Friday, June 08, 2007

Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

There is no such thing as a "pre-tribulation" rapture, yet this satanic false doctrine is being pushed in just about every evangelical denominational church in America today.

 In fact, churches all across America have incorporated the pre-tribulation rapture theory into their Statement of Faith Doctrines, and if one should question it, you will be given the cold shoulder. Pastors and congregants have even been forced out of their church denominational positions for daring to speak out against this false unscriptural doctrine.Satan has deceived the masses in Christian American churches, as your megachurch televangelists such as John Hagee and fiction writers such as Jerry Jenkins and Tim Lahaye, Hal Lindsey and many more  have made billions of dollars selling this deception to the naive who have bought into this man made deception theology.

The first thing that Jesus told his followers in Matthew'sGospel, Chapter 24 vs. 4 when they asked him "what shall be the sign of thy coming, and the end of the world" was:

"Take heed that no man deceive you."
Those who are teaching that you are going to be air lifted and fly away before the antichrist is revealed are deceivers and false teachers. Plain and simple, no ifs, ands or buts. To cut to the chase, the pre-tribulation rapture is never mentioned at all in the scriptures and there is not one single passage that tells any serious Bible reader that the saints of Christ will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air secretly before the tribulation period.

This false teaching constitutes nothing less than replacement theology and changing the Word of God of which there is a stern warning against in Revelation 22:18-19.

To clarify, basically, the gist of the pre-tribulation rapture false doctrine is that Christians will be snatched off the earth in a secret rapture which will occur before the tribulation period. The Book of Revelation is believed by these false teachers promoting this as biblical fact is considered to be a time when God deals with Israel through a wicked one-world leader.

Dispensationalism, which is another false premise which they base their theories on, promotes that God dealt with Israel for sixty nine weeks of years and that the seventieth week known as Daniel's Seventieth Week, is still in the prophetic future. Therefore, it is taught by them that the entire tribulation period, or Daniel's Seventieth Week, is also called "Jacob's Troubles," without any scripture substantiation.

Your pre-tribulation rapture promoters would have you believe that God will deliver them from this time period or Daniel's Seventieth Week, snatch them off to a great wedding party in heaven, taking His Holy Spirit off the earth, and leave Israel to fend for itself without God's Holy Spirit when there is nothing further from the truth. Scripture tells us God's Holy Spirit never leaves the earth. There are several scriptures in the Bible that confirm this but for the purpose of this writing I will use Matthew 28:20 where Jesus himself said "and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Pre-tribulation rapture promoters have invented several dispensations throughout history, thereby introducing a new dispensation in the final seven years and try to convince you that God is only concerned with "natural Israel", and not His church, again without any Biblical substantiation.This is absurb because God's people are always called Christians or saints throughout the Bible and as seen in the Book of Revelation, including the 144,000, or twelve thousand from each of the twelve tribes of Israel.

This feel good theology has become so profound in mainstream Christian evangelical churches that it is now an obsession; and the Christian church for the most part has been deceived with this false teaching in the same manner of any other cultic brainwashing; however, this time, the brainwashing has been done by people in your mainstream evangelical and televangelist's churches, and your internet message boards who have bought into the pre-tribulation rapture lie, and multitudes will be caught off guard and will not be ready to see the tribulation period or Daniel's Seventieth Week that is swiftly coming upon the world and will most likely fall into apostasy with the rest of the mainstream evangelical churches in America who are already deep into apostasy. Jesus himself said in John's Gospel 17:15:

"I pray NOT that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest KEEP THEM FROM THE EVIL."
Jesus would be going against His own prayer if a pre-tribulation were true.Paul, the great Jewish Apostle who wrote most of the New Testament, never in all of Scripture promoted or taught a pre-tribulation rapture. He wrote:

We shall be changed at the LAST TRUMP. I Corinth. 15:52.

The last trump is described as the seventh trump in Revelation 10:7 and 11:15-19. Jesus himself places the sign of His coming for his saints on earth immediately after the tribulation of those days in Matthew's Gospel 24:29-31.Paul's words agree with the words of Jesus wherein he also warns when speaking of the Lord coming for his saints:

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 peridition. II Thess. 2:3 The foregoing text of scripture very clearly tells us the antichrist MUST be revealed first, and according to Daniel 9:27, this isn't until the middle of Daniel's Seventieth Week, which means there is no such thing as a pre-tribulation secret rapture.

Again, those promoting a pre-tribulation doctrine are false teachers and deceivers who have fallen away from the truth of God's Word, as the apostasy that Paul warns of is already upon us and time is short. The church has become lukewarm and comfortable and has departed from her first love in favor of seeker friendly, purpose driven, humanistic, wealth and prosperity, New Age, escapism me first teachings.

Jesus himself tells us four times that the Resurrection of the righteous will not happen 'till the LAST DAY in John's Gospel Chapter 6:

1. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I would lose nothing, BUT SHOULD RAISE IT UP AGAIN AT THE LAST DAY. vs. 39

2. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY. vs. 40

3. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him; and I will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY. vs. 44

4. whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life, and I will raise him up AT THE LAST DAY.vs. 54

Paul also writes and agrees with Jesus that the dead in Christ MUST RISE FIRST in I Thess 4:15-17, which we know from the words of Jesus is not until the last day.

