Always Victorious! The Earliest Church Not Pre- but Postmillenial

(5) There is no trace at all of Dispensationalistic Pretribulationism in the Early Church Fathers. Neither is there any trace of it in later Church History, prior to the sudden occurrence of the 'tongues-speaking' Irvingites around A.D. 1830. See the Premillennialist Dave MacPherson's books: The Unbelievable Pre-Trib Origin (1973); The Late Great Pre-Trib Rapture (1974); and The Incredible Cover-Up: The True Story of the Pre-Trib Rapture (1975).

                                                 1 J. Walvoord's The Millennial Kingdom, Zondervan, Grand Rapids, 1959, pp. 120ff; per contra G.E. Ladd's The Blessed Hope, Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, 1956, p. 31. D. MacPherson's cited books were all published by Heart of America Bible Society, Kansas City, Mo.