Saturday, March 04, 2006

Seven Year Tribulation—No Such Thing

Most people are completely unaware that there is no biblical support for using the term, “The Tribulation,” when speaking of the final seven years of Daniel’s 70th Week. In actuality, there is no biblical mention of Christians experiencing end times tribulation until after the abomination of desolation, which takes place at the midpoint of Daniel’s 70th Week.

Therefore when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place…then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. (Matt. 24:15,21)

Though there will be difficulties in the first half of the 70th Week, the term, “The Tribulation,” is never associated with the first 3.5 years anywhere in Scripture, but is only linked to the final 3.5 years and the period of suffering that followers of Christ will experience from the man of lawlessness.

This is very important to understand, and the next two messages will make it clear why the misapplication of this important term creates a sneaky maneuver that is used by many pre-trib teachers to, once again, manipulate the text to say something that it doesn’t.

Click here to go to the next post, "The Tribulation or the Day of the Lord?" where I will begin showing how terms are misused to come to faulty, pre-trib conclusions.


Jeremiah said...

A week is seven years.
And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate. Daniel 9:27

Dave Bussard said...

Correct, Jeremiah, but this in no way applies the term "The Tribulation," to the entire seven years of the 70th Week. When we create biblical terms, they should be, in fact, biblical, or else there will be incorrect conclusions drawn. I know you're probably not aware of where I'm going with this, and that I'm not giving very much info all at once, but be patient, things will be clarified by the time I'm done with this topic.