"For this we say unto you BY THE WORD OF THE LORD, that we which are alive and remain until THE COMING OF THE LORD shall not prevent them which are asleep.

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trump of God; AND THE DEAD IN CHRIST SHALL RISE FIRST;


It can't get much clearer that these words of Jesus and Paul. The Resurrection of the dead in Christ is on the last day and not before the seven year or Daniel's Seventieth Week period. John the Revelator agrees in Revelation 20:4-6 where John tells of the first Resurrection, which is a late event and depicts the tribulation saints who did not take the mark of the beast.

The last day is not until after the tribulation period or Daniel's Seventieth Week and occurs at the Day of the Lord, or Armageddon and the coming of the Lord, when the wrath of God is unleashed on the wicked of this world, at Armageddon, from which the righteous in Christ alive at this time will be delivered from and not before.


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  1. Anonymous11:58 PM


    Yes, yes,yes,yes,yes,yes!!!!!!!!

    Love in Christ,

    (I found you from Mikes link over at possessing the treasure.)

  2. Anonymous3:15 PM

    I use to believe in the rapture before tribulation. Nothing convinced me otherwise. Now I understand because of God why he wants the church to go through tribulation. There are so many of us walking around with spot and blemishes. Unconfessed sin, total reliance on material things, half heartedly serving God. We are luke warm. He said that he wants us to be purified and tried so we can come out as gold and that is the tribulation purpose for that. Another thing is so many believers think that we modern day age saints should never go persecution. The thought of God doing something like keepin us here during those times seems unreal but it isnt. We dont suffer for christ everyday. We suffer in our flesh because we cant have the things it wants. I am glad that i believe that we are to be here during those times. God has made it clear to me why and for what purpose. I admit i am scared but i hope that God helps me to rid exsisting sin in my life and to live right. If God should come back now and rapture us, how many people will actually be ready. He said he is coming after a church with out spot and blemish. Too many of us have spots and blemishes when we think we dont. So who gets left behind then? I hope that i can get help.

  3. Anonymous10:38 AM

    I am Happy that You and Others that Once Believed The LIE that is being Taught by Those that are DELIBERATELY DECEIVING The Flock, are Now Finding Out The TRUTH! Now...Tho' We ARE going to be On The earth During the Great Tribulation, Please Keep in Mind that Jesus said, "IF You Abide in Me, I WILL Keep Thee from the Hour Of Temptaion, that Shall Overcome The Earth" THAT Temptation is,"SHOULD I, Or Should I NOT Receive The mark of The Beast?" After ALL...Receiving That Mark WILL Take Away All Your Hunger Pangs and Water will be Available To Quench Your Thirst! BUT...How will Jesus KEPP You From That temptation? Why...He'll Provide for You, ALL YOUR NEEDS! The Lord Has Revealed to a VERY Select FEW What Needs to be Done NOW! "WORK While it is DAY! For The NIGHT Cometh, When NO Man Can Work!" Certain Things Must be Done NOW!! And it Does NOT Consist of Burying Food Underground, Or Digging Tunnels & Underground Shelters! The One World Governmentr will have Heatseekers! The Police Have "FLIR"! GOD Has Something MUCH MORE GENIOUS In Mind for The WISE!! You Will NOT Learn about it in Church, Wimpy Ministries, or churchies that are Out to Simply Pick up Dudes & Dudettes! Only a VERY Few People Know about the "Wilderness" Jesus Set Up! Email me at....................... PTL!

  4. Anonymous2:31 AM

    I agree with you 100 percent. But how many still don't know how the pre-tribulation view was invented? For info on its history etc., Google "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "X-Raying Margaret," "Famous Rapture Watchers," "Open Letter to Todd Strandberg," "The Rapture Index (Mad Theology)," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "Wily Jeffrey," "Pretrib Hypocrisy," "Chuck Missler - Copyist," "America's Pretrib Rapture Traffickers," "Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal," "Scholars Weigh My Research," "Letter from Mrs. Billy Graham" and "Pretrib Rapture - Hidden Facts." All these are by historian Dave MacPherson, author of "The Rapture Plot" (Armageddon Books). Thanks for your great blog; you are the wave of the future! Michelle

  5. Thank you for contributing these very excellent resource links, Michelle.


  6. Anonymous8:01 PM

    Just wondering. Why is the church not mentioned again after chapter 4 in Revalations

  7. Hi Anonymous

    The word “church” is synonyms with “saints”, “elect”, “chosen”or , Christian, servant … You can do a word search from a Greek-Hebrew concordance and all through the NT scriptures, you will find that the church refers to the saints, chosen, elect, people of God, as well as Christians and “church”, servant etc. In the Old Testament, the word “congregation” is also used to refer to these adjectives.

