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
Tag: WILL THE CHURCH GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION?
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
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
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
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