Why I'm Not Pre-Trib (But I Love Those Who Are)

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Here is a lecture I delivered yesterday to some students here at Southern Seminary about the timing of the Rapture. This issue is really controversial in some churches, largely because folks on both sides of the issue can be cantankerous and impatient with one another over something that isn’t “a hill on which to die.”

In this talk, I tell our students why I believe there is a single, very public Second Coming of Jesus, after the final “shaking of all things” in tribulation. I also tell them why I love the folks who disagree with me on that (including the people who led me to Christ). And, finally, I tell them I’m happy to be wrong.

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.