    For instance, the 144,000 sealed from the twelve tribes of Israel referred to in Revelation 7 are most certainly saints, elect, chosen, Christian and part of “the church” of Christ.. Any Jewish person who has become born again is all of the above, the same as anyone who is Gentile.

    In Revelation 15:3-4, John hears the tribulation survivors who had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark and over the number of his name. These are the elect, saints, chosen, Christians or “church, ” etc.

    We know from Scripture that the catching away of the saints will occur at a loud trumpet of God-- See Revelation 10:7

    Just after the activities of the A/C are revealed in Revelation 13:10, the scripture reads:
    “Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”. Please be aware that God is not going to save “whole” “churches”, as Christ shows in His warning to the seven churches of Revelation, and we need to heed the warning. Every “church” has some bad apples and the Lord is calling His saints to endure the tribulation faithfully in vs. 10.

    Pre-tribulation false teachers are quick to point out the word “church” is not found after Chapter 4 of the Revelation, and say because the tribulation period is within these chapters or Chapter 6 thru 16, the absence of the word “church” is “evidence” that the “church” will not go through the tribulation period. This is very disturbing because it removes the warning that Christ gave to the end time saints.

    Jesus Himself testifies in Revelation 22:16 by saying “I Jesus have sent my angel to testify unto these things in “the churches”.

    If the prophecies of Revelation were written “for the churches”, why are so many Christians avoiding these prophecies?

    Even in the first Chapter of The Revelation, the “church” is called servants in the very first sentence,

    and the third verse says: “Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein; for the time is at hand. This was put there for a reason.
    Hope this helps. Blessings


  8. To Nathan Jones

    Thank you for your comment; however, this blog does not promote the unbiblical pre-tribulation rapture theory for obvious reasons, many of already which have been set forth here.


  9. Anonymous11:27 PM

    Hi Toni,

    What you have written is so true. I know what you mean by watching that Doco. I watched it to the very end and yes it was a bit hard to take in parts. But I had a few questions answered by watching it. But we have the Lord on our side and that's all we need. We are to remain focused on him. Oh by the way I did find the doco on youtube I will leave the address at the bottom of this message. I strongly recommend anyone to take the time and watch this doco. Not to scare you but just to get a better understanding of what is happening out there and as a Christian to be mindful of it and above all to pray.

    We have the Lord God almighty and that is just so cool. Blessings to all of you and I strongly recommend to take the time to watch this Documentary. A lot of Christians in do have to say have their head in the sand and really do not understand what is happening out there. So I really encourage anyone reading this to pray and get closer to our Lord because the road is going to get a bit rocky but he will hold us close. Amen and Amen

    Blessings to all, here is the link below to the Documentary 'The Third Jihad'


  10. Thank you for the link John, and your inspiring message. I have also placed the video on my right side column. Blessings to you, brother.


  11. Anonymous9:32 AM

    Anonymous said...

    How can the “rapture” be “imminent”? Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He is now there with the Father) “until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. Since Jesus must personally participate in the rapture, and since He can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends, the rapture therefore cannot take place before the end of the trib! Paul explains the “times and the seasons” (I Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord” (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who would be left alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the posttrib end of “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which is Israel's posttrib resurrection!) If anyone wonders how long pretrib rapturism has been taught, he or she can Google “Pretrib Rapture Diehards.” Many are unaware that before 1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 it was stretched forward and turned into a separate coming of Christ. To further strengthen their novel view, which the mass of evangelical scholars rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early 1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen before the “rapture” ["gathering"] in 2:1 can happen – the height of desperation!). Other Google articles throwing light on long-covered-up facts about the 180-year-old pretrib rapture view include “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “X-Raying Margaret,” "Edward Irving is Unnerving," “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," and “Deceiving and Being Deceived” – all by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” which is available at Armageddon Books online. Just my two cents’ worth.

    10:06 PM

  12. Hi Anonymous:

    You have made some excellent irrefuteable points! Keep up the excellent work, and blessings to you.


  13. Anonymous6:08 PM

    Annonymous wrote "He said he is coming after a church with out spot and blemish. Too many of us have spots and blemishes when we think we dont."

    This statement, actually most of his/her statement is so sad to hear.

    Christ shed his blood for "ALL" our sin. There is no spot or blemish in the believer of Jesus Christ otherwise the cross would have been in vain.

    Jesus cleansed us with precious blood and to say the believer has spots and blemishes is blasphemy and condemnation and there is therefore NO condemnation...Praise be to God!

  14. To Anonymous:

    Many will say they are believers in Jesus Christ, but their fruit does not show it. A perfect example is Obama, who claims he is a “believer” yet openly endorses the murder of the unborn and endorses a false religion, Islam, and the homosexuals who openly flaunt their homosexuality, but claim they are believers in Jesus Christ. Bible believers will show “good fruit”, and repent (turn away from) all known sin by reading God’s Word and seeking His help to overcome any known sin by following the direction of the Holy Spirit. By their fruit ye shall know them. A “true” believer in Jesus Christ will not do anything that goes against God’s Word and jeopardize his soul.

    July 14, 2011