We developed this section of our Left Behind or Led Astray? website to deal with criticisms from a biblical and historical standpoint. This page provides answers to those critics who have reviewed our DVD, Left Behind or Led Astray? and have put forth challenges to issues raised in the film.

The Great Rapture Debate: My Completely Biased Review

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Answering Our Critics, Blog | Comments Off on The Great Rapture Debate: My Completely Biased Review

The Great Rapture Debate: My Completely Biased Review

Upon returning home from “The Great Rapture Debate” between Dr. Doug Stauffer and Pastor Joe Schimmel in Colorado Springs, CO on June 19, 2016, I have been asked many times about my opinion of how the debate went. (more…)

An Open Letter to Thomas Ice and the Pre-Trib Research Center

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Answering Our Critics, Blog, Thomas Ice | Comments Off on An Open Letter to Thomas Ice and the Pre-Trib Research Center

An Open Letter to Thomas Ice and the Pre-Trib Research Center
A BRIEF NOTICE OF OUR CONCERNS REGARDING THE WITHDRAWAL BY DR THOMAS ICE FROM HIS CHALLENGE TO DEBATE THE SCRIPTURAL BASIS OF THE PRETRIBULATIONAL RAPTURE TEACHING


Earlier this yeari, arising from the 2015 release of the video documentary “Left Behind or Led Astray?” which chronicled the history and origin of the Pretribulational Rapture Teaching, Pre-Trib Research Center director Dr Thomas Ice, on the Berean Call radio show, on the basis of his own interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:3, publicly challenged Pastor Joe Schimmel for the $10,000 offered in the documentary to anyone who could find a biblical text clearly supporting a pretribulational timing for the Rapture event. This challenge initiated an informal debate between Pastor Joe Schimmel of Blessed Hope Chapel and himself concerning the subject of Dr Ice’s contention that the apostasia in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 refers not to a departure from the faith, but a spatial departure into Heaven, namely the Rapture.

Subsequent to this, Dr Ice issued a formal challenge to Pastor Schimmel to formally and publicly debate Pretrib history and origins at the upcoming Pre-Trib Research Center Prophecy Conference in December 2016. Dr Ice had already selected Dr Paul Wilkinson as a debate partner, and Pastor Schimmel chose bible expositor Jacob Prasch, while at the same time issuing a counter challenge that the scriptural basis for the Pretrib Rapture should also be debated as well. After negotiation it was agreed that there should be two debates: one to discuss Pretrib history and origins; and another to deal with the scriptural issues and concerns.
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Good Fight Answers Thomas Ice’s Pre-Trib Challenge for $10k

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Answering Our Critics, Blog | Comments Off on Good Fight Answers Thomas Ice’s Pre-Trib Challenge for $10k

Good Fight Answers Thomas Ice’s Pre-Trib Challenge for $10k

Good Fight’s official response to Dr. Thomas Ice, who accepted the challenge to collect on our $10,000 offer to produce a single verse or passage of scripture which clearly teaches that the rapture happens before the tribulation.

This roundtable discussion featuring Joe Schimmel, Jacob Prasch and John Haller breaks down the passage of scripture Dr. Ice used in his attempt to collect on our challenge.
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An Eye Opening Rebuttal to The Berean Call’s Critique of Left Behind or Led Astray

Posted by on Sep 26, 2015 in Answering Our Critics, Blog | 10 comments

An Eye Opening Rebuttal to The Berean Call’s Critique of Left Behind or Led Astray

On August 29, 2015 Dr. Paul Wilkinson spoke at The Berean Call Conference. He used much of his time in an attempt to discredit our new DVD, “Left Behind or Led Astray?: Examining the Origins of the Secret Pre-Tribulation Rapture.” During the Q & A session T.A. McMahon joined in on the discussion and had some additional remarks concerning our DVD.

This roundtable discussion featuring Joe Schimmel, Jacob Prasch and John Haller is our official response to Dr. Paul Wilkinson and T.A. McMahon of The Berean Call. Both Wilkinson and T.A. McMahon made some very concerning comments to which we felt it necessary to officially respond.
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Use of the Early Church Fathers and a Jesuit Conspiracy

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Answering Our Critics, Blog | 6 comments

Use of the Early Church Fathers and a Jesuit Conspiracy

By Joe Schimmel

An article critical of our new DVD Left Behind or Led Astray? posted by Miguel Hayworth for UK Apologetics Library begins friendly enough, with a statement in the beginning paragraph, “I will say that many people have said that the work that Joe Schimmel produced on the Satanic Agenda in Hollywood and the music industry to be commendable and the work he did on gay rights.”

However, most of the article deals with two main criticisms of the DVD: (1) “not all the early church fathers are listed in the film due to its content on one subject, what the film omits is that there are some of early Church Fathers are listed the Great Fathers … who were also called the “Eight Doctors of the Church” are regarded as the basis for the what was later to be recognized as the formation of the Roman Catholic Church, it eventually led later to the formation of Vatican 1…” and (2) “Joe Schimmel is promoting the idea that a Jesuit who is often seen to be representative of RCC had an agenda to push the Pre-trib view…”
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