Is There Really A Pre-Trib Rapture?
Just a few weeks away from his crucifixion, Yeshua decided to reveal some secrets of the end times… that many believers still misunderstand today.
He describes that, in the end times, things will be as they were in the days of Noah and Lot — eating drinking, marrying — and includes the famous quote:
“whoever shall seek to save his possessions shall lose his life; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.” (Luke 17:33 [event 151 in The Chronological Gospels])
But then come the verses that so many people confuse, and from which many a rapture theory has been devised:
“I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken and the other left. Two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.” (Luke 17:34-36)
To “their own destruction” (2 Peter 3:16), many believers stop at this point, referring to these verses as “proof” of a pre-tribulation rapture, saying that being “taken” is to be caught up in the clouds with the Messiah.
However, what the Messiah says in the very next verse (Luke 17:37) completely dismantles this theory:
“Wherever the bodies are, there will the vultures be gathered together.”
If they would only read on, they would discover that those who are taken… are dead! Their bodies are vulture food!
It’s not those who are “taken” that are saved, it is those who are “left behind.”
The next time you read the Bible, try reading an entire book of it from beginning to end to get the whole context; context is everything!
And context includes chronology.
Without knowing the precise time that a certain event happened, it is often very easy to slip into mistaken thinking.
That’s exactly why The Chronological Gospels was created — to clear up centuries of misconception, simply by putting things in order.
You can read more about this story in event #151 in The Chronological Gospels (click here to get your copy).
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