The Rapture of the Church is after the Tribulation

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Rev 14???
A rapture before the supposed rapture postrib,where the dead in Christ DO NOT preceed the living??????

HELLO???
 

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Yep,the insanity grips the entire planet.
The amils think it already happened.
The postribs think they are running from cave to cave cunningly escaping decapitation.

Oh dear
I myself am a post tribber. I believe the 7 year period consists of its first 3.5 years in which the environmental catastrophes in Revelation 8 occur. Upon the opening of the bottomless pit in Revelation 9:2, the beast then rises from the sea in Revelation 13. His 42 month reign that follows is the second half of the 7 years.
During the first half of the 7 years (1,260 days/3.5 times) in Revelation 12, we see a woman in travail, who brings forth a man child.
This man child are the saints, who are spiritually caught up to God and His throne, while physically they remain on the earth.
The reason we know that it is a spiritual catching up/rapture to God and not a physical catching up/rapture, is that we see Satan who has been cast to the earth going off to make war with the remnant surviving offspring (after the first 1,260 days) in Revelation 12:17.
Correlating these data together, it then appears to me that the spiritual catching up/rapture of the saints occurs sometime following Revelation 8 where the environmental catastrophes are causing global tribulation; but preceding the 42 month reign of the beast.
The wrath of God on the beasts worshipers then follows these seven years.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
 
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I myself am a post tribber. I believe the 7 year period consists of its first 3.5 years in which the environmental catastrophes in Revelation 8 occur. Upon the opening of the bottomless pit in Revelation 9:2, the beast then rises from the sea in Revelation 13. His 42 month reign that follows is the second half of the 7 years.
During the first half of the 7 years (1,260 days/3.5 times) in Revelation 12, we see a woman in travail, who brings forth a man child.
This man child are the saints, who are spiritually caught up to God and His throne, while physically they remain on the earth.
The reason we know that it is a spiritual catching up/rapture to God and not a physical catching up/rapture, is that we see Satan who has been cast to the earth going off to make war with the remnant surviving offspring (after the first 1,260 days) in Revelation 12:17.
Correlating these data together, it then appears to me that the spiritual catching up/rapture of the saints occurs sometime following Revelation 8 where the environmental catastrophes are causing global tribulation; but preceding the 42 month reign of the beast.
The wrath of God on the beasts worshipers then follows these seven years.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 14 has a rapture.
Your model has the dead of 1 thes 4 rising after the rapture.

Impossible.
Rev 14 destroys a postrib rapture model.

.....as does mat 25 and the last supper dialog.

It is pure supposition (a postrib rapture) ...show to be impossible
 

louis

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Rev 14 has a rapture.
Your model has the dead of 1 thes 4 rising after the rapture.

Impossible.
Rev 14 destroys a postrib rapture model.

.....as does mat 25 and the last supper dialog.

It is pure supposition (a postrib rapture) ...show to be impossible
Revelation 14 shows events following the beasts reign, and has a reaping of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
The whole earth is reaped; Revelation 15 commences in retrospect with details, prior to the earth being reaped.

Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
 
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Revelation 14 shows events following the beasts reign, and has a reaping of both the righteous and the unrighteous.
The whole earth is reaped; Revelation 15 commences in retrospect with details, prior to the earth being reaped.

Revelation 14:14 And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
16 And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped.
17 And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.
18 And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe.
19 And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God.
No.
The entire earth reaped AFTER the mil at the GWTJ.
Keep reading rev 15.
The harvest of 14 is DURING the gt
isnt revelation 14 a mid-trib rapture? Whats your point here?
Yes sorta.
The point is,for 1thes 4 to be true,the dead MUST RISE FIRST.
That would make the dead rising AFTER the living in a post trib model.
Game
Set
Match.

Thread killer
 
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Why do you think they left?

Abs went nuclear

Lol
Too funny.

I like to toy with them before i put that doctrine in its place.
They have nowhere to go from there.

But just for kicks i would love to hear a postrib interpret the 10 virgin parable.

Please?
Lol
 
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Or sometimes it is trying to find truth. When truth seeking you should always ask questions. I have found that you should never assume you know it all or have found all truth. I used to think this way (there is no way my leaders could be wrong, thus I can not be wrong) and I would arroganlty push my view on others. It is when God opened my eyes to what I was doing, that I was finaly able to find some real truth, and also find some of what I was taught was correct. But some was wrong.. And I started seeking truth.
That's great. We should all be humble about seeking the truth. I still don't see the question you asked as a kind of rebuttal to what I had posted before (which is really hard to keep track of without embedded/nested quotes from pervious conversations.)

