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Rapture - who is getting taken?

Posted by sevensorrows on 12:29 PM in
raptureAlmost nothing bothers a nerd more than false information.

Again, all of my blog posts are meant to be short, so I'll try to keep it that way.

It seems that in these hard times, more and more Christians are talking about the end times. There was even a 3 day huge conference that just took place in Southern California. This inevitably brings up the Rapture.

What most Christians don't know is that the idea of Jesus taking away all the saved and leaving the sinners is not even 200 years old. (You could read more about John Nelson Darby (1800-1882). Moreover, most Christians had not even heard of the Rapture (much less believed it) until only about 30 years ago.

So why is it that today it is accepted by virtually all Protestant Christians? (somewhat rhetorical question)

Only 2 points I wish to make:

1) Read 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4"for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night." If Jesus comes down on clouds, trumpets blaring, and the devil wrecking things for 1000 years, I have the wrong idea of "thieves in the night." A theif sneak into a house unknown, cause the least amount of ruckus, without waking anyone. Plus, if all this was going down, wouldn't all the non-believers immediately confess Jesus as their savior so they could go too?

2) Read Luke 17: 20-34, "As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be in the days of the Son of Man", then later "Similarly, as it was in the days of Lot", yet again later the Bible states, "I tell you, on that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken, the other left." When we think of Noah and the city of Sodom, who was left behind? Yes, it was the good/faithful people that were left behind.

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