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Those who have relations with the whore who rides on the back of the beast, meaning the churches who consort with the church of Rome.
To be a virgin, would be to keep your doctrines pure from the false religion that persecutes the true Gospel and replaces it with a system of symbols, administered by a priesthood that denies our advocate in Heaven.
When I looked at my post today, I had this feeling that I did not word it very well because it leaves too much room for misunderstanding.
The bible is the inspired word of God. It is not a book of propaganda, nor is it a book of fables or stories to "sell" anything.
The thing or who, that brings John's attention to the white horse is not descernable.
There is nothing "cryptic" about what the word of God says.
Some things are on purpose vague because if you knew exactly what it was long ago, when it comes down to happening in real life, you would not be too ready to adapt the meaning to something that could not have been adequately described far in the past.
There are no hidden meanings in God's word.
My advice is to go to a church near you. Be prepared to teach people there. You might find out that you know more from being on ATS than the local churchgoers know from sitting in a pew once a week. Go ahead and tell people what you know. If they disagree and they have a good argument, then you just learned something.
If there is anybody who is visiting this site/topic and is as thoroughly confused as I am after reading some of the comments made, then find a good church near you somewhere
What we are commanded to do is to cut through all the deception in the world, and there is a lot of it. There is a direct access to God and that is through the Son and we know it through the holy spirit. Anything else is Babylon. We do not need to go somewhere to have someone else give us the keys to some mystery and to go through anyone or anything to reach God.
But honestly, no matter what happens, there isnt a whole lot we could do about it.
Originally posted by kleah
As you can see I do believe in the rapture. I am curious to see what other believers think about what is going on in our world and where we might be .Where do you think we are and what may happen next...
21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
23Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.
24For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
25Behold, I have told you before.
26Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.
27For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
28For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.
29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
30And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
31And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
As I was driving one day I encountered a bumper sticker admonishing me: “WARNING! In the event of Rapture, this car will be driverless.”
The strange belief in the Rapture teaches that some day (sooner rather than later), without warning, born-again Christians will begin to float up from the freeway, abandoned vehicles careening wildly. There will be airliners in the sky suddenly with no one at the controls! Presumably, God is removing these favored ones from earth to spare them the tribulation of the Anti-Christ which the rest of us will have to endure.
Unfortunately the Rapture has been promoted widely by the Left Behind series of books that have sold over 70 million copies.
The Rapture represents a radical misinterpretation of Scripture.
Nowhere in the Bible, can you find the word "rapture"
16For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.