Rapture

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One of the most controversial topics in the Bible community is the timing of the rapture of the church. But it needn’t be. We have numerous articles on the scriptural support for the pre-tribulation Rapture. The rapture of the church is the secret disappearance of millions of Christian who have placed their faith in the completed work of Jesus Christ on the Cross. Jesus will save the church from the wrath of God that is poured out during the coming Tribulation period. In the twinkling of an eye, we shall all vanish and be in Heaven with Jesus Christ forever.

The Unbelievably Amazing Destiny Of The Church

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The Unbelievably Amazing Destiny Of The Church A Bible Study by Jack Kelley But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy,  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.  And God raised us up with Christ and seated […]

Luke 17, The Lord’s Other End Times Prophecy

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Luke 17, The Lord’s Other End Times Prophecy A Bible Study by Jack Kelley Our Lord gave us a pretty thorough overview of the End Times as they relate to Israel. It’s often called the Olivet Discourse because He was speaking to four of His disciples on the Mt. Of Olives. It was just a […]

Jesus Is Coming And Most Don’t Have A Clue

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Jesus Is Coming And Most Don’t Have A Clue By Grant Phillips As the world unravels and judgment day edges closer and closer, I am reminded of the world as it was prior to the Flood of Noah’s day. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every […]

The Wrath Of God

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The Wrath Of God A Bible Study by Jack Kelley NOTE: This Popular Post From The Past is a response to numerous questions I’ve received lately from people who have become confused about the timing and duration of God’s Wrath. They called to the mountains and the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from […]

Christians: It is ALL for God’s Glory – We MUST Remember This

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Christians: It is ALL for God’s Glory – We MUST Remember This By Geri Ungurean Recently, I watched Amir Tsarfati and Pastor JD Farag during a question and answer on Facebook live.  Something that Amir said really stayed with me. I have pondered this since I heard it. Someone asked why God allowed Obama to rule […]

Rapture Theory and Myths

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Rapture Theory and Myths By Thomas Ice Hardly a week goes by that I don’t receive material opposing the pre-trib rapture which is filled with all kinds of error, both Scriptural and historical. For example, I ran across an article entitled “Origin of the Secret Rapture Theory.” The first sentence said, “It may surprise and […]

Examining an Ancient Pre-Trib Rapture Statement

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Examining an Ancient Pre-Trib Rapture Statement By Thomas Ice All the saints and elect of God are gathered together before the tribulation, which is to come, and are taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion which overwhelms the world because of our sins. -Pseudo-Ephraem (c. 374-627) […]

Literal Interpretation of Bible Prophecy: Help or Hinderance?

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Literal Interpretation of Bible Prophecy: Help or Hinderance? By Thomas Ice About the time of the End, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation in the midst of much clamor and opposition. -Sir Isaac Newton Dr. John Walvoord was asked […]

The Fourth Rapture Foundation: Israel / Church Distinction

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The Fourth Rapture Foundation: Israel / Church Distinction By Thomas Ice The fourth biblical foundation upon which the pre-trib rapture is built is the fact that God has two peoples-Israel and the church. What do we mean by this distinction and how does it impact pretribulationism? The Distinction Between Israel and the Church “The New […]

The Third Rapture Foundation: Futurism

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The Third Rapture Foundation: Futurism By Thomas Ice The third biblical foundation for a systematic understanding of the pretribulation rapture is futurism. An important, but seemingly little-recognized aspect of proper interpretation of Bible prophecy is the role of timing. When will a prophecy be fulfilled in history? There are four possibilities. The four views are […]

The Second Rapture Foundation: Premillennialism

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The Second Rapture Foundation: Premillennialism By Thomas Ice The second foundation stone supporting the pretribulational rapture of the church is the biblical doctrine known as premillennialism. Premillennialism teaches that the second advent will occur before Christ’s thousand-year reign from Jerusalem upon earth. In the early church, premillennialism was called chiliasm, from the Greek term meaning […]

The First Rapture Foundation: Consistent Literal Interpretation

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The First Rapture Foundation: Consistent Literal Interpretation By Thomas Ice Consistent literal interpretation is essential to properly understanding what God is saying in the Bible. Yet some believe that consistent literal interpretation is either impossible or impractical. One critic believes it to be a “presumption” that “is unreasonable” and “an impossible ideal.”1 In spite of […]