The most neglected rapture passage in the Bible lies almost hidden prior to its famous sister passage in the next chapter.
The debate between pretribulation rapture followers and prewrath scholars about Paul’s second letter to the Thessalonians has been fierce – mostly centered around 2 Thess. 2:3 and the meaning of the Greek word apostasia. I have written about that passage at length in my book Rapture: Case Closed? and have made my thoughts about that passage known. However, very little discussion has taken place about the passage that precedes 2 Thess. 2 and provides its “context,” that is 2 Thess. 1 – the most neglected rapture passage in the Bible.
In fact, I almost never read commentaries or books about this key passage. As most of us know, there were no chapter and verse divisions at the time Paul wrote his letter. The eschatological material in chapters one and two are really one continuous teaching! We cannot understand chapter two without understanding chapter one that provides introductory thoughts on the more hotly contested chapter.
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The word “church” isn’t found in Rev. 4-19. Many claim this is proof of a pretribulation Rapture. But is it? Continue reading “Church” isn’t found in Rev. 4-19 – Why?
In 1 Cor. 15:52, Paul used a term “Last Trumpet” which is not found elsewhere in the Bible. Read this article to see what he likely meant by this term; and what he DIDN’T mean. Continue reading What is the “Last Trumpet?”
The simple answer is when Jesus returns. But when does Jesus return? “When the Great Tribulation ends” is really a more complex question than most think. Continue reading When Will the Great Tribulation End?
There is a verse in Hosea that may seem to indicate that Jesus could return 2000 years after his resurrection in the first century. Is this date setting or biblically sound prophecy? We present all the evidence here so you can be the judge. Will Jesus return after “two days”? It is something every Christian should be aware of and consider.
I would enjoy hearing your thoughts on this.
The video recommends an additional link to the Great Creation Prophecy which is http://www.thegospelintheendtimes.com/pictures-of-end-times-in-the-bible/creation-narrative-prophecy/
Who is the servant who hides his treasure in the parable of the talents? Is this an end time parable?
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Even if we face Antichrist, the saved will still be saved. Why is the rapture debate important?
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The term “blessed hope” has become synonymous with a Pretrib. Rapture. So is the blessed hope the rapture … or something else?
Continue reading Is the Blessed Hope the Rapture?
Who are the 144,000? Jewish evangelists, Christians sealed from Wrath, or the first fruits of the Jewish remnant who are saved?
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After receiving her copy of Rapture: Case Closed? Jan Markell calls out prewrath as “Satanic.”
Continue reading Jan Markell Calls Out Prewrath as “Satanic”