Sunday, September 15, 2013

Is There Still the Hope of the "Rapture"?

What is the Acts 28 view of the hope of the Rapture given that Thessalonians was written very early?   Does it apply to us today?   Did it ever?

Brian's response:  The rapture is a deception, IMHO.  There are Acts 28ers who hold to it.  I cover this extensively in my book. There is nothing in 1Thess.4:13-18 which says anyone, including Christ is going back into heaven. The rapture was foreshadowed in the OT, is the hope of Israel as is the fulfillment of the Feast of Trumpets. IF we are reading the Feasts in Paul, we are reading none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come. The Feasts were Israel's typical deliverance, these being fulfilled and about to be, are the same national deliverance of Israel with a remnant and the grace of God upon them, preserving them in their unbelief, Roms.9, 11:28.

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