Saturday, May 28, 2016

Edward Irving and the Pre-Trib Rapture

No, Irving didn't invent the pretrib rapture. And, no, Darby didn't get the idea from Irving...
Some have argued that J. N. Darby got his idea for the pre-trib rapture from either Edward Irving or another Irvingite source. Such a view is not possible since Edward Irving and the Irvingites never held to a pre-trib rapture. The Irvingites did hold to a version of a two-stage second coming where the rapture occurs days before the second coming. The Irvingite view is far different than the pretribulational understanding of Darby and the Brethren...keep reading
Pretribulational Rapture in 17th & 18th Century England 

The Rapture Before Darby

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