Testimonies of Rev David Silver (Jew), Elder Pankyes Michael Hirse (Nigerian), Canon Dr Teoh Soong Kee, Benjamin Yeo & Johnny Chow (Dated 6 Apr 2021)
Rev George Ong’s Comments:
Please read the 5 testimonies of those who attended the Great Tribulation & Rapture seminar: Rev David Silver (Jew), Elder Pankyes Michael Hirse (Nigerian), Canon Dr Teoh Soong Kee, Benjamin Yeo & Johnny Chow who have affirmed the truth of Post-tribulation Rapture and confirmed the falsity of Pre-tribulation Rapture.
Please bear in mind that these testimonies were written several years ago and so their appointments, titles and church attending and pastoring are correct only at the point of writing.
Testimony of Rev David Silver
Many leaders totally avoid the topic of the Rapture.
They don’t believe it is an important enough issue to risk the division that discussion tends to create.
However, I beg to differ.
If the Pre and Mid-tribulation doctrines prove to be wrong, then many Christians who are expecting to be raptured may find themselves totally unprepared to survive the tribulation.
Matthew 24:29-31 should put any debate over the timing of the Rapture to rest:
“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven… and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven… and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”
According to Jesus, the Rapture is immediately after the time He called ‘the Great Tribulation’.
I used to prefer the Mid-tribulation position, but on Jesus’ words alone, I was forced to reconsider and I arrived at the only possible Biblically correct position – Post-tribulation.
Does your theology agree with Jesus, or do you choose to disagree with Jesus?
If you are still not convinced that the Pre-tribulation doctrine is unscriptural, we shall let the Apostle Paul have the very last word.
You may disagree with me, but I don’t suggest that we disagree with the writer of most of the New Testament.
Here is Paul’s rapture timing in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:
“Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.”
Paul was clearly teaching the Church that the Lord will not come for His bride at least until after the Antichrist is sitting in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem.
When you see that happen, you may begin to pack your bags – not before.
Ultimately, the whole world will come against Jerusalem and Israel in the final days.
Only the true Church of Jesus will stand with Israel in the dark days ahead as both Jews and Christians pass through the days of Jacob’s Trouble standing united against the wrath of a Satanically inspired one-world government.
On the other hand, as what Rev George Ong has said in the seminar at Trinity Community Centre, Petaling Jaya, that Pre-tribbers teach that the Church will all disappear, leaving Israel to fend for herself and suffer alone during the tribulation.
Rev George Ong further added that this simply means that all that the Pre-tribulation theologians and teachers say that they will pray for Israel and that they love and will stand with Israel is just empty talk – that when Israel needs the Church to stand with her at her greatest hour of suffering in the great tribulation, the Pre-tribulation Church is nowhere to be found on earth but they will all be raptured to complete safety in heaven.
International Speaker Based in Israel
Testimony of Elder Pankyes Michael Hirse
Rev George’s teaching on Rapture and the Great Tribulation is detailed, explicit and fully Bible-based.
I listened attentively during the seminar because I did not have the chance to read his entire book before the Seminar.
With my knowledge and understanding of the Bible, particularly in the books of Matthew, Luke, 1 and 2 Thessalonians and Revelation, I came to the conviction that Post-tribulation rapture is the TRUTH.
I also came to the conclusion that Pre-tribulation rapture is false and it is a wrong interpretation of the clear and explicit words of God in the Bible.
This is not at all strange because in Matthew 4, we read the story of the temptation of Jesus Christ where the Devil took the word of God and interpreted them out of context to tempt Jesus.
But Jesus resisted the Devil by standing by the true Holy Spirit-inspired interpretation of the Bible.
I am a Nigerian and have been in Malaysia for the last six years.
Since 2010, the key message God has given me to the Church in Miri, Sarawak which is emphasised in my sermons has been that of ‘Being Alert and be ready for the End Time’.
But I have never looked deeply at the basis of the Pre-tribulation rapture despite watching the film ‘Left Behind’ by Tim Lahaye as well as reading several books by mostly American Pastors on the Pre-tribulation rapture.
So I sincerely thank God for using the ministry of Rev George Ong to completely open my eyes and given me a new understanding of the falsehood of the doctrine of Pre-tribulation rapture.
Rev George also reminded me to remain ‘watchful’ by adopting the Berean’s character of ‘checking everything’ that is taught no matter who the teacher is (Acts 17:11).
Jesus had also said in Matthew 24:4 – Watch that you are not deceived.
In Nigeria where I come from, the Rapture and Great Tribulation is hardly preached or taught.
While the Pre-tribulation view is held by the majority of the pastors and churches in Nigeria and this is largely influenced by American pastors and teachers, the Post-tribulation view is the minority’s view.
Hence, it is urgent that the message of Rev George Ong on the truth of Post-tribulation and the false and deceptive teachings of Pre-tribulation must be shared with the whole world, so that every believer will come to know this TRUTH.
After having learnt from Rev George Ong, I feel it is my duty to inform and teach others so that the veil of deception in the false Pre-tribulation doctrine that has seeped into God’s Church will be exposed and be permanently removed.
I pray that the LORD Almighty will continue to strengthen Rev George in this difficult ministry of confronting Pastors and believers with the tough truth.
Though the tough truth hurts, it is that which will liberate and set the people free.
