At least one New IFB Pastor believes in Pre-Trib rapture “heresy”

Pastor Robert MacGregor of Trinity Baptist Church in Toronto, Ontario, Canada does not preach a Pre-wrath rapture, though his son Bill MacGregor does. The New IFB has been very harsh in its denouncement of the pre-trib rapture and those who preach an imminent return of Christ.

In this video, Bill MacGregor says that the pastor believes in the Pre-Trib rapture:

And Robert MacGregor preaches the imminent rapture in this message clip from yesterday (June 24)

Steven Anderson has this to say about the Pre-trib rapture: “Right now, every pre-tribulation rapture preacher ought to be ashamed and shaking in his bots because the battering ram of God’s word is coming to knock down that lying heresy! And to expose it for the lie that it is and that it’s never had any truth in it.”

Here is the church’s listing on the New IFB church directory:

MacGregor is called “The Lion of the New IFB” in the title of his sermon as posted by his son.

Post Author: Joshua Lindsey

My name is Joshua Lindsey. I live in Minnesota, and with my wife and baby daughter am a faithful member of my local independent Baptist Church. I have taught Sunday School classes and children’s classes, and also had the opportunity to preach at several churches. I teach Bible college classes on the Pentateuch, Atheism and Faith, Comparative Denominations, Bible Preservation (A defense of the underlying texts of the KJV), Bible Geography and Customs, Church Graphic Design, and some others. My father is an Independent Baptist Pastor in Wisconsin, and I grew up in a home full of love for the Lord. My parents raised me in the Bible, and are faithful to this day in witnessing and discipling. Although I was constantly immersed in biblical teaching and preaching, I did not personally believe in Jesus as described in John 3:16 until my freshman year in Bible college. In the many years since then, I have grown in grace and the Lord has given me opportunity to serve him in ministry. Among other ministries, I run my church’s print shop and participate in door-to-door evangelism. In doctrine, I affirm the truth that has been passed down from church to church since the time of Christ. I affirm the deity of Christ, his death, burial, and bodily resurrection, the personhood of the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, the virgin birth, the inerrancy and infallibility of the scriptures, the inspiration and preservation of the scriptures, the imminent return of Christ and his future literal millennial reign. I accept the canonicity of the 66 books of scripture, I believe that God commands all men to repent, that Christ draws all men to himself, that any person can believe and be saved. I believe salvation cannot be forfeited or taken away. I believe Christ’s command to go to all the world and preach the Gospel is still applicable to us today. I believe in a future literal judgment seat of Christ and a Great white throne judgment. I believe that no person will enter heaven except through Jesus Christ. I reject all false religions: Islam, Judaism, new Age, etc. I reject the teaching that God elects some men to damnation, giving them no chance to be saved. I reject the idea that God did not preserve his words and that recent manuscript discoveries provide us with a more accurate Bible that was not available to past generations of Christians. I reject the concept of a universal church. I reject the idea that Baptism plays a part in salvation. I believe many things additionally not listed here. My views align with the scripture and with the beliefs that faithful churches have held since the time of Christ, and have held under the title of “Baptist” for many centuries now.

2 thoughts on “At least one New IFB Pastor believes in Pre-Trib rapture “heresy”

    Bill MacGregor

    (September 3, 2018 - 6:01 am)

    This should be a refreshing indicator that the so called, “New IFB” is not the regulated cult following of Pastor Anderson as many have suggested. Although most feel strongly about the topic, it is also clear with most that the matter is not a “deal breaker”. I assume that we are welcome by most in the NewIFB because we stand together on the main issues such as, confrontational soulwinning, hard preaching, KJV believing, reprobate decrying, Non-Zionist, clear and simple gospel without works of any sort, non-Bible college, non-moochinary evangelism.

      Joshua Lindsey

      (September 3, 2018 - 3:15 pm)

      I feel like this points out the double standards of the New IFB. On the one side, they claim to expel heretics, but they also call the Pre-trib rapture “heresy”, and allow it in. is that Biblical? Perhaps Pastor Anderson should retract his statement about it being “heresy.” Otherwise, what other heresies are A-OK in the New IFB?

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