The Holy Bible is the spoken Word of GOD written! Do you really think God could make a mistake of any word, sentence, paragraph, or book in His Bible? No, it is men who mess up with misunderstanding and interpretations or omissions or disregard or just plain not believing all the Word of GOD beginning at Genesis to the end of Revelation! God wrote the Holy Bible through those men He chose to write it without error. And He made it so that it could be understood by all who put their heart and mind to understand what God wanted us to know and to take it as one who would read any other book: Literally!
Guess what? The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew, and the New Testament was originally written in Greek. Then it was translated into Latin, and eventually translated into English as we have it today. Nothing has changed! It’s the same words as the originals…everything is all there. So how can anyone say that the Rapture of the believing church was invented in the 19th century? Really?
What do you believe? The Truths of the Bible are called doctrine. They are statements of faith….exactly what you believe. But what do you believe? What did your liberal or conservative seminary teach you? And are you able to think for yourself when it comes to the doctrines of the church? Which ones are important? Which ones are not believed? Which ones have been omitted? You see the problem, don’t you? Most mainline denominations won’t touch the Doctrine of the Second Coming of Christ, which, by the way, includes the Rapture. Why wouldn’t you want to know the truth. about what God’s Word says about the church in these last days of the Church Age, the Age of Grace?
From the Moody Bible Institute in their Doctrinal Statement of Faith…what they Believe, I present the following:
THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST
We believe in the second coming of Christ. His return from heaven will be personal, visible and glorious, a blessed hope for which we should constantly watch and pray. (1)
Before He establishes His kingdom on earth, Jesus will come for His church, an event commonly referred to as the “Rapture.” At that time the dead in Christ will be raised and living Christians will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air and be with Him forever. (2). In this resurrection, those who have died in Christ will have their redeemed souls and spirits united with a body similar to Christ’s glorified body. Christians living at the time of this event will not die, but will be changed to be like Christ. (3). This expectation is a motivation for holy living, as well as a source of comfort. (4). No man knows the day or the hour when this will take place. (5)
After the Rapture of the Church, Christians will be brought before the judgment seat of Christ. He will reward them on the basis of the works they have accomplished (6). This is not a judgment to determine their salvation but a reward for labor on Christ’s behalf. (7). The Rapture will also inaugurate a period that the Bible characterizes as the “great day of His wrath, ” “the great tribulation” and the “time of Jacob’s trouble.” (8). This time of unprecedented difficulty will affect Israel and all nations. Its purpose will be to prepare Israel for her Messiah. (9)
At the end of the Tribulation, Jesus Christ will return with the hosts of heaven as well as the Church to establish the Messianic Kingdom on earth. (10). His Kingdom will last for a thousand years. (11). At this Second Coming, the Antichrist will be cast into the Lake of Fire and Satan will be bound for a thousand years. (12). The nations and their representatives will be judged. (13). Israel will be restored to her land, never more to be removed. (14). Christ will reign with firmness and equity. (15). His kingdom will be marked by material and spiritual blessing, since the curse upon the earth will be removed. (16).
The Messianic kingdom will close with apostasy and rebellion. (17). God will crush this uprising in the last battle of the ages and Satan will be thrown into the lake of fire. (18). All those who rejected the Word of God will be resurrected. (19). They will be judged by Christ and cast into the lake of fire, the place where they will suffer final and everlasting punishment. (20).
After this judgment there will be a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness is the norm. (21). There will be a new Jerusalem and the everlasting presence of God among all the redeemed. (22)
(1) Zechariah 14:4; Acts 1:11; Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7
(2) I Corinthians 15:51-54; I Thessalonians 4:14
(3) I John 3:2
(4) I John 2:28; I Thessalonians 4:18
(5) Matthew 24:36; John 6:39
(6) Romans 14:10-12; 2 Corinthians 5:10
(7) I Corinthians 3:9-15
(8) Revelation 6:17; 7:14; Jeremiah 30:7
(9) Zechariah 12:2-3; 14:1-3
(10) Revelation 19:7-9, 14; I Thessalonians 3:13; Zechariah 14:9; Revelation 19:15-16
(11) Revelation 20:2, 4-6
(12) Revelation 19:20; 20:1-3
(13) Joel 3; Matthew 25
(14) Amos 9:15; Ezekiel 34:28
(15) Psalm 2:9; Isaiah 11:4
(16) Romans 8:19-21
(17) Revelation 20:7-9
(18) Revelation 20:10
(19) Revelation 20:11-13
(20) Revelation 20:14-15; Mark 9:48
(21) 2 Peter 3:13
(22) Revelation 21:2-3; 2:3-5
Do you want a blessing from God? Read the Revelation and Believe all that is written..
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,