The Rapture: To Be or Not To Be?

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  • Varnel Watson
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Varnel Watson

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    So Biblical Ricky Grimsley

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Ricky Grimsley

    Nope

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    So now you dont believe in rapture at all? So calvinistic of you ­čÖé

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Ricky Grimsley

    No i still believe in the rapture. Just not the perry stone timeline b

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    The problem with your statement is that is not just Perry. Millions Pentecostals believe and will be taken in the pre-Trib rapture. The rest are left behind…

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Ricky Grimsley

    Millions of people believe once saved always saved. That doesnt make it true.

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply May 5, 2017

    Ricky Grimsley

    Show me any scripture that mentions the rapture in any sequence of events.

  • Varnel Watson
    Reply May 6, 2017

    Varnel Watson

    Sequence of Events

    By combining these three passages [1 Cor. 15, John 14:1-3, 1 Thess. 4:12-18] and studying them carefully, we can outline the sequence of events in the Rapture. They are totally different from the coming of Christ to this earth in Power and Great Glory, which we will examine in chapter seven. (Note: In the rapture chart on the next page, each event has a corresponding number to help you locate exactly where it occurs.)

    1. The Lord Himself will descend from His FatherÔÇÖs house, where He is preparing a place for us (John 14:1-3 and 1 Thessalonians 4:16).

    2. He will come again to receive us to Himself (John 14:1-3).

    3. He resurrects those who have fallen asleep in Him (deceased believers whom we will not precede, 1 Thessalonians 4:14-15).

    4. The Lord shouts as He descends (ÔÇťloud command,ÔÇŁ 1 Thessalonians 4:16, NIV). All this takes place in the ÔÇťtwinkling of an eyeÔÇŁ (1 Corinthians 15:52).

    5. We will hear the voice of the archangel (perhaps to lead Israel during the seven years of Tribulation as he did in the Old Testament, 1 Thessalonians 4:16).

    6. We will also hear the trumpet call of God (1 Thessalonians 4:16), His last trumpet for the church. (DonÔÇÖt confuse this with the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11:15).

    7. The dead in Christ will rise first. (The corruptible ashes of their dead bodies are made incorruptible and joined together with their spirit, which Jesus brings with Him, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17).

    8. Then we which are alive and remain shall be changed (made incorruptible by having our bodies made ÔÇťimmortal,ÔÇŁ 1 Corinthians 15:51,53).

    9. Then we shall be caught up [raptured] together (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

    10. With them in the clouds (where we assume the dead and living believers will have a monumental reunion; 1 Thessalonians 4:17).

    11. To meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

    12. To ÔÇťreceive you to Myself.ÔÇŁ Jesus takes us to the FatherÔÇÖs house ÔÇťthat where I am, you may be alsoÔÇŁ (John 14:3).

    13. ÔÇťAnd thus we shall always be with the LordÔÇŁ (1 Thessalonians 4:17).

    Additional Events

    1. The judgment seat of Christ (2 Corinthians 5:10). This verse teaches that at the call of Christ for believers, He will judge all things. Christians will stand before the judgment seat of Christ (Romans 14:10, 2 Corinthians 5:10), which is described in detail in 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, and will evidently be in the ÔÇťFatherÔÇÖs House.ÔÇŁ This judgment prepares Christians for.

    2. The Marriage Supper of the Lamb. Just prior to His coming to earth in Power and Great Glory, which we call the Glorious Appearing, Christ will meet with His Bride, the church, and the wedding and Marriage Supper will take place. In the meantime, after the church is raptured, the world will suffer the unprecedented time of the wrath of God which our Lord called the Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:14).

  • Ricky Grimsley
    Reply May 6, 2017

    Ricky Grimsley

    Lol just post a bunch of random scriptures and call it good. Thats why pre-trib doesnt hold up. The case cant even be made.

  • Link Hudson
    Reply May 7, 2017

    Link Hudson

    When JEsus comes back.

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