Our Blessed Hope by Chuck Missler
Is the term “rapture” even in the Bible?
Clearly, the idea of the Rapture can be considered the most preposterous belief in Biblical Christianity. It reminds me of the famous quote by Dr. Richard Feynman, speaking of quantum physics:
I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum mechanics… in fact, it is often stated of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. Some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it, in fact, is that it is unquestionably correct.
The situation regarding the doctrine of the Rapture is painfully similar…….
This Article by Chuck Missler covers the origin of the word “rapture” in the latin translation of the Bible, (Harpazo), The Promise and the Process of this Imminent Gathering, and includes a chart clearly differentiating the two seperate parts of the return of Christ, “for” his saints and then “with” his saints, as well as why there are so many views on the rapture.
Read this article HERE
………This conclusion to the above “Blessed Hope” article, establishes the precident of the concept of a catching-away via the principle of Bibe typology.
1 there would seem to be seven harpzs (“raptures”) in the Bible: Enoch,2 Elijah,3 Philip, 4 Paul,5 John6 and Jesus,7 and, of course, the Body of Christ, 8 the Church. (In fact, the very Greek term, harpoz, is employed in four of these references.9)
The Wedding Model By Chuck Missler
In this second article in our series on the Rapture, we will explore another reason why we favor a “pre-tribulation” view of the Harpz, the “snatching up” of the Church.
All through the Gospels, Jesus relied on the ancient Jewish wedding pattern for many of His parables,1 climaxing in His promise in the Upper Room in John 14 (as reviewed in our previous article). Many of us miss the full import of these allusions if we aren’t familiar with the model of ancient Jewish wedding practices.
The Ultimate BrideThe Departure of the Bridegroom
The Great Tribulation
(Read this final article by clicking on the link above)
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