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8 Differences in the Rapture and the Second Coming

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Gilbert
Gilbert

Jesus forgives. HE is loving and full of Mercy & Grace, HE remembers our sins NO more, we need to Repent. Stay in Prayer. Keep the Faith. I belong to a True Bible-believing Church, an Independent Baptist church, Strictly teachings from the Bible. The Rapture is imminent, Amen. We need to be ready. I truly believe in the, PRE-TRIB; HE will remove HIS Church prior to the earth’s ugly darkness. We can now see the evil morals on the streets, TV, political, liberalism. We are blessed by our Lord with the Pre-trib rapture. Jesus Loves Everyone.

Pete
Pete

Thanks for the info. I think Daniel11 is understandable now that the book of truth is open
and clarifies that the LORD will take his people and “escape these things.”

Ron
Ron

For my entire 30 years in ministry I have held strongly to a pre-trib rapture but, after reading 2 Thessalonians 2: 7-8 and seeing that the Holy Spirit’s restraining of sin is removed after 3 1/2 years, I am leaning toward the prospect that the rapture may come mid-trib. We would still be “eke” taken out ( or kept from) the tribulation, since the first half is going to be quite peaceful. Are there any convincing proofs that it will be pre and not mid?

Rapture Forums

Thank you for the infographic. It is very informative and has many truths. We are blessed by the Lord with the pre-trib rapture. God bless. 🙂

Angelin

Such a good article and nice explanation given. Thanks for sharing the biblical truth. God Bless You 🙂

Joseph
Joseph

If we are saved by faith alone, where do repentance and confession come into play? Are they not acts of faith or acts of obedience? Are we saved before we repent or confess? Romans 10:9-10 If you confess the lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead you will be saved For with the heart man believes unto righteousness and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation Doesn’t this passage say believe AND obey? If we are saved by faith only or belief only, are not the people in John 12:42 saved?… Read more »

Jesussavedme
Jesussavedme

You need faith in God and Christ before you can repent. To get the fulfilment of his promises you must obey the command of repentance on good faith to receive the glory of him mighty Grace and Mercy.

Margaret Kelley
Margaret Kelley

I , just watched your w with Dr. ERIN, it helped me so much. My daughter committed suicide. It has been so hard on me to forgive myself. The pastor that preaches at her funeral really upset me my saying she would not go to heaven. She was a Christian and truly believed. She was in a very dark place. That I didn’t know . Dr. Erin helpe. would lo e to hear from both of you on this. I prayed with Dr. Erin. I believe and love the Lord Jesus. I’m not perfect. But I try to live right… Read more »

J Stephen
J Stephen

Margaret Kelley, Jesus died on the cross for all of your daughter’s sins. If she was a believer in this, she will go to Heaven. Your pastor was mistaken. Jesus’ death did not pay for some sins and not others. Your daughter was forgiven before she even committed the act. Also, depression is a mental illness–a medical condition. It is NOT your fault. You cannot control the actions of a person whose mind is ill. You cannot stop someone whose mind is made up to end their own life. Your son is upset, because he lost his sister and is… Read more »

Jesussavedme
Jesussavedme

It’s a pretty straight-forward issue. Why are you assuming that there is a single verse that this doctrine is based on? Instead, consider the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27). If preachers can’t back this up from scripture, they don’t really have any business teaching the word of God, since it’s so common and easy to find throughout the scriptures. Here are just a few examples. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. (Matthew 24:13) Committing suicide is not enduring to the end. 1 “I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2… Read more »

Peggy
Peggy

Your an unkind person. God does forgive our sins. None of us are good no not one only the Father and that’s what Jesus said and I believe he was even speaking of himself because he to was human.

Linda
Linda

So Dr. A are you saying a person who commits suicide does not go to heaven?

John
John

When it says, Do not Judge. This is what it means. You can judge someones actions, but NOT if they are going to hell. That Pastor needs a new job. God takes care of the insane, and I think a person is not all there, if they commit suicide. My wife committed suicide, and I know she was a Born Again Christian. She had many mental problems.

sanjib Anand
sanjib Anand

praise God for his blessings to all.praise God for his only begotten son Christ Jesus.who died for us , who raised for us …and He will come to take us.Amen

Sandeep Kumar
Sandeep Kumar

Well explained…… Blessings

Victor
Victor

Thanks So Much and God Bless All Believers in Christ

JOHN SUNDAR
JOHN SUNDAR

Thanking for caution to get prepared for meeting OUR LORD.

