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
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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
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
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?
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?