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The Rapture

he Rapture The word rapture is taken from the Latin verb (rapere) which is used in the Latin Bible in 1 Thess. 4:17. The English meaning is "to be seized" or "to be caught up". The Rapture refers to an event which will the end of the Church Age and which will be an occasion of great joy to Christian believers. All believers, both those who have died and those who are alive at the time, will be taken up to meet Jesus Christ, who will have returned to "the air", earth's atmosphere. Then, the Christians and the Lord Jesus will return to heaven together. At the time of the Rapture, Christ will not set foot on earth; and He will be visible only to believers. READ 1 Thess. 4:17; Acts 1:11. The Rapture is to be distinguished from the Second Advent of Christ. While the Rapture sets the stage for the Second Coming, these are two separate events. Appearances of Christ is found in a later section of this article. There has been controversy for many generations

The Tribulation and the Rapture

The Tribulation and the Rapture In some of his last words of the 1st Epistle to the Thessalonians,(5:23) the apostle Paul prays, "And may the God of peace sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, and soul, and body be preserved blameless unto the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." His teaching of the coming of Christ was imminent as he taught the church to be blameless in their body as well as the spirit anticipating his appearance. In 1st Thessalonians chapter 5 Paul gave a contrast of believers and non-believers natures (v. 5). The unsaved have a nature of darkness (they are of the night and darkness) they walk in darkness. Church saints have the nature of light (we are sons of the light, of the day) Christ and the Word is our light, so when we obey we are walking in the light. So we should not sleep as they do. Paul exhorts the believers to put on the breastplate of faith and love to live through the hard times. Also (v. 8) "as a helmet, the hope of salvatio


WHERE IS GOD! As I see what is going on I am surely amazed about the reaction of the people of these days. Where is the church cry as the Baptist cried " REPENT FOR THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS AT HAND". We are so busy doing all the things that the world wants us to do rather than to reach out to the lost frailty of humanity. There are souls out there aching for the answer to their problems. The USA is going thru the most difficult time they have ever seen. We just watched parades of Illegal aliens marching through our streets stopping business all over the USA. How are we reacting to this? I know that the USA is in the most dangerous time we have ever thought off. We have no idea of how much we are truly hated by most of the world. While we have lived in the lap of luxury, we have forgotten the God of our youths. We have people all over the nations ready to wipe us of the map and they do not care about the young, the old and people in general. We are the great white satan and lets