Category: THE RAPTURE

RAPTURE 28: NOAH and the FLOOD

The experiences of several Old Testament characters are frequently used and confused as evidence for an early rapture of the Church, as they once were by me. Today I will consider Noah, and next time Lot, Enoch and Daniel.. NOAH AND THE FLOOD In his "Olivet Discourse" Jesus, after describing the destruction of the temple … Continue reading RAPTURE 28: NOAH and the FLOOD

RAPTURE 27: MORE CLUES FROM THE PARABLES

Among the parables of Jesus are some which relate to his future return from heaven. Though they aren't detailed prophesies of end times events by any means, they do contain some important principles and interesting relevance which we may be able to use as guidance on the timing of the rapture, particularly when we compare … Continue reading RAPTURE 27: MORE CLUES FROM THE PARABLES

DOES JESUS’ “GATES OF HELL” QUOTE PROVE A PRE-TRIB. RAPTURE? (RAPTURE 26)

Hi everyone. And when I say "everyone" I'm well aware that only a very small number of people are the tiniest bit interested in the rapture of the Church. And only a tiny fraction of that tiny fraction is the slightest bit interested in asking whether their dearly-held pre-tribulation rapture  is a valid view. However, … Continue reading DOES JESUS’ “GATES OF HELL” QUOTE PROVE A PRE-TRIB. RAPTURE? (RAPTURE 26)

RAPTURE 25: FALL AWAY FROM WHAT?

Welcome readers. Here's another installment of my book* on the timing of the rapture. I was a pre-tribulation believer for twenty-eight years: I now know how wrong I was to unquestioningly accept everything the "experts" taught. The good news is that this post is considerably shorter than most... Paul wrote that a preliminary and unmistakable … Continue reading RAPTURE 25: FALL AWAY FROM WHAT?

RAPTURE 24: WHICH LAST TRUMPET IS THE LAST LAST TRUMPET?

Not only do teachers of the pre-tribulation rapture theory insist, without scriptural statements, that the first of two resurrections is in stages, but they also have to resort to claiming that there is more than one "last trumpet". This is the subject of excerpt twenty-four of my book* Paul, when telling the Corinthians that “we … Continue reading RAPTURE 24: WHICH LAST TRUMPET IS THE LAST LAST TRUMPET?