The Rapture Question?Written by Dene McGriff
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We need to see clear teaching of Bible on this issue. There is no justification for two raptures. The plain reading of Bible can only bring one to a single conclusion. There is final trumpet, Lord returns in clouds and church meets Him in air. The main argument for pre-trib position is that church is “not appointed to wrath.” (I Thess. 5:9) They are absolutely correct. The problem is that they don’t understand timing of events in Revelation. They also don’t understand that church is always object of wrath of world and “enemy” – although, we agree, never recipient of God’s wrath.
Their failure to understand this distinction has led them into systematized error. If you look on Google or go to your local “Christian Bookstore”, you will see hundreds of books on pre-trib rapture. What began as a little seed has grown to a huge tree with hundreds of oblique explanations for this false doctrine. The fact that proponents say there are people saved called “tribulation saints” after church is raptured begs question, why is God allowing them to suffer? What is different between them and me other than timing?
Why is this important?
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Feeding the BeastWritten by Anthony Smith
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a family, not just in church building, but outside. remember Lords prayer, yea thou I walk throu valley of shaddow of death, I will fear no evil...? Do you actually know what valley of shaddow of death is, its when you walk out of you house, when you leave church building, when you take your dog for a walk, its world outside your own frount door.Thats where valley is and thats valley where beast is waiting, and hungry.Rape, murder, prostitution, pornography, homosexuality, alcoholism, drug addication, lies, its all there in valley and beast is waiting for you and your children and frends. The world knows beast and its feeding him ,makeing him stronger, Jews are trying to fight him but to no avail.Im not a theologian, many might say, that beast in Revelations has to rise out of sea, their right, sea in these verses is a metiphore, look at it this way, beast is in hideing, untill he gains strength, right now hes growing up and feeding on any thing that he can get his hands on. Some are waiting on antichrist to arrive, but church, hes allready here, Bible tells us so, its spirit of antichrist and spirit of beast that we should have allready started to fight.You say, thats for ones that arnt raptured, but church, think about ones that arnt saved, maby your own children, your kneighbours and frends. we dont know when Christ is comming after us, think about others.Take a quick look at verses 7 and 8 and think on these things.Hear what spirit sayeth unto Church, hear, hear and understand, time is short, we cant afford luxuary of makeing mistakes with our or someones elses soul. The beast is hungry. remember at begining I asked a few questions, are we, giveing right answers to wrong questions, are we confuseing people with doctrine thats not scripture? Think, are we feeding Beast?
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