You asked a nonsensical question which you should have never even have thought of. Since I did not even insiunate what you were saying. It seems to be a habit of some people or groups. And it gets old
I'd have to look back at what was posted now, to remember the details. I'm sure I'd disagree with you, unless I was asking a nonsensical question to a comment that seemed nonsensical to point out that it seemed nonsensical. But conversations go better if neither of us gets offended easily or shows it.

1. If he does not stop tribulation no flesh will survive
2. For the sake of the elect. He will cut the time short
3. Meaning he comes back to earth to SAVE the living believers because they ALL die. (He did not come back to save the lost)
Hold on a second. Maybe this is why we keep going back and forth. Do you take the teaching that Jesus gave that said unless the days were shortened there should no flesh be saved, but for the elect's sake, they will be shortened to mean that no one will survive but the elect? Or that this is evidence that it is extremely unlikely any non-elect will be saved.

If that is the case, I consider that to be an illogical and unreasonable conclusion. If the days are shortened for the elects' sake, that is not evidence that there will be no non-elect beneficiaries of the days being shortened. If God spared Israel from destruction due to the intercession of Moses for the sake of Moses, that does not mean there were no other beneficiaries. (He may have done it for His own name's sake as well, but the point still stands logically.)

If that is the point you were making, no wonder we were going back and forth wth your quoting this verse and getting upset when I ask for evidence of your position. I see no evidence for all unbelievers requiring that all unbelievers be destroyed in this teaching of Jesus. I'm just guessing that is the point you are making. You weren't explicit about it.

4. Even if we believe SOME of the lost will be spared (I know ALL ISREAL repents either right before this or right after) it is not a good line of thinking God is going to srart off his 1000 year reign by BLESSING those who rejected him and took the mark of the beast or folowed Satan.
Where does the Bible say He speaks a blessing over them. If some unbelievers survive into the

God did not promise THEM if they endured till the end they would be saved, He promised the believers. And he keeps his promises. He will start his 1000 year reign with these people. There are premillers who interpret Daniel 11 to mean that Edom, Moab, Ammon, and Egypt will escape the hand of the beast. That sort of thing is floating around in the back of my mind. So when I read about the beast making 'all' take the mark or killing them if they don't, I don't view it as necessarily every human being on earth if there are some pockets that escape and if Israel somehow escapes this. You have probably heard the maxim 'all does not always mean all' when interpreting scripture.

If you do not read the parts about the beast with that sort of mindset, and you take it to mean every human being who does not take the mark on earth is dead, then I can see how you would arrive at your conclusion. But if Israel survives without all of them taking the mark, that is a reason not to see the 'all' in Revelation 13 as always referring to every single human being on the planet.

Again gather vs ressurect or catch up. Different words, differing meanings.. And it does matter.
What do you consider to be the gathering of II Thessalonians 2:1?


Your basing you faith on one word. I would rather take the whole council of God and come up with my interpretation.
If you want to talk about comments are a bit goading and irritating, this is one of them. I have pointed out I Thessalonians 4:15 and passages that mention the parousia quite a bit. That does not mean I base my faith on one word.
You keep asking this, Yet I keep giving it too you. And then wonder why I get upset everytime you do this.
So what do you consider to be the evidence this time? That the days being shortened for the elect's sake? Do you take that as evidence that the non-elect will not benefit.

We also have to consider that if there are survivors who did not take the mark, for example in a country who was not under the beasts reign, even if they weren't Israel hiding in the desert or whatever, that it is conceivable that they could be unbelievers but have their name in the Lamb's book of Life because they repent later on. Israel mourns for the Savior at some point when they look at Him Whom they have pierced. I am not sure the exact timing of the reconciliation of Israel as a nation on the timeline.

You being pretrib all your lifre (supposedly) does not prove anything
I believe I mentioned that in regard to the personal comments where you imply that I hold to a view that is post-trib or similar because you think my mind is closed or some spiritual thing. These type of comments imply ..."If your mind was as open as mine is..." "If you prayed as much as I did..."

I used to be pre-trib, but I let go of that opinion because I was at least somewhat open minded.
 
