theology July 7, 2020 TRUE or FALSE about premillennial eschatology? | PentecostalTheology.com PentecostalTheology .com Previous articleWade Phillips reported snake handling by Hensley as prominent in the Church of God Next articleTHE RAPTURE IN TWENTY CENTURIES OF BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION 3 Comments Reply July 19, 2020 Varnel Watson TRUE just like ALL church fathers were pre-mil till Augustine 🙂 http://www.pentecostaltheology.com/the-early-church-fathers-and-their-views-of-rapture-eschatology/ Reply July 20, 2020 Varnel Watson John Edwards Pre-Millennial Futurism is the majority view among evangelicals is true according to this paper Reply July 22, 2020 Varnel Watson The Greek word for “caught up” is “harpazō” and means “to seize, to carry off by force” or “to snatch away.” Someone who was kidnapped could be said to be caught up or snatched away by force and so this is the Lord’s doing however it is not done against our will because those who have repented and put their trust in Christ have by their own freewill chosen to believe in Him (John 3:16). I think Paul wrote this to the Thessalonians to reassure them about those who had already died and they feared that they would miss the Lord’s return or miss out on the kingdom. Paul expressly wrote this to reassure them that the Lord wouldn’t miss any of His when He returns; therefore Paul wanted them to “encourage one another with these words” that he wrote. First Thessalonians 4:16 “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first.” This will be hard to miss because when Christ returns again, He “will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel” so this won’t be something that believers will have to worry about missing. His voice will be accompanied with “the trumpet of God” and those who are departed in the faith “will rise first” and then we’ll join them into the entrance of the eternal kingdom of God and that joy will be unparalleled in all of our lives and in human history. Titus 2:13 “waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Cancel replyComment Name Email Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.