I am still a believer in the Pretribulation Rapture, but regardless of your position, this is a fascinating story. I have also read Dave's book, "The Incredible Cover-Up," in which he began his investigation of this topic. You can order a copy of "The Incredible Cover-Up" at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.
Gary DeMar (President American Vision): "A majority of prophecy writers and speakers teach that the church will be raptured before a future tribulational period. But did you know that prior to about 1830, no such doctrine existed. No one in all of church history ever taught pretribulational rapture. Dave MacPherson does the work of a journalistic private investigator to uncover the truth....The Rapture Plot is the never-before-told true story of the plot - how plagiarism and subtle document changes created the 'mother of all revisionisms.' A fascinating piece of detective work."
Robert H. Gundry (Professor Westmont College): "As usual, MacPherson out hustles his opponents in research on primary sources. His interpretation of those sources will be disputed at points, of course. But it is very unlikely that anyone will be able to explain away the avalanche of evidence that MacPherson produces for pretribulationism, as originating in Irvingite circle,s and despite counter claims as migrating from there into Darbyite circles."
C. S. Lovett (President Personal Christianity): You don't read very much of Dave MacPherson's work before you realize he is a dedicated researcher. Because his work has been so honest and open, his latest work The Rapture Plot has produced many red faces among some of the most recognized rapture writers of our time. When their work is compared to hi,s it is embarrassing for them to see how shallow their research is."
Robert A. Morey (President California Institute of Apologetics): "Regardless of where you land on the rapture issue, Dave MacPherson's books on the historical origins of the secret rapture doctrine are a 'must read.' His documentation seems not only in contex,t but ruthlessly honest. I recommend The Rapture Plot...."
R. J. Rushdoony (President Chalcedon): "Dave MacPherson has been responsible for major change in the eschatology of evangelical churches by his devastating studies of some of the central aspects thereof. In The Rapture Plot, MacPherson tells us of the strange tale of 'rapture' writings, revisions, cover-ups, alterations, and confusions. No one has equaled MacPherson in his research on the 'pretrib rapture.' Attempts to discredit his work have failed...."
About the Author: Born 1932 of Scotch/English descent, Dave MacPherson is a natural for British historical research. His calling was journalism. Receiving a BA in English in 1955, he spent 26 years as a newsman reporting and filming many notable events, persons, presidents, and dignitaries. His wife, the former Wanda Radar of Kansas City, has for years been his "research partner." Through these many years Dave has been honing a delightful writing style, a flair for journalistic sleuthing, and a meticulous research accuracy, which for over a quarter century has been focused on the history of pretrib rapturism which now culminates in The Rapture Plot.
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