Category: THE RAPTURE

RAPTURE BOOK INTRODUCTION PT. 2

As a believer do you look around at our current political and cultural climate and wonder when the rapture will occur? If so, do you want facts, or the cosy, politically-correct answer? I was once a ferocious defender and proponent of the latter, until I decided I wanted to be sure of the facts for … Continue reading RAPTURE BOOK INTRODUCTION PT. 2

TWO VIEWS OF A RAPTURE

Will the rapture really happen before any tribulation events? Will some people be "left behind" when the prophesied rapture occurs? Will all true believers be watching tribulation events from heaven? Many evangelicals are convinced that these things are so, as I was, for twenty-eight years. I say "was" intentionally... These questions and their answers provided … Continue reading TWO VIEWS OF A RAPTURE

RAPTURE 31: PREPARING TO STICK AROUND

I've been publishing excerpts from my book on the rapture* I've covered such subjects as the wrath of God, the testimony of John in Revelation, and what Paul did and didn't say about the subject. Here is the final out-take... PREPARING TO STICK AROUND The obvious consequence of the thesis of my book, if it's … Continue reading RAPTURE 31: PREPARING TO STICK AROUND

RAPTURE 30: ONE TAKEN, THE OTHER LEFT

It’s a common view, as it once was mine, that when Jesus said, speaking of the future time of distress that, “one will be taken, the other will be left” (Matthew 24:40-41) he was speaking of a surprise rapture at some time before the tribulation. The one taken would be the raptured believer: the one … Continue reading RAPTURE 30: ONE TAKEN, THE OTHER LEFT

RAPTURE 29: LOT, ENOCH AND DANIEL

Is Lot's escape from Sodom really evidence for a pre-tribulation rapture? Was Enoch taken to heaven so that he could escape the Flood? Does Daniel's absence from the furnace scene support the same idea? Subjects covered lately in this series have been a little on the fringe of the whole matter of the timing of … Continue reading RAPTURE 29: LOT, ENOCH AND DANIEL