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because they think they are worthy of being saved through the rapture
"The Rapture" Idea is only about 150 years old and was introduced by a man named Charles Taze,
All the saints and elect of God are gathered together before the tribulation, which is to come, and are taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion which overwhelms the world because of our sins.
-Pseudo-Ephraem (c. 374-627)
It is not necessarily talking about the tribulation, itself.
For all the saints and elect of God are gathered, prior to the tribulation that is to come, and are taken to the Lord lest they see the confusion that is to overwhelm the world because of our sins.
This is a series of videos. For the most part they are good. However this one number 4 seems to have some things backwards. They seem so serious in their teachings. What makes people miss the most important verse in 24?
I just have a problem with people going around acting like they have some sort of special knowledge.
I do not find it a very worthwhile exorcise to go through a point by point discussion of some questionable text.
Originally posted by PreTribGuy
This just isn't supported in Scripture. A MORE LIKELY number is "practically unnoticeable". Jesus describes the time prior to the Rapture as "in the days of Lot" and "as in the days of Noah". Both are characterized by a VERY MINOR amount of people being saved.
There WEREN'T millions of people on the Ark.
There WEREN'T millions of people who escaped Sodom and Gomorrah.
I fear for most people