Monday, June 29, 2020

Why The Rapture Is Not Christ's Second Coming

Titus 2:13, “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”

If you believe in a PREWRATH Rapture, you are LOOKING FOR THE ANTICHRIST!

There is a popular heresy today known as a “PreWrath Rapture.” Effectively, this doctrine DENIES THE RAPTURE altogether! Respectfully, Pastor Steven Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, sarcastically refutes the idea of “a secret Rapture.” Sadly, Pastor Anderson DENIES THE RAPTURE DOCTRINE entirely, he states:
“The Bible's real clear on what the coming of the Lord Jesus is—It is the Rapture! It is the trumpet sounding; It is us being caught up together with Him in the clouds. There are people out there who will tell you, that the Rapture and the Second Coming are two different things. We'll, either those people can't count; or they're basically just repeating what man has taught them instead of reading the Bible and seeing what God has taught them.” —Pastor Steven Anderson; a quote from the YouTube video: “The Rapture = The Second Coming” (an excerpt from 1 Corinthians 1)
I humbly disagree! I love Brother Anderson and support his ministry, family and him personally. I love the guy, but I think he is very wrong on this vital doctrine! I love a guy who has fire in his soul while preaching! Brother Hyles used to say: I'd rather see a guy with wild fire than no fire! Amen! Our text Bible verse from Titus 2:13 commands every saint to LOOK FOR OUR SAVIOR'S APPEARING! Well if the antichrist must appear first, then why would we look for our Savior? There's nothing to look for! Why would I hope, wait and look for Jesus, when I know He cannot come? Kindly, pastor Anderson errantly believes that Christ's Second Coming IS THE RAPTURE, so he says:
The Rapture simply cannot happen at any moment!” —Pastor Steven L. Anderson; 'After the Tribulation: The PreTribulation Rapture Fraud Exposed' (01:27:04 video)
If that be true, then what would be the purpose of LOOKING FOR THE GREAT GOD AND OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST? If Jesus cannot return until the Man of Sin (The Antichrist) first comes, then perhaps we should be looking for the Man of Sin instead! Does that make any sense? For Titus 2:13 to make sense, Christ must return FIRST, which is the PreTribulation Rapture.

May I say, kindly, it makes absolutely no sense for the Rapture and the Second Coming to be the SAME event. Why would the saints be “CAUGHT UP” (1st Thessalonians 4:17b) into the air by the Lord, at the same time “the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all” upon the earth (Jude 1:14-15a). Those two events conflict with one another. If these events are one and the same, then where does the Judgment Seat Of Christ fit in? When does the Marriage Supper Of The Lamb happen? If the inspired Holy Bible is taken at face value, you can only conclude a Pretribulation Rapture.

1st Corinthians 15:52, “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”

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