The doctrine of the rapture of the church is not an incidental New Testament teaching. While the word 'rapture' does not appear in our Bible, it is a word used to describe Christ's gathering away His church to Himself. The New Testament describes the 'hope' of Christ's return as a blessed hope (Titus 2:13); a purifying hope (1 John 3:3), a comforting hope (1 Thess. 4:18), and a sure hope (2 Peter 1:19). When will the hope of the Lord's Return be realized? Without setting a specific date, the Bible clearly indicates God's timeline for eschatological ('end-time') events.
Great Sermon! This is such lovely teaching - I used to be a post tribulationist but praise god for this teaching. Of it was good enough for the early disciples to be waiting for him, then who are we to dispute that. Looking forward to listening to part two !
Great Sermon! I'm just wondering how the doctrine of immenency is reconciled with The Lord Jesus Christ sitting at the right hand of the Father until he makes his eneimies his footstool? Are his enemies made his footstool before his wrath has been poured out in tribulation? Just seeking answers to this topic not saying it's wrong or right.
For His Glory
Refreshing! It's refreshing to hear Pastor Monte preach the Rapture the way the Bible reads. He even disproves the mid-trib and post-trib and prewrath views. I say its refreshing because, unfortunately, so many pastors are teaching theological anti-semetism. I cannot wait to listen to Part 2.
Pastor Monte, senior pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Avon, IN, was saved as a boy in January of his 8th grade school year, where he attended Fourth Baptist Christian Day School in Minneapolis. By 9th grade, the Lord had called him to preach under the ministry of his youth...