Bible prophecy. Can the ordinary every day pew warming Christian understand these passages of Scripture that make up one third of the Bible’s text? “No,” so many prophetic “experts” seem to say. Their allegorical commentaries that have flooded Christian airwaves and bookstores over the years read and sound like parroted last-days Rapture squak. “Go away, don’t
If John’s revelation of Israel in Revelation 12 presents the best working picture of New Testament prophetic symbolism, the best example of key word connection is in Christ’s Matthew 24 prophesied “last days signs” and His opening of Revelation’s infamous seals. There is no more controversial section of John’s Revelation than this one in chapter 6 where he witnesses Christ’s opening of the seals. To misinterpret them at this point of Revelation’s eschatology is to misinterpret the rest of the book.
This is part one of a three part follow-up series to interpretive articles, “Interpreting the Rules of Revelation” and “The Rapture”. I recommend that you select and read them both if you haven’t already. Then read “Hunting for Key Words the Inductive Way” before continuing with this rapture critique. The hermeneutic principles contained in all three articles will equip you to better understand this and every other study article posted for your interpretive critique.
This is part two of a three part follow-up series to interpretive articles, “Interpreting the Rules of Revelation” and “The Rapture”. We recommend that you select and read them both if you haven’t already. Then read “Hunting for Key Words the Inductive Way” before continuing with this rapture critique. The hermeneutic principles contained in all three articles will equip you to better understand this and every other study article posted for your interpretive critique.The Truth About the Rapture – Eschatology’s Promise of Deathlessness
Before Jesus Christ’s return to the earth, the Bible predicts a resurrection and a rapture. Why? And what are they? This is a perplexing question the Bible answers fully. The apostle Paul writes the simutaneous events will happen at the “last” trumpet.What Would You Do if 2015 Were Your Last Full Year on Earth?
How would you fare if your judgment seat was scheduled for some time this year? What would you have to offer God for reward on behalf of your Christian life on earth? Tough question for those who haven’t given their life totally to Him. Hebrews 9:27 27 …it is appointed for men to die once and
Anyone who dedicates the time to engage a systematic study of the doctrine of the Rapture will come away from the text mentally challenged by the event. Why? That God would choose to reconstruct a spirit-based body like Christ’s for the disembodied spirits of His righteous dead and raise them heavenward, while at the same time snatching and changing immortal His embodied church—is mind-boggling.Sword of the Spirit
There is a miraculous power revealed in the lives of two peculiar figures in the Book of Revelation, “the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth” (11:4). …Fire spews out of their mouths to devour God’s last-days enemies as they preach God’s Word with miracles following. They are not without scriptural peer, having in common the prophetic traits of Moses, Elijah, and Philip…