The Rapture (Part 7) – The Last Trump

As we continue to explore the Rapture and the many aspects of it, in part 4 we learned that the text in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 has a military style. The underlying Greek words hint at military-style orders being given. It is with that in mind that we shall explore the idea of the last trump. …

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The Rapture (Part 6) – Why a Change?

In the last installment, we learned the mystery was revealed by Paul. We will explore the need for change. Now this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does corruption inherit incorruption.1 Corinthians 15:50 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) A Change to …

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The Rapture (Part 5) – The Mystery

Now that we understand who the rapture is for in part 1, what the rapture is in part 2, and in part 3 how it will happen; we discover that a change is necessary for those raptured to enter the kingdom of God. These flesh and blood bodies cannot enter there. This is an important …

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The Rapture (Part 4) – How It Will Happen

The previous post helped us to understand the myriad of ideas people attempt to use to debunk the rapture. Though it was not exhaustive, hopefully, it provided enough of an impetus for your own study. We also discussed some parts of the Olivet Discourse and Jesus' teaching. Let's now explore how it will happen. For …

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The Rapture (Part 3) – What it is Not

The previous post attempted to explain what the rapture is. We know the rapture is a catching away of church saints. It helps to have an understanding of what the rapture is not, and the other things people say about the rapture. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with …

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The Rapture (Part 2) – What it Is

From the previous post we learned for whom the rapture is inended tobenefit. It is a body called the church. A proper ecclesiology is a necessary foundation to understanding the rapture. Let us now explore what the rapture is. "Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. Believe also in Me. In My …

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The Rapture (Part 1) – Ecclesiology

To deviate from the normal posts, I want to offer some clarity on an important doctrine. To do that requires some foundational understanding. But I would not have you ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and …

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Is 2 Thessalonians 2 a Rapture Text?

2 Thessalonians 2:1–4 (MEV): Now, brothers, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and concerning our gathering together unto Him, we ask you not to let your mind be quickly shaken or be troubled, neither in spirit nor by word, nor by letter coming as though from us, as if the day of Christ …

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Another Subtle Rapture Hint

Listen! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and dine with him, and he with Me.Revelation 3:20 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) It's hard to read this verse and not perceive the sudden urgency. Listen! Behold! …

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