The Pre-Tribulation Rapture: A Doctrine of The Devil Or A Blessed Hope

Posted: October 6, 2014 in Uncategorized
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A civil war is taking place among Christian concerning the Rapture. Mid-Tribulation and Post-Tribers like to call Pre-Tribers liars, deceivers and lazy laymen. Let’s get one thing straight, The Rapture is not required as a saving grace for salvation. I am a believer of the Pre-tribulation Rapture, but if it doesn’t happen I will still do what is required of my faith and my trust in God to prepare for what will happen to me. A lot of these Post-Tribers and Mid-tribers believe that the Antichrist is Obama or that the Antichrist will be Islamic. The bible never mentions the Antichrist being Islamic, but you don’t see me offering 10000 dollars just to prove my point. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that the Antichrist will be Islamic. In fact the Islamic Antichrist lie is borderline twisting of scripture and Joel Richardson is a proponent of this deceptive thinking. The video that I will post below shows Good Fight ministries offering 10,000 dollars to prove that the Pre-tribulation Rapture is never mentioned in any verse. They might want to reconsider that offer. The title of the movie is called Left Behind or Led Astray implying we are leading people astray with the Pre-Trib theory. This is how some proponents of those who do not believe in the Pre-Tribualtion Rapture approach those that do, by making believers in Christ look like fools and deceivers of the faith

If we slowly and carefully study scripture we can come to a conclusion that the Church will not be here on Earth when the Tribulation happens or even before the Day of the Lord. Let’s go to some verses that may prove the Church will be raptured before those two events happen. Luke 21: 36: Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. If you read the whole passage of Luke you come across signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring. We also read Men’s hearts are failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. This is the Day of the Lord and it’s not a pretty picture, but Luke 21:36 talks about being accounted worthy to escape all these things. WHAT!!! Why would Jesus utter those words? The text is basically saying that the believers in Christ can escape all these things.

We shall go to another verse that may help us understand that we can escape all these things on the day of the Lord’s anger and wrath. Zephaniah 2:3-4 Before the decree bring forth (seven year peace treaty of the Antichrist), before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the Lord come upon you, before the day of the Lord’s anger come upon you. Seek ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord’s anger. The  Zephaniah Passage talks about seeking the Lord so that You will be hid in the day of the Lords anger. This is before the Day of the Lord and the7 year peace treaty by the Antichrist with Israel. The Church will be raptured before the Day of the Lord and way before the Tribulation period. We the believers are not appointed unto wrath. Deal with that fact!
One of the better video on defending Pre tribulations. Please watch and ask yourself if this guy is telling you the truth or just being lazy.

 

Isaiah 26:20-21 Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. 21 For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain. What chambers is God talking about that the doors will be shut until the indignation overpast? The indignation is the wrath of God and the Day of the Lord. No one is forcing you to believe in the Pre-Trib Rapture. I will not go door to door to defend it. What I will defend is my belief in Christ and His salvation concerning what he endured at the cross. The Pre-Trib is a hope that we will not be here before the Day of the Lord and the 7 year Tribulation. It is not something that makes me rely on salvation. Investigate it for yourself and if you come to a conclusion that you do not believe in the Pre-Trib than that is your opinion. Don’t let The tone of their arguments that are full of pride mingled with detest against all those who are not in agreement with them motivate you to do the same. Will you stop believing in Jesus and ultimately an eternity with the Almighty because of the difference in the Rapture? No you will not! When and if and the Rapture happens than I hope that whatever I did on this Earth counted for something to further God’ Kingdom. The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a blessed hope that we will not be here when wrath and judgment come upon this Earth. Trust in God and the eternal Salvation that Jesus provides for you. That is your true rapture ticket to live for eternity with him.


COMING SOON THE ORIGINS OF THE RAPTURE. Get ready to understand the whole nonsense that the mid-triber and post-tribers use to shot down pre-trib rapture.

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  1. Kamil Levi Pyka says:

    Reblogged this on Jewish and Christian News.

    • Eduard Esrever says:

      Are “all these things” mentioned in Luke 21: 36 referring to tribulation or wrath? I believe there’s a fundamental difference between the two.

      What I’ve noticed is that the principles and events that take place in the NT, often also take place in the OT in a similar way but on a different scale. So in order for me to get a better understanding of a rapture, when I read about it in the NT, I tend to look for events or situations in the OT that are similar to a rapture or that at least suggest the idea of someone being raptured.

