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Storm Warning: 2 Thess 2:1-12 ‘Signs of the Storm’

Will Jesus’ return take you by surprise? How can you be prepared for the future that is to come? Tim shows us from the Bible that there are sure signs to look out for which will warn us that the storm is coming, including the rise of ‘the man of lawlessness’ or anti-Christ.

~ by Saturday EV on November 20, 2010 in , , , , ,

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  1. that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He’s now there with the Father) “until the times of rettitusion 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. ( The Rapture Question, by the long time No. 1 pretrib authority John Walvoord, didn’t dare to even list, in its scripture index, the too-hot-to-handle Acts 3:21!) Since Jesus can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends (Acts 2:34,35 echo this), the rapture therefore can’t take place before the end of the trib! (The same Acts verses were also too hot for John Darby the so-called father of dispensationalism to list in the scripture index in his Letters !) 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! The rest for all them that believe is tied to such destruction in II Thess. 1:6-10! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who’d 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!) 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 this rapture 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 on the 182-year-old pretrib rapture view include Pretrib Rapture Politics, Pretrib Rapture Scholar Wannabes, “Famous Rapture Watchers,” Pretrib Rapture Diehards, “X-Raying Margaret,” Edward Irving is Unnerving, “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” Walvoord Melts Ice, “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal, Thieves’ Marketing, Pretrib Rapture Secrecy, “Deceiving and Being Deceived,” Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty, and Christ’s return is NOT imminent! – all by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” (see Armageddon Books). Patriots should also Google The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.

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