Doug Stauffer ~ Interview With Hagmann & Hagmann
Doug Hagmann and his son Joe Hagmann interviewed Doug Stauffer. Doug Stauffer is a Bible student and Bible prophecy expert and has a website Bibledoug.com He has written over ten books. His latest DVD is God’s wrath verses the pre-tribulation rapture. The Hagmann’s set up the interview to question Doug Stauffer about a pre-tribulation rapture.
Why is the timing of the rapture (pre, mid, post) so divisive? If you go to the Bible with a private interpretation, you can make it say whatever you want it to say. The point is, there is no private interpretation, there is only one truth, and it is our job to find that. We must work and keep studying to find truth and answers.
What is God’s wrath verses Satan’s wrath? God’s wrath is the Day of the Lord in Revelation 6, the great day of His wrath. The trumpet and vial judgments in Revelation are God’s wrath. God takes the church home prior to the Great Tribulation, and Satan intervenes directly with Israel (the abomination of desolation) through the Antichrist, the Beast and the False Prophet.
What is the Tribulation Period? Deuteronomy 4:29 expounds on the Tribulation Period as does Daniel 9:24-27 which is called the 70 weeks of Daniel. The Tribulation Period is the time of Jacob’s Trouble. God will take away Israel’s sins one day. God will also take away their blindness at the end of the church age (Romans 11:25). In the church age, we are to provoke Israel to jealousy. When Satan desecrates the temple (abomination of desolation), the Israelites will turn to God as a nation. (The Jews worship the temple, they do not worship the true God of the temple). They will flee into the mountains for the last three and one half years for protection. Israel will realize that Jesus is the Messiah after the church is taken out of the way.
God’s wrath verses the pre-tribulation rapture. What is God’s wrath verses the pre-tribulation rapture? Are we going to escape God’s wrath only, or will we be taken prior to the Tribulation Period? The church will be raptured PRIOR to the Tribulation Period because all of God’s focus will return to Jacob. It is the time of Jacob’s Trouble, it is Daniel’s 70th week, it is the time of His chosen people, His city is Jerusalem, it is the Jews, and it has nothing to do with the church.
At the rapture, God will resurrect all the bodies of the believers who died, and then they will meet their souls. We who are alive will be raised in the twinkling of an eye. The Bible says very clearly that all Christians who live faithfully will suffer tribulation before the Great Tribulation. “All who live Godly in Christ will suffer persecution.” (II Timothy 3:12) The church will focus on Christ even more so as the Tribulation gets closer.
How will the media explain the rapture? Rejecters of Christ will be sent strong delusion that they shall believe a lie that they may all be damned who have pleasure in unrighteousness. They will believe the lie. The media will spin the story and dupe people because they want to be duped. ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, CNN will fool everyone with a lie. If one rejects Jesus Christ and the Gospel, they will not fall on their face before God. People will believe the strong delusion and the lie. God will provide them with a lie because ONCE THE CHURCH AGE IS PAST, GOD’S LONGSUFFERING IS FINISHED. Matthew 24:4 tells us that people will believe in false Christs. There will be great deception.