BEM (SIB) Pelita Church, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Testimony of Canon Dr Teoh Soong Kee
Dear George, thanks for your seminar on ‘Rapture and Great Tribulation’ which I attended at St Peter’s (Anglican) Church, Ipoh on 10-11 Mar, 2017.
Your teaching is clear, pertinent and convincing and I did not have any hesitation in giving you a perfect score for the seminar.
I have always believed in Post-tribulation but your seminar has convinced me to take a stronger stand against the misleading Pre-tribulation teachings which can give Christians false hopes, and hence, would be unprepared for the tribulation to come.
With your thorough and comprehensive teachings, I have also learnt how to concretely confront the false teachings of Pre-tribulation.
While many Christians, especially in the West and in Malaysia and Singapore seem complacent about the end-times, many Christians over the centuries and in many other countries have and are still facing extreme persecution and even death.
This goes to show that Christians going through tribulation is the norm for Christianity in many parts of the world.
Your detailed seminar with clear and numerous Bible-based arguments would convince many Christians on the truth of Post-tribulation and the falsity of Pre-tribulation doctrines.
The testimonies you shared towards the end of the seminar about Christians who were willing to die for their faith were very moving.
Lastly, I admire your courage and conviction in writing and speaking on several important doctrines which may be ‘controversial’ at the expense of being opposed and rejected – yet these tough truths which are crucial to our Faith must be preached.
May God bless and keep you in good health and good cheer (with your humour).
St Peter’s (Anglican) Church, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia
Testimony of Benjamin Yeo
There is no random in God’s economy. Let me explain.
I was introduced to your seminar by a church brother who had attended one previously and I signed up immediately.
Prior to your seminar, I have read books on Pre, Post and even Mid-tribulation.
I was comfortable with Pre-tribulation rapture until recently.
Somehow, through sermon podcasts I have heard, I have begun to realise it’s going to be Post-tribulation.
Your seminar on 11 July confirmed it.
I used to think and see the Pre-tribulation and the Post-tribulation as alternative positions to the rapture issue.
But after your seminar, I have a complete change of mind.
I have learnt that while the Post-tribulation is true, Pre-tribulation is false.
How could we ever miss the truth of the Post-tribulation?
After all, the many passages supporting Post-tribulation are so clear-cut and explicit.
More so, you have pointed out the horrendous scenario that can happen to those who hold on to the Pre-tribulation position.
When believers find themselves in the great tribulation and because they have been living on the false hope of the Pre-tribulation view, they will be caught off guard and will be spiritually unprepared to handle the persecution.
In their spiritual unpreparedness they may deny Christ and lose their soul.
When the whole grain of scriptures points to the Post-tribulation view, the continued teaching of the Pre-tribulation view is indeed inexcusable.
I totally agree with you that Pre-tribulation is a FALSE DOCTRINE like the prosperity gospel and the ‘once saved always saved’ (no matter how you live) grace gospel.
Your presentation is systematic, well-researched, clear, sharp, logical, passionate and easy to understand.
I will recommend your seminar to all churches of all denominations.
I honour you George, for your obedience to the Lord.
It’s not an easy journey to stand up for the truth.
Indeed, standing up for the truth can be a lonely position.
Often, there is a price to be paid.
I honour you for your steadfastness.
May the Lord bless and keep you and your family.
Attending Faith Methodist Church, Singapore
Testimony of Johnny Chow
Over the years, Pastor George has ministered many times in our church’s Sunday services.
His messages have always been solid and Bible-based; they are true to the Assembly of God style, full of the Holy Spirit and also at the same time full of humour.
His personal life testimony exemplified a life of faith.
I am aware that God has called him to be an itinerant preacher by faith.
I am also aware that God has led him to publish humour books to self-support himself in the ministry.
There was once I met Pastor George and his wife, Kwee Siew at a school where I worked.
He was invited to give a humour talk to the students and the kids loved it.
The next two days, he and his wife had to lug two big luggage bags and also a trolley full of big packets of his humour books to sell in the school.
As he doesn’t own a car, I can imagine how tough it is for them to lug these heavy and bulky bags of books everywhere. And they are not that young anymore.
I can see he is doing it because of his love for Jesus.
His life testimony gives glory to Jesus!
Press on, Pastor George.
In August, I attended his seminar on ‘Rapture and Great Tribulation’ and saw another chapter of his calling.
I can fully empathise with him when he shared that the teaching of Rapture and Great Tribulation is the most difficult calling of his life.
Only a man driven by a God-given and unshaken conviction will be able to weather the storms of his difficult call.
Pastor George, I want you to know that I am standing with you regarding your awesome calling.
Your passionate and fiery delivery in your teaching is not based on mere emotion but it is strongly anchored on the truth of God’s word.
Through the seminar, I am convinced that Post-trib is true and that the Pre-trib theology is baseless.
Not only does the Pre-trib theology clearly contradict many passages of scriptures but what is more indicting is that it also suffers from internal contradictions in its doctrine.
I used to find it hard to explain Matthew 24 using the Pre-trib point of view.
But when one uses the Post-trib framework, everything in Matthew 24 flows and ties in beautifully.
I strongly recommend that every believer attends the seminar.
If you come with a humble and hungry attitude to the seminar, your worldview about the Rapture issue will be changed forever.
Attending Hinghwa Methodist Church, Singapore