In a small group Bible study I was once leading, someone mentioned how glad he was that the Rapture would soon take place. Surely the world is moving towards Armageddon. The world has to be coming to an end. There is too much bloodshed and violence in the Middle East. ISIS is on the rise.…… Continue reading A Quick Way to End Religious Dialogue
Being Caught Up The “Harpazo” (Rapture) of the Church In any discussion it is important to define technical words, lest there be misunderstanding. After 1830, a new word was introduced into the consciousness of the church that needs to be defined. That word is the word, rapture. Why this particular word has found so much…… Continue reading Being Caught Up
It has been suggested, by at least one Dispensational teacher, that there are six raptures taught in Scripture. If the Latin term, “raptura”, is used in a literal, and narrow sense, meaning “to take”, “to seize”, “to snatch”, “to translate”, “to ascend”, “to be caught up”; if the term is made to be synonymous with…… Continue reading Are there Really Six Raptures in Scripture?
At least since the 1830’s, in Europe and America, multitudes have been lured into a false confidence and security that the church shall not have to go through a special seven year period of great tribulation that is coming upon the earth. Prior to this alleged great tribulation period, Christians are told they will be…… Continue reading Why is There Tribulation for Christians?
“As I read the news, I can’t help but wonder if we are in the last hours before our Lord Jesus Christ returns to rescue His church and God pours out His wrath on the world for the rejection of His Son,” said Rev. [Franklin] Graham in a post on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association…… Continue reading Are We In The Last Days?