posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 07:54 PM
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
It also says that those of us who are not in darkness will not be overtaken by that day as "a thief in the night" would overtake us. This is why
we're instructed to watch and to take note of the signs in earth and in the heavens.
1 Thessalonians 5
Geneva Bible Translation
2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
edit on 12/20/2010 by this_is_who_we_are because:
Exactly my point, as with Noah and Lot.
They were not "raptured". They were spared, while the others were destroyed.
In further reference to 1 Thes 4: 16-17
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will
Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the
Since the dead in Christ will rise first, and Jesus, numerous times, especially in the Gospel of John, states that the dead will be raised on the Last
Day, how can one use this passage as proof of a Rapture of the faithful??
Jesus didn't say the "last day" before the tribulation.
Jesus didn't say the "last day" before the Antichrist appears.
He said the last day
. Period. The end of the world.
Therefore the resurrection that is spoken of in Paul's letter happens when Christ returns on the last day, where the dead will be resurrected, the
elect will be caught up to meet him, and the destruction of the evil will happen.
It's all the same day. The last day.
This is not "bashing" as one poster stated. This is advancing Scripture to show the fallacy of the rapture.
Many, many devout do not believe in a Rapture.