Washington Examiner: A professor has resigned from his position over social media posts, where he expressed support for the extreme-left antifa and his hatred for evangelical Christians.
Jeff Klinzman, an adjunct English professor at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, had posted on a Facebook page named “Iowa Antifa.” He commented “Yeah, I know who I’d clock with a bat …” in response to a tweet from President Trump describing antifa as “Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting … people over the heads with baseball bats.”
He also wrote that he wanted to “stop evangelical Christians” and posted a poem that said, “Kill them all and bury them deep in the ground.” Klinzman explained why he shared the poem, “It’s not pretty, and I’m not proud, but seeing what evangelical Christians are doing to this county and its people fills me with rage, and a desire to exact revenge.” more …
Opinion: See? They won’t even miss us.
The rapture, or catching up (Greek harpazo), of the church is a necessary pre-tribulation event. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 records that the man of sin (Antichrist) cannot be revealed until the the Holy Spirit and the church He indwells is gone.
What is really nuts is that most, possibly 90%, of Christian denominations have discarded or flatly deny that a pre-tribulational rapture will happen despite Rom 5:9; 1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 1:10, 5:9, 4:16-17; Rev. 3:10 for evidence.
How? Because of doctrines that began in the early church that have allegorized the prophetic word of God are still believed today.
Satan’s magnum opus:
- Amillennialism: Teaching that states that there is no literal millennium reign (1000 years) of Christ on earth.
- Postmillennialism: Teaches Reconstructionism, a belief that God’s kingdom began at the first coming of Jesus, and will advance throughout history until it fills the whole earth through conversion to the Christian faith and world view.
Amillennial churches are split into 2 camps:
Covenant Theology views the Scriptures as manifestations of either the CW or the CG. The entire story of redemptive history can be seen as God unfolding the CG from its nascent stages (Genesis 3:15) all the way through its fruition in Christ. Covenant Theology is, therefore, a very Christocentric way of looking at Scripture because it sees the OT as the promise of Christ and the NT as the fulfillment in Christ. Some have accused Covenant Theology as teaching what is called “Replacement Theology.” The Church doesn’t replace Israel; the Church is Israel and Israel is the Church (Galatians 6:16).
Covenant Theology remains the majority teaching for Protestantism since the time of the Reformation, and it is the system favored by those of a more Reformed or Calvinistic teaching.
Replacement Theology: A system of theology that essentially teaches that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan.
Replacement Theology became the position of the Church during the time of Augustine (A.D. 354-430), who popularized it in his book The City of God. Initially, Augustine claimed that he was a Chiliast, one who believed in the literal thousand-year reign of Christ on the earth, the basic view of Premillennialism today.
Having come to the conclusion that this view was “inferior” and “carnal,” he adopted the position that the reign of Christ should be much more “spiritual” and it would occur during this present Church Age.
Replacement Theology may be either Amillennial or Postmillennial. It is currently the most widely held belief in Catholic teaching as well as the World Council of Churches, the Presbyterian Church USA, the Methodist Church, the Lutheran Church (ELCA), the Episcopal Church and the United Church of Christ.
So what’s left? Dispensational theology:
- There is a theological difference between Israel and the Church.
- Scripture is to be interpreted by the literal method unless the text itself mentions a figurative or symbolic interpretation.
- The underlying purpose of God in this world is His glory.
See more on Dispensational Theology in Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 3 here