Many Christians believe the Bible teaches that everything in the world will get worse and worse and then Christ will suddenly rapture his church away before pouring out his judgment on Israel and his enemies. But In Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar’s dream lays out when, how, and why Christ’s kingdom would begin before going on to triumph over all of Christ’s enemies, and God’s explanation does not involve the failure of the church or its rapture away to heaven.

We start out by making some pretty strong statements about the rapture. Not only is the teaching of a pre-tribulation rapture of the church wrong, going against the clear teaching of scripture, but it also causes real harm to the church and teaches a theology that Christ’s atonement and the power it bestowed upon the church by the sending of the Holy Spirit fails to constrain sin and overcome and destroy the works of the devil. Not only does the teaching of the rapture mislead the church into ignoring the awesome scope and grandeur of the Great Commission(make disciples of the nations, teaching them to observe all that Christ has commanded), but many use the failure that it teaches as an excuse to justify their own sin and carnality.

In this episode, we want to look at a number of the verses where scripture explains most clearly what God is doing in the world; how, why, and when Christ’s kingdom will be established; and what it will accomplish in the world. While we will look at many verses, much of our time will be spent in Daniel 2, unpacking Daniel’s interpretation of the dream that God gave to King Nebuchadnezzar. This dream and its interpretation explain much of God’s design for the end times and the glorious triumph of Christ, his bride the church, and his kingdom of which there will be no end. Please join us as we discuss this very important topic.

Production of Reformation Baptist Church of Youngsville, NC
Hosts – Dan Horn, Jonathan Sides, Charles Churchill and Joshua Horn
Technical Director – Timothy Kaiser
Theme Music – Gabriel Hudelson

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