This book attempts to present the Lord's return in a clear, simple, impartial manner. It is my heartfelt desire to present this teaching as simply and clearly as possible. Also, I wanted to present as clearly as possible the popular opposing doctrine. I believe I have presented these teachings along with most of the New Testament proof texts, which are used for the "Pre-Tribulation Doctrine."
It was placed in my spirit to determine what the Gospels and the Epistles recorded concerning the "order of events" leading up to Christ's coming and thereafter. Parts of the book of the Revelation can be subjectively interpreted; therefore, only a few references are made from it. With this approach, I've therefore studied and have drawn certain conclusions concerning this matter. Be reminded that I am presenting only the "order of events" and that I am not interpreting events relative to where we are in God's Plan.
During childhood, some good things were instilled in me by my grandmother that yet remain fresh in my mind: Always respect my elders; never talk back to my parents or to any grownups; don't drag my feet when I walk; don't walk off into a corner by myself and pout when I'm angry; and many other things that dealt with attitude and behavior. I can say that I have never talked back to my parents, nor have I ever raised my voice to them.
In 1976 I repented and experienced the life-changing touch of Jesus, and a week or so later I was baptized in the Holy Ghost. In 1979 I began preaching and was ordained in 1980. By doctrine, I would be classified as a "Full Gospel, Pentecostal Charismatic" preacher.