Prof Johan Malan – A Gospel of Works – The Error of Partial Rapture (Part 4)
4) Prof Johan Malan believes in a Partial Rapture
Prof Malan states:
“7. It separates true and nominal Christians
Apart from the division that the rapture will effect between the saved and unsaved people in the world, it will also separate the true believers from the nominal Christians within the church. Those who only have a form of godliness will be left behind. This fate will befall them despite the fact that they may have regarded themselves as members of the church of Christ, like the foolish virgins also did. Only after the rapture will many of them discover the absence of the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit in their lives. Although they can still put matters straight then, the Bridegroom will not open the door to them by way of a second rapture, much as they may desire it and urgently knock on heaven’s door. They will have to remain outside in the cold, face the dark days of the tribulation, and be prepared to die as martyrs for their faith.
How many millions of “Christians” indeed find themselves in this category of self-deceived and unsaved church members who trust in a dead form of godliness! They argue that since they are baptised and confirmed in the church, they have entered into an eternal and irrevocable covenant with God. In the light of this perception they feel quite comfortable even though they don’t have a clear testimony of being saved and born again through true repentance to the Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus Himself said: “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (Jn. 3:3). It is only the regenerating work of the Lord that can save your soul!
Be sure that you are not weighed in God’s balance at the time of the rapture and found wanting. Then you will be left behind when the Lord Jesus takes away His bride (Mt. 25:10-13).”
[Deb’s note: This is not biblical. Prof Johan Malan believes in a Partial Rapture, that only part of the body of Christ will be raptured. No where in the bible does it say this, you are either saved or your are unsaved. There are no degrees of savedness. There is THE Body of Christ and then there are THE unbelievers. The Prof believes that super holy Christians will make it into the rapture, and carnal Christians wont make it into the rapture. But this is false teaching because when the Holy Spirit comes to abide in a Christian he/she is then BORN AGAIN and it cannot be undone and a genuine Christian grows in sanctification with the help of the Holy Spirit.
This Partial Rapture teaching is also taught by Danny Issom and Moriel ministries:
“It appears to me that partly due to theological teachings of eschatology on one hand, and a wildly popular Christian fiction market where the End Times are concerned on the other, that the mainstream belief where the Harpazo is concerned is that basically everyone in church is guaranteed a ticket out of here.” ….
I first and foremost want you to consider who is “qualified” to participate in the Harpazo? There has to be some kind of “minimum requirement” since not everyone is being taken.”
It is false! This partial rapture theory lends to the belief that one can lose their salvation , so you have to work really hard in keeping your salvation. All this forms part of the Holiness movement.
The holiness movement refers to a set of beliefs and practices emerging from 19th-century Methodism, and to a number of evangelical Christian denominations who emphasize those beliefs as a central doctrine. The movement is distinguished by its emphasis on John Wesley’s “Christian perfection” teaching-the belief that it is possible to live free of voluntary sin, and particularly by the belief that this may be accomplished instantaneously through a second work of grace. [ Emphasis added] —http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holiness_movement ]
[Tom’s note: Malan’s view must be seen in respect to the perseverance of the saints. Those who persevere will be raptured, those who don’t, won’t be raptured. His statement “Although they can still put matters straight then, the Bridegroom will not open the door to them by way of a second rapture, much as they may desire it and urgently knock on heaven’s door. They will have to remain outside in the cold, face the dark days of the tribulation, and be prepared to die as martyrs for their faith” – is totally unbiblical. The door will be shut to all those who are not clothed with God’s wedding garment (garment of salvation) (Matthew 22 and 25). The five wise and foolish virgins have nothing to do with the Pre-Trib Rapture. The parable relates to Jesus’ Second Advent to the earth right at the end of the seven years tribulation when all those who will have been saved during the tribulation (wise virgins) will be granted admission to the Kingdom on earth and the unbelievers (foolish virgins) will be turned away for all eternity. There won’t be a second chance to put matters straight as Malan says. That’s nonsense.]
[Deb’s note: Prof Johan Malan says, “It is only the regenerating work of the Lord that can save your soul!” Really? Yet he believes you can lose your salvation? What a slap in the face of Jesus Christ that regenerates your soul only to have you lose it, because according to Prof Johan Malan, Jesus’ power is not strong enough to keep you through His Holy Spirit. Prof Johan Malan – A Gospel of Works – Losing your Salvation (Part 1) and (Part 2)]
All this false teaching stems from the fact that Prof Johan Malan and good friend of Jacob Prasch are Arminian, the more modern term for this would be Methodist they both follow the teachings of John Wesley, you just need to do a search on Moriel Ministries website for John Wesley.
John Wesley (/ËˆwÉ›zlÉª/; 28 June [O.S. 17 June] 1703 – 2 March 1791) was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in a similar manner to George Whitefield. In contrast to Whitefield’s Calvinism, Wesley embraced the Arminian doctrines that were dominant in the 18th-century Church of England. Methodism in both forms became a highly successful evangelical movement in Britain and later in the United States. His work also helped lead to the development of the Holiness movement and Pentecostalism. — http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley ]