There are a number of NAR end-times beliefs that have puzzled and disturbed me as I’ve come across them through comments made by those who have watched or read some of my Prophecy Updates or Commentaries. One such belief really threw me for a loop when I first saw it. Now that I’ve studied it a little more, I understand where the idea comes from, i.e. why people have it, although I steadfastly disagree with the concept.
Posts Categorized: Book of Revelation
One of the bedrock beliefs I’ve had concerning the Rapture is that it is analogous to the Galilean wedding. After the Son’s betrothal to His Bride, He goes back to His Father’s house, prepares the bridal chamber, and then comes to get His Bride when the Father determines it is time to do so (John 14:1-3). As a result, the Rapture is an imminent event, not tied to anything earthly that someone could point to in order to predict Christ’s return.
For today’s Part 3 we’ll endeavor to bring this study to a close as this book we’re examining on Catholic beliefs about Revelation deals with God’s Judgments in the Tribulation.
Tribulation Rising came about through my responding to a writing challenge perhaps 6-7 years ago. I completed my story about the 3rd Seal, and about that time the people sponsoring the challenge went dark. The story then sat in my computer untouched.
Having dealt previously with the probable alien deception that will be used to explain away the Rapture of true believers in Jesus Christ prior to the Tribulation, i.e. the pre-Tribulation Rapture of the church, in my Prophecy Update of May 31, 2023 titled Alien Invasion, I wanted to return to this issue of aliens because they likely show up later in the 6th Bowl Judgment at a key point just prior to the final curtain call on this unbelieving world.
I’m not sure what it is about many post-Tribulation Rapture believers, but there is some number of them that are just plain mean. They are so invested in their post-Trib doctrine that true believers in the church today must go through the Tribulation in order to be real believers, that they unpleasantly attack those who don’t agree.