New teaching book on the end-times!
I am so delighted this book is now available on Amazon: “Escape the Coming Antichrist — When the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Fails (and it will!).”
It is a no-holds barred account debunking the pre-trib rapture. It is imperative that, at this time, clear teaching comes forth laying out the chronological events that will lead to the return of Jesus Christ. We should not be guessing!
I’d rather present the truth of the scripture than have brethren fall away later on because they relied on the false hope of “not being here” when Antichrist appears on the earth. There is more to the amazing story. God will not leave His people without His protection during that time. Get the full scriptural basis for God’s timeline for His return, which also pinpoints the timing of the rapture.
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For your reading pleasure, and to get your anticipation going, here’s the full Introduction.
(from the book: “Escape the Coming Antichrist — When the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Fails (and it will!)” by Lou Comunale
Can Jesus return at anytime?
Can He return tonight to secretly snatch up His saints before He actually returns in glory at His Second Coming? Most evangelical leaders will thunder in the affirmative. But most only use half of the scriptures available on the topic to come to that conclusion. In essence, some scriptures have been Left Behind!
Knowing only half of available information can only lead to trouble and error. There’s a funny moment in an old comedy movie where someone is leaning against a bathroom wall in front of a sign reading, “MEN.” Another man walks in and is soundly booted out by a woman inside. The first man walks away from the sign he was partially obscuring, and now we see that it reads, “WOMEN.”
It’s just as important to have all the available information to understand any doctrine in scripture. God’s Word says, The SUM of your word is truth! (Ps 119:160, Revised Standard Version), sum meaning all.
One needs to connect all the scriptures together in order to fully understand any topic outlined in the Bible. And, when you find a pattern where scripture does not conflict with one another, then you’ll have the full, true picture.
To suggest that Jesus can come at ANY moment in time – tonight, in fact! — many teachers cite various scriptures to try to prove that point:
- Behold, I come as a thief (Rev 16:15)
- For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night (1 Thess 5:2)
- I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee (Rev 3:3)
Well, that sounds quite convincing, until we include the sum of God’s words and then we get a better, and different, understanding.
Notice what Paul says here: But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief (1 Thess 5:4). On the one hand the Word says that Jesus will come as a thief, then it says – to His faithful followers – that His return will not surprise them as a thief would.
Can we see the pattern and discern what He’s saying?
The only people who will see Christ’s return as a thief in the night are going to be those who do not believe in, nor prepare themselves for, His return.
Let’s break down and explain what Paul says in the above verse.
But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. [That’s because they are already knowledgeable about the ‘times and seasons’ for His return!] For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. [The Day of the Lord is the actual return of Christ, and it’s going to come as a ‘thief in the night,’ but to whom?] For when they shall say, Peace and safety; [Who says ‘peace and safety’? Why this is when the Antichrist system shall have so overtaken the world that there’s no one to fight against them!] then sudden destruction cometh upon them, [By Christ’s judgments upon His return!] as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. [See the comparison? Christ’s return will come as a ‘thief’ to those in the world, but not to His true followers, who understand the ‘times and seasons.’] Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation (1 Thess 5:1-8).
Jesus explains a bit more about what it means to be watchful:
Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. [a watch was a designation of time within the night hours; similar, in a way, to the phrase, times and seasons.] Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh (Mt 24:42-44).
Luke’s account makes it plain that those who are watching for His return are not going to be surprised because their whole heart is in doing the work of the Lord, i.e., occupying till He returns (Lk 19:13):
But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers (Lk 12:45-46).
Conversely, Jesus chides the Sardis church for not watching:
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee (Rev 3:2-3).
So, all in all, the thief in the night analogy refers to one’s non-readiness rather than to Christ’s imminency. That’s why Jesus can’t come tonight.
But you’ve been taught otherwise.
You’re going to find that, while reading this book, we have been misled about a wide range of topics and issues surrounding eschatology. Some of the positions taken in this book may not make the author popular, but expounding the truth is a far more desirable goal.
So, yes, there are “watches in the night” and “times and seasons” which indicate the timing for the Lord’s return. It can’t happen beforehand. It will occur during a fixed, pre-ordained chronology of end-time events that must take place before His return. Do you know what to look for so that you’re not caught off guard by the contradictions of various teachings?
Interestingly enough, the thief in the night analogy harks back to a phrase that Jesus uttered about working while it’s day because the nighttime comes and no man can work” (Jn 9:4). Jesus is telling us that the thief will come upon the church in the nighttime when the church is no longer able to operate openly. It is during this time and season that the church – being in the Great Tribulation — should expect the Lord’s return.
While reading this book, you will find that many of the supposedly best pre-tribulation scriptures are all twisted beyond their biblical intent. For instance, I like to engage with people on Facebook regarding their pre-tribulation beliefs. Invariably, they will defend the position that says Christians will not be here during the Great Tribulation. They insist that they are already raptured before the seven seals of Revelation are unsealed.
And how do they arrive at that conclusion? They will defiantly point to their Holy Grail of pre-tribulation scriptures, Revelation 4:1.
By this time, I know that they are just parroting what pre-tribulation teachers have taught them.
I casually ask, “Okay, can we go to that scripture and see what it says?”
After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne (Rev 4:1-2).
Can you believe that this is their popular defense for the church being taken up in a pre-tribulation rapture? But there’s no reference to the church and there’s no reference to a pre-trib rapture. But they love that phrase, come up hither! They say it refers to the rapture. So, I calmly ask, “But who was told to come up hither, the Church or the Apostle John?”
Like a prosecuting attorney, I prod the witness, “And why was he told to come up hither? Isn’t it true that John was told to come up to heaven in order to receive revelation knowledge so that he could go back to earth and write the rest of the book of Revelation?”
