Skip to comments.Pre-Trib Rapture Arguments
Posted on 02/24/2006 8:40:59 AM PST by conserv371
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I love talking about it, not much for agueing
Until we see Him face to face, none of us will have all the answers.
Have a great week
I believe these are the tribulation saints, who missed the rapture then were saved. They will indeed reign with Christ during the millenium, as will we.
If the Church was to go through the tribulation, it would hardly be a blessed hope to look forward to. I believe if Christ meant for the Church to go through the tribulation, there would be specific instructions how to do so.
Pauls teaching on the rapture in thessolonians tells us to comfort one another with these words, not scare the living daylights out of each other with these words
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Excellent points I hadn’t thought about before. Thanks for your greatly enlightening post.
God’s best to you and yours.
Please ping me when you get back to it. I like iron sharpening iron discussions.
I’d known it was not Darby and that it was around in the first centuries. But I’d never read a good summary of that evidence before. I think this is just part of such evidence.
Thanks Quix. The thought of being raptured is a glorious thought to me, be it pre- mid- or post-trib, getting caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord Jesus is a magnificent event which I look forward to.
I try to live my life now in such a way that my habits and my strength of character are at a point that if the Evil Days begin and we of saving faith are still here, that I will overcome until the end, please, Lord, make it so. That my heart doesn’t grow cold, that I don’t accept the mark of the beast, and that my hope and trust remain anchored in Jesus, the One Who forgives sin and conquers evil.
If it turns out we are raptured BEFORE the tribulation, I’m not gonna cling to my front porch and yell, NO NO I WON’T GO, IT’S TOO SOON !!!
I’m gonna say, GLORY HALLELUJAH THANK YOU JESUS and then I’ll sing and shout the victory on my way up to be with Him.
Meanwhile, I am praying for all those I love and all those I come in contact with and for the whole world to be made ready so that they may share with those of us who by faith have a place in His eternal Kingdom.
Thanks, Quix. I am still not convinced of pre trib but,as I said before, I’ll grab my ticket at the station when the train pulls in.
AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!
I understand. Bee back and forth on it myself over a lot of years.
This LaHaye, Jenkins book is well done—better than most I’ve read on such.
Please consider this thread:
For an update on Babylon
WOW! Your attitude in this post is what I've been looking for in an "end-times" discussion. I too yearn for learning through God's word without arguments and condescension.
Thanks, Quix for re-posting this too.
Sure. Thanks for your kind and well put responses.
People seem to be looking for a Tribulation with a capital “T” when the Bible refers to tribulation with a little “t”. In the 24th Chapter of Matthew, it refers to “after the tribulation of those days” as being the time when Christ would return. Who knows? Perhaps the earth has been in the tribulation ever since Christ ascended.
Given the great pains The Lord went to
in order to spell out specific numbers of days and weeks etc.
I think that hypothesis is highly improbable . . . so much so, as to be impossible, to me.
Folks may find the thread of excerpts from
ARE WE LIVING IN THE END TIMES
at this thread of interest:
Pretty clear that this describes "the rapture", only problem is this happens after the first six seals are opened. One has to stretch pretty far to ignore it. The "Oh, those are the people who came to the Lord after the rapture" is real thin as they were have mentioned, while the main body was ignored in the text.
Nope, pre-trib is wishful thinking. Specially since the first two seals have already happened.