Is There Really a Secret Rapture?
The victoria’s secret rapture doctrine teaches that the approaching of Jesus will likely be in two separate phases. The primary, a secret rapture of the Church at first of a seven yr tribulation interval adopted by His superb, audible, triumphant return to Earth accompanied by the Church on the finish of the seven years.
It additionally teaches that in this seven-year interval the Antichrist goes to return into energy, sit in a rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem and declare himself to be God. It says that the warfare of Armageddon is a literal warfare of countries in opposition to literal Israel, which happens close to the tip of the seven years and is ended abruptly by Christ’s return with His Church. It says that literal Israel accepts the Lord because the Messiah and enters with Him as His covenant individuals into the 1000-year reign on earth. Those that in the end reject Christ’s rule will likely be judged and destroyed on the finish of the Millennium.
Is that this what the Bible actually exhibits?
In Matthew 28:20 Jesus mentioned “…and, lo, I’m with you alway, even unto the tip of the world.” Why would He promise to be with the church till the ‘finish of the world’ if He meant to return seven years earlier than the tip to take them out of the world?
The Bible exhibits clearly that God’s church will nonetheless be on earth when Jesus returns. 1 Thessalonians Four:16-17 “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 lifeless in Christ shall rise first: Then we that are alive and stay shall be caught up along with them within the clouds, to satisfy the Lord within the air: and so we could ever be with the Lord.”
It exhibits that when Jesus returns His angels will collect His individuals from the earth. Matthew 24:31 “And he shall ship his angels with a terrific sound of a trumpet, they usually shall collect collectively his elect from the 4 winds, from one finish of heaven to the opposite.” How may they collect the church from the earth if the church had come again with Christ?
Each eye will see Jesus when He returns. This contains all the non-believers and all the believers. Revelation 1:7 “Behold, he cometh with clouds; and each eye shall see him, they usually additionally which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail due to him. Even so, Amen.”
The Bible exhibits that His return will likely be sudden, and surprising for unbelievers and those that haven’t studied His prophecies. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-Three says “For yourselves know completely that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief within the evening. For once they shall say, Peace and security; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a lady with youngster; they usually shall not escape.” This verse additionally exhibits that the unbelievers will likely be destroyed when Jesus returns.
When the Lord returns there will likely be nothing secret about it. The lifeless in Christ will rise first, these of us who’ve overcome the time of tribulation and persecution and are nonetheless alive will likely be caught as much as meet Him within the sky. All the unbelievers will likely be destroyed and the earth will soften. 2 Peter Three:12 “Searching for and hasting unto the approaching of the day of God, whereby the heavens being on fireplace shall be dissolved, and the weather shall soften with fervent warmth?”
We’ll then go along with Him to heaven the place we’ll reign for a thousand years and the books will likely be opened and we’ll choose the nations. Revelation 20:Four-5 “And I noticed thrones, they usually sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I noticed the souls of them that have been beheaded for the witness of Jesus (undoubtedly exhibits that they have been on earth through the tribulation), and for the phrase of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his picture, neither had obtained his mark upon their foreheads, or of their fingers; they usually lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. However the remainder of the lifeless lived not once more till the thousand years have been completed. That is the primary resurrection.”