If I teach that the Church could never be here when that so-called Antichrist is revealed, if I am wrong, as long as I believe the error, I cannot recognize him when he comes. I would likely think of all the terrible times in history of plagues, wars and probably will equate the then present events with those sort of happenings. IN FACT whatever comes I will then likely find an interpretation that will allow me to say, this is not that prophecy come true. Even if I finally catch on that I may be in error, it may be too late. I will likely have accused others of teaching falsely, when it was in fact me instructing in erroneous doctrine.
SO, ARE THERE ANY WAYS TO PROVE THE TRUTH ABOUT THE RAPTURE?
I believe there to be at least 2 ways:
1. Being that is does not make sense
2. It is impossible scripturally.
First, let’s quote an exact scripture parable by Jesus that tells us all we need to know about this question. Remember, contrary to popular belief, Jesus told parables not to make things easy to be understood, but so that certain people can not understand. Only people who seek to learn truth at any cost will ever understand the parables.
Mark 4:11 He said to them, “To you is given the mystery of the Kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things are done in parables, 12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand;
MATTHEW CHAPTER 22
1 ¶ And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
Ok, now lets look at those 2 ways and see if they agree with Jesus’ parable where his people at the last end up being persecuted. In which days God will end it by wrath that punishes ONLY those who persecuted his people.
Continue to part 3