“Your Honor,” I usually conclude, “I rest my case.”
You would think that would settle it, but no! They will double down and insist that the Church is raptured because the Church is not mentioned again after Revelation 4.
They forget that there’s another logical reason for the sudden disappearance of the word “church” after Revelation 4. It’s because the Church is scattered and persecuted by Antichrist and must go underground (we will prove this as we go on in this volume). That’s why, henceforth, you only hear of them referred to as saints.
Unfortunately, I’ve never seen anyone fess up and say, “You know what? I’m mistaken. Pre-tribulation teachers have twisted Revelation 4:1 beyond its meaning.”
Sadly, truth, common sense, logic and reason do nothing to dissuade their position. As they view the scriptures with their pre-tribulation glasses tightly upon them, they see things that are not in scripture and don’t see things that are. They simply want to believe what they want to believe and won’t be diverted.
The confusion rages through all parts of eschatology. For instance, it’s all too common these days for alarmists to point to various national leaders on the world’s scene and declare them the Antichrist. Scripture says that this end-time confusion will be so prevalent that many won’t be able to accurately pinpoint the true Christ, as they will erroneously point to this Christ and to that Christ (Mk 13:21).
Recently it seems that every U.S. President that comes along is labeled the Antichrist.
Such times of confusion! No wonder the Lord warned His followers to not be deceived!
Many, meanwhile, have been seeking solace in a pre-tribulation rapture, hoping that this will keep them protected from the Great Tribulation and the sure persecution that is coming upon the saints. But they misunderstand the watches in the night and the times and seasons. They also have so exalted the pre-trib rapture to such heights, that they have begun calling that the blessed hope.
That’s not the blessed hope my friends. Jesus is our blessed hope. Remember that there were many saints who have lived and died as martyrs over the centuries who have never experienced the rapture, yet are right now in the presence of their blessed hope, Jesus.
But we will find, when we carefully examine the scriptures, the Lord does indeed provide a way of escape for His people during the Great Tribulation that does not involve the rapture!
This sounds preposterous because all we’ve known is the pre-tribulation rapture and we’ve believed that we won’t be here during the Great Tribulation. Our focus and energies have been in allaying our fears and dulling our understanding into a false belief that we’ll be gone before Antichrist appears. And so these hopeful scriptures, which we will examine in this book, were never fully embraced as defining a way of escape for His saints during the worst time of trouble the world will ever know.
What is needed these days is a simple, straightforward biblical teaching on the return of Christ, the timing of the rapture, and the protection of the saints so that we’re not tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine (Eph 4:14).
We will also explore some of the other scriptures that were Left Behind in order to give a more comprehensive and revealing overview of Christ’s return.
The teaching in this book should be the new paradigm for the Church to understand the Last Days. Hopefully the Church as a whole will embrace this truth. Many seem to be content with listening to teachers telling them what they want to hear (2 Tim 4:3). Nevertheless, the Remnant will embrace this truth.
Get ready for surprises and revelations as we examine the great truths of God’s word to prepare a people ready for Him, that we may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man (Lk 21:36).
Great review from Kris V. Long
5.0 out of 5 stars — A Brilliant New Book to Be Read, Cherished and Shared with Friends!
December 25, 2017; Format: Kindle Edition
From the opening pages, I knew I was reading a rare and priceless new scholarly treatment of eschatology.
The author explores critical areas of End Times with sound Biblical exegesis and perceptive spiritual insight. Lou Comunale unapologetically debunks and accurately interprets and clarifies key misunderstood concepts such as The Great Tribulation, The Day of the Lord, The Wrath of God, the Timing of the Rapture, and God’s End Times Providence for His Children. Having studied dozens of mainstream and popular theologians on End Times Prophecy over the past 45 years, I can say with surprise, excitement and joy that this book turned my preconceived Pre-Tribulation Rapture view on its head. With great love and care, this theologian imparts timely and indispensable clarity and understanding. I now know how it unfolds and what I need to be and do to ensure the Lord’s protective hand of grace through the upcoming time of increasing calamitous trouble on earth.
From an Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars — Should be required reading – sacred cows knocked over, November 24, 2017,
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This book should be required reading for every believer. Mr. Comunale has pointed out an area or two where tradition (i.e., teaching I took for granted as true) “made the Word of none effect” in my understanding of Bible prophecy, Daniel 9:27 in particular. We’ve been told it was talking about a peace treaty, yet what this verse is really talking about has been staring us in the face all along. Anyway… the author has done a fantastic job of laying out the framework of end times prophecy and making the book of Revelation plain. I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars — Worthy Reading, November 16, 2017, Format: Paperback
There are quite a number of interpretations, conversations, and arguments as to what the Lord actually said….and meant….about His Return, about the End Times, about Armageddon, about the Rapture….so much in fact that I have found it most polarizing within the Body of Christ throughout much of my Christian walk through this world. For the most part, I simply avoided conversations and arguments, choosing rather to rest in the Peace that the Lord has given me in my heart that whatever happens, however it happens, and whenever it happens, my Life is secure in Him for all Eternity.
The content in this tome by Lou Comunale is methodically, rationally, and reasonably presented in accordance with what the Scriptures actually state and what they mean within their context and in conjunction with each other. For each believer, and unbeliever as well, no matter what your current understanding, opinion, or curiosity about such matters may be, the teaching in this book will certainly give pause to rethink and reconsider these matters. I believe the most critical point made in this book concerns the actual, factual, scriptural definition and explanation of the beginning of those last days of Creation as it groans for its redemption.
Take time to read, and reread, the pages of this book, and be blessed abundantly as the Spirit opens the eyes of your understanding. You will be blessed.
From Patricia A Seliger