Charles Cooper: Incontrovertible Evidence of God’s Faithfulness


“The men and women of [Hebrews 11] saw future events as incontrovertible evidence of God’s faithfulness sufficient for them to act in obedience to God’s will during their day. The greatest motivation for the present is the knowledge of God’s promises for the future. In this, we must follow in the footsteps of the Old Testament saints. We, too, must learn to see God’s faithfulness in the events that will comprise biblical fulfillment long before those events literally come to pass–just as they did.

What does [that] really mean? Once these prophetic events begin, instead of experiencing fear and deep foreboding, we must see their beginnings as confirmation of the faithfulness of God. God told us what would happen, and as each event begins to unfold, we have confirmation that He is faithful to His Word–all of it, whether good or bad from a human perspective.

“These promised events should inspire faithfulness on our part, both now and when the the events ultimately occur. This is the kind of faith the writer of Hebrews presents. It is faith that acts upon the communication of God in the present in light of the outcome of all future events.”

-Dr. Charles Cooper
“Fight, Flight, or Faith”


Charles Cooper is an author, lecturer, and Church consultant. He is also founder and director of the Prewrath Resource Institute in Orlando, Florida. Born in Wilmar, Arkansas, Charles graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in 1982 with a BA in Pastoral Ministries and a minor in Greek. He received a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary where he was honored with the Harry A. Ironside Expository Preaching award. Since becoming a communicator of God’s truth at age 15, Coop has been a pastor for 23 years in addition to his other vocational responsibilities. He taught homiletics and hermeneutics at the Moody Bible Institute for six years. He was for eight years an instructor, biblical research, and education consultant for Sola Scriptura – an organization dedicated to affirming the authenticity, accuracy, and authority of the Bible-the standard for truth. For the past thirteen years, Coop has researched, written, and taught conferences pertaining to the Prewrath rapture position. Coop abandoned a growing career among conservative evangelicalism because of his refusal to continue support for pretribulational rapturism. Since 1996, Coop has devoted his life to preaching and teaching congregations around the world the prewrath rapture position.


References:
Quote: “Fight, Flight, or Faith: How to Survive the Great Tribulation”, pp 188-189
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8 thoughts on “Charles Cooper: Incontrovertible Evidence of God’s Faithfulness

  1. Thanks Dee for this reprint of Dr. Charles Cooper’s book. This guy could play Moses in a movie. He has penetrating eyes. I attempted to watch the film attached, but it was too long and too confusing. And I thought the bible says that no man knows the day or time/hour of Jesus’ return. So why all the fuss?

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    • Hi Sister Fowler! You’re so right about his eyes, he could play Moses! The movie wasn’t actually attached in the post, it was just on the sidelines of the site. I’ll have to rectify that so it won’t be confusing to others as well.

      As for the Bible’s statement that we can’t know the day or hour of Jesus’ return, that’s exactly what it means – the ‘day or hour’. In other places we’re commanded to know the signs of the times and the general time of His coming so that we will get, and always be, prepared to face the events that must take place before He comes.

      Blessings to you and yours!

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  2. Dee, the sad part is that the non-believers will be found ‘wanting’. They will have no idea what is taking place anyway because they are non-believers in the events of God. Only Christians and those papal members will continually be arguing over the biblical prophesies in the Bible. And as you can imagine, it is causing confusion, distrust, mistruths, ill-feelings, discord, etc., etc., etc. I believe preachers, teachers, missionaries and bible luminaries should concentrate on converting the masses NOW in stead of arguing over end time prophesies. Because during that time it will be too late to convert anybody. Heaven’s doors will be CLOSED!!!

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    • You bring up valid points, Sister Fowler.

      As Jesus once said: “You should have practiced the latter, without neglecting the former.” To that point, I do agree that we should be ministering to non-believers during this time – and God is sending workers into the fields in droves! However, there are many other commandments in the Bible as to our responsibility as Christians, and it would not be right to focus entirely on one and neglect the others.

      What causes the effects of “confusion, distrust, mistruths, ill-feelings, discord, etc.” that you mention, is not that people debate and teach about the end times, but that many don’t teach rightly. Vast amounts of Christians today are confused about what’s going on in the world and what the Bible has to say about it, but God is not the author of confusion. Rather, God’s Truth in the hands of those who misrepresent it is what brings confusion.

      I don’t believe we should stop studying end time events, merely because people argue over it. It’s the arguing that’s the issue. I find that Christians will argue about any and everything. But the fact is, we have been commanded and exhorted many times in the scriptures to study these things and be prepared – even by the Lord Himself. As for what will happen in the end times, the Bible is clear: God’s children will not experience His wrath, either on this earth or in eternity. On most of the other details, the Bible isn’t as clear as we would like it to be.

      Blessings to you, dear friend ❤

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      • Hello Dee. I would like to respond to just one of your sentences in the private email you sent to me: “Apparently, God wants us to be well informed and to act on that information. And if He thought it important enough to give us so much information throughout the Bible, as to what will take place in the end times, why should we not study and teach others?”

        It’s not that others should not teach ‘end time’ prophecies, but there is a time and place for everything according to the wisest man who every lived, Solomon son of David. The teaching of prophecies ‘choke’ people. Let’s use the majority of our teaching/witnessing time to introduce others to the sayings and examples of Jesus. I like to start with Matthew 5…the Beatitudes and the Lord’s Prayer. Thanks for filling me in. Talk with you soon, my sister.

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        • Sister Fowler, I’m surprised to hear you say that the teaching of prophecies chokes people – or that you would refer to any part of the Bible as something that chokes people. I agree with you that there is a time and place for everything; but God is the one who makes that determination. We have all been given different gifts and we are all called to be His witnesses, however we are not all called to minister in the same way.

          Ephesians 4:11-13 says, “And he himself gave some as apostles, some as prophets, some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, that is, to build up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God—a mature person, attaining to the measure of Christ’s full stature.”

          I can see that you have a beautiful heart for the lost and you have shared many times that God has used you in an evangelistic way throughout your life. In the same way, God called me many years ago to teach, disciple, and minister within the Body of Christ. I don’t always teach about the end times. But in whatever subject I do teach, I’m very careful to seek God’s direction first then follow His leading. At times I do minister to unbelievers, but this has not been the main way God has used me in His service.

          I hope this helps in understanding why I teach as I do. Blessings to you, Sister Fowler. ❤

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