Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Rapture Question:

2 Peter: 3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 But I do not want you to be ignorant,brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Peter gave us some clear concise information concerning the return of Christ. He said that one of the very first signs of Christ return will be when people who "do their own thing" begin to question and even insult those who do believe by asking them to "prove it" that Jesus is coming back. Some two thousand years ago, Jesus died on the cross, was buried and rose on the third day and some 40 days later ascended into heaven where He says He is preparing a place for His children. Now those scoffers are saying, "Come on now, you know better, He's not coming back". Look at our forefather's, they too thought He was coming back and they have died and are gone back to dusk just like Jesus did"

So the question comes back to you now. What about the "Rapture Question"?
Is it true or are we just eternal optimist? Do you want to know what to believe and why you believe it? Visit this blog for the next few weeks and I'm going to discuss the question of the Rapture. Without the Rapture and without Christ return for His children we are a people lost and doomed and without hope.


cybeRanger said...

wonderful post :)
May the Lord use you mightily for His glory..


I'm Sadie said...

Hi Eddie! I read Bethanne's blog and saw your post! That was a really good post. I enjoying reading about the rapture, b/c I want to know more. I truly hope the time is coming. It's seems as though it is.

Greg P. said...

I absolutely believe that Jesus is coming back, just like He said He would! Instead of us having to prove to scoffers that He IS coming back, I would like to see them prove that He IS NOT coming back. The Word has fulfilled every prophesy, so far, with total infallibility. Why would it not continue to do so? God's timing is the one that counts, not ours.

I like the way you started this series Eddie. "Always leave them wanting for more"!

AnnaElizabeth said...

I definitely want to hear about the Rapture, Granddaddy. Honestly, it's something that has always confused me when I've tried to study it. Dad took a class on it at our church, and has a book about it that basically maps out the timeline and i've tried to learn about it on my own, a lot, but would love to learn more!

BethAnne said...

I A BACK!!!! And what is my favorite subject in all the world? THE RAPTURE......Preach on, Daddy-o, preach on!!!!!

Mommyluann said...

I'm a member of the Bethanne "Sky watchers club"....thanks for sharing your thoughts.