The Doctrine of the Rapture: Keep it or Leave it Behind? – Part 4

Key Passages related to the Rapture The truth is that, particularly as it is connected with the broader system of eschatology present in Dispensational Premillennialism, scriptures used to more or less support the Rapture doctrine are difficult to unravel. Many relate to showing how the rapture must precede the last seven-year literal Great Tribulation inherent in Premillennial eschatology. It simply exceeds the space and time constraints of either Facebook posts or my blog (adorate.org) to…

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The Doctrine of the Rapture: Keep it or Leave it Behind? – Part 3

Origins of the Rapture Doctrine As might be expected, the details surrounding the beginning of belief in a secret rapture are hotly debated by historians from traditions committed to either affirm or deny the doctrine. What is not disputed is that the late 1820’s and 1830’s were an era of great religious excitement in Ulster, southern Scotland and England, with numerous claims of prophetic visions and miraculous messages from God. It was also an era…

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The Doctrine of the Rapture: Keep it or Leave it Behind? – Part 2

Limitations There’s a custom in academic writing of laying out, somewhere early in the monograph, an explanation of limitations. That is, explaining to the reader or researcher what the article will not be addressing or how the area being researched is narrowed down from a variety of subjects to the single subject being explored. Since the doctrine of the Rapture does not exist in isolation, I think such an explanation of how and why these…

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The Doctrine of the Rapture: Keep it or Leave it Behind? – Part 1

It is, frankly, outside the original intent of the blog to devote time to a doctrine like the Rapture. It is certainly not directly related to worship. And, as I note at the end, there are people on both sides of the issue who I feel honored to count as Christian brothers and sisters and dear friends. Most importantly, when it comes to these kinds of doctrines, those who live consistent with the Lordship of…

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It Was Not Noah and His Family That Were “Taken”

Did you notice in the context who was taken away (in Matthew 24:37-42)? It was not Noah and his family that were “taken.” Speaking of the wicked, verse 39 says “and did not know until the flood came and took them all away.” The wicked were taken away. Noah remained. This is the complete opposite of the modern rapture theory. The context of “one will be taken and the other left” is “as the days…

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  • Psalm 119:93 July 29, 2021
    “I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.”
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