascinating as a work of art, but as a revelation it rests upon a foundation of sand. The entire system of dispensational teaching is modernistic in the strictest sense: it is modernism, moreover of a very pernicious sort, such that it must have a Bible of its own (i.e., the Scofield Reference Bible) for the propaganda of its peculiar doctrines since they are not in the Word of God."

Of the "two stage secret rapture" theory:

"It is mortifying to remember that I not only held and taught these novelties myself, but that I even enjoyed a complacent sense of superiority because thereof, and regarded with feelings of pity and contempt those who had not received the ‘new light’ and were unacquainted with this up-to-date method of ‘rightly dividing the word of truth’... The time came... when the inconsistencies and self-contradictions of the system itself, and above all, the impossibility of reconciling its main positions with the plain statement of the Word of God, became so glaringly evident that I could not do otherwise than to renounce it" (The Gospel Of The Kingdom, pp.177,178).