The Left Behind Movie starring Nicolas Cage (a Freemason) opened in theaters on October 3, 2014. To counter the false teaching of pre-tribulationism.
LEFT BEHIND OR LED ASTRAY: PRE-TRIB RAPTURE vs POST-TRIB RAPTURE
FACTIONS AND DIVISIONS
Pre-Trib Rapture vs Post-Trib Rapture: Factions and divisions have always been commonplace among Christians. How do we know this? Paul himself wrote:
“For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you.” (1 Corinthians 11:18-19)
Paul sincerely sought to foster a harmonious unity among the members of the church but knew that the perpetual presence of sin made it virtually impossible to unify the church under every single doctrine given to the church.
One of the doctrines that came under constant attack by false teachers was the imminent return of Jesus Christ at the Pre-Trib Rapture. Hence his serious warning against false teachers in 2 Thessalonians 2. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Prof Johan Malan has over the years publish articles pointing out the doctrinal errors of others, so we here at DTW believe he should not be upset if we take a look at his beliefs.
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. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Posttribulationists believe that the church will go through the Tribulation to purge her of impurities and will be raptured at the end of the seven year tribulation when Christ returns to the earth at His Second Advent to meet Him half way in the air only to return immediately to the earth to reign with Him during His Millennial Kingdom. In analyzing this system it will become obvious that its viewpoints are based on a set of denials of the Pretribulationist view instead of on a positive exposition of Scripture.
In order to place the church in the Tribulation which Jeremiah specifically called “the time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30: 7) they must deny dispensationalism and all dispensational distinctions. Consequently they must deny all distinctions between Israel and the church as well as God’s distinctive programs for each one. » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
Many Christians argue that the doctrine of the Rapture is not important because it has very little or nothing to do with one’s salvation. This is not entirely true. Although belief or non-belief in the doctrine of the Rapture do not constitute whether one is saved or not (faith alone in the finished work of Christ on the cross constitutes salvation – Mark 16:16; Acts 16:31; Romans 1:16; Ephesians 2:8), it does have a considerable bearing on your hope in a world that is exponentially falling ever deeper into an abyss of godlessness and anarchy. Moreover, the Rapture encapsulates to perfection the saints’ uttermost salvation (Hebrews 7:25).
Whenever the Bible speaks of hope it very often does so in reference to the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 John 1:1-3; 1 Peter 1:13; Titus 2:13). One of the most important duties of a child of God, apart from his responsibility to preach the unadulterated Word of God so that lost sinners may be saved, is to watch in preparedness for the coming of the Lord at the Rapture. This is the glorious hope of all believers who love his appearing at the Rapture (2 Timothy 4:8).
Reformed theologians (Calvinists), who uphold Augustine’s a-millennial view of God’s Kingdom on earth (and hence the Roman Catholic exposition of the Millennial Kingdom) as he explicated it in his book “The City of God,” believe that the Millennial Kingdom is not a literal 1000 years with Christ reigning from the throne of his father David in Jerusalem (Luke 1:31-32) but a symbolic one.
The little more than 2000 years that have elapsed since the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus are symbolic of the reign of Christ in heaven together with his church on earth, they dare say. J Dwight Pentecost says the following of the decline of Premillennialism In his book “Things to come:”
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When will the Rapture Happen?
By Vernon Grey
[Please note: We are not setting a date. This is just a ‘guestimate‘. As Christians you are to be ready for Jesus’ return at any moment.]
With all the hype surrounding 2012, it seems like everyone has an opinion of when the Rapture will take place and Tribulation will begin.
Theories abound. Some are plausible and Biblically well thought out; and others are simply not worth exploring.
[NOTE: Just so that we are clear at the outset, this writer is unashamedly premillennial and pretrib in doctrine.]
No one seems to understand that the rapture is signless.
As a result there is not one single sign that is be given whereby we can predict to the day and the hour when the Rapture will happen.
(Except perhaps for the sounding of a trumpet.) » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »
There is an onslaught by Satan on snatching believers away from The Blessed Hope. This onslaught is so intense that hardly anyone believes in a pre-tribulation rapture anymore, and if you do believe that Jesus would dare come and fetch His Church before the tribulation starts you are branded a heretic for something as sincere as doing exactly as Jesus told us to do, “watch and pray”.
Satan is turning the Christians attention to the world, where Jesus wants your attention turned to Him waiting for Him to rescue us as He did Noah before the flood.
Now-a-days every so called Christian is moving in the direction of either Pre-millennialism/Post-tribulation (rapture takes place at the end of the tribulation, this view is based on Replacement theology as there is no distinction between the Church and Israel), Post-millennialism (an interpretation of chapter 20 of the Book of Revelation which sees Christ’s second coming as occurring after the Millennium – this view is rare. ), Preterist (interprets prophecies of the Bible, especially Daniel and Revelation, as events which have already happened in the first century A.D.), or an Amillenial view (rejection of the theory that Jesus Christ will have a thousand-year long, physical reign on the earth). » PLEASE CONTINUE READING HERE »