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I am so suprised at how many of you are so set against the teaching of the pre-Trib Rapture. Many of you will accept the teachings of unregenerated (unsaved) rabbis, -- the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees -- but dispute the teachings of the rabbi who was taken to the third Heaven and heard teachings he wouldn't or couldn't share with us. Who are you to think your brain is so puffed up that you are smarter than HaShem or can understand His miracles?

Just because an enemy of Christ writes something deragatory towards your brother or sister because they believe in the pre-Tribulation theory of prophecy, and especially if those people have a Ph.D or some other letters behind their name, doesn't make what they say or write right. If a person believes honorably a position that won't send them to hell, who are you to condemn them?

In reality I could care less about the Rapture, my heart is with my brothers and sisters slaving in China, or being tortured in North Korea, or being burned alive in their homes in Pakistan or being spit on in Jerusalem.... The Rapture is the last thing on their mind, but the everlovingness of their Savior isn't!

After 30 years of studying the prophetic Word and studying all the arguements against the pre-Tribulation Rapture of haMashiach's talmidim -- I am convinced the LORD loves us too much to let us go through that seven years of hell on earth called the "Tribulation."

If I'm wrong, so what? I'm ready to join my brothers and sisters in the tortures and tribulations we are already going through today. Are you?

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Comment by Mikha El on December 7, 2009 at 7:39pm
My concern on the whole "rapture" situation is as you said, ..."if I'm wrong, so what",

It's the ..."what"... part that troubles me. Can we imagine many standing around in utter chaos wondering why they were not taken away, even to the point they give up and turn from Torah and Messiah and join in with the lawless and their debauchery!
Comment by James Trimm on December 7, 2009 at 9:52pm
The "seven years" comes from Dan. 9:27 where the final "week" is actually seven years. Halfway thru that week the abomination of desolation takes place, making 3.5 years from the abomination of desolation to the return of Messiah. Properly in Scripture it is only this last 3.5 years that are called the Tribulation, but many theologians have taken to calling the whole seven years "the Tribulation". Some prior-Rapturists place the "rapture" "mid-trib" just before the last 3.5 years. Darby placed it before the seven because during the first 3.5 years of the seven the Sacrifices and offerings are taking place, showing that "God is dealing with Israel again according to the Law and no longer dealing with the Church according to Grace" thus they believe the "parenthetical Age of Grace" or "Church Age" which supposedly began "at the cross" ends seven years before the Messiah returns. This is supposedly so that God can deal with Israel with wrath. According to Darby the Church is wisked away in the rapture before this, because God only has wrath for Israel and not for the Church..

Its called "Dispensationalism"

From Darby to the Seminaries to you...
its the Theology that is so unfair to the Jew
and the worst part is...
It's simply not true! :-)
Comment by James Trimm on December 7, 2009 at 10:06pm


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