Kitchen Table Theology

099 Eschatology: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, Oh, My! (Part two)

March 20, 2022 Pastor Jeff Cranston Episode 99
Kitchen Table Theology
099 Eschatology: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, Oh, My! (Part two)
Show Notes

“Practical problems have theological answers. The question is not whether or not you are going to be a theologian, but what kind of theologian you're going to be.” - Michael Lawrence

Is the Mark of the Beast a computer chip?  Where will Christians be when the world experiences the outpouring of God’s wrath? In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss the third set of judgement – The seven bowls of God’s wrath

This is Part 2 of explaining the Three Series of Judgements.  Tune into last week’s episode if you missed it! Don’t forget to check our shownotes

[00:01]  A Review of Last Episode 

  • What the Three Series of Judgement entails 
    • The First Set – The Seven Seals   
    • The Second Set – Seven Trumpet Blasts and Three Woes

[09:52] What is the Mark of the Beast? 

  • What the Bible says on Mark of the Beast
    • Anyone who receives the Mark of the Beast is eternally condemned
    • It’s going to be instituted during the Tribulation, during the reign of the Antichrist (Revelation 13)
    • Revelation 13 tells us the Mark of the Beast will be required for anyone to be able to buy and sell
    • Some form of worship/allegiance to the Antichrist will be required to receive the Mark of the Beast
    • It will somehow relate to the number 666
    • Anyone who refuses to take the Mark will be killed
  • The Bible doesn’t say that 666 is the mark of the beast, rather it is related somehow

[13:20] The Third Set – The Seven Bowls of God’s Wrath 

  • As a result of humanity's sin and rebellion, God pours out, through angels, seven bowls of fire on humanity in Revelation 16 on all who received the Mark of the Beast
  • The Loathsome Sores - Revelation 16:2
  • The Seas of Blood - Revelation 16:3 
  • The River of Blood - Revelation 16:4
  • The Scorching Sun - Revelation 16:8
  • Darkness - Revelation 16:10
  • War - Revelation 16:12
  • God’s Fury - Revelation 16:17

[16:22] A Biblical Argument for Pre-Tribulation Rapture 

  • God does not destine his children for wrath (1 Thessalonians 5:9 )
  • A timeline of Pre-Tribulation rapture 
    • Interspersed between the series of judgments, incredible things will take place in heaven
    • The seals occur during the seven-year tribulation period
    • This will all culminate in the Battle of Armageddon and the Second Coming of our Reigning Christ

[20:57] Closing Up 


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