One of our readers, Phil, sent me a very long comment quoting a blog on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture by Jack Kelly, a leading Pre-Trib exponent. I’d like to approach answering this as a conversation because Mr. Kelly and I are brothers in Christ and because frankly, all of us see through a glass darkly. No one has all the end time answers. But I also want both sides of this issue expressed so oureaders can make up their own minds. Should they be Pre-Wrath or Pre-Trib?
Many issues in regard to the end times are somewhat academic; the identities of the 2 witnesses for instance. The timing of the Rapture is NOT one of these. It is a matter of spiritual life and death. Let’s find out why.
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“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye” we will be changed. Most Christians believe this, but have you given thought to what it means? Spiritually it will mean a sinless state worthy of being in God’s presence. It will also mean immortality and the right to eat of the Tree of Life. But what will we look like physically? We had a request from a reader to speculate on what “changed” might mean and what our resurrection bodies might be like.
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Recent archaeological discoveries near the coast of the Dead Sea have revealed the remains of five ancient cities we generically refer to as Sodom and Gomorrah. Peter and Jude tell us that the remains of these cities are left to us as examples for us to live godly lives. As our nation and our world continue to run toward the depravity of those ancient cities, we need to examine this teaching in depth.
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Thessalonians pictures the rapture. Matthew directly shows it occurring. A glaring problem for Bible Interpreters has been the lack of clarity of when the rapture occurs in the Book of Revelation. Can we know with certainty the timing of the rapture based on Revelation alone?
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By: Nelson Walters
Author: Are We Ready For Jesus? (May 2015)
The Early Church Fathers realized that the conquest of Jericho presented an amazing “picture” of 70th Week of Daniel and the Rapture. The Modern Church has forgotten this important teaching, possibly because it doesn’t like what the picture says about the timing of the Rapture. Does Jericho show us when the Rapture happens?
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By: Nelson Walters
Author: Are We Ready For Jesus? How to Prepare for His Return (May 2015)
Will there be a pre-trib rapture? We can know the answer to the question with certainty. The timing of the rapture hinges on what the verse 2 Thessalonians 2: 3 really says. Does the Greek words ho aostasia in this passage mean “rapture” or “apostasy. ” All other rapture arguments are secondary to this one.
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In the middle of the Olivet Discourse is a strange illustration about vultures and a corpse that the church does not fully understand. Matthew 24:28 (NASB) says, “Wherever the corpse is, there the vultures will gather.” It’s my opinion that whenever we don’t comprehend a passage it is likely that a mistaken theology is blocking our understanding. That is the case with this verse. The Church does not grasp this illustration because it refers to the resurrection that will occur after the great tribulation. Their view that the resurrection and rapture occur prior to the tribulation prevents them from seeing what this verse truly means.
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