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Another postrib wrinkle.
The ac kills all refusing the mark.
No left behinders on earth to " endure to the end" roll eyes
Some premil speakers and authors believe some will escape the rule of the beast such as Edom and Moab the way they interpret Daniel 11. Do you think all Israel will take the mark? Why do you call him the 'AC.' There is no explicit passage calling him the 'antiChrist.' John wrote about the spirit of Antichrist already having gone out into the world.
 
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After correctly applying and discerning the gathering of the bride pretrib and enjoying the wonderful fruit,LETS CELEBRATE!!!!
 
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Some premil speakers and authors believe some will escape the rule of the beast such as Edom and Moab the way they interpret Daniel 11. Do you think all Israel will take the mark? Why do you call him the 'AC.' There is no explicit passage calling him the 'antiChrist.' John wrote about the spirit of Antichrist already having gone out into the world.
Two beasts and a false prophet to be exact.
I have no problem calling him something else
Israel escapes.
Probably to petra.
No mark for them
 
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That's great. We should all be humble about seeking the truth. I still don't see the question you asked as a kind of rebuttal to what I had posted before (which is really hard to keep track of without embedded/nested quotes from pervious conversations.)



I'd have to look back at what was posted now, to remember the details. I'm sure I'd disagree with you, unless I was asking a nonsensical question to a comment that seemed nonsensical to point out that it seemed nonsensical. But conversations go better if neither of us gets offended easily or shows it.



Hold on a second. Maybe this is why we keep going back and forth. Do you take the teaching that Jesus gave that said unless the days were shortened there should no flesh be saved, but for the elect's sake, they will be shortened to mean that no one will survive but the elect? Or that this is evidence that it is extremely unlikely any non-elect will be saved.

If that is the case, I consider that to be an illogical and unreasonable conclusion. If the days are shortened for the elects' sake, that is not evidence that there will be no non-elect beneficiaries of the days being shortened. If God spared Israel from destruction due to the intercession of Moses for the sake of Moses, that does not mean there were no other beneficiaries. (He may have done it for His own name's sake as well, but the point still stands logically.)

If that is the point you were making, no wonder we were going back and forth wth your quoting this verse and getting upset when I ask for evidence of your position. I see no evidence for all unbelievers requiring that all unbelievers be destroyed in this teaching of Jesus. I'm just guessing that is the point you are making. You weren't explicit about it.

Where does the Bible say He speaks a blessing over them. If some unbelievers survive into the

God did not promise THEM if they endured till the end they would be saved, He promised the believers. And he keeps his promises. He will start his 1000 year reign with these people. There are premillers who interpret Daniel 11 to mean that Edom, Moab, Ammon, and Egypt will escape the hand of the beast. That sort of thing is floating around in the back of my mind. So when I read about the beast making 'all' take the mark or killing them if they don't, I don't view it as necessarily every human being on earth if there are some pockets that escape and if Israel somehow escapes this. You have probably heard the maxim 'all does not always mean all' when interpreting scripture.

If you do not read the parts about the beast with that sort of mindset, and you take it to mean every human being who does not take the mark on earth is dead, then I can see how you would arrive at your conclusion. But if Israel survives without all of them taking the mark, that is a reason not to see the 'all' in Revelation 13 as always referring to every single human being on the planet.



What do you consider to be the gathering of II Thessalonians 2:1?




If you want to talk about comments are a bit goading and irritating, this is one of them. I have pointed out I Thessalonians 4:15 and passages that mention the parousia quite a bit. That does not mean I base my faith on one word.


So what do you consider to be the evidence this time? That the days being shortened for the elect's sake? Do you take that as evidence that the non-elect will not benefit.

We also have to consider that if there are survivors who did not take the mark, for example in a country who was not under the beasts reign, even if they weren't Israel hiding in the desert or whatever, that it is conceivable that they could be unbelievers but have their name in the Lamb's book of Life because they repent later on. Israel mourns for the Savior at some point when they look at Him Whom they have pierced. I am not sure the exact timing of the reconciliation of Israel as a nation on the timeline.



I believe I mentioned that in regard to the personal comments where you imply that I hold to a view that is post-trib or similar because you think my mind is closed or some spiritual thing. These type of comments imply ..."If your mind was as open as mine is..." "If you prayed as much as I did..."

