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
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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?
Last time I discussed what Paul didn't say about the rapture, which omission is a strong indicator of its timing. Here, in a mercifully shorter post, I'll briefly include what Jesus didn't say. Then I will point out one of the clear statements which Paul did make concerning the rapture's timing. I once ignored such … Continue reading RAPTURE 17: WHEN? PAUL’S CLEAR STATEMENT!
Pre-tribulation teachers say that the Church's purpose will be finished on the earth before Daniel's "seventieth week", also known as the Tribulation, begins, and that the focus of God's plan will then once again be the remnant of Israel. Is this teaching clearly supported in the Bible? Hortus Deliciarum, Das Gebäude der Kirche mit den Gläubigen, … Continue reading RAPTURE 13: THE REAL END OF THE CHURCH AGE
Greetings fellow truth-seekers! Today's post is a continuation of my series on the rapture of the Church, and more specifically, a brief look at two more of the heavenly multitudes found in Revelation. Those new to my blog should be aware that I was a zealous defender of the pre-tribulation rapture for twenty-eight years, until … Continue reading RAPTURE 12: TWO MORE MULTITUDES