THERE WILL BE NO “RAPTURE”!
Some say that THE RAPTURE was mentioned by this one or that one way back when. None of that matters since people still have their own THEORIES. What does matter is what it says in the Bible. Sorry, but NO RAPTURE in the Bible.
Find anyone who has never heard of THE RAPTURE. Show them all the Scriptures you were taught meaning RAPTURE. With no comments from you, ask them what they think the Scriptures mean. You could do this on a Believer or a non Believer. I doubt they will come up with your RAPTURE THEORY.
The purpose of this page is to make sure you are not one of the Christians involved in THE GREAT FALLING AWAY. Let me first say that JESUS IS COMING AGAIN. He just is NOT taking us out of this world while singing, “I’ll fly away”. I use to believe in THE RAPTURE. Then I found Chapter 17 of John. JESUS is in the garden just before his death praying for US – YOU AND ME.
John 17:15 (JESUS praying to The Father) “I pray NOT that thou shouldest TAKE THEM OUT OF THE WORLD, but that thou should keep them from evil.”
Verse 20 – Neither pray I for these alone but for them also which shall believe on me through their word. (That is you and me.)
If JESUS asked NOT to take us OUT, we’re NOT going! The Rapture theory has nothing to do with your Salvation. Just make sure you are ready to meet Jesus, no matter how or when you die, or when Jesus returns to the earth to set up His Kingdom.
Religious people are always arguing about WHEN it will happen – PRE – MID – POST tribulation. Believing NO RAPTURE solves all those arguments. Some people prefer NOT to call it THE RAPTURE, but have other names for it.
You hear people quoting Scripture when they say COME QUICKLY, LORD JESUS. They are looking for an ESCAPE from the things of this world. When things REALLY get bad, and there is NO RAPTURE, many will turn their back on Jesus because they were not RESCUED. When this happens, they cancel their ticket to Heaven. This is exactly what the devil wanted, when he started the teaching of THE RAPTURE.
I was told that when China had the revolution, many Chinese Believers turned their back on the Lord because they were expecting to be RAPTURED out of their situation.
“RAPTURE! PROPHECY OR HERESY”
is a book by Colonel H. Speed Wilson (Daring Publisher). Since 1989, he has offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who can prove scripturally that the Saints are taken OUT OF THE WORLD.
The following is taken from the back cover of the book. “The Rapture theology has been one of the most controversial topics among Christians since the early 1800s to the present. The most commonly addressed questions in the popular books, pamphlets and sermons is WHEN will the Rapture occur? WILL the Rapture be pre-tribulation, mid-tribulation, or post-tribulation? And…WILL it be a secret and silent removal of Christians or a glorious return of JESUS?
As an astute Bible Scholar, Speed Wilson now raises a question in his thought-provoking book he feels is the most important and even critical question of all, IS THERE REALLY TO BE A RAPTURE?
Topics in Speed’s book include Rapture Support Arguments, Origin of Rapture, What May Happen, What We Must Do, Consequences of the Rapture Doctrine, and, finally, Your $10,000 Challenge!
Speed is offering this $10,000 reward to anyone who can, after reading his book, reference any scriptures that clearly state that the Saints (Holy Ones, Righteous, Church, Body, Bride, Wheat…etc.) Are taken out of the world! Details as to how to receive this reward are presented in the book. The publisher, Daring Books, will give a $1,000 reward to the bookstore that sells the book to the person who qualifies for the $10,000 reward!”
This book has been updated in June 2010, and is now called “RAPTURE – A DANGEROUS DECEPTION” – 261 PAGE PAPERBACK – available at Amazon.com and other places.
What if an escape “rapture” is not a Bible truth? We can reject the truth, but, we cannot escape the consequences of rejecting truth. God’s Word is Truth! This 261 page book exposes more than forty “rapture” related deceptions. Colonel H. Speed Wilson, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.) has served in combat in 12 named battles and campaigns during three wars. In recognition of his achievement in battle as a fighter pilot in World War II and Korea, he was awarded 3 Distinguished Flying Crosses, 16 Air Medals, and 5 Distinguished Combat Unit Awards. During combat duty in Vietnam, he served as Chief of Staff of the 9th Marine Amphibious Brigade, which was an air-ground team of 20,000 Marines. In this assignment, he was awarded the Legion of Merit with a Combat “V” and the Republic of Vietnam’s Distinguished Service Cross, which is one of the highest decorations awarded to a foreigner. During his eight years of duty at our nation’s Capitol, Colonel Wilson served on many high-level planning and policy boards and was awarded the Marine Corps Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service. On July 1st, 1973, he retired after 31 years as a Marine. Colonel Wilson served 14 years (1973 – 1987) as an International Director of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. He was often a featured speaker at international, national, regional, and state conventions; local monthly chapter meetings; and church congregations. He also conducts seven-day and weekend Bible seminars. He has been a guest on many TV and radio programs and has frequently been a speaker at Lake Hamilton Bible Camp.
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I am not agree with their position regarding the speaking in tongues. This is not a requirement to be saved nor an indication that you have the Holy Spirit of Jesus in you.
Point 11 of my statement of faith:
I believe the “gifts of the Spirit” were typically administrated by the laying on the Apostles’s
hands (Acts 8: 14-18; Acts 19:6; Rom. 1:11; 2 Tim 1:6). They served to authenticate the ministry and authority of the Apostles of Jesus Christ. (Mark 16:20) I do NOT believe any single gift was meant to be the “initial evidence” of the filling of the Spirit. (1 Cor. 12: 27-31) God distributed “spiritual gits” according to His will. While I am NOT traditional cessationist, I do believe that history records the DECLINE of the gifts..I MEAN THE true ONES…surely because of the bad state of the church today, the Laodicean church. (Rev. 3:14-22) Since 1987, I never saw someone having the true gift of the tongues.