Jesa
Jesa

Thank you for sharing this biblical truth, God bless:)

Zsuzsanna Meckelburg
Zsuzsanna Meckelburg

Gott kennen uns gut

Ravigadgey

Jesus coming

Arthur
Arthur

Is Rapture Biblical?

Brian
Brian

good evening Pastor ,, may i ask?

Brian
Brian

Glory to God ,, may i ask Pastor?

veerendra
veerendra

Brother;very good explanation.May God bless you and your work which you are doing in Jesus for mankind.thanks a lot.

joshua camacho

Please read and answer the verse in the Holy Bible Exodus 23;20-21, John 5;43, Proverbs 30:4 and Micah 6;9, Isaiah 24;15, Malachi 1;11 KJV.

Happy pastor from india
Happy pastor from india

Hiii sir praise the lord

Rejoice Raju
Rejoice Raju

Thanks Brother, useful information

Raju
Raju

I am so blessed your message

Dr. Elisheba Weathers
Dr. Elisheba Weathers

God bless you

William G.Peter
William G.Peter

The Rapture & The Second coming explained by Dr. John Ankerberg can be ruled out as false from the New Testament’s simple truth as the LORD didn’t instruct His disciples to be a BELIEVERS but only a WITNESSES, therefore whatever His words that refer as far as the position of Christian as believers is concerned becomes invalid, right before His ascension to heaven in Acts 1:8 the LORD made it clear., ” But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and… Read more »

joel
joel

Witness. it means those who sees a particular event. Witnesses are those who prove something like in a court trial. When Christ was here on earth, his disciples became witness to his ministry, life, how he saved the sinners (us) and how he ascended into heaven. That’s why he said to them that when the Holy Spirit descend on them,which will give them strength,wisdom and etc. they should become witnesses because they had witnessed! it means that they should become witnesses so the job of the disciples as witnesses is they will tell to all ends of the earth the… Read more »

Eric
Eric

A big amen to that Mr. Joel ….truly how could Dr. John Ankenberg and all of us modern day Chistians be a witness when we were not there at the scene…we were just told and we read it then we just believe that it happens …so we are all just believers. William G.Peter should reconsider his thoughts and comments on a person or a teaching, after all it is He who said that the word “witness” has a profound meaning ….so now we found the meaning….Shalom!

Dan
Dan

You are wrong.. Full Stop. Every one who believes and gets saved in the name of Jesus Christ is a believer and a witness. The verse you quoted above was made by Jesus Christ to all who witnessed His ascension to heaven. And there were about 500 assembled at that time… Again in the book of Acts it say about the Holy Spirit coming upon all who heard n believed Peter at Cornelius place.. The Holy Spirit is God’s helper for all who are cleansed by the Blood of Jesus… Rapture and Second Coming are 2 different events… It is… Read more »

paul
paul

If rapture is a good thing, why not accept it? You join the rapture or not as an event or as a doctrine does not in any way shake your foundation if you got a solid one. Rapture must be real after all even logic tells us that no loving parent in his right frame of mind would let his beloved children go through something dreadful. God is LOVE and that’s an irrefutable attribute of Him. If He is love, do you think he will allow His beloved children to suffer tribulation?. I believe the doctrine of rapture is logically… Read more »

Joseph
Joseph

So those early Christians who were burned at the stake and fed to the lions were not God’schildren because who “would let his beloved children go through something that dreadful”. You guys have got two 2nd comings, one 2nd coming when Jesus comes in the clouds and takes all the christians back to heaven, including the dead Christians so you also have two resurrection days. And then another 2nd coming when he comes back to earth to establish his kingdom. Of course then he leaves and let’s Satan run rampant again and then he comes back and destroys Satan and… Read more »

SANNALA. VENUGOPAL REDDY
SANNALA. VENUGOPAL REDDY

YES,THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT ASPECTS. RAPTURE IS FOR BLOOD REDEEMED PEOPLE WHO ARE IN BRIDE CHURCH. 2ND COMING IS MAINLY FOR ISRAELITES & MAY BE SOME PEOPLE WHO ARE SAVED IN TRIBULATION PERIOD. HOWEVER WE GOT GOOD EXPLANATION. IT IS BENEFICIAL TO SO MANY. MAY GOD BLESS THIS IMPORTANT SUBJECT.

samuel
samuel

Explanations give are very vivid and illustrative

Isaiah Phenihas gidla.

