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Poll on Rapture Beliefs

Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by StefanM, Dec 29, 2005.

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  1. Pre-tribulation rapture

    59.8%
  2. Post-tribulation rapture

    1.1%
  3. Mid-tribulation rapture (or mid-70th week)

    4.6%
  4. Pre-wrath rapture

    13.8%
  5. Other (please define)

    20.7%
  6. I am not premillennial/ do not believe in a rapture

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Essene

    Essene New Member

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    Of course, the word "rapture" appears nowhere in the Scriptures. This concept was never heard of until Margaret Macdonald had her revelation in 1830 in Scotland.

    Why so many people believe this is part of the Canon is beyond me. Jerry Jenkins and Tim LeHaye just keep taking the bucks to the bank. This is myth, not facts.
     
  2. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
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    Greetings brother Mel.

    There appears to have been millenialists and/or "rapturists" among the 16-17th century Jesuits.

    Try a google on Francisco Ribera and Emmanuel Lacunza.

    HankD
     
  3. HankD

    HankD Well-Known Member
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    The root word comes out of the Latin Vulgate and the old itala before it.

    HankD
     
  4. Ed Edwards

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    Essene: //Of course, the word "rapture" appears nowhere in the Scriptures.//


    The word 'rapture' DOES APPEAR in a Bible.
    It just probably isn't in your English Bible.
    I Thessalonians 4:17 in the Latin Vulgate Bible
    has has a Latin form of the
    English: 'rapture', where we have 'caught up' in
    our Enlgish Bibles. This Latin Vulgate Bible was
    translated from Greek to Latin in like the 4th
    century (301-400).

    Essene about 'rapture': //This concept was never heard
    of until Margaret Macdonald had her revelation in 1830
    in Scotland.//

    This is revisionist history which comes
    from a 1960s movement
    called 'post-tribulation premillinnialism'.
    Before that, dating from the time of the Latin Vulgate,
    the post-tribulation viewpoint came from
    a-millinnialism. A-mill teaches that the milliniial
    Messanic Kingdom is a spirtitual thing and has no
    physcial meaning. Actual transcripts of what
    Margaret Macdonald was 'revealed' are available;
    these writings aren't even close to current pretrib
    doctrine or Biblical pretrib doctrine.
    BTW, all the pretribs I know take their doctrine
    straigt from the Bible: the canon of which was fixed
    in 325AD.
     
  5. Ed Edwards

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    1 Thessalonians 4:17 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.

    The concept of the "rapture" has been in the Scriptures all along.

    "caught up" is the greek word "harpazo" (snatch away) which was translated as one of the several old Latin words ot the itala Bible (2nd century) begining with "Rap..." rapto, rapturo, etc around the second century then made it's way into the vulgate.

    The debate is over when we will meet Him "in the air" in the scenario of the final judgement of the world.

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    </font>[/QUOTE]Amen, Brother HankD -- Preach it!
     
  6. StraightAndNarrow

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    In this thread, Ed feels that God has given him the right to question my salvation twice because I don't agree with his theory that there will be 5 judgements (and perhaps as many as 24) in the end times. This is against Baptist Board policy and unChristian.

    Ed, won't you please abstain from this behavior, ask God to forgive you and examine your own relationship with our Savior tonight before it's too late?
     
  7. Ed Edwards

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    I'm sorry you think i've questioned your salvation.
    I have no right to question anybodys salvation
    for this is judgmental and I will be judged in the
    same manner that I judge.
     
  8. blackbird

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    ***Moderator's note***

    Please take care of personal problems between posters via PM
     
  9. OldRegular

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    As Ed Edwards would say: Tee Hee! :D
     
  10. Ed Edwards

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    Amen, Sister Linda64 -- you are RIGHT ON! [​IMG]
     
  11. Ed Edwards

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    Amen, Brother Keith M - Preach it! [​IMG]
     
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    I stand firmly on the Pre-Trib Rapture. What a glorious day that will be!
     
  13. Linda64

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    First of all, you need to differentiate the church from Israel. Israel is not the church and the church is not Israel. When you apply all the scripture in Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 to the church, you will come up with the church being here during the tribulation. The Olivet Discourse in those chapters is referring to Israel, not the church.

    The Gospels were written during the dispensation of the Law--before the church was empowered at Pentecost (Acts 2). The only time the church is mentioned in the gospels is in Matthew 16:18 and in Matthew 18:17. In Mt 16:18, Christ said he would build His church. He began building the church during His earthly ministry. Mt 18:17 implies that the church already existed during Christ's earthly ministry. He was speaking of church discipline. The church, however, was not empowered at that point. That happened at Pentecost.

    The Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21) refer to ISRAEL , not the CHURCH .

    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? (Matthew 24:1-3)

    Jesus was speaking to His disciples--His disciples were not inquiring about the Church, they were asking Jesus about the sign of His Second Coming and the end of the age. This has NOTHING to do with the Church.


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    Paul's first epistle to the CHURCH at Thessalonica

    But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 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. 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: 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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)

    Paul's first epistle to the CHURCH at Corinth.

    Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58)

    Wherefore comfort one another with these words. ( 1 Thessalonians 4:18) --Where is the comfort if the church is to go through the tribulation?
     
  14. Ed Edwards

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    Amen, Brother StandingfirminChrist -- Preach it! [​IMG]
     
  15. partialrapture

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    I voted other. I am in agreement with most of my Baptist brethren "Pre-Trib", but there will also be a post-tribulation rapture.
     
  16. Me4Him

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    Amen, Brother Me4Him - Preach it! [​IMG]
     
  18. StraightAndNarrow

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    Both the Vulgate Bible and the 1611 Authorized King James Bible included the Apachrapha. How can you say that the cannon was fixed in 325 AD? In fact the most recent version of the Catholic (Vulgate) still includes the Apachrapha so there is no common definition today.
     
  19. OldRegular

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    Personally, I don't think among Christians there is any question there will be a rapture in terms of the living being caught "up" into heaven. (I say "up" because I don't believe there's any real proof that Heaven is up rather than right beside us in another dimension for instance.) Everyone has to stand in front of Christ for the Judgement. The question is whether there will be a literal tribulation and millenium preceeded by the rapture of the saints.

    Personally, I say no. There is very limited support for a pre-trib rapture in the Bible and the entire book of Revelation should, in my opinion, be interpreted as symbolism rather than taken literally.
     
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