Friday, July 16, 2010

THE RAPTURE: the mindset of a cult

Large numbers of Christians blindly accept the ultimate conclusions of certain theological systems without a thorough examination of the implications of their position. This is a classic characteristic of a cult.
The fact is that the 'Rapture' is a false doctrine, and those whom buy into the rapture doctrine participate in cultic behavior.  The fact that the word 'Rapture' never appears AnyWhere in the scripture is your 1st clue.

The origin of the Rapture (which is supposed to happen just before Jesus returns) doctrine emerges in history during the same time period a many of the other now popular American cults.  From Mary Baker Eddy's Christian Science (which originated with Gnostics), Jehovah's Wtinesses and the racist Christian sect knwon as the Mormons.
Also groups such as the 7th Day Adventists, World Wide Church of God, and the pre-Pentecostal group known as Brahamites all have their genesis during the 19th Century.
The origin of the rapture system is rooted in  an Scottish cult that was involved in various spiritualist practices including levitation during the 1830's.

The Bible is very clear and plain on the subject: "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." (1 Corinthians 15:52)
 When did Jesus promise to resurrect you? AT THE LAST DAY!

  • "And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day." {1}
  • "And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." {2}
  • "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." {3}
  • "Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day."{4}
 Believe it or not all four of these quotes when Jesus told us that He will raise the dead at the Last Day all occurred in John Chapter 6. That's four times the "Messiah" is telling these people that the dead will be raised on the last day.  Not immediately when you die, not at the funeral service, not after you leave purgatory, but on the LAST DAY!

If the rapture is before the Great Tribulation (weather you believe it is 3.5 years or 7) how can Jesus raise the dead at the last day if days will continue for 3-7 yrs?

They say whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.
I say that scripture is not the end of the Bible, what does the rest of it say?
"For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have not all obeyed the gospel..."

If you believe in the rapture then you have not even heard of the Lord, how then can you call on Him and be saved???

May the Lord add a blessing to those who possess knowledge wisdom and Understanding of His word!


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