Retrieved 23 January Rapture is a popular term among some Protestant sects for the raising of the faithful from the dead The belief in rapture tends to be what is called 'pre-tribulation'. The Road to Holocaust. Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church. When Paul speaks of 'meeting' the Lord 'in the air,' the point is precisely not—as in the popular rapture theology—that the saved believers would then stay up in the air somewhere, The point is that, having gone out to meet their returning Lord, they will escort him royally into his domain, that is, back to the place they have come from.
Even when we realize that this is highly charged metaphor, not literal description, the meaning is the same as in the parallel in Philippians 3: Foreword by Gary Habermas.
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In my humble opinion, the pre-trib rapture belief is the greatest lie ever propagated, and sanctioned, by this latter-day end times Church. Therefore, it is absolutely paramount that we understand The Truth concerning the timing of The Rapture. The salvation, redemption, hopes and dreams of untold millions of souls, including non-Christian peoples the world over, all hinge on our proper interpretation of this dispensation. Follow with me then, as I present to you 12 reasons why the Pre-Trib Rapture belief is in error. The six trumpets have not sounded to date. The Abomination of Desolation has not happened to date.
The Rapture of Rev The Mark of the Beast has not been instituted to date.
The Early Church Fathers Were Premillennial It is clear that the early church immediately following the apostles held to a premillennial view of Christ's coming to earth. These theologians embraced two key truths concerning Christ's return to earth. The idea of an any moment return and a coming of Christ to rule as the political and spiritual king over the world were advocated by many of the earliest theologians.
The doctrine permeated the early church.
Some of these men even had direct contact with the apostles. Two Pretribulational References in the Early Church 1. This document provides a statement that resembles a teaching of a pre-trib rapture doctrine.
The Rapture of the church involves all believers being caught up to .. These scriptures could therefore refer only to a pre-trib rapture. The Inbox # Why Do I Believe in a Pre-Trib Rapture? My belief that there will be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church stands on the bedrock of the.
Though it is not exactly as found in modern day scholarly pretribulational writings, it still shows that an idea existed in some degree that God's people could escape the future tribulation that was to come on the whole earth. If then ye prepare yourselves, and repent with all your heart, and turn to the Lord, it will be possible for you to escape it, if your heart be pure and spotless, and ye spend the rest of the days of your life serving the Lord blamelessly.
This is not a systematic teaching, nor does it answer all of the questions that one may have. But it does give a reference to the possibility that God's people can escape the great tribulation. Victorinus Well known by and died in A. Victorinus wrote a commentary on the book of Revelation. Of course his ideas were not systematic, and some will argue that he contradicts himself in other places, which may very well be true. His commentary notes in Revelation 6: This reference gives light into a developing idea in the earliest periods of the church.
There was an idea that God's people could be spared the terrible time of wrath thatGod would pour out on the earth by removing the saints. The saint's departure from the earth would occur so they would not undergo the terible wrath at the beginning of the judgments of God upon the sinful unbelieving world. Two Pretribulational Teachings in the Medieval Church 1. Grant Jeffrey has noted that he had a profound love for the Scriptures. Below is a selected quote that concerns the escape of God's people from the horrible tribulation. Why therefore are we ovvupied with wordly business, and why is our mind held fixed on the lusts of the world or the anxieties of the ages?
Believe you me, dearest brothers, because the coming of the Lord is nigh, believe you me, because the end of the world is at hand, believe me, because it it the very last time. Or do you not believe unless you see it with your eyes? See to it that this sentence be not fulfilled among you of the prophet who declares: And so brothers, most dear to me, it is the eleventh hour, and the end of this world comes to the harvest, and angels, armed and prepared, hold sickles in their earth exists with blind infidelity, arriving at its downfall early.
Commotions are brought forth, wars of diverse peoples and battles and invasions of the barbarians threaten, and our regions shall be desolated, and we neither become very much afraid of the report nor ofthe appearance, in order that we may at least do penance; because they hurl fear at us, and we do not wish to be changed although we at least stand in need of penance for our actions!
Notice that there is a clear teaching on the rapture of the saints before the terrible tribulation period. This theologian admonishes the people not to desire to see the Day of the Lord? Because in his mind to see the day of the Lord means a person is not a believer. The believers will be snatched away and taken to the Lord before this time period begins. Look closely at what he says again: Ice and James Stitzinger provide some other insights as to what this theologian taught concerning the end times. In many respects this theologian taught many truths that are common among the Dispensational system of interpretation today.
His view includes a parenthesis between the fulfillment of Daniel's sixty-ninth and seventieth weeks Daniel 9: Keep in mind that this reference is years before the time that many critics of the pre-trib view claim this doctrine developed. Many falsely advocate that the idea of a pre-trib rapture view developed in s through J.