Q. Just when I think I have the basics of the End Times sorted out, thanks much to your teaching, I find another question. Pre-trib. opponents are trying to justify their stand against Rev. 3:10 , by saying the Wrath of God does not start until after the Abomination of Desolation. The book I am reading attributes all the deaths to the Wrath of Man in the first 3.5 years, not to God. Thus allowing their Mid-Trib. position and still not violating Rev. 3:10. Is this a reasonable interpretation?
A. In our lifetime, several new terms have popped up in relation to the end times. They were mainly developed to accommodate rapture positions other than pre-trib. One of these is “the wrath of man”, a term meant to differentiate the first half of Daniel’s 70th Week from the 2nd half. The phrase may have come from James 1:20 which says, “The wrath of man does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” James used it to admonish us to be quick to listen and slow to anger. The Bible never uses this phrase in relation to the first half of Daniel’s 70th Week. In fact Rev. 6:16-17 tells us that God’s wrath begins with the Seal judgments at the beginning of the 70th Week.