- US Midwest
- Sep 23, 2012
Rapture is a 19th century novelty
Mat 24:30-31 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the EARTH mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet (the 7th Trumpet), and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
This HAS NOT YET HAPPENED. Not in the Past, not today, but will happen.
1Th 4:16-17 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven (NOT been done yet) with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the (7th) trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
AT NO time in all of History has the living been taken up to the clouds to meet Jesus, this is something that will be done in the FUTURE. Hello, we call it the Rapture. The event where Jesus Gathers up ALL His Saints from off the entire planet Earth. NOT HAPPENED YET.
Rev_1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. (This has NOT yet happened)
Rev 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Is Jesus reigning on the Earth RIGHT NOW, forever and ever? NO, he is not, but will at the 7th Trumpet sounding the last Trumpet sounding:
Rev_20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection (the Rapture): on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
When Jesus gets here on Earth at the 7th Trumpet sounding, He Raptures up His Church and then He and we Saints will reign with Him ON EARTH, this has not yet happened.
Rev_5:10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. (This will happen in the Future)
1Co_15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump (7th Trumpet sounding): for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. (NOT HAPPENED YET)
Just because YOU say the Rapture is a 19th Century novelty, does not make what you say Truth.
Christ said behold I make all things new
Jesus has NOT made all things New yet. Scriptures confirms:
Rev 21:1-2 And I saw a NEW heaven and a NEW earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea (Oceans). And I John saw the holy CITY, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3...... 4.. .... .5 ....... 6...... 7 ..... 8....... 9.......10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, 11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal; And had a WALL great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel: (The rest of the chapter give detailed description of dimensions, and material each floor is built with)
Anybody who Can't see this is a physical Giant Building, has to be 1 Cor 14:38 through and through.
Christ replaced David as king
Christ puts David back on the Thone in the Future.
The church replaced israel
Know you not your lineage can be traced back to one of the twelve tribes of Israel. You may not know, but God does know. Know you not that the 144,000 chosen of God to repopulate the Earth during the 1,000 year Reign of Christ ON EARTH are 12,000 from each tribe. Know you not that the Holy City is divided by the twelve Tribes? Know you not that God makes a full end of all nations except Israel.(Jeremiah 30:11 and 46:28)
So you are incorrect in assuming that Israel is REPLACED, they are NOT replaced, but will endure. All nations will be put to an end by Jesus, but Israel will endure.
The new Christian covenant replaced the mosaic covenant
This is Truth
New heaven & new earth new Jerusalem are spiritual realities
Says your thinking. NOT what Scriptures actually teaches.
Thanks to you as well.