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  • It depends on which Bible you read. In a Catholic Bible, e.g. The Douay Rheims Bible, 1 Thes 4:15~17 and 1 Cor 15:51~55 seem clear on this subject. These passages describe "The resurrection of the living" or "First resurrection" which other denominations have named "The Rapture." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapture The details are all in translation and interpretation, and of course there is much disagreement about the subject in general.
  • It kinda dosen't. There are a few passages that hint at it, but it truley never says we will. We will be those manly persicuted. If were gone how can this happen.
  • no where in the bible suggest christians will be taken before the whole anti christ thing comes about... God never saves his people from tribulation, he saves them THROUGH it.
  • It doesn't. We actually don't know if we will be raptured before the Tribulation, during it, or after it. Those all break down into 3 terms. Pre-Tribulation rapture (before) Mid- Tribulation rapture (during) Post-Tribulation rapture (after) The one of those that you "agree with" the most would be your Eschatological theology (or Theology of the "End of times"). I personally would hold to the Pre-tribulation rapture. Here's why. Most Christians hold to the imminence of Christ. The idea that Christ could return at any moment. This becomes problematic for those who would hold to Christ returning during the tribulation or after it. If Christ's return really is imminent and it could happen this second, then those who believe in Christs return during or after the tribulation would have to argue that we are currently IN the tribulation. I would argue against a Mid or Post-tribulation rapture because Jesus said, "Therefore keep watch because you do not know the day or the hour" (Matt. 25:13). I would say that if the tribulation were to start and unfold as Scripture says it will, people would KNOW and UNDERSTAND that they are in it. But that doesn't make sense with what Jesus continued to say about how no one will know the day or the hour set forth by the Father's hand (Matt 24:36). So if we say Christ is imminent, then I would say you have to hold to a Pre-tribulation rapture. Hope this helps! God bless!
  • It doesn't. Two misconceptions: #1 The Rapture - The Bible says that it is the wicked that will be removed from the earth, not the faithful. Proverbs 2:21,22 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it. #2 The "Antichrist" is not one specific person who will come in the future. The apostle John is the only Bible writer to use the word “antichrist.” In two of the letters bearing his name, the word appears five times, in both the singular and the plural. The verses in which the word appears are listed below. “Young children, it is the last hour [evidently the end of the apostolic period], and, just as you have heard that antichrist is coming, even now there have come to be many antichrists.”—1 John 2:18. “Who is the liar if it is not the one that denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one that denies the Father and the Son.”—1 John 2:22. “Every inspired expression that does not confess Jesus does not originate with God. Furthermore, this is the antichrist’s inspired expression which you have heard was coming, and now it is already in the world.”—1 John 4:3. “Many deceivers have gone forth into the world, persons not confessing Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.”—2 John 7. These scriptures indicate that there were 'many' antichrist's, (those denying the Father and the Son), and some were already present during John's time, (the first Century).
  • I dunno cause I ain't a Buybull reader but the millions of Fundies at www.raptureready.com seems to know the answer to that question very well
  • 1Th 4:17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air
  • again i say, there is NO such scripture to support that jesus will save people before tribulation reaches them and then, leave others here for the anti christ to rule over... this misconception comes from Matthew 24: "36"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[f] but only the Father. 37As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 38For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; 39and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. 40Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. 41Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left. " when jesus mentioned one shall be taken and one left, he didnt mean some secret rapture. he meant, one would be SAVED and one would be LOST. there is NO second chance after Jesus comes back the second time. think people. if jesus takes ALL the christians and LEAVE the "wicked" here on earth... who will teach them about Jesus? if there are wicked people here who serve only satan, who is gonna be God's mouth piece? does anyone know WHY there is even going to BE a persecution? if you think about these questions, you cannot accept the mistake of a "secret" rapture. 1. its not biblical 2. its not sensible.
