The Rapture

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.

(2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) NKJV

The pre-tribulation rapture is a load of dingo’s kidneys. Christians and the Church will be on the Earth during six of the seven plagues that are part of the tribulation.

For generations Christians have been taught that, despite the horrifying description of the plagues of the tribulation, we have nothing to worry about because we’re going to be raptured before the tribulation takes place. It’s taken from a passage that describes us being caught up into the clouds to meet with the Lord at his triumphant return.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

(1 Corinthians 15:52) KJV

This appears to demonstrate some bad mis-handling of the Greek. The Greek word used as the basis for rapture means twinkling, like an blinking eye, it doesn’t mean caught up.

Not only that, but we’re going to be changed in the twinkling of an eye at the FINAL trumpet. That’s the 7th trumpet. The Last Trump is AFTER the First Six. This means that six trumpets have already blown, and six plagues have already ravaged the Earth.

Sadly, Christians who mistakenly believe in a pre-tribulation rapture, and who find themselves experiencing the plagues of the tribulation, are going to suffer through agonizing doubt. This may be the great falling away which is spoken of in scripture, which means that the falling away isn’t, as many people suppose, happening now.

Christians need to re-evaluate. We need to live with the expectation that we’re not going to be raptured out of the world until we have seen 6/7 of the tribulation play out.

November 27th – Wines on the Lees

Anyone who survives the tribulation will live in peace on the Lord’s holy mountain and enjoy the good things of life.

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