You say you have your work cut out for you - but you haven't done any work!
Let me break this down into some simple points for you.
there are no signs that preceed the rapture...it could happen at anytime.
Your view of the rapture is your view.
Its very biblical and first mentioned in Mathew 24.
It occurs on the Feast of Trumpets
These quote are both from you. In one you state that the rapture occurs on the Feast of Trumpets, in the other you state there are no
(not that 'signs are not needed', as your most recent post claims) it could happen at any time. These statements are contradictory. Which do you
believe to be true?
Okay, yes, I understand that Jesus is the 'Lord God'. Here's a simple yes/no for you. When the English translated bible says 'The LORD' (note
uppercase) it is referring to Yahweh, God the Father. Do you, or do you not agree with this statement?
Regardless of whether we're talking God the Father, God the Son or God the Holy Spirit - it's pretty clear we're talking about God. They're all
one and the same anyway right? That's how the trinity thing works - correct?
Back on topic, you've provided two verses so far as proof of the rapture - not including the Matthew verse that you rescinded.
The two verses you have provided are 1 Thessalonians 4:16 and John 14:1-3.
Now in each of these verses, it says that before the faithful are taken away, the Lord comes down from heaven - or Jesus comes back to take the
The fact that this is included on both verses, indicated that Jesus comes back before the faithful are taken away. And yet, your argument seems to be
that there will be a rapture where the faithful are taken away, and then after that the second coming occurs.
Do you have any verses to prove this? Verses that refer to the faithful being taken away without Jesus or God coming down from heaven before that
So far the only verses you've provided for the faithful being taken away refer to something occurring after Jesus has returned. I'm looking for any
biblical proof you have of a rapture-type event occurring before the return of Jesus.
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