      I think it’s fair to say that there are at least two OT events that are candidates:
      1) Noah and the flood
      2) Lot and the devastation of Sodom and Gomorrah (I would like to call this a rapture on a smaller scale)

      Before you start laughing at me, hang on a minute here.

      I’m personally convinced that the Great Tribulation is essentially caused by satan – God allows the GT to happen (see the first 4 seals in the Book of Revelation), but the affliction, temptation and trouble themselves are caused by satan – whereas the wrath being poured out on the Day of the Lord is done by our Lord, not by satan. Perhaps you could say “wrath of satan is followed by wrath of God”. I believe this distinction is imperative because it helps to understand when the rapture will take place (before, during or after the GT) and why at that moment.

      When God instructs Noah to build an ark, He says there’s nothing but evil in the world. The evil that afflicts Noah is caused by satan and its climax can be viewed as a GT in Noah’s time. God’s wrath and jugdment – the flood – follows, destroys the wicked and rescues Noah and his family. Note that God’s judgement or wrath and this ‘rapture’ more or less happen simultaneously.

      When Lot was about to leave Sodom and Gomorrah, the Bible describes a situation in 2 Pe 2 that reminds me of the one of Noah:

      2 Pe 2: 7-9:
      And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked: for that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds; the Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgement to be punished.

      Like Noah must have experienced, Lot also experienced affliction and tribulation. This affliction wasn’t caused by God but by the devil. What follows the affliction is God’s wrath and it is THIS wrath that God saves Lot from. So here again I see tribulation and affliction followed by judgement and wrath. The first is caused by satan (and allowed by God), the second is brought by God. And again, the wrath and rescue, both happen more or less simultaneously. You could say that the rescue takes place a short period of time before God’s wrath is being poured out upon Sodom and Gomorrah.

      A number of verses in the Bible position the rapture after the tribulation; two of the verses being in favour of that are, I believe, 2 Th 2 and Mt 24. In 2 Th 2: 1-3 it is said that “the day of our gathering together unto Him [the rapture] shall NOT take place before an apostacy and manifestation of the son of perdition.” In my opinion the sequence of events that I’ve described regarding Noah and Lot, confirms that biblical rapture will take place after great tribulation.

      What do you think?

      • Kamil Levi Pyka says:

        We need to always read three books as whole message from God Almighty YHWH which is Old Testament, New Testament, Koran and following all commandments then we will have proper understanding how God works. Shalom.

  2. youngearth says:

    Is the pre-tribulation rapture also meant for the church in Syria, Iraq, and North Africa? Or is it meant only for the wealthy church in America? I would think recent world events might give pause to some Christians for promoting this faulty interpretation of scripture. To be fair the concept of a seven year tribulation is also incorrect. The reason for this whole theological mess is pride, prestige, and copyright royalties.

    To be accurate the great tribulation is only 3 1/2 years long and the Jewish people will remain on this earth for the duration until Jesus returns to Jerusalem (seventh seal). The worldwide gentile church will be taken up to heaven (sixth seal) after a time of great tribulation and martyrdom (fifth seal).

    Daniel’s final one-seven is divided equally where the first half represents the 3 1/2 year earthly ministry of Jesus Christ and the second half represents the 3 1/2 year period of Great Tribulation at the end of this age. The “middle of the seven” separates the two halves and conceals the Church age beginning from Pentecost until the present day (Dan 9:26-27).

    http://www.4164bc.info/year_of_creation.html

  3. Michael Snow says:

    I hope we can leave behind civill wars and make every opportunity count. Fictional movies like this open a door for conversation about what matters most. And though I do not believe that this imaginative scenario is based on the Bible, it can be used to point others to God and his word. http://textsincontext.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/second-coming-rapture-vs-scripture-christian/

    • joecruzmn says:

      I totally agree with you Michael. I think its more important to count the opportunity given to us to spread the gospel of Christ. I am not trying to start a war, but want to do whats more important. We can agree to disagree. There are those who believe it and there are those who dont but the most important thing that it does is open the door to point other to God

  4. Landon says:

    Luke 21:36 You used this verse out of context to prove that believers could escape the tribulation. If you read the two verses before 36 you will see Jesus is talking about escaping the trappings of the flesh in the last days not escaping the tribulation.

    • joecruzmn says:

      Landon have you read the whole verse of Luke 21 or are you taking Luke 21:36 out of context. Please reread Luke 21 and and you will understand why I put that verse up. Then go back and reread 36 and ask yourself what does God want you to escape. That whole verse talks about the Tribulation.

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