WHAM! Hit the all at one time! LOL!
I was trying to walk them through how I found, through study, that I was wrong about this "rapture" belief.
It is a very tough thing to release what you have been taught and simply trust what Gods word actually says.
I am considered a virtual heretic because I finally discovered (while studying for a class I was teaching ON that Rapture oddly enough), that the rapture simply is not supported by scripture.
It is supported by speculation, wishful thinking, etc. but not scripture.
Congrats to you for seeing the fallacy of the rapture theory.
As you are probably aware, the theory was propounded by a delusional sick woman who after getting better said it felt like an evil dream to her. Iirc, this was approx the year 1840, her name was Margeret MacDonald, iirc. Prior to this there was no such teaching as the rapture. There will be many who will fall for the "first jesus to come". Problem is that he is the wrong one. In closing, God never lets his children shirk from a fight, he expects his children to fight evil, not fly away from it.
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