Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Danger of Antichrist and Rapture Doctrine

I have been listening to Evangelical preachers (Greg Laurie) on YouTube talk about the End Times.  Some espouse a pre-Trib rapture of the Church, others make a  distinction between the Tribulation period (Trumpets) and the Wrath (Vials) and preach a post-Trib, pre-Wrath rapture.  But there is one element that both camps agree upon and that is on the issue of the doctrine of the AntiChrist.

Evangelical preachers are programming their listeners to believe that if anyone comes around and brokers a peace between Israel and the Middle East making it possible for the Jews to rebuild their Temple; he is the AntiChrist.  Preachers are also saying that the Jews will follow this AntiChrist leader as their Messiah and convert to a false religion that will attract many people from the developing world.

Well, I will tell you what this new religion will be.  As I have said in other posts, when Christ saves the Jews at Armageddon and they are converted and sanctified, the Jews will join the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and be sent out on missions and convert the world. This kind of marvelous work and a wonder is definitely going to get the world's attention.

What amazes me is how Satan can so easily construct an opposition to the truth. Never mind the Bible teaches the restoration of the Temple in Jerusalem and the restoration and conversion of the  Jews.  Many cannot see that the AntiChrist reigns now and has been in control for the last 1500 years or so.

Interesting comment on why America is not mentioned in the Bible.  The preacher said he believes the US will not play a major role in End Times because 1. it will be destroyed by nuclear attack, 2. fall from its position of power. 3. 50 million true believers will be raptured leaving the US weak to just go along with globalist government to fight against Israel at Armageddon. However, I believe America = Egypt in Isa 19, and Babylon in Rev 18 who is burned with fire.

Those comments got me really thinking about the danger of a rapture belief.  Can you think of a better cover story for 50 million US citizens being killed?   All those people weren't rounded up and killed but mysteriously disappeared and were taken up to God in the rapture.

The second reason a pre-Trib rapture doctrine is dangerous is because it lulls people into a false sense of security. Believers are fooled into thinking they don't need to temporally prepare for the Tribulation period like Noah because they won't be around for it.

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