The Rapture Question?Written by Dene McGriff
The relevance of prophecy to Christians in these days rests on their view of rapture. Whether consciously or not, a person who believes they will rapture before Tribulation, will probably not be that concerned with prophecy or events that are going to take place during Tribulation. I don’t mean to paint with a broad brush and say that ALL Christians will feel this way, but certainly most will. The fact that a fourth to a half of Bible deals with end times prophecy doesn’t seem to mean much in churches today where it is highly unlikely you will hear a message on subject. Action follows belief and vice versa. If you strongly believe you will be gone, you are not likely to be concerned or do anything about it.
The teaching of pre-tribulation rapture has Lord coming for church in a “secret” rapture prior to tribulation and then coming with saints at end of tribulation where they meet up with new saints that have been saved and martyred. The arguments for this position are not based on clear teaching of Word but supposition or what scripture calls “private interpretation”. I’m not going to go into great detail. There are many excellent works on subject by authors such as Dave MacPherson, Marvin Rosenthal, Robert Van Kampen and others that deal with all of arguments pro and con for those who want to study issue in detail.
Feeding the BeastWritten by Anthony Smith
Feeding Beast by Anthony Smith
Revelation 13:1-13:9 Feading Beast,If any man have an ear, let him hear. Rev 13:1-9 Is world, feeding beast, makeing him stronger? What or who is beast, is he here or is he to come? Are we giveing right answers to wrong questions? Lets look at revelations 13: 1-9, And I stood upon sand of sea, and saw a beast rise up out of sea... The book of revelations refer to beast as an enemy of God and anything that is rightious. The Jews today are worried that their government is feeding beast, by giveing concessions to Syria, returning land that they took from their enemys by war.Egypt, Syria,ect ,are all takeing bites out of Isreal. But a little closer home, are we feeding beast. Lust, greed, falst doctrine, false preaching, teaching, decieveing one another, while beast gets stronger from our inconsistancies? Chewing up our churches and christians from within, getting stronger from flesh and blood of elect of God. You say, it cant happen here, not in America, we chose our own destiny. Yes, its happening here. Look around at schools, no prayer, one woman, had power to remove prayer from our schools,where was thye church while this was going on, ten commandments are not allowed to be posted in our court houses, homosexuals are allowed to meet in our schools but if you protest, then you are evil one, not allowing free speach. Christians are 2nd most hated people in world, Jews are 1st. Look at Revelations 13:9-10, this is very important, look at what Jesus said in Verse 9, If any man have an ear, let him hear. Why was this put here? Jesus was trying to tell us to pay attention. Verse 10, He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity.....Here is patience and faith of saints. We hafe to help one another, guide one another, support one another, we need each other, we are