I have written on this before, but again consider that even Jan and Jimmy in yesterdays video spoke of the deception within the Church doctrine today. Deception takes different forms. It is always untrue to the pure word of God. It likely will always give the believer therefore a false hope. A hope for the future that is just not a promise of God to His people on the earth at the time that the hope is being falsely spread. It may be well meaning, and intellectually inspiring. It may contain Biblical Scriptures, but when set down against the Word itself the message being espoused creates questions, and leaves one without clear Scriptural answers to those questions.
Let me pose some contradictions, which when eliminated do tell a story, but a different story. Peter states that Judgment begins with the household of God. He makes that statement when teaching on endtime happenings. In 1 Peter 4:14, and again in chapter 5 verse 1, he is talking about the revelation of Christ in His glory and in verse 17 he says: 1 Peter 4:17 For [it is] time for judgment to begin with the household of God; and if [it] [begins] with us first, what [will be] the outcome for those who do not obey the gospel of God? (NASB1995)
Dispensationalism says that Judgment begins with the Rapture. But, Jesus will return for a bride without spot or wrinkle. What will that take? Listening to what Jan and James stated yesterday, that part of His bride on earth today does not yet exist throughout the body in mass. We hear today that every sin is paid for, and no repentance is necessary beyond salvation. That is a woke gospel. Scripture teaches that God like a loving Father disciplines His children. Judgment begins with the household of God. Repentance is the proper response to God’s discipline in our lives.
Another Contradiction: The wrath of God being equated to the Great Tribulation is another area creating contradictions with the Word itself.
Scripture teaches us in Ephesians that all of mankind without Christ is subject to God’s wrath, and that this is the wrath of God that we who are in Him over the course of this age will never experience. What is that wrath that we in Christ will never experience? — it can’t be the Tribulation because the resurrection of all men to have ever lived apart from being “in Christ” is a requirement in order to fulfill this promise of escape from this Wrath. This resurrection has not yet occurred at the time of the Tribulation. This wrath therefore has to be hell and the lake of fire Judgment that we in Christ were subject to, before our salvation while we were yet without Christ. And it is hell, and the lake of fire that every man, who has ever lived without Christ is promised.
In Scripture we are never promised to escape the tribulations of this world. And the Great Tribulation is impacted by God as is all of life’s tribulations. In the Great Tribulation He releases Satan and withdraws His Angles from blocking demonic activity on earth according to the message of Revelation. And Messengers of Satan are used in our lives to keep us humble. Paul tells of his own experience with the thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan. We are used during Tribulation to defeat Satan with the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. Only men who are in Christ can do this. Men who are in Christ have this promise even during the Great Tribulation to escape God’s wrath, but not Satan’s. We from His body who may be on earth at the time of Great Tribulation must obey God and be used of Him to defeat Satan. We who endure until the end will be saved. That endurance may take us through death. “For they lived not their lived unto death”.
No salvation occurs without being in Christ. No rapture can occur until the dead in Christ are raised first in the resurrection. There therefore can be no pre-Trib rapture. Otherwise there could be no salvation during Tribulation, and God is still allowing for man’s repentance. Revelation 16:9 Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory. (NASB1995)
These plagues are told to be Gods wrath, both they are not the Greek word Orge that God has promised that we are to escape. Orge wrath is poured out with the second coming of Christ, as men are cast into the lake of fire.
Jan, let us discuss these things.
Very well explained, Jerry.
Jesus is very clear when He tells His followers exactly what the timeline is for the great tribulation in these last days and the birth pangs leading up to the tribulation such as no man has seen before.
Thank you for sparking conversation about a topic most all churches avoid covering.
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Appreciate your comments Jake. Things are interesting today. It’s important to stick to the Word as things become more confusing. Still hoping for some turn around, and some time to grow our families up in Jesus.