Note: the remaining chapters will be
scanned and posted as time permits
This study was written while I was on the staff of Wheaton College in
1973 and was distributed by the Biblical Research Institute*. Some
minor editing was done in 2005 for posting on the
web. It is being rewritten and expanded and will be published as The Late Great Rapture Debate
The idea for this study grew out of a prophecy conference held at
College that was sponsored by the Biblical Research Institute. Speakers
included Professor Arthur Katterjohn, Rev. Del Birkey, and myself. In
attendance was Dr. J. Barton Payne who showed the galley proofs for his
new book Encyclopedia
Of Biblical Prophecy.
The book has since become a ‘classic’ and a must-have for the student
Outline Studies On The
Rapture Question was copyrighted (c)1973 by the Biblical
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Original 1973 cover
1: The Rapture Question?
2: Is Jesus Coming Before The Tribulation?
Chapter 3: Are There Two Future Comings Of Christ?
Chapter 4: Is The Rapture Imminent?
Chapter 5: Will The Church Go Through The Tribulation?
Chapter 6: "Rightly Dividing The Word Of Truth"?
Chapter 7: What Difference Does It Make?
1. The Second Coming Of Our Lord In The Gospels
2. Origin Of The Pretrib Rapture Theory
3. Bibliography Of Post-trib Literature
* BRI, Wheaton, Ill. is no longer