Sunday, July 5, 2015

A RAPTURE RESISTANT GENERATION.......

A RAPTURE RESISTANT GENERATION

In these last days, having an informed knowledge of prophecy and how to interpret prophetic passages correctly is extremely important. In fact, a correct understanding of prophecy is just as important and valuable as a correct understanding of the Biblical concept of salvation.

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

                            2 Timothy 2:15


When I talk to people about the rapture and world events, 90% of them agree with the validity of Bible prophecy. Most of them even admit that we are headed towards the tribulation hour. If I try to tell them we might be getting near to the end, that's when I get strong opposition from them. "Not in our lifetime," is the average reply I receive. I always try to reason with them by saying, You agree Jesus is coming back, and the likelihood of His return only increases with each year. Because there is nothing to prevent Him from returning, why not at least be open to the possibility?

"Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation" (2 Pet 3:4).

A large portion of the population, even Christians, strongly refuse to consider the prospect of prophecy being fulfilled in our generation. Who cares about the opinions of men, what does the bible say?

"Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh" (Matthew 24:44).

People make errors in interpretation. However this does not excuse the Christian from diligent searching of the scriptures and a thorough biblical understanding of why he believes as he does. An attitude of "aw shucks we all make mistakes, can't we just get along?' ain't gonna cut it. And I mean searching the scriptures, not relying on the word of others in any way. 

What you get from people is typical when they are ignorant on a subject. Ad hominem attacks coupled with a straw man arguments combined with extra-biblical proof texts, a reference to a long-standing church membership, therefore what I say or believe must be true. Where are the scriptures needed to support these arguements? Absent.

BECAUSE end times prophecy is revealed to us in the bible and is one of the most prevalent topics in the bible, because it is supposed to give us hope, because it is so controversial now in the last days when we are TOLD there will be attacks on solid doctrine, it behooves us to turn to the bible and study.

Why is the timing of the rapture a big secret, while the timing of the second coming is known? The answer is simple: For the most part, it currently doesn't cost the average person much to live for Christ if they ignore the fact that the end may be at hand.

During the tribulation, people will be able to calculate exactly when Jesus is coming back to earth. From the time the Antichrist declares himself to be God, saints will know that the second coming will take place in 42 months (Rev 13:5).

Once the tribulation starts, all new believers, converted after the rapture, will face a whole new ball game, one in which most will have to suffer martyrdom in order to hold on to their Christian faith. Knowing how bad it is going to be for those left behind, I certainly don't envy their benefit of knowing when the tribulation will end.

Because there is no certainty you're going to be here tomorrow, you need to accept Jesus as your eternal Savior today. To do this, you must ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins. 

"Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord" (Acts 3:19).

"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved" (Acts 4:12).

"Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Cor 6:2).


The silence of today's church about these important end times events will condemn many to a very uncertain and horrible future. Find Jesus today before it is too late, help others to do the same, the urgency of this message has never been more important.


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