By Gary Stearman and Thomas Ice
Dr. Thomas Ice is widely known for books, articles and presentations on the pretribulation rapture of the Church. Since 1993, he has been Executive Director of the Pre-Trib Research Center. It is dedicated to “research, teaching, propagation and defense of the pretribulational rapture and related Bible prophecy doctrines.”
But when he joined me in the Prophecy Watchers studio, he said, “You can call me Tommy.” Our conversations revealed a man with a heart for the Gospel and a deep desire to properly represent the founding and prophetic outcome of the Church Age. His knowledge ranges across eschatology and Church History, as well as the original languages of the Bible. But in our discussions, you quickly discover that you aren’t listening to intellectual banter. Instead, you’ll find yourself drawn into a heartfelt exchange of ideas and the quiet but powerful defense of the greatest prophetic promise imaginable, when Jesus said, “I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.”
As our dialogue unfolds, you’ll quickly see that His promise is presented as a series of mysteries; truths unknown before the Church Age, but now understandable to those with minds and hearts primed to trace out their complex interactions. Understanding the rapture of the Church requires a step-by-step, logical development of ideas. Once connected, a beautiful and heartwarming truth emerges. What follows is the ultimate comfort for those safe in Christ and looking for His imminent return.