Monday, June 18, 2012

Why the Pre-tribulation Rapture is wrong



I am going to post Biblical evidence of why the pre-tribulation rapture teachings are wrong, if not dangerous, to the people who believe in that idea.

To begin with, Paul tells us in  2 Thessalonians Ch 2: 1-3
1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

So, we see that the Day of Christ will not happen until the anti-christ is revealed. This will not take place until the abomination of desolation:
Matthew Ch 24: 15
When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

With this alone I am convinced that a pre-tribulation teaching is wrong. Yet, there is more Biblical evidence. But first, I need to show you powerful relationships between certain chapters in the Bible that relate to the latter days:
Daniel Ch 12:1  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
Relates to Matthew Ch 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
When is this great tribulation our RISEN LORD JESUS mentions is Matthew Ch 24:21, after the abomination of desolation in Matthew Ch 24:15. Which, you can relate to 2 Thessalonians Ch 2:1-3.

So, we see that we will enter in the Great Tribulation period.
Now, let's take a look at Revelation Ch 11:15-19

This is the Seventh Trump, the last trump:
Now, lets take a look at 1 Corinthians Ch 15:52
52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

Notice how Paul notes the 'last trump' (7th Trumpet in Revelation Ch 11) and that the dead shall be raised incorruptible (Revelation Ch 11:18).

Now, let's relate this back to Daniel Ch 12:1 before we move on:

We see here that there shall be a great tribulation and that at that time 'thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall found written in the book'. Now, notice how the time of trouble is mentioned before the people written in the book of Life are delivered, it's not vice-versa.

Now, lets take a look at 1 Thessalonians Ch 4:16
16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:

Now let's look at the verse carefully: First, we see our LORD descending from Heaven with a shout (Matthew Ch 24:30 30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.)
Then we see the voice of the Archangel (which I believe is Michael: Daniel Ch 12:1 1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.)

And then we see the Trump of GOD (Matthew Ch 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
1 Corinthians Ch 15:52 52In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
Revelation Ch 11:15:And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.)

And then we see the dead in CHRIST shall rise first (Revelation Ch 11:18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.
Matthew Ch 24:31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Daniel Ch 12:1

Nowhere have I read that we the GLORIOUS APPEARING of our RISEN LORD JESUS CHRIST takes place before the great tribulation period begins. 

So the idea of an 'immenent ' rapture is wrong. We see from the Prophets in the Old Testament to the the teachings of our RISEN LORD JESUS CHRIST and HIS apostles in the New Testament that certain events have to take place. We do not, by no means, no the hour nor the day, but our RISEN LORD JESUS CHRIST tells us in Mark Ch 13:37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

I had a preacher tell me he believed the rapture takes place in Revelation Ch 4. our RISEN LORD JESUS CHRIST plainly tells John in Revelation Ch 4:19 Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter;  Ch 4 is not the GLORIOUS APPEARING of our RISEN LORD JESUS CHRIST.
Yet, Matthew Ch 24:30 does not take place until after the abomination of the desolation which you can reference to Daniel Ch 12:1, 2 Thessalonians Ch 2:1-3. Matthew Ch 24:15.
So for me, the idea that the rapture takes place in Revelation Ch 4 is wrong.

I have given you scriptures to prove my points. What worries me is that when the time of great trouble begins, all those that believe in a pre-tribulation idea may begin to wonder what is happening and may fall away from the LORD because they are not prepared. I have had people tell me we won't be here, we'll be raptured. This is a false safety blanket. Maybe the truth is pastors are scared to accept the truth and preach the truth? Maybe people just don't won't to hear the truth?
Now, where do we go from here? You need to study the book of Matthew Ch 24, Luke Ch 21, Mark Ch 13, Revelation, you need to read the Prophets, you need to understand and prepare yourself.


And in Matthew Ch 24:15 we see the abomination of desolation take place. So you can see a strong and powerful relationship between the Mattew Ch 24 and 2 Thessalonians Ch 2.

It's not up to me to convince you. You must, alone, pray and seek discernment from our HEAVENLY FATHER THROUGH JESUS CHRIST our RISEN LORD. Don't just accept why the churches tell you. Read your Bible, our FATHER GOD'S HOLY WORD, for yourself, study, make the connections. Don't walk blind. I have made this simple because I'm not a fancy preacher writing books and wearing a fancy suit. I'm a simple and humble man. GOD BLESS, you. And I beg you, if you have not accepted JESUS CHRIST our RISEN LORD into you heart as your LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOR, please, i beg you, do so now. Send me a message if you don't know how and i'll give you my cell phone and we can pray together. Please, if you do not know JESUS CHRIST as your LORD AND SAVIOR, say this prayer now:

DEAR LORD JESUS, i confess that i am sinner and need you to come into my heart to forgive me of my sins and become my LORD AND PERSONAL SAVIOR. i believe that YOU and YOU alone died on the Cross for me and were Risen from the Dead on the Third day by GOD our HEAVENLY FATHER. i believe you are the only Begotten SON OF GOD. I need you, JESUS, desperately, to come into my life and save me. Please, JESUS, come into my heart and become my LORD and PERSONAL SAVIOR, bring me into your heart and hold me there forever. In YOUR HOLY AND PRECIOUS NAME i beg and pray this, Amen.
Romans Ch 10: 9-10  

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