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!



  1. Hi... Apostle of Revelation 12 here. You're making a logical fallacy. The final return of Jesus and the transfiguration of Revelation 12 at mid-trib are not "mutually exclusive". Rather, there are multiple gatherings prior to the last trump. The transfiguration of Revelation 12; the 144,000 being sealed and protected; the two witnesses arising from the dead and entering Heaven on a cloud and the gathering in the mid-Heaven thus for the marriage supper of the Lamb; and lastly the gathering in the air at the Lord's return at Final Armageddon after the 1000 years. (If I missed something -- well, these are easily seen in scripture all happening at different times. They are not mutually exclusive; all occur.)

    The next "gathering" is the transfiguration of Revelation 12.

    But, just because you are correct that at the last trump is the final gathering -- it doesn't mean there aren't prior gatherings. (For example, Elijah was taken up in a chariot into Heaven prior to these.)

    God bless.

  2. Peace in Jesus name; thanks for the comment suzieQ. I am saddened that you are discussing the bible with no biblical refrences. For instance who is being gathered in Rev12? The entire chapter talks about satan being kicked out of heaven & making war with the saints ON THE EARTH...
    As for 144,000 in v 13 the Q is asked who are they. In v14 the A is, "These are they which CAME OUT OF GREAT TRIBULATION..." so they are also gathered @ the last day.
    Did it ever occur to you that the two witness in Rev11 are allowed to minister the EXACT SAME AMOUNT OF DAYS that the woman and her seed from REv12 are hiding from the dragon? "a thousand two hundred and threescore days." That is because all of these events are happening simeltaenously. (Rev.12:5 is talking about Jesus by the way)
    Lastly as you read my post i pointed out where THE MESSIAH said he would LOSE NOTHING BUT RAISE them up at the last day. Please find where the messiah said that HE would gather someone else (including elijah) BEFORE the last day??


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