Posts filed under ‘rapture’
I fully believe that this coming seven-year period is a time when God will pour out His wrath onto this world. I explained this in Part 1. As another proof of this, please note that Revelation 5 depicts a scene in heaven where a seven-sealed scroll is introduced. This scroll appears to be something special and at first, it looks like no one is found worthy to open it. John the apostle, who witnesses this scene, breaks down into tears because all seemed hopeless.
Today’s average Christian is far from familiar with God’s Word. Would it be a huge understatement to say that many to most churchgoers today do not read His Word regularly? Would it be incorrect to say that most people who attend church today do not pray on a regular basis, or seek God and His wisdom through His Word?
Project Blue Beam is said to be a system whereby the use of holograms are used to make things appear to be alive or simply appear to exist. An example of this would be with the recent “resurrection” of Tupac Shakur during a concert, where he sang, walked the stage and essentially did everything a living person would do, except for the fact that it was all an illusion.
The only way to determine truth is to compare it to God’s holy Word. That’s it. We cannot go by the way a person makes us feel. Even Paul said “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to what we have preached to you, he is to be accursed!” (Galatians 1:8) This is the same Paul who applauded the Bereans when they heard what he said/taught and immediately went back to the Scriptures to determine if Paul was simply full of hot air or if he was speaking truth (cf. Acts 17.
It is really frustrating to see an individual like this continue as though nothing was wrong, in spite of the fact that he continues to twist Scripture so far out of joint that it doesn’t even resemble anything like what God intended. I realize that there are those who would argue that I am being arrogant and how dare I decide what God really meant. If they believe that, then clearly, they can’t really believe anything at all. The Bible says one thing or it says nothing.
What is frustrating is that these reasons have been more than adequately responded to by others. Because the word “Rapture” is not used in the Bible does not mean it is not a true doctrine. You won’t find the word “Trinity” either, but does that mean that God is not three in one?
Some may think my statements are harsh. They are not. God tells us that when such a man is placed in our midst it is “the LORD your God is testing you to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.” How many listen to men like Steve Fletcher, but fail to listen and the love God?
All of us talked about how things are going in the world and what the Bible seems to say on the subject. We also took the time to emphasize the fact that Christians need to be doing far more than just waiting and watching. We need to be working. This is something that is not emphasized enough.
In both cases, we see that Noah and Lot were in the world. They had to deal with the trials and tribulations of dealing with evil people. Because of it, both Noah’s and Lot’s worlds were difficult. However, in neither case, was what they experienced representative of God’s wrath. In both cases, when God’s wrath poured out onto the earth, both Noah and Lot (along with their families) were kept safe, away from the destructive forces poured out by God.