Not Afraid of the Antichrist

Why We Don't Believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture

by MICHAEL BROWN (Author)Craig S. Keener (Author)Michael L. Brown (Author)Craig Blomberg (Foreword by)
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What if everybody was left behind?

Despite the popular belief that Christians will be raptured before the start of the Tribulation, Scripture paints a very different picture. Nowhere does the Bible promise that believers will escape the revelation of the Antichrist and his war on the saints. In fact, God tells His people to expect tribulation--and to persevere through it.

In this eye-opening text, acclaimed scholars and authors Michael Brown and Craig Keener offer encouragement and hope for the approaching dark times. Together they walk you through an intensive study of Bible passages, helping you gain a better understanding of what the future holds. Through it all, there is no need to fear; God has a plan. He will not abandon His people in the terrible days ahead.

Take comfort in the words of Jesus: He has overcome the world. Even in the midst of great sorrows on the earth, we live in Jesus' victory until He returns at the end of the age.

"Filled with hard-hitting, thought-provoking information on what the Bible says about the end times, this book will challenge and encourage you to understand what the future holds for believers."--MIKE BICKLE, founder, International House of Prayer

Michael L. Brown (Ph.D., New York University) is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at seven seminaries. He is host of the nationally syndicated daily talk radio and TV show The Line of Fire and has written more than 30 books. Learn more at

Craig S. Keener
(Ph.D., Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is the bestselling author of 24 books. Craig and his wife, Médine, live near Wilmore, Kentucky. Learn more at



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Craig S. Keener, Author

Craig S. Keener (Ph.D., Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of 25 books, 5 of which have won awards in Christianity Today. More than a million copies of his books are in circulation; the most popular is The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament, which provides cultural background on each passage of the New Testament. Craig is also the New Testament editor for the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible, which won the International Book Award for Christianity and Bible of the year in the Christian Book Awards. Craig is editor of the Bulletin for Biblical Research and in 2018 is vice-president of the Evangelical Theological Society. Craig's wife, Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, was a refugee in her home country of Congo; their story appears in Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles, and Hope against All Odds (Chosen, 2016). His blog site is

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Michael L. Brown, Author

Michael L. Brown, Ph.D., is founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at seven leading seminaries. He holds a Ph.D. from New York University and is the bestselling author of more than thirty books, including commentaries on Jeremiah and Job and the five-volume series, Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus. He has contributed to major scholarly reference works, including The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. He hosts the live daily radio and TV program, The Line of Fire, and has debated Jewish rabbis, gay activists and agnostic scholars on major university campuses. His website ( has more than 650,000 online followers.

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