Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Left Behind- The Rapture is Fiction

While the majority of Christians believe in the 'Rapture', there are quite a few die-hards who are adamant that it is not in the Bible.'s not.

The movie 'Left Behind' gives the impression of most if not all Christians 'disappearing' in a pre-tribulation rapture. The Bible however is clear that's not going to be the case and it's not because of sin.

As a matter of fact the burden of proving a pre-tribulation "catching-up" is really on the pre-tribbers because the scriptures such as Matthew 24: 29 VERY clearly tells us "IMMEDIATELY AFTER the tribulation". In order to grasp a pre-trib timing you have to practically do back flips through the Bible to understand their reasoning because there is not one scripture that directly supports it. In addition, pre-tribulation rapture theory teaches TWO returns for Jesus, which is completely non-scriptural. Scripture can be made to support pre-trib rapture, but it is twisting of the text and it is really what I call a sneaky interpretation. It was not until after around 1840 that "pre-tribulation" rapture started to be taught on a widespread basis because of a man named John Darby.

Whether true or untrue there is a story that a young teenage Plymouth Brethren girl (this is in Great Britain) is reported to have had a vision. It was circulated around the churches and initially many actually thought it to be of a demonic source. Therefore I am very unclear if this is the source of "pre-trib" rapture doctrine. Most believe it is... The bottom line is the pre-tribulation rapture teaching became WIDELY taught and believed AFTER around 1840. Prior to this time there is some scant evidence of this belief but this was only discovered after very much digging and research by the pre-trib camp to try and bolster their interpretation of scripture. The pre-tribbers want to try and show that this view WAS taught and believed prior to that time so they do not appear to have created a "new doctrine". (Just as I stated with the "Passion of the Christ one questions where things come from or why certain beliefs exist). All so called proper religious upbringing is child abuse wrapped up in a ribbon of deception.

Pentacostalism at it's core is based on the fantasies of 3 people: Macpherson, Darby and McDonald and cultivated by  Scoefield, a name that should be familiar, he has published a couple of Bible translations. Paranormal activity is the source of scriptural interpretation...nice. It's true that the Rapture-ists are opposed to environmental precautions. One old time evangelical was noted to say that environmentalism was akin to "polishing the brass of the Titanic".  Guess there is no need to figure out what to do with your beloved cat fluffy because the only way you will be off this rock is if you hitch a ride on the shuttle. The rapture is a farce and Jesus, if you follow the scripture will not return more than twice. A secret rapture, which is taught and believed will have him return 3 TIMES.

Should anyone care about what a bunch of true believers espouse? Yes, because there is a sinister political subtext to end-time religious belief: Rapture subscribers believe that the Jews must control all of their original territory - extending, some say, all the way into Iraq - before the temple can be rebuilt and Jesus can return. They welcome conflict in the Middle East and dismiss Palestinians (including the many Christians) as little more than human chaff.

Premillennial Dispensationalism is a deceptive teaching. Those who promote these views and fill the minds of God's people with this nonsense are perpetrating a hoax. It's time to wake up AND TAKE THE RED PILL.


Anonymous said...

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How can the “rapture” be “imminent”? Acts 3:21 says that Jesus “must” stay in heaven (He is now there with the Father) “until the times of restitution of all things” which includes, says Scofield, “the restoration of the theocracy under David’s Son” which obviously can’t begin before or during Antichrist’s reign. Since Jesus must personally participate in the rapture, and since He can’t even leave heaven before the tribulation ends, the rapture therefore cannot take place before the end of the trib! Paul explains the “times and the seasons” (I Thess. 5:1) of the catching up (I Thess. 4:17) as the “day of the Lord” (5:2) which FOLLOWS the posttrib sun/moon darkening (Matt. 24:29; Acts 2:20) WHEN “sudden destruction” (5:3) of the wicked occurs! (If the wicked are destroyed before or during the trib, who would be left alive to serve the Antichrist?) Paul also ties the change-into-immortality “rapture” (I Cor. 15:52) to the posttrib end of “death” (15:54). (Will death be ended before or during the trib? Of course not! And vs. 54 is also tied to Isa. 25:8 which is Israel's posttrib resurrection!) If anyone wonders how long pretrib rapturism has been taught, he or she can Google “Pretrib Rapture Diehards.” Many are unaware that before 1830 all Christians had always viewed I Thess. 4’s “catching up” as an integral part of the final second coming to earth. In 1830 this "rapture" was stretched forward and turned into a separate coming of Christ. To further strengthen their novel view, which the mass of evangelical scholars rejected throughout the 1800s, pretrib teachers in the early 1900s began to stretch forward the “day of the Lord” (what Darby and Scofield never dared to do) and hook it up with their already-stretched-forward “rapture.” Many leading evangelical scholars still weren’t convinced of pretrib, so pretrib teachers then began teaching that the “falling away” of II Thess. 2:3 is really a pretrib rapture (the same as saying that the “rapture” in 2:3 must happen before the “rapture” ["gathering"] in 2:1 can happen – the height of desperation!). Other Google articles throwing light on long-covered-up facts about the 180-year-old pretrib rapture view include “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “X-Raying Margaret,” "Edward Irving is Unnerving," “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” "Walvoord Melts Ice," “Wily Jeffrey,” “The Rapture Index (Mad Theology),” “America’s Pretrib Rapture Traffickers,” “Roots of (Warlike) Christian Zionism,” “Scholars Weigh My Research,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," “Deceiving and Being Deceived,” and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty" – all by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot” which is available at Armageddon Books online. Just my two cents’ worth.

Rebel Flower said...

Thank you, it's amazing how people never bother to research any of this stuff at all.