The term “blessed hope” has become synonymous with a Pretrib. Rapture. So is the blessed hope the rapture … or something else?
[Facing the Antichrist isn’t] good news, that’s not a blessed hope, that’s bad news – Billy Crone
It becomes a blasted hope not a blessed one – Michael Pfeil
In fact, this verse, Titus 2:13 has become almost a “proof text” for the pretrib. rapture. Brothers and sisters in Christ claim our hope can only be “blessed” if we are spared from the 70th Week of Daniel. Is this correct?
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So the main points here are:
- The blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of Jesus are ONE event, not two
- The word appearing is not one of the Greek words for rapture, but rather a word that means “appearing above or upon,” such as the appearing upon the clouds; and it always means appearance of a god
- This word is also used in 2 Thess. 2:8 where it says Jesus will diminish the power of the Antichrist upon his appearance. This can only mean that the Antichrist is already in power prior to the appearing of Jesus
- Our hope is in Jesus no matter what persecution may intervene. We have a blessed hope even if we must endure the Tribulation period.
So rather than being a proof text for the pretrib. rapture, Titus 2:13 and the accompanying word study are actually a proof text disproving the pretrib. rapture. How can the hope of Christians be the appearing on the clouds and the diminishing of Antichrist’s power if there is a pretrib. rapture? Both cannot be true. I choose to believe the Bible and Titus 2:13.
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