February 9, 2007 4:17pm CST
Before the end comes, Jesus will come back for the Church, and those who are left behind will have to deal with the terrors written in Revelation for 7 years. You can be believe that Jesus will return shortly or you can laugh it off, but the end will still come. It doesn't matter how long the signs have existed, the time is still at hand. God is not restricted by time, He is supernatural. When most people are asked if they think they'll get into heaven, most of them say yes; but is your yes God's yes? Is knowing God enough? If you live in sin, but say it doesn't matter, God will look the other way; does that mean He will? God is the only one that can see both the beginning and the end. Who you are and what lies ahead for you can change in the blink of an eye. A saint can leave this world as a sinner, and a sinner can leave this world as a saint.
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15 Feb 07
I believe in the Second Coming of Christ Jesus, but not the way as laid out in the Left Behind kind of novel where one has to face terror for seven years. I think such kind of novel is just for stories. It has no biblical support. And if one truly believes in such kind of viewpoint, I would say don't. Because not only it fails to remain true to biblical teaching, but it's entailment is very destructive and harmful to the Church and to the society. I would urge all to read the Bible from cover to cover and ask Holy Spirit to open our heart and mind so that we may understand His word.
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10 Feb 07
Can you prove the pre trib rapture scripturally yourself or is this something you were taught by a well meaning minister who also believes this view point? The pre trib dispensation was made popular during the end of the 1800's, and sparked a revival in the early 1900's, for 2000 years this was never administered as doctrine, why? There are ministeres and theologans today who have dedicated their lives to finding evidence that the pre tribulation rapture is true by finding verses, (many times out of context), and things missing that they say points to a pre trib rapture, but simply put, no where in the Bible does it say that we will be saved from tribulation, in fact tribulation is a big part of our role in life. Jesus said in Matt 24 that His return would be near the end of the Tribulation. He gave us parables of the tares and the ten Virgins. In the parable of the tares the good man sowed seed in his field, and in the darkness the evil one comes and seeds the field with tares. When the workers discover this they ask if they should pull the tares, but the master says, No, let them grow together lest you uproot the good seed by pullingn the tares. Let them grow together until the time of the harvest, then harvest the field together and seperate the good from the bad. In the parable of the ten virgins who go out to meet the Bridegroom, 5 are wise and bring extra oil for their lamps, and the ten foolish virgins bring none, expecting the Bridegroom to be on time. But when the hour of darkness comes, the virgins with no oil must go out and find more. While they are gone, the Bridegroom appears and the doors are shut, the 5 foolish virgins are left out, and it is too late, the doors are shut. The Bridegroom is Jesus, the oil represents the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Those who are prepared have made themselves ready in case the Bridegroom does not appear when every one expects Him to be there, while the foolish virgins think they will be safe, that He will arrive before the hour of darkness. 1 Cor 15:51-53 tells of the rapture, and it occurs at the sound of the last trump. There are seven trumps of God that are sounded in succession after the breaking of the seventh seal. The last trump announces the pouring out of the seven bowls of the wrath of God. Gods people are appointed to tribulation, but not to Gods wrath. I'm sorry this note is so short, I wrote a much longer response, but mylot did not register it for some reason, so you get an abbreviated version. The Jews read only scriptures that told of a King that would come and rescue them and rule the earth from Jerusalem, are we any different than they? Now we are looking for a king that will come and save us from tribulation on earth. No other generation has been spared this persecution, why should we be so honored? I hope for a pre trib but do not expect it, I pray for the spirit, strength and preparedness for the long haul. I did a pre tribulation study on my website at danosplace.com, feel free to check it out.
15 Feb 07
I'v been doing lots off thinking about this over the last few days. I now think that I believe that almost all of us, if not all of us will get into heaven, because even if we sin, there are people all over who are praying for us, and God is forgiving. Even just today, I prayed for "those who have no one to pray for them". I'm sure I'm not the only one in the world doing that. I'm sure God receives prayers everyday for all the sinners in the world who have no friends, family or anyone to care about them.
10 Feb 07
If someone will read the Bible without any commentaries and other books on doctrine, he will learn of the promise of Christ's second coming. Pre-trib, post-trib and mid-trib are all made by people who enjoy splitting hairs. The prophecy on the first coming was fulfilled and there's no reason not to believe that the second coming will not be. It will and it is only a matter of time.
9 Feb 07
Too bad the rapture was made up by some methodist minister and his underaged girlfriend. The rapture is NOT mentioned anywhere in the bible, its just another method for unscrupulous preachers to shill more from your purse. Don't listen to what your preacher says, do your own research, and read the book for yourself.