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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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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The Reward for the Believer

Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another. The Lord listened and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who esteem His name.Malachi 3:16 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In the midst of the apocalyptic portions …

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The Olivet Discourse: Introduction

This is an introduction to my own attempt to discover the similarities and distinctions of the presentation of the Olivet Discourse (first post) as given in the synoptic gospels. The Synoptic Gospels are Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as they present themselves similarly in the things they record of Jesus' ministry on Earth. The first thing …

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Listen! I Stand at the Door and Knock.

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) I cannot help but to see how urgent and insistent this declaration is. Our …

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Harmonizing the Tribulation of Those Days

"Immediately after the tribulation of those days, 'the sun will be darkened, the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken.'"Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, …

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Did Jesus Already Return?

When He had spoken these things, while they looked, He was taken up. And a cloud received Him from their sight.While they looked intently toward heaven as He ascended, suddenly two men stood by them in white garments. They said, “Men of Galilee, why stand looking toward heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up …

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