No such thing as Rapture but just the second coming of Yashua only, for all souls on planet Earth, to finish the final judgement for the new eternal life gift of God through Yashua only, who will descend with the new heavenly Jerusalem and the Eternal life tree in it along with the saved souls, given new body and mind, the temple mount on Earth is irrelevant to Yashua as the Jews have abandoned the Ten Commandments given and written by the creator God. The Rapture is false doctrine of Lucifer, where he intends to impersonate the coming of Yashua… Read more »

Richard
Richard

if you continue to read Mathew 24:29-31 29 “Immediately after the distress of those days “‘the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.’[a] 30 “Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earth[b] will mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.[c] 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his… Read more »

naneth torres
naneth torres

We know that no man is an island ,every single day we can never be know if that was our last .

valencia myrboh
valencia myrboh

there has to be two groups is it? Pre and Post tribulationist? its confusing because then we do not know which argument to believe! can John Ankerberg himself help us here.thank you

Dennis again
Dennis again

How will people be saved during the tribulation? From what I read about this eschatological view is the Holy Spirit will not be present on the earth to draw men to Christ. Many pre tribulationists say the only way to be saved during this time period is to die and this will get you into heaven. That is WORKS OF THE FLESH OR IN OTHER WORDS KEEPING THE LAW. Wonder what Paul would say about that. Do I understand that Christ is going to preside and even ordain animal sacrifices. Is that not a slap in the sacrificial all toning… Read more »

Dennis Geouge
Dennis Geouge

The rapture teaching is not found in any christian genre until John Nelson Darby introduced it in 19th century and promoted by C I Scofield. I have no axe to grind and as a pastor and college professor taught and lectured for the pre- millennial pre-tribulational view. I grew up in church accepting this eschatological doctrine after hearing it preached and taught in church and bible colleges. Do not get the wrong idea, these men were sincere and were well-intentioned,but we know the proverb about the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Any NEW doctrine that does not… Read more »

Greg Stedman
Greg Stedman

Actually Ephraim the Syrian ( A.David 306-373) in a sermon on the last times mentions the church being taken out before the great tribulation, Jacob’s trouble. He is quoted in 4 6th century Latin manuscripts.
The teaching may have become more popular in the 19th century. But to say it was introduced then is simply not true.

Kimberly
Kimberly

Umm really? Then why did the apostle Paul teach it? And why is it taught in the Bible. Nice try.

Felix Moses
Felix Moses

There are no short cuts to Heaven. The Rapture certainly cannot become a short cut to our passage into Heaven. In Luke 21, 36 our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ instructs us, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, AND TO STAND BEFORE THE SON OF MAN.” Hence, even if we are taken up in the Rapture and escape the Tribulation, all of us will have to stand before the judgment seat of the Lord. THERE IS NO ESCAPING GOD’S JUDGMENT. So instead of dreading… Read more »

antonio
antonio

The Lord Jesus comes already spiritually this part of His second coming.He started on the day of pentecost were in the prophesy of prophet joel fulfilled wc is showering of spirit some see vision and some will prophesise.I see visions and i felt it.Its true once you are in the hands of God no one can snatch you of Him.I made a sin and when i sleeping a black spirit hits toward me and looks like he want to take my life,but he fails.The three men who appear to abraham i see also on my vision ,only God knows if… Read more »

langongam
langongam

I have heard of Zac Poonen saying that the Rapture might take place after the tribulation.This information greatly provides insight into my mind.Thanks John.

Rajeev
Rajeev

Im Spiritually developed by reading your messages..worthy posts. God bless u

Shy C.
Shy C.

thank you very much, it’s a big help to me in our cell group

m ramkumar

I really blessed with these messages I love u very much uncle I am from India

Rev Willia ruth Hinton/Dixon
Rev Willia ruth Hinton/Dixon

Creations of new radio stations sermons,

sumilang b cue
sumilang b cue

I listen to Walter Veith. He is fully a fundamentalist believer, he believes is being born again but believes in some conditions attached to salvation. Can you explain the difference of this belief to your belief? He said rapture will not come before the tribulation but we’ll go through the tribulation.