I used to be pre-trib, but I let go of that opinion because I was at least somewhat open minded.
So you traded in 1 thes4 being true for some supposed resurrection after the living are gathered??? During the gt???
Rev 14????
That dog won't hunt sir
 
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There is zero pointing to a postrib rapture.
The rapture of rev 14 is game,set,match.
Postrib rapture soundly defeated
BIG TIME
The boasting of one eschatology against another can come off as a bit obnoxious. I've been reading alerts and haven't been reading the whole thread.

If you are going to post something like this, it would be helpful if you removed the snark part and replaced it with the verses from Revelation 14 that you believe indicate a pre or mid or whatever trib rapture, and justify your assumption that Revelation is exactly chronological, as opposed to having some vingettes that show some of the same events in different ways and the various other approaches to the passage.
 
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Lets see this verse
Matthew 24
29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

II Thessalonians 2:1
1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

Compare the Greek words for 'gather' and 'gathering. I heard a pretrib preacher not to long ago say the 'gathering' here refers to the rapture. I would imagine that is a standard interpretation among premillineal types. Would you agree with that?

I Thessalonians 4
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The Greek word 'parousia', which means 'presence' and which we generally take to be the 'second coming' is found in verse 15. I hear that in the old days, when the emperor or some important official came, the people would go outside and escourt him into the city with a big procession when he arrived. In this case, the living saints meet the Lord in the air.

Here, we see in I Thessalonians 4 about 'we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord'-- so the rapture hasn't taken place seven years before His coming. It happens at His coming, his parousia

In I Thessalonians 2:8, we read:
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

So we see the rapture happens at His parousia. And we see the man of sin destroyed by the brighteness of His parousia, His coming. How does that fit with pre-trib. Assuming that the man of sin is the beast of Revelation (and is there any pre, mid, or post tribber who does not?) then how is Paul being consistent with pre or mid trib at all? In Revelation, the beast and false prophet are thrown into the lake of fire in chapter 19, after the scene of the Word of God on a white horse.

If the rapture occurs at the parousia, then wouldn't the man of sin be destroyed before the tribulation starts?

And 'parousia' is used in verses 1 and verse 8 of the very same chapter. Wouldn't it be referring to the same coming of Christ, since Paul uses the same word right here in the same passage?
II Thessalonians 2

1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

and

8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

If the church is raptured/gathered at His coming and that wicked is destroyed by the brightness of the Lord's coming, then doesn't it stand to reason that the rapture occurs at the coming of the Lord at end of the tribulation when the beast is destroyed?
 
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You forgot romans 11 Where the elect included all saved and unsaved Israel.

When you see the word “Elect” You need context.

The election of Israel had nothing to do wiht salvation. It was a nation God chose (elected) to work through to prove to the world he was the real God. And to bore a savior

The elect of the body of Christ in all ages refered to all people no matter what nationality they had who would come to grace and knowledge of God and were saved.

Gentiles can be part of first election. But they had to go through alot of stuff.

All people have the ability or capacity in faith to be part of the second election.

As with all doctrines, Context is our best friend, Ignore context. And you risk getting the point God was trying to make with his word wrong.
Scriptures do say that when the Lord returns, the world will be as in the days of Noah, and as in the days of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah (Matthew 24:37-39; Luke 17:26-29).
It appears the mystery of iniquity still has some progression before the world gets to the days of Noah and Lot.

Matthew 24:37 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.


Luke 17:26 And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
27 They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
28 Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
29 But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Right and God saved Noah, and gave Lot a way out before His doom came upon the earth.
 
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You forgot romans 11 Where the elect included all saved and unsaved Israel.

When you see the word “Elect” You need context.

The election of Israel had nothing to do wiht salvation. It was a nation God chose (elected) to work through to prove to the world he was the real God. And to bore a savior

The elect of the body of Christ in all ages refered to all people no matter what nationality they had who would come to grace and knowledge of God and were saved.

Gentiles can be part of first election. But they had to go through alot of stuff.

All people have the ability or capacity in faith to be part of the second election.

As with all doctrines, Context is our best friend, Ignore context. And you risk getting the point God was trying to make with his word wrong.
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Well I didn't forget that, to me that goes w/o saying. In my op I noted 'some' say Israel is God's elect ie Bible,knowing,Jesus.com and etc. Acttually I'm aware of every point you made nothing new to me.. Now can you explain why God would punish His faithful children during the GT. We all know he saved Noah, Lot and family, the Jews escaping Pharaoh, the one picked out on the roof, the other not & more, so why would He change then?