The church has long awaited the return of Christ to gather her up and take her to the place that has been prepared for her. In Hebrew marriage customs the bride would be waiting for her groom with... More > only the father of the groom deciding when he can gather his bride. This gathering would be announced by the blowing of a trumpet and the arrival of the groom to retrieve the bride who would be ushered back to the father’s house and her new dwelling place. These customs can be seen within the Biblical text in passages predicting a future rapture of the church.
This work is an introduction to prophetic study and eschatological debate using the theme of Hebrew marriage customs as a thread through many of the key passages related to prophetic studies as well as key theological issues from a dispensational perspective while dealing with arguments from skeptics such as Hank Hanegraff, Gary DeMar, and R.C. Sproul.< Less