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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by LadyEagle, May 2, 2006.

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  1. YES: I feel in my gut / bones the Rapture is imminent.

    62.5%
  2. YES: I'm excited by just watching world events, the Rapture is imminent.

    11.3%
  3. NO: I don't trust my gut feelings.

    6.3%
  4. NO: I don't believe in the Rapture.

    20.0%
  5. Other/Don't care/Dumb poll.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. LadyEagle

    LadyEagle <b>Moderator</b> <img src =/israel.gif>

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    Poll: Not meant to be a pre-trib or post-trib, a-mil, pre-mil, or post-mil debate. Just wanting to see the results: [​IMG]
     
  2. James_Newman

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    I tried to pick the first two, but I had to go with my guts. Now I just hope I'm on that train.
     
  3. blackbird

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    I don't trust my guts---but I do trust whats written in the Holy Scriptures---and I do believe that Holy Scripture points out to us that the next big event on God's calendar is the Rapture and Resurrection of the Church!!
     
  4. StefanM

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    I voted other:

    I do believe in a post-trib rapture, and I do think that the events of the world may mean that the end is near.
     
  5. Frenchy

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    Funny whenever I take these polls i am always in the majority. that is very encouraging to me to know others agree even if they do not say so publically. [​IMG]
     
  6. LadyEagle

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    Amen, Brother Blackbird!
     
  8. standingfirminChrist

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    why vote pre-trib, mid-trib or post-trib? God's Word has laid it out and nothing we vote on is going to change it one iota.

    We will not go through the tribulations.
     
  9. LadyEagle

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    Agreed, and the poll is not about that, SFIC. Take the poll, you'll see. ;)
     
  10. standingfirminChrist

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    Rapture is definitely imminent!

    Praise the Lord!
     
  11. Rachel

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    We're Almost OUTTA HERE!

    YES: I feel in my gut / bones the Rapture is imminent. 21% (7)

    YES: I'm excited by just watching world events, the Rapture is imminent. 36% (12)

    NO: I don't trust my gut feelings. 15% (5)

    NO: I don't believe in the Rapture. 6% (2)

    Other/Don't care/Dumb poll. 21% (7)
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    Jesus could come back today or hundred or more years from now... Regardless, none of us have too long here on earth. [​IMG]
     
  12. StraightAndNarrow

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    Christ said that not even He knew the day and the hour He would return. Only the Father knows. Given that statement, I think any assumption by us on when the second coming will occur is pure speculation.
     
  13. Linda64

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    I don't trust my gut feelings--I trust the Word of God and the Word of God says the Rapture (catching up)of the church is imminent. (1 Thess. 4:13-18). We live in exciting times! AMEN!
     
  14. rjprince

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    Interesting that He did not say that AFTER His resurrection, but instead said, " It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power" (Acts 1:7). His lack of knowledge regarding that during His pre-cross ministry was related to His kenosis (Phil 2:7). After His resurrection, He reassumed ALL of the prerogatives of Deity!

    NOPE. Just applying a literal, grammatical, historical, and contextual hermeneutic to clear and direct statements in the Word...

    BTW, "imminent" does not mean "soon" it means that it can happen at any time. I do happen to believe that it will be soon, but I KNOW that it is imminent according to clear declarations in Scripture!
     
  15. Grasshopper

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    So how does this passage prove the rapture is imminent? Why do we live in “exciting times”, but the Thessalonians didn’t?

    1Th 4:13 But I would not have you ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, that you be not grieved, even as others who have no hope.
    1Th 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will also bring with Him all those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.
    1Th 4:15 For we say this to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not go before those who are asleep.
    1Th 4:16 For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ shall rise first.
    1Th 4:17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. And so we shall ever be with the Lord.
    1Th 4:18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.


    Was the rapture imminent in the 1st century?
    So what does “soon” mean?
     
  16. LadyEagle

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    bump for anyone who hasn't voted. [​IMG]
     
  17. Marcia

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    LE, I had to choose "other" because there was no way to vote that one believes in the rapture and at the same time, one does not trust one's gut feeling.

    Jesus said no man knows the time and I'm sticking with that. Gut feelings mean nothing. I think things are going to get much worse than they are now -- this will look like kindergarten compared to what is down the pike. In fact, here in the U.S., Christians have it too easy.
     
  18. Rex77

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    "Was the rapture imminent in the 1st century?"
    Paul thought so.

    1Th 4:15 For we say this to you by the Word of the Lord, that WE who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not go before those who are asleep.
     
  19. Grasshopper

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    That means all the signs Jesus gave that would precede His coming had to have been fulfilled by the time Paul wrote.
     
  20. StraightAndNarrow

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    Interesting that He did not say that AFTER His resurrection, but instead said, " It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power" (Acts 1:7). His lack of knowledge regarding that during His pre-cross ministry was related to His kenosis (Phil 2:7). After His resurrection, He reassumed ALL of the prerogatives of Deity!

    NOPE. Just applying a literal, grammatical, historical, and contextual hermeneutic to clear and direct statements in the Word...

    BTW, "imminent" does not mean "soon" it means that it can happen at any time. I do happen to believe that it will be soon, but I KNOW that it is imminent according to clear declarations in Scripture!
    </font>[/QUOTE]So you believe that by "applying a literal, grammatical, historical, and contextual hermeneutic to clear and direct statements in the Word" you can know more than the fully mortal/fully divine Jesus did about His second coming while He was on Earth? Like I said previously, pure speculation.
     
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