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Originally posted by ACTS 2:38
you must believe that Jesus is God and that the Bible is his word and is 100 % true.
Originally posted by EricD
Are you implying that there has been a deliberate misrepresentation of the Rapture by a group of people to encourage a belief that only those that identify themselves as 'Christians' will participate in the Rapture?
[edit on 26-8-2010 by EricD]
Originally posted by ACTS 2:38
 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Claiming to be a Christian is not a way to heaven you must Believe that Jesus was born of a virgin birth, wrongfully persecuted for our sins hung on a cross as a sacrifice worthy, died and rose again victorious over hell and death.
Originally posted by nougat420
reply to post by ReginaAdonnaAaron
Hi, the only thing you seem to be missing are bible quotes that actually refer to the rapture.
(Hint- there are none)
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, however, is a menacing doctrine that perverts the plain language of the text of the New Testament. Some preachers today look on the doctrine as the heart and core of present Christian expectations in regard to prophetic truth for the near future! Many believe this false teaching is the principle hope of the Body of Christ for their redemption and safety during the Great Tribulation. We need to look at this teaching carefully.
The Doctrine of the Rapture
First understand that the word “Rapture” is not found in the King James translation. There is also no single word used by biblical authors to describe the prophetic factors that comprise the doctrine. Its formulation came about by means of inductive reasoning. Certain biblical passages concerning the Second Coming, and the role Christians will play in that event, were blended together inductively to establish the teaching.
The modern expression “Rapture” has been invented to explain the overall teaching and the term suits the subject well. The basic tenets of the doctrine are simple. It purports that Christ will come back to this earth in two phases. He will first return secretly to rapture His church away from this world so that they might escape the Great Tribulation to occur at the end of the age. Christ then returns in a visible advent to dispense His wrath on the world’s nations. This is the general teaching.
Originally posted by ReginaAdonnaAaron
For those of you who choose not to believe, that's your free will choice. However, the 3rd thing you need to understand is the following:
Everyone has Free Will Choice in the decision and are able to choose one way or the other. That's why we will not try to force the Truth on to anyone.
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
reply to post by Blue Shift
Arent the 144,000 Jews, 1200 from each tribe. Arent they suppose to go forward and spread christ gospel after the rapture?
If you can show me where in scripture it outright speaks of the rapture i might even be inclined to believe it.