The symbols and language used in chapters 4-18 is reminiscent of Those of The Old Testament. These lead be to believe that Israel is being described,
not the Church. The Church Age can be the time of the gentiles while The Tribulation can coincide with
The Seventieth week of Daniel
, or Jacobs
This is determined by God for His dealing with Israel.
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall
Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with
Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
Pre-Tribulation Rapture Links:
ˇ Assemblies of God Position Paper on the Pretribulation Rapture (from their list of position papers) (If either link is broken, start at the AG home
page.) (The weight of Scripture supports a pre-Tribulation Rapture) Adopted August 14, 1979, This is one of the best summaries of the scriptural
reasons to believe in the pre tribulation rapture. I agree 100% with all of their statements and scriptures quoted with regard to the pre tribulation
rapture. They do not mention the Wedding nor the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanna) as examples in the position paper. At one Assembly of God Church
I attended in Redwood City, California, the Pastor and congregation believed that the rapture would fall on a Feast of Trumpets.
ˇ The Rapture: The word is Biblical. Lists 170 types, or shadows, of the Rapture found in the Old Testament!
ˇ AmazingBible.com also www.bibledesk.com (pretrib: acknowleding the Feast of Trumpets is the rapture) Huge website, full of many articles.
ˇ Hebraic Heritage Ministries International (Eddie Chumny) Eddie shows how the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanna) depicts the rapture and how the
Wedding pictures the rapture as well. His book, "The Seven Festivals of the Messiah" has been put into html at his website and is free to read,
and I highly recommend it. Amazon.com says his paperback book came out in 1994, and many fine pre trib teachers still have not heard about his
well-researched work. I have expanded his study of how the Wedding and Feast of Trumpets (rosh hashanna) pictures the rapture from scripture only. I
have truly been blessed by his work, and I find that the Bible confirms it wonderfully. Nearly ALL of the verses in the Bible that speak of the pre
tribulation rapture carry more meaning and significance when you understand the Feast of Trumpets and the Wedding. When I was still a baby Christian,
I found his work difficult to read, I would fall asleep trying to read it. He uses many Jewish terms that make it difficult to read. He also makes
use of many Jewish traditions in his comparisons. I have confirmed parts of his work through scriptural comparisons in the King James.
ˇ Ariel Ministries (Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum) A Messianic Jew, he teaches about the rapture & the Feast of Trumpets. See his article under "Fruit
from the Frucht, and then click on "The Feasts of Israel". Dr. Fruchtenbaum was one of the most well respected Bible scholars at the Ninth Annual
Pre Trib Study Group conference that I attended in Dallas, TX on December 11th, 2000, which has been sponsored by Tim LaHaye, author of the famous
"Left Behind" series, and by Tommy Ice. Dr Fruchtenbaum also talks about the Wedding. He is in very high demand as a prophecy speaker, travelling
and lecturing almost continuously.
ˇ Zola Levitt Ministries
ˇ Annie's Home Page & Annie's "End Times" Page This surprisingly large (and popular) site contains many links and information on the rapture.
See her "Feasts of the Bible Page" and also her "Feast of Trumpets" page.
ˇ Proof For A Pre Tribulation Rapture -- "Most of [these] passages I rarely find, if at all, on other web pages"
ˇ The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is the Best Scriptural Conclusion
ˇ The PreTribulation Rapture and Pre-Tribulational Thought during these Last Days
ˇ Rapture Tribulation.com (Atlantis Station) Presents 16 examples or descriptions of Raptures in the Bible
ˇ A Sermon on the Rapture from 1965 (William Branham)
ˇ Bible and Prophecy Truths; (Jim Bramlett) Jim tends to get caught up in date setting, as I have also been guilty of in the past. I will no longer
try and predict dates, unless I find myself in the tribulaiton, in which case I will know there will be seven more years, or if I see the abomination
of desolation, in which case I will know there are 3.5 years until Christ's return. God is the date setter.
ˇ Bible Prophecy: The Ultimate Deception (Frank Caw) Says several things must happen before the pretribulation rapture. Online book for $7.95
ˇ The Rapture of the Believers (James P. Dawson)
ˇ The Sudden Departure Of Believers: The Rapture (Greg DesVoignes)
ˇ Resource Files (Lambert Dolphin's)
ˇ Introducing the Red Moon Rapture (Peter Goodgame)
ˇ The Great Snatch? - Koinonia House (Chuck Missler)
ˇ Morgan Edwards Taught a Pretribulation Rapture in the 1740s! (Gary Stearman)
ˇ Rapture Ready / Rapture Ready (Todd Strandberg) Perhaps one of the most popular websites on the internet for the rapture. If you seach for
"rapture" in any search engine, you are sure to find Todd's Website. He has one of the most popular Christian Chat boards around, and I used to
spend a lot of time there, defending the pretribulation rapture.
ˇ Rapture Apologetics (Richard Vizzutti) Site does not work with Netscape.
ˇ The Rapture: Fact or Fiction (David M. Williams)
ˇ Bible Prophecy Research (philologos.org) Also, E.W. Bullinger's "witness in the stars"
ˇ 30 Proofs of the Pretribulation Rapture
ˇ Pre-Trib Rapture Articles (Lori Eldridge) Links to other pre trib articles found on the net, most of which are linked here as well.
ˇ Eschatology Next Door (END) Lots of links.
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There are about thirty to forty more, but you get the point
Again I am not saying that this IS occuring, but it could be tied into it.