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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

THE INTRA-SEAL RAPTURE DECEPTION EXPOSED: FINAL TRANSCRIPT PUBLISHED

I have been working on this project for some months in an attempt to present all the arguments against Intra-Seal together in one place. The final transcript has been uploaded onto Amazon as it is too long for a blog post. My existing Intra-Seal posts are virtual excerpts from the publication and they will remain on the blog. At this point in time, my arguments are as exhaustive as I can manage, though perhaps there will be more to say on this subject in the future. I have priced the publication at the minimal cost available on Amazon: $0.99.

Some new insights into Intra-Seal are included which bring further clarity to the inherent problems associated with this deceptive teaching. Those of Prasch’s supporters who say that this question is not important need to think again. Prasch would preclude the Gentiles from hearing the everlasting gospel (Revelation 14:6) during the 70th week of Daniel, and he would abandon them to a lost eternity! In a different sense to pretribulationism, the lethal outcome of Intra-Seal is that souls may be lost due to another faulty eschatological teaching that has its roots in Darbyism.


The Intra-Seal Rapture Deception Exposed   
As devised and taught by Jacob Prasch
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06X6N2JJT

Below is the description I have uploaded to Amazon:

The purpose of the publication is to expose Jacob Prasch’s systematic denial of the gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit during the 70th week of Daniel. 

The Intra-Seal theory is relatively new in the world of rapture theories. Jacob Prasch seems to have brought it into the public domain at around the time he wrote his book “Shadows of the Beast” in 2011.

The timing of the rapture is a highly contentious subject amongst premillennialists, some even go so far as to suggest that if you do not believe their particular view, then you are not a genuine Christian. My aim is not to alienate those who believe a different view to myself, though no doubt this publication will offend some people. The truth is often offensive when it conflicts with our presuppositions. The Apostle Paul asked the Galatian Church: “Have I then become your enemy by telling you the truth?” (Galatians 4:16).

The main flaw of pretribulationism is the timing of the rapture. All other pre-trib scriptural errors flow from this basic misconception. In contrast to pretribulationism, the problems surrounding Intra-Seal are not associated with the timing of the rapture at all, rather Intra-Seal is an attack upon the gospel itself, and as such I view it is a highly dangerous deception.

I have attempted to unravel the various false assertions of the Intra-Seal theory and compare them with the scriptures as follows: 

  • Eschatology: The apostasy and the Man of Lawlessness in Bible prophecy.
  • The identity of the restrainer of 2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 defies an unequivocal position.
  • Evidence that the restrainer is the Archangel Michael.
  • When precisely is the restrainer taken out of the way?
  • The murky history of the pre-tribulation rapture theory.
  • A summary of the Intra-Seal deception.
  • Two interim periods… The invalid parallel between the 70th week of Daniel and the period between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and Pentecost.
  • The reversal of Pentecost as Prasch relates it to the 70th week of Daniel.
  • Is the metaphor of “the night” relevant to the period between the resurrection of Jesus Christ and Pentecost?
  • The invalid comparison between the tribulation saints and the church in Smyrna.
  • The seven spirits of God - the omnipresence of the Holy Spirit.
  • Birth Pains as defined in the gospel of John are a defective eschatological motif. (John 16:16-24).
  • Does “The Shattering Of The Power Of The Holy People” refer to Israel or the church?
  • Does the Age of Grace come to an end during the 70th week of Daniel?
  • The recapitulation of the seven plagues and their timing.
  • The timing of the Two Witnesses of Revelation 11:1-14.
  • More Intra-Seal errors: Michael and the term katechó (restrainer).
  • Further issues: Prasch’s maniacal handling of the 70th week of Daniel.
  • Why does it matter? Intra-Seal is much more than a timing issue.
  • God is not the author of confusion. (1 Corinthians 14:33).
  • Conclusion: Can we reasonably write off the gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit during the 70th week of Daniel?                       


6 comments:

colin said...

We can certainly commend Jacob Prasch for his stand against the unbiblical pre-trib rapture, a false teaching that we believe will prove to be a means of great deception as the present age draws to a close. But, his offering, though not quite as bad; you have nonetheless clearly shown that it is also without any Scriptural support whatsoever.

It is very sad that Jacob has become so dogmatic about his new theory, for he certainly has the biblical knowledge to know that his doctrine doesn't hold water. It is as you say a VERY convoluted teaching, which no doubt no one will understand, including Prasch himself! I think because he is such a big fish in a small pond he feels that he has to be original and come up with something to dazzle the 'itching ears' of his followers!

As for me, I remain a historic pre-millenial, post-trib believer.

Good work, and a thorough debunking of an eschatological theory that should never have seen the light of day!

God bless.

Treena Gisborn said...

Thank you Colin. God bless.

Monopode said...

I'll look forward to reading it. Prasch is as stubborn as a mule. I'm done with him to be honest. Unless he recents it all and puts it right anyway.

Treena Gisborn said...

I do not think a man such as Prasch would accidentally make such foolish mistakes as he has with Intra-Seal. This leaves me with what I can only describe as some very serious concerns. I really do not know what to think, but I hope and pray that he will put it right quickly. He is a big fish in a small pond, but that pond contains many genuine believers, some of whom I know personally. I would hate to see any of my friends deceived. God bless you Monopode.

Monopode said...

I fear you may be right, Treena. It's very unpleasant to think of it but has Prasch been an extremely well camouflaged wolf all along? I may be wrong but I cannot think of anywhere in the New Testament where there is any category between teacher and false teacher.

When tempting our saviour Satan used scripture (the actual words) and Jesus countered him with scripture quoted in its proper context. So Knowing what scripture says but twisting it seems to be a good indicator of what is in a person's heart. I know I get things wrong but when the truth is shown to me I stay a million miles from the error and seek forgiveness. I've been thinking about this a lot lately.

Treena Gisborn said...

Prasch has a loyal following, which makes them a difficult group to reach. I have lost some very dear friends because I have questioned Intra-Seal. My prayer is that those who support Prasch will look beyond the man and take the time to study the scriptures for themselves. It is no small matter that he systematically denies the gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit during the 70th week of Daniel! God bless.