THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE

Part 8 OTHER COMPELLING EVIDENCE OF A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE The life of Joseph The idea of the rapture occurring before the Tribulation is also supported by the typology of the life of Joseph. Typology has prophetic significance, in that an event or a person in the Old Testament points to a future event or person.Continue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”

EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

Part 7 EVIDENCE OF A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN PAUL’S LETTERS Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians A dominant theme in both of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonian church is End-Times’ prophecy. In the first letter, Paul primarily answers the question of whether believers who have died will be reunited with those who are still alive atContinue reading EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE

Part 6 4. THE JEWISH WEDDING CELEBRATION The Jewish wedding celebration is a wonderful prophetic pointer to the Church as the Bride of Christ and is therefore an indicator to the timing of the rapture. 4.1. The distinction between “for” and “with” There are two different pictures painted of the Messiah in the Old Testament.Continue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”

THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE

Part 5 2. GOD IS DEALING WITH THE JEWS – NOT THE CHURCH. God established an everlasting covenant with Abraham and his descendants in Genesis 17:7: “I will establish my covenant as an everlasting covenant between me and you and your descendants after you for the generations to come, to be your God and theContinue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”

THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE

Part 4 1. EVIDENCE IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION 1.1 The Church is not mentioned In Revelation 1:12-16 Jesus appears before John on the Isle of Patmos in the form of a Judge; his appearance is both terrifying and magnificent. Under the power and presence of a righteous Judge, John falls at His feet asContinue reading “THE EVIDENCE POINTING TO A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE IN SCRIPTURE”

EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

Part 3 REASONS SOME CHRISTIANS REJECT A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE The pre-Tribulation rapture is rejected by some pre-Millennial Christians for two main reasons: The weak in faith will fall. The responsibility of the Church is to endure the Tribulation. 1. The Weak in Faith will Fall The fear here is that if a pre-Tribulation rapture doesContinue reading EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

Part 2 THEORIES ON THE TIMING OF THE RAPTURE The Pre-millennialists believe in a literal rapture of the Church, however, there is some dispute within the ranks of Pre-millennialism as to when the rapture takes place. The different views are as follows: The partial rapture This view holds that the rapture will be for onlyContinue reading EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

Part 1 INTRODUCTION The rapture is an amazing revelation of the great love Jesus has for His bride the Church. We the Church, “the Bride of Christ,” should be responding to Jesus with that same love, which includes a yearning to be with Him. A Bride longs for the day of her wedding, a timeContinue reading EVIDENCE SUPPORTING A PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE