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    Could the tribulation start this year?

    Sorry, but Revelation 14 speaks of a time just shortly after the man of sin will enter the temple - the moment the week is divided. In other words, shortly after the midpoint of the week. In comparison, wrath begins at the 6th seal before any part of the 70th week. (the week begins at the 7th...
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    Could the tribulation start this year?

    Jesus coming to the clouds for the rapture: SECOND coming. Jesus coming to set foot on earth: THIRD coming. The rapture comes before wrath, else why would Paul mention the Day of the Lord (and the start of wrath) just three verses after His classic rapture verse in 1 thes. 4? It will certainly...
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    Could the tribulation start this year?

    I disagree. I think when the 70th week begins, most believers in the world will know. Why? Because it will be after the rapture and then after the great, worldwide earthquake of the 6th seal that kicks off the Day of the Lord. The next events will be the first trumpet judgments. They will be...
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    Could the tribulation start this year?

    There are too many problems with prewrath theory, but a very glaring one is it requires an almost total rearranging of Revelation, proving it is a theory of error. Case in point? The 5th seal is for the martyrs of the church age, and the days of Great Tribulation in Revelation won't start...
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    We don't form scripture from one lone verse, but from all end time verses. What 1 Thes 4 does not say, John 14 does say. Whenever Jesus comes, glory clouds follow Him. This fact alone does not tell us much about which coming a verse is about. If this was true, you would now He is coming twice...
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    Your second coming scriptures leave out His THIRD (3rd) coming. He is coming the next time (2nd coming) FOR His church, but only to the air, as shown in 1 Thes. 4 - a coming scripture you failed to list. He will come the 3rd time and touch down. Acts tells us He will come just as they saw Him...
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    Reading and eating popcorn! ;-)
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    If you would take Revelation 4 & 5 at face value, and believe what Jesus said: "The end is not yet," you would know that the seals are not a part of the 70th week of Daniel. We KNOW that chapters 11, 12, and 13 are midpoint chapters: each includes at least one "countdown" from the midpoint to...
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    Human reasoning versus scripture.
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    Thanks! I have never heard of this young man before. Awesome!
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    I see one mistake in the chart: Daniel said the belly and thighs were brass. The chart shows just a tiny part of the belly.
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    You are free to believe that if you choose. Maybe if you shout loudly, someone in heaven will hear you, such as the rich man that talked with Lazarus. From the Old Testament the Jews always knew where Hades was: DOWN. Ezekiel 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I...
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    Apples versus oranges. You are mixing. There are three end times groups and scriptures pointed to each of them: 1. The church 2. The Jews and Hebrews or Israel 3. The Nations. Take a verse pointed to Israel and try it for the church and you end up with wrong thinking. For example, the...
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    50 Reasons For a Pretribulational Rapture By Dr. John F. Walvoord

    As I read this text, Paul is making a paradigm, bringing up two different groups of people and showing us two very different outcomes at the same moment in time: FIRST the dead in Christ arise (which event will cause a worldwide earthquake [Mat. 27] ) Next, the two groups: 1. Those alive and in...