Churchy Titbits – The Rapture is never mentioned anywhere in the Four Gospels

Tom (Discerning the World)

Tom Lessing is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

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  1. petro says:

    Revelation 7 is so clear on the subject why do you try to prove the opposite?

    “a Great multitude which no man could number of all nations, and kindreds, and people and tongues, stood before the Lamb, clothed with white robes.. and one of the elders answered and saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And he said to me. These are they which came out of the great tribulation and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” Rev 7:9-14

  2. Dear Petro

    Why can’t you understand that these are not Christians who are going through the Tribulation but UNBELIEVERS who BECOME Christians during the Tribulation.

    Why are you hell bent on spilling your own blood for Jesus Christ? Is His sacrifice on the cross and the blood He shed for you and me aka, The Bride of Christ now not enough? Now want to prove to Him you are a Christian thereby shedding your own blood for your own salvation?

    Your views on the PURIFICATION of the Bride of Christ is actually blasphemy. The Bride of Christ is the BODY of Jesus Christ. By saying that the BODY of Christ has to go through a purification during the Tribulation is saying that Jesus’ death on the cross was utterly in vain.

    To say that the BODY of Christ has to experience the WRATH of God and an attack from Satan for that matter during the Tribulation is Satanic, as you want to crucify Jesus Christ all over again. (This is a Roman Catholic Eucharistic doctrine). Jesus Christ experienced the wrath of God ONCE when He took on our sin on the cross and God turned away from Him for a time, and Jesus cried out ‘why have You forsaken me’ (Matthew 27:46). But once the sacrifice was complete, Jesus Christ said ‘It’s Finished’! (John 19:30)

    Tribulation during ones life time is NOT the Final 7 Year Tribulation which is unlike anything the world has ever seen before.

      Matthew 24:21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

    A ‘timeSET APART for Israel that she may come back to God. And innumerable number of unbelieving Jews and Gentiles will be saved during this time as per Revelation 7.

  3. If the elders (24 of them) around whom the angels stand, represents the church (Bride of Christ), and indeed they do, then the group of whom it is said they washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb (6:9), must be a completely different group of people and NOT the Bride of Christ (the church), The washing of robes is a metaphor of salvation proper. If it describes the church (Bride of Christ) and not all those (Jews and Gentiles alike) who are going to be saved during the seven-year tribulation, it would mean that the Bride of Christ, the group of people who had already been saved before the seven-year tribulation (24 elders, the church, Bride of Christ), will only wash their robes in the blood of the Lamb (i.e. be saved) during the seven-year tribulation. Are they going to lose their salvation when they enter into the seven-year tribulation and then regain their salvation through suffering at that time? What utter nonsense!

  4. Daisy says:

    Thank you for writing on this topic!!

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