Daniel Gollus: The rapture doctrine was invented primarily because it wasn’t “popular” to speak of a time when the church would endure such troubles. We are in the last days, nobody disputes that and scripture bares it out. The church today is described as in Revelation, the Laodician church. I have opportunity to visit many churches and we are “clothed in filthy rags” My indictment includes abortion, homosexual marriage and many other atrocities. We as the church body could have prevented all wickedness if we had stood as one voice and voted for right each time these came up. We have not loved one another and walked holy but rather have let wickedness slip in and divide us. The tribulation is for our good. It is because God loves us and is not willing that any should perish. Before HE brings this world to an end HE is going to give us a clear-cut choice. A time of tribulation will purge us as in fire and bring us ALL to a place of repentance and unity. IT IS BECAUSE HE LOVES US! He is most interested in us all making it home. His bride right now is clothed in filthy rags and unable or unwilling to change. God’s very nature is described throughout the whole bible and if studied you can see it.
Allie Vhorn: Hello, Can I add my 2 cents to this debate or argument? First off, without nitpicking the bible/scripture apart, God says that we should not argue amongst each other over these things, and how relevant to our salvation is it? It isn’t. Secondly, I have observed many differences in ‘religious’ beliefs in my years to know that RELIGIOUS beliefs are not of God what so ever. The Catholics believe they are correct in their understandings, the Pentecostals believe this to be true with their interpretations of scripture, and so on and so forth. Have you ever wondered why they’re are so many religions and how they came to be? And what purpose to have so many of they, do they serve anyone other then to cause dissension between men and separate us from God. Not intentionally, but that’s what religion has done, don’t ya know.
Tell me something: what does it matter if the RAPTURE happens or is doesn’t? God has promised us salvation and an eternal place in His kingdom if we believe in His son, believe He died on the cross, and resurrected and is sitting at His Father’s side. People and their religions complicate what is very simple, and miss the point of His dying for us.
Alain Caraang: If its written in the bible it will happen..Don’t mislead people sayin that its a ”false doctrine” this event will happen(Rapture)before the great tribulation otherwise even the believer will suffer from this event. My point exactly, if God added it will Happen wether people believe it or not.