A Logical look at The Rapture & the Timing

The only way in which the force of the above can be avoided is by saying that none of the descriptions of conflict affect the Church but only Jews who come to faith after the tribulation begins. We could then ask: If Jesus does not mean Christians when he says “you” in Matthew 24, how would we know that anything in the gospels addressed to “you” (disciples) applies to Christians? The theory that Christians are not addressed in Matthew 24:15ff (instructions for going through the great tribulation) sounds very much like an attempt to divorce Christians from what Jesus taught them in the gospels — indeed some ultra-dispensationalists have maintained that none of the material in the Synoptics (Matthew, Mark, Luke) is for Christians! When Jesus tells the twelve to go into the world and preach everywhere we all take this as a command to us. It was given to Jewish Christians but the body of Christ constitutes their descendants. What is said to them applies directly to us. When Jesus addresses believers telling them how to cope during the tribulation, this must mean that they must expect to be on earth during the tribulation.

The False Prophet in Revelation 13:11-14 – Israel’s Pseudo-Elijah

Revelation 13:11-14 11 And I observed another beast rising out of the land. And it had two horns like a lamb and was speaking like a dragon. 12 And it exercises all the authority of the first beast before it. And it compels the land and those dwelling in it so that they will worship … Continue reading The False Prophet in Revelation 13:11-14 – Israel’s Pseudo-Elijah

Where is the Church in the Book of Revelation? 

Some teach that the Church will be raptured before the events that begin in Revelation 4:1. This teaching is based on the argument that since the term Church is not used in chapters 4–21 of Revelation, the Church must no longer be on earth at that time. However, this assumption is based on silence rather … Continue reading Where is the Church in the Book of Revelation?