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Is the Gathering in Matt. 24 Jews or Christians?

The following article is a transcript of a video found on our YouTube channel. “The Pretrib. Rapture Disproven” in ten minutes.  And we have added a few additional points for our dedicated readers. There has been a lot of demand for written transcripts of these videos so that those of you who prefer slow and methodical study can refer back to them again and again.

Thanks to Sandra Haas who formatted this transcript, we are happy to provide it to you.

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Rev. 3:10 and Rapture Timing

Lately, I have seen almost daily arguments on the internet about Rev.  3:10 and Rapture timing. After reading dozens of brief online opinions from every side of this disagreement,  I decided to do an analysis of the CONTEXT of this verse. Hopefully this will be eye-opening and may clear up some confusion.

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The Most Neglected Rapture Passage

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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