What is the doctrine of Rapture?
“According to some millenarian teaching, it is the “transport” of (a “believer”) from earth to heaven at the Second Coming of Christ.” Said to be based on the Revelation 21:1-6, they actually think “the chosen” will be lifted up bodily into the sky, leaving nothing but a pile of clothes behind. Millenarianism itself is actually based in Zoroastrianism which is an ancient pagan, Persian religion.
One important thing to know is: There is NO agreement between so-called Christian denominations on the details of what they think might occur in the final events of this world’s history. Most importantly, none of this nonsense is in agreement with the Word of God but is based solely on the “vain imagination” of whoever came up with it! In Deuteronomy 18:20 it states that any prophet who presumes to speak in God’s Name, but has not been authorized to do so, “that prophet will die.” So when ever one speaks in the Name of God, he better get it right! As the prophet says, “What is the chaff to the Wheat?”
Don’t be deceived
When Y’hoshua was asked by his disciples what would be the signs of the end times (Matt 24), his first admonition was this (24:4): “Take heed that no man deceive you, for MANY shall come in MY NAME and will deceive THE MAJORITY.” (7:13) “…for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction and many there are which go in thereat.” He said in Mark 7:7, “…in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. For laying aside the commandments of God, you hold the tradition of men… Full well you reject the commandments of God that you may keep your own traditions.”
The Book of Enoch is addressed to the “Righteous” who will exist in the time of Tribulation. He says of the wicked that they will write many books in their own words. God’s Word is filled with warning not to be deceived by false prophets and wicked shepherds as Eve was in the very beginning.
Lost Sheep of the House of Israel
Isaiah the prophet said (53:6), “All we, like sheep, have gone astray, we have turned every one to his own way.” Jeremiah said (50:6) “My people have been lost sheep, their shepherds have caused them to go astray.” Y’hoshua said (Matt 15:24) that he was not sent but to the “Lost sheep of the House of Israel.”
The Time of Tribulation
The time of “Tribulation” is spoken of by many of the prophets in the Old Testament. It coincides with “The Day of the Lord.” Y’hoshua said in Matthew 24, “But of that day and hour no man knows, not the angels of heaven but my Father only.” But he gave us a hint, “But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of Adam be… and they didn’t know till the flood came and took them all away…” That is to be “caught in unawares.” Also in Luke 17:28: “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…” He said in Luke 21:28, “When these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draws near.” In other words: “Pay attention!”
Doctrines of men – A Cover for the Anti-Christ
The doctrine of “Rapture” is nothing but a doctrine of man, specifically a Jesuit Catholic priest named Francisco Ribera in 1585. His mission was to “remove the papacy of the Catholic Church from consideration as the Antichrist” as the Protestants began to identify him in the time of the Reformation. He took it upon himself to attempt to interpret the Book of Revelation, known in the Catholic Bible as the Book of the Apocalypse. This was nothing but a foolish attempt since it says within the book itself, “Weep not: behold the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has prevailed to open the book and to loose the seven seals thereof.” Until he comes, it’s all speculation by ministers of Darkness and those who are the deceivers who “come in his name and fool the majority.”
The doctrine of Rapture is dangerous because it gives the people a false sense of security. If one believes he or she will magically disappear before the Tribulation, that person won’t be paying attention to the signs of the end happening all around and that day will take them in complete unawareness. Rather Y’hoshua said to pay attention so that doesn’t happen.
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In Luke 21:34-36 Y’hoshua said this: “Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this life, so that day come upon you in unawares. For as a snare it shall come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch, therefore, and pray always that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Adam.” This he spoke just prior to keeping the Passover before his death.