1. The Rapture/Resurrection event will occur at the last trumpet. Scripture knows of only one last trumpet, the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11:15. This trumpet sounds after or “post”-tribulation (Matthew 24:29-31). This is “the resurrection of the just” (Luke 14:14), when all the faithful will be rewarded. 2. Jesus spoke of the “elect,” whom he equates with the disciples and their successors in the church. Matthew, who is his own best interpreter, elsewhere means “believers” when he uses the term “elect” (Matthew 22:14): “Many are called, but few are elect” (Gr. eklectos). It is a basic rule of good exegesis that a writer must be allowed to interpret himself.
Philippians 1:23 I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. Does it mean that when we die we go to Heaven as spirits? Justification for the almost universally held opinion that Christianity teaches that the dead are consciously with God at the … Continue reading What Does Paul Mean “to Depart to be with Christ” in Philippians 1:23?
God will, however, disclose the Advent of His Son to His faithful servants who have a heart like Daniel’s (as displayed in his prayer in the ninth chapter), those who faithfully and willingly strive to keep God’s commandments with a repentant heart, those who “do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” God stated plainly upon whom He takes notice: “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word.”
Copyright © Tim Warner - 2003 All orthodox Christians acknowledge the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That Jesus was raised from the dead in the same body that was crucified is quite plain from Scripture. Yet, this simple truth creates serious problems for preterists. Here's why. If Jesus came in AD70 as preterists claim, no one … Continue reading Preterism – Secret Second Coming of Jesus
Copyright © Tim Warner - 011/2003 Preterism is the theory that all Bible prophecy has been fulfilled. The second coming, resurrection, and last judgment, have been fulfilled in a mystical sense in AD70 — the destruction of Jerusalem. According to preterists, we are now living in the "New Heaven and New Earth." The resurrection is … Continue reading Preterism Introduction
Jesus used parables during His ministry to cover important truths. One of those truths was about the Kingdom of God that He would lead. The Wheat and Tares parable is the one of the Kingdom parables and has the most details and covers Jesus second coming. THE WHEAT AND TARES Matthew 13:24-3024 Another parable He … Continue reading The Wheat and Tares Parable Speaks of 1 Rapture
I dont know if you have noticed but the world is in the greatest upheaval in history. It seems like Braxton Hicks contractions which come about 6 weeks before the real contractions start. I know I am a man but bare with me. Jesus likened the end times like given birth. In His analogy it … Continue reading What is Going on in the World? – Braxton Hicks Contractions!
By Tim Warner © http://www.4windsfellowships.net “Technical terms” are nouns or descriptive noun phrases that are understood by the intended audience to refer to specific things even without explanation within the context. For example, the word "rapture" in modern prophetic speech is understood to refer to the coming of Christ for His Church. We do not … Continue reading Rapture Terminology – The”Skeleton in the Closet”of Pretribulationism
This is a continuation of How Many Second Comings? Part 2 11. He claims His bride vs. He comes with His bride According to Rev. 19:7, the Bride has just "made herself ready" at the very close of the tribulation! That is when the people in heaven announce that the time for the "Marriage of … Continue reading How Many Second Comings? Part 3
This the continuation from How Many Second Comings? Part 1. Ice offers 13 examples of differences between the rapture and second coming. We'll take them in the same order. 1. Translation of all believers vs. No translation at all It is already obvious that Ice is relying solely on an argument from silence. He has … Continue reading How Many Second Comings? Part 2