God has a plan for His people in the Church age as well as a plan for Israel. Christ may soon return to take His people to heaven. Once there, we will give an account to Him. Are you prepared for these things?
Great Sermon! I at one time believed in a pre-trib rapture, but I just don't see it anymore. Why? If you study this Bible with an constant open eyes and with an ear to hear, you will see verse in Galatians and Romans and apply the verses in Matthew and the Old Testament to the Church and you will see who the True Israel of God is. I read the bible with blinders on, with rose colored glasses of dispensationalism. God only has one Church, there is only one body of Christ, there is one true Israel. There is only one true child of God and those are the true seed of Abraham, those in Christ, we are the children of the Promise. Both Jew and Gentile, one in Christ. Sudy the Bible with that in mind and you also will come to the conclusion there is no pre-trib rapture.
Josh Barrow (3/12/2013)
from Josh Barrow
The Rapture is not guaranteed.. I think it is wise to come from a place of humility that understands that the church is not guaranteed from going through the tribulation. The Church has suffered greatly in the past at God's allowing, and I don't want to be caught saying that the rapture (the validity of the doctrine of the rapture is a whole other debate...) must and will happen. Jesus is coming back, and I want to be ready and prepared for the greatest persecution if the Lawless one comes upon us soon.
Dr. John C. Whitcomb has been a professor of Old Testament and theology for more than 50 years, and is widely recognized as a leading Biblical scholar. He taught at Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana, from 1951-1990, and gained much recognition for his work on...