Category Archives: The Rapture

Who are the Elect of Matt. 24?

Pre-Trib. Rapture theorists believe the Elect of Matt. 24 are the Jewish remnant. Pre-Wrath Rapture theorists believe they are Christians. This is not a trivial question. If they are the Jewish remnant, the Pre-Wrath Rapture theory is incorrect. If they are the Church, the Pre-Trib. Rapture theory is incorrect. So who are the elect of Matt. 24?

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Was Jesus’s Walking on Water a Picture of the Rapture?

Jesus’s walking on the water was a most unusual miracle; probably his most unusual miracle. Why did he walk on water; what was his purpose? Jesus was tempted by Satan to jump from the pinnacle of the Temple. Jesus considered this similar miracle to be sin. So was Jesus’s walking on water a picture of the Rapture when he will someday walk on clouds? This is a radical new way to look at this miracle. If this was the purpose of the miracle, what can we learn from it?

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Vultures in the Olivet Discourse and the Rapture

The Church’s current understanding of the short one verse Parable of the Vultures in the Olivet Discourse (from Matt. 24:28) requires the misapplication of no less than THREE Greek words. This must set some kind of record for a single verse. When the proper application of those words is made, this somewhat grotesque-sounding verse becomes a beautiful picture of the Rapture.

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Wheat and the Tares When Does it Happen?

What end time event is the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares depicting? If its the Return of Jesus it certainly seems to negate the Rapture (as we know it). The other possibility is that it pictures the Sheep and Goat Judgment. With so much at stake, we have to have a very good understanding of what Jesus was teaching in this Parable. We need an answer to the question: “Wheat and the Tares when does it happen?”

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