  • The Bible doesn't actually have to say anything. The Christians are really, really good at interpreting things their way and reading between the lines
  • here is how i know the bible explains why we will have persecution (or tribulation) Jesus told the disciples in the The Great Commission (Mat 28: 16-20) to go and spread the word, and make disciples of many. jesus, in matthew 24, already told the disciples that they would face big time problems in the future. he explained to them what its gonna be like BEFORE jesus comes. here is what the BIBLE says: "3As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" 4Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you. 5For many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Christ,[a]' and will deceive many. 6You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8All these are the beginning of birth pains... " with me so far...? it continues... "9"Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. " now, tell me... WHERE in the above SCRIPTURE does ANYONE see where the people of GOD are saved before persecution? Jesus says, they WILL be delivered over... THATS what the bible is saying and always been saying. when God's people preach the gospel for all to hear then will the end come. so... get it CLEAR. if the gospel is to be preached DURING those times, that means, CHRISTIANS must be on EARTH during that time. so, if God takes the christians and leaves all the wicked, explain how the prophecy Jesus gave will be accomplished? God uses christians the preach the gospel. God uses people who believe and obey HIM. ... i want an answer to that question. so, people... use the bible. explain to me how that prophecy will be accomplished, based off what JESUS says will happen before he returns?
  • It doesn't and never did. The pretrib rapture doctrine that permeates most churches and "prophecy books"today began around the middle 1800's or there abouts. The Rapture, as taught today is suppose to be "silent" and the first part of Jesus' Second Coming. The Second coming of Christ is "not" in two parts and there is "no" silent Rapture. The Rapture "is" the Second Coming of Christ and is about the loudest event in all of Scripture. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 " For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, and with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first; 17 Then shall we which live and remain, be caught up with them also in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord." Does that sound like a secret or silent Rapture to you? Rapture promoters interpret "caught up" to mean disappear because this view fits their tightly-meshed prophetic system, it must be admitted that the text doesn't say this. 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 "But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. 2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. Those verses tell us that Jesus will come as a thief in the night. Does that mean silently and secretly? No it doesn't. Here Paul compares the coming of Jesus Christ to the arrival of a night thief. Rapture promoters interpret this to mean Jesus will come like a "silent thief" to snatch believers off this earth before the seven years of chaos. Now do you remember how Jesus is returning? With a shout, with a trumpet, with the voice of the arch angel. Remember, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-----5:3 is describing the same event. It is a continuation of the same thought. Do you see what Paul is really saying here? Jesus' coming as a "thief in the night" doesn't mean He will come quietly and invisibly to steal out believers from this earth as the Left Behind book series would like you to believe. Rather, it means He will come "unexpectedly", bringing sudden destruction upon the unsaved. This is not a secret coming, but only a sudden one. To complicate matters for the silent rapture buffs, the Antichrist will "not" appear "after" the supposed Rapture of the Church. Rather the Antichrist, the man of sin, the son of perdition, will appear "before" the Second Coming (Rapture). Read the following verses carefully. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God." Here it is speaking of the same second coming of Christ as it did in 1 Thess. Notice in verse 3 where it says for that day (Second Coming) will "not" come except there be a falling away "first" (apostasy) and the man of sin is revealed. So as you see, the Antichrist will be revealed "first" before the Rapture (Second Coming). Does this mean that the Christians who are alive at that time, will go through the Tribulation after all? Sorry, no secret and silent rapture. Jesus Christ will return just before Armageddon, so we "will" go through the Tribulation. Here's proof. Revelation 16:13-16 "And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15 Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16 And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon." Notice verse 15? Jesus will come as a thief which matches with 1 Thessalonians 5:2. There you have it. Read it for yourself. No secret or silent Rapture.
  • 6-20-2017 1 Corinthians 10:11 "Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come." Referring to the exodus. The Israelites were led in the wilderness for forty years, so the Christians will be led in heaven for forty years. The bible prophesies TWO returns of Jesus, the first FOR his saints and the second WITH his saints. We would expect those events to be about forty years apart. All that bad stuff is in The Revelation To St. John, which is addressed to Jews. The Christians will be at The Wedding Supper Of The Lamb during that time.

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