I know this is going to sound confusing, but I am 100% SURE that there will be a rapture of Godly, Christian people off the face of the earth immediately proceeding the great tribulation – direct references are:
Luk 17:34,35 I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding with a hand mill; one will be taken and the other left.
Rev 14:3 And they sang a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and the elders. No one could learn the song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.
Unfortunately, the slant that our teachers and luminaries place on this truth is what makes it so particularly deceptive – and dangerous.
“Just BELIEVE on a certain NAME and you too will TOTALLY ESCAPE THE TRIBULATION PERIOD. You can be RAPTURED away into the bliss of heaven (with a lollipop and pink ice cream in either hand) while the UNBELIEVERS are to suffer Gods wrath for not having been SMART enough to JUST BELIEVE.”
Is this pretty close to the “company line”?
Sounds good, eh? Sounds easy, doesn’t it? It is what I “believed” up until ’93. I LIKED that doctrine!!! I PREACHED THAT DOCTRINE!!! THAT DOCTRINE has been responsible for attracting more “tithing units” (and keeping them), than almost any other.
Unfortunately, this particular train of thought is as you might expect, HALF CORRECT. Unfortunately, it’s the other half, the WRONG half, that makes it so dangerous. Especially to a mind that is blinded with tradition and creed… I believe that the biblical “proof” that is leaned on like a broken crutch is: “We know that the church is not included in the great tribulation by the fact that the church is never mentioned after chapter 3 of the Revelation.”
By their fruit you will recognize them. Matthew 7:16
Unfortunately, the fruit of this doctrine is… well, you be the judge:
I once asked a “pre-trib” fellow the following question; “If Jesus were to return at midnight tonight and find you in bed with your neighbors wife, would you be taken away in the rapture?”
His affirmative response made me realize the depth of the perversion of the modern gospel which a great many leading American pastors and teachers believe and preach and teach.
But I ask you; does a consensus of opinion within the church make it so? Since God essentially “surprised” His chosen people with someone so out of their frame of understanding that they didn’t even recognize Him when He showed up. Shortly you will see that He is planning the EXACT SAME STRATEGY here at the end of this age – a surprise that is designed to surprise, first of all, His own household!!!
But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. .’ Matthew 24:43
“this sin will become for you like a high wall, cracked and bulging, that collapses suddenly, in an instant. ” Isa 30:13
While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3
Friend, please raise the shades – the dawn of a new day is upon us. The sun/son light is approaching the horizon, and rising quickly. The night is almost over. As the light increases, it exposes the destruction and terror of the long, dark night. Let us rejoice in the cresting of the horizon by the bright morning star. This will signal the commencement of “Dads’ Day Off”…
First of all, do you remember WHICH church members get the rewards in Rev 2 & 3? Think about it!! The word “OVERCOMES“ is used 7 times in Rev 2 & 3, and that is the group that He is PLEASED WITH from OUT of all of the 7 churches. By what stretch of a perverted imagination can you call my friends hypothetical activity with his neighbor “overcoming”? I would label it “being overcome by his passions, imaginations and lusts”…
The Lord actually speaks very clearly to this group:
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. You say, `I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see. Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest, and repent. Rev 3:16 – 19
Where do you suppose these poor lukewarm blokes wind up when they get “spit out of (the protection of) His mouth?
Into the tribulation, of course. Up until that moment what did this lukewarm group SAY? “I am (spiritually) rich (I have heaven in my handbasket) and do not need any new truth”.
This website contains proof upon proof that there is at least a viable second rapture scenario, yet in which bookstore in the land will you find carrying THE VIEWS DETAILED HEREIN? Absolutely NONE!! These concepts simply do not “sell well”, therefore they are “unmarketable”.
You see, my income does not depend on you buying any of these books or ideas. I’m not being hired to do this. My income depends not one bit on this website, nor these teachings. This website is my effort to share the GOOD NEWS that has been so kindly and freely given me. But most bookstore owners can ONLY carry that which SELLS!
And what is it that sells? That which is ADVERTISED…
And what is advertised? Your pastor, priest, or radio teacher lays the foundation for what you consider to be God’s truths. The bible predicted that we would hire professionals to tell us WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR!!! (… will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear – 2 Tim 4:3-4)
Being raptured into heavenly bliss for all has become about the only doctrinal option in town.
The bottom line is that if one of your teachers started to teach the sort of message that the Bible REALLY teaches, and that this website strives to reveal, they would lose their job, post-haste! The job, the position, the post.. If a hireling wanders too far from the company line, another can easily be found who will faithfully parrot the prescribed teachings. Therefore, with job at stake, TRUTH is sacrificed on the alther of financial security. The price is too high!! The sheep simply don’t want to hear it, and will not support it with their money or attention. Therefore, the chances of hearing this message anywhere in orthodoxy is virtually nil!!!
Would you like to read some of the proof that the pre-tribulation rapture is for only a small minority of the church? Please read this…
Easily THE most destructive doctrine held by the modern church is the teaching of an eternal torture in the unending flames of hell for the vast majority of Gods children. If till this moment you have been captured by this most bombastic, hate-inspired of all LIES that have been so cleverly associated with Jesus… then PLEASE drop your load, open your mind and click here…
Originally written and published in 1999