Originally posted by darkelf
Originally posted by MurderCityDevil
haha you said rapture
there is nowhere in the bible a so called rapture
i cant wait til all those people are gone and done with then
nothing is going to happen
have a nice week
The word 'rapture' comes from the Latin word 'rapturo' (Latin Bible). This was translated from the Greek word "harpazo' (original Greek) and is
translated as 'catching away' in the King James Version.
So yes, the word 'rapture' is not in any English Bibles, but comes from a word in the Latin one.
Thank you for clearing that up and explaining it so well. The rapture IS in the Bible and is NOT some fictional belief made up in the 1800's.
The Bible teaches that we will be called to "come up hither" before the tribulation begins according to John as written in Revelation.
It is written we will be caught up in the "twinkling of an eye" to meet the Lord "in the air".
In 2 Thessalonians Paul writes that the Anti-Christ cant be revealed until the one who restrains him is removed from the earth.
Who is the one who restrains him? It is the same who is called to "come up hither" to meet him in the air. The bride of Jesus.
In another New Testament writting ( I cant remember exactly right now)
a man is told to love his wife the way Christ loves the Church, meaning that Christ wife is the Church, so to the person who asked about who will be
taken, it is the Church.
The Rapture will be sudden and it will be selective. Those who have gone to Church a couple times in their lives on Easter and Christmas and have no
other interest in getting to know Jesus will be left behind.
The New Testament is not the only evidence for the Rapture, and a pre-tribulation Rapture becomes a sure thing when you research the way God has
worked in the past.
Noah and his family got in the Ark and were saved from the destruction BEFORE the flood waters came. Noah was a righteous man.
Rahab the prostitute showed faith in hiding the spies sent by Joshua - Yeshua - Jesus - Get it?
She tied the red cord in her window - ( the blood of Christ seen through the window of the soul, our eyes)
Her household believed in the promise of Yeshua and also came under the protection of the blood, and they were saved from out of Jericho BEFORE the
walls came down.
Lot was warned and saved from Soddom BEFORE the destruction came upon it from the Lord and Soddom was destroyed. The book of Hebrews calls Lot a
Whats the point? God gets His people OUT OF HARMS WAY before He brings judgment down on the world. The Church will be Raptured pre-tribulation.
I will not commit to the idea of September 2008 as the time completely, but it is very interesting and very thought provoking. As for the September
2008 time, Methuselah died the day that Noah closed up the Ark, and Noah had 7 days to morn his death before the rain came.
America has had 7 years to morn the September 11th attacks..........
Could it mean that it is coming very soon?
I dont know but I pray that it is