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To: TaraP
I have never found any Scriptural support for a post-Trib Rapture. The 1 Thessalonians Rapture Scripture doesn't indicate that there is a lapse of time between the "dead in Christ" going first then those who are living going to meet Christ. It appears that it all happens in the "twinkling of an eye", both for the dead and the living.

First of all, the Tribulation is the "time of Jacob's trouble", a time for purifying Israel in addition to judging this Christ-rejecting world.

Second, God has a history of getting His people off the scene before He sends judgment (Noah, Lot) and tells those who know Him as Savior that we are not "appointed to wrath".

Third, the Marriage Supper of the Lamb takes place in Heaven while the Tribulation is going on on earth and that can't happen if we go up to meet Christ then turn right around and come back.

There is also the issue of, since those who are raptured receive glorified bodies which will not be equipped to reproduce, there being no one to populate the Millennial Kingdom if the Rapture is post-Trib, which would contradict the Scripture which tells us that those who are saved during the Tribulation and survive go into the Millennial Kingdom and work and have children.

There are many, many more Biblical evidences of a pre-Trib Rapture. You really have to ignore a lot and twist a lot of Scripture to make a post-Trib Rapture work.

15 posted on 05/23/2011 3:49:34 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Hi Giovanna!

I understand what you say...

I think what the stumbling block for me is in Scripture where the Bible says the dead are *First* as being raptured.. Would the bible specify who is first, if both the dead and alive are going to be raptured at the same time? that I am not sure of....

So I kind of think at this point that is, maybe the Rapture of the Church will be mid-point which is the dates Mark Blitz has given in 2015 surrounding the Biblical Jewish festivals....

Maybe...

GOD Bless you!


21 posted on 05/23/2011 3:56:12 PM PDT by TaraP (An APPEASER is one who feeds a crocodile - hoping it will eat him last)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta

Right on...the marriage of the Lamb in Revelation 19:7-10; marriage to the bride (the raptured church). We are in our
new bodies at this point, the last 3 1/2 years of Daniel’s 70th week have occurred, we have in the meantime made ourselves ready, are clothed in fine linen, bright & clean our righteous acts (the Judgment Seat of Christ having also taken place)... THEN comes Rev. 20:11-21, when Christ comes from heaven on His white horse to finish things. His armies in heaven are coming with Him from heaven, v. 14, clothed in fine linen, white & clean, & following Him on white horses—THAT’S US, all believers who were raptured according to 1 Thess. 4:13-18, being with Him forever!
Come, Lord Jesus!


29 posted on 05/23/2011 4:15:52 PM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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