Posts Tagged: rapture

Whom Will God Rapture? – Guest Blogger

[Gary’s Note – 1: The initial post of this blog, that also appeared on Rapture Ready, generated quite a bit of controversy.  The follow-up entry that I wrote was rejected by Rapture Ready—the reason being that they prefer not to contend in this area.  In our respectful interchange, they informed me that my article goes…

Whom Will God Rapture? – Another Look

My previous article with a similar title elicited quite a bit of response and pushback.  In that piece I suggested that God would Rapture His true church, thus potentially leaving behind some number of Christians who didn’t fit that definition.  To be clear in what I previously said, I wasn’t redefining salvation and equating it…

Whom Will God Rapture?

In a number of my blog posts, I make the statement that God will Rapture His true church.  Recently, upon reading one of my articles where I said that, Linda contacted me with a concern that warrants discussion.  In her email, Linda wrote: You said that Jesus will rapture those who are faithful, believe and…

Prophecy Update: Convergence Increasing

The hot word among those who watch the signs of the times is convergence.  It’s a good word.  The definition basically means the movement toward a point of conclusion.  In the case of Bible prophecy, it’s where all the disparate strands of God’s end times fragments come together for His final judgment upon the earth. …

How We Limit God! — Part 2

Our typical Christian thinking tends to cause erroneous ideas regarding many aspects of the Bible.  One example of this that has popped into view for me recently is with the New Heavens and New Earth that we see in Revelation 21-22. What has been the way we’ve inevitably thought about “heaven?”  When we die we…

How We Limit God! — Part 1

One of the things I enjoy doing is taking what I’ve learned from my reading and my listening to various teachings and bringing it to others.  This is how knowledge and information are passed on.  In the Christian sphere, it’s how we disciple others even as we have been discipled in one manner or another….

Called To Suffer

Why is it many people don’t understand that being called to become a disciple of Jesus Christ involves suffering, that rather, they believe it is supposed to be a comfortable life filled with material blessings? The Lord was quite clear to Saul when He called him on the road to Damascus where he became the…

Spirit Baptism In the Deuteronomy 32 Worldview

Since reading The Unseen Realm by Dr. Michael S. Heiser, which rocked the way I view Scripture, I’ve begun considering how the Deuteronomy 32 worldview applies to other aspects of what I believe.  Even as Dr. Heiser says that we who have an eschatological view of the Bible look at it through certain systems we’ve…

Jesus & the Sons of God

I read a fascinating book recently that has changed how I look at the entire scope of Scripture.  That’s a tall order because most of us gain a certain bias through the teachings we’ve had via sermons we’ve heard and various studies in which we’ve engaged.  My Biblical view is and remains one that looks…

Who Travels the Stairway to Heaven?

This morning in my daily Bible reading I came across the following verse in John 1:51, in which Jesus tells his soon-to-be disciples the wonders that await them as they follow Him: “I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”…