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Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle ----- [NEW AND IMPROVED BLOG UNDER CONSTRUCTION] 

June 02, 2015

6:17 PM - The Rapture: Real or Imagined?

I don't know what happened to part 2 but it simply is not there. Anyway this one is very good.

By Pastor Roger Anghis
May 31, 2015

Many people believe that we are in the last days and I too believe that we are seeing the winding up of the Gentile era. I know many people don't believe in the event we call the rapture but it is in the Bible so it is an established fact as no one has ever proved scripture wrong. There have been some errors in translation, but there are no mistakes or contradictions in the original languages.

There are those that say the Bible does not speak of the rapture and that that word is not in the Bible. I would like to clarify this gross misconception at the beginning. In 1Thessalonians 4:17 we have the reference to the rapture that is most commonly used. It states: "Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." The Greek word used for 'caught up' is harpazo and it means to snatch out or away. In this verse it means used of divine power transferring a person marvellously and swiftly from one place to another. When you read the Latin Vulgate it uses the word rapere which is the root for our English word rapture.

When you think about it when God has brought His judgment on the earth, the Great Flood for example, did He not remove His people before destruction came? Even with the story of Lot, he was removed from Sodom before the destruction came. Why would He make His children go through the tribulation? We are told in Psalms 103:4 "Who redeemeth thy life from destruction;" and in Romans 1:18 "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;". The tribulation is nothing less than the wrath of God and Paul states that the wrath is for the ungodly. In 1Thessalonians 1:10 "And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come." and in 1Thessalonians 5:9 "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,", so I see no evidence that the true church will go through the tribulation but be taken away in a twinkling of an eye, 1/125th of a second.


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