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Originally posted by GirlNextDoor
Originally posted by DarksDeception
I so do not understand people whom think there will be a rapture!
If you are a believer, as I am, I will simply say: "answer this then"
Jesus said, "Matt 24:29 - 31"
He specifically said, "after all these things have happened, I will gather my people"
So, no rapture will be until possibly 2015, which will be the end I believe!
I might be wrong, but Jesus can't be!
Thank you for posting this. This has been my own question for many years. Most of my friends are pre-trib rapture believers who think we're at the beginning of the tribulation. Matt 24 always trips me up when I start thinking they're right. But then, the point is also the not knowing, right? I've come to a "hope there's a rapture but have a Plan B" mindset. Oh me of little faith, haha.
Originally posted by eNumbra
Personally, I would never worship a god who would take in people who began to pray simply because they were frightened by such a crappy video.
Originally posted by Syntaxstealth
reply to post by DanielsMagi
I thank you for that post. Not only is the end of the world coming, but WE are ALL going to be SAVED by the famous Youtube post from Christ. lmao
You cant be serious.....
Originally posted by tallcool1
...So there really is no Biblical teaching of the rapture. In fact, there was no real teaching of this "rapture" until a 15 year old epileptic self described "prophetess" named Margret McDonald had a "vision" of a secret rapture of the church elect. She is said to have shared this vision with John Nelson Darby who became known as the "father of dispensationalism" And from there the belief of a "secret rapture" was taught with out of context verses thrown in for backup. But these verses, in my opinion, clearly state that the dead will be raised first and then we will all be judged. No rapture for us. We will have to go through the horrors just like everyone else.
Ephraim the Syrian (4th century)
Ephraim was from a part of the world where the Book of Revelation was not accepted as the cannon of scripture. It wasn't accepted as scripture by the Church of Syria until 508 AD. So the book of Revelation may or may not have been an influence on his thinking.
"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" (On the Last Times, the Antichrist, and the End of the World, by Ephraem the Syrian, A.D. 373).
Originally posted by Alienmojo
reply to post by sir_chancealot
Very interesting Chancealot.... You've given us some stuff to read here and I will have to get back to you on it. This is the first time I have ever been presented with trib writings prior to Darby.
I'm open to it if it is real. I also want to make darn sure that these people aren't mis-interpreting what is being written. Sometimes these guys can be talking about something else entirely and we miss it.
But great work on getting this information! Can't wait to read it!
Originally posted by crawgator406
reply to post by DanielsMagi
Mark 13:32"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
Originally posted by monkeybus
Thoguht just ocured, wasnt the rapt |re stuff added, to the original bible by an old translator/printer,who wanted to| get his views and interpretations out to the worlds, by printing in the colums|, at the sides of the pages, not actually changing the bible per se~ but | actually heavily influincing million of westerners(u.s) by doing this.similar| to adding a referance to words, in a book.
| Or it could just be reffering to an astono
|-minal even such as a change of age
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.