Alfred Webb
Alfred Webb

I have a simple question that has yet to be answered by very sound Biblical Minds of our day. My question is where in the Bible does Jesus Himself ever talk about coming back BEFORE The Tribulation and in secret or invisible and part B to this question, does Jesus work in secret or Satan ?

Bro Frank

I have noticed, that in these “differences” our dear brother studiously avoids noting in his first point that the angels are sent to gather the ELECT (Matthew 24:31) who are the saved—AFTER THE TRIBULATION (verse 29). But that he later implies, as in his eighth point, that the saints who go through the tribulation will enter the millennium without having been raptured or having received new bodies. The solution to these issues is simple: When Christ descends from Heaven “with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God” (1 Thes. 4:17) –Christ is on His way down… Read more »

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

Wow, an anti-rapturist actually used information from someone other than Margaret McDonald. This time it is in regards to the Jesuit Priest Emmanuel Lacunza, yet the anti-rapturist didn’t give any details. Lacunza wrote his book in 1812 and it was entitled, “The Coming of Messiah in Glory and Majesty.” But again the anti-rapturists fall short. Victorinus who was well known in 270 A. D., but died in 303 A. D. Wrote the following: His commentary notes in Revelation 6:14 a pre-trib reference: “And the heaven withdrew as a scroll that is rolled up.” For the heaven to be rolled away,… Read more »

Mike

Rev. 6:14 is not pre-trib though… By that time tribulation has been in full swing for most of the 7 years, and wrath is about to begin (Rev.6:17).

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

I was talking about Victorinus making the reference in his notes on Rev. 6:14. Not that Rev. 6:14 itself was pre-trib. The pre-trib reference is in his notes.

Scott Roberts
Scott Roberts

I don’t know why I went to the trouble to try explaining, anti-raturists come on a rapture website just to argue. Continuous cycle. There are plenty of conservative scholars who know the Rapture is correct. John MacArthur, Donald G. Barnhouse, James Montgomery Boice (all Calvinist too) then we have on the other side of the Calvinist fence Thomas Ice, John Walvoord, Tim LaHaye…… All very intelligent men. So to the anti-rapturists…. You will not change our minds with your argumenative attitudes. Say what you will… I will not remove my belief from correct Biblical Doctrine. For the person who commented… Read more »

wayne
wayne

when you try to down load, let the pdf load completely, then when you hover at the top of the page
hit the save icon. it works for me every time. my OS is windows 10

Wayne Remines
Wayne Remines

Your download link is broken…

Judith
Judith

The rapture is a false doctrine. You can go back in history and find that it was started by the Jesuits to get the eyes off of the belief people were having that the papacy was the antichrist. And the Satanic trick has worked!! Many Christians are “sleeping” today because, as the world deteriorates around us they STILL think they will be whisked away before things get horrible. What a deception! Christians will be executed and go through hell on earth; but they do not stand up and fight the forces of evil as they should today because they are… Read more »

Eric
Eric

Its father is a liar and Its mother is ignorance of the Word of God and those who preach it and profit from it are harming the body of Christ and they don’t realize they are being used as pawns in a spiritual war against the truth.

Hosea 4:6, “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.”

Keith Buncombe
Keith Buncombe

Well Judith, I think you should re-search the scriptures. Haven’t you studied these differences as set out by John Ankerberg? Let me refer you to a well-known scripture which doesn’t seem to have any bearing on the Rapture Question and I would urge you to meditate on it. Study 1 John 4:4. “Greater is he who is IN you than he who is in the world”. How can the antichrist appear if Christians are still on the earth. Make no mistake, he is “chomping at the bit” to start his nonsense but the thing holding him back (and he knows… Read more »

Roy
Roy

the three Hebrew children were Jews not Christians …there were no Christians during the time of Daniel only Jews and Gentiles…This is the picture i you will Jews during the tribulation period not Christians…wrong hermeneutics will lead us to become post-tribers
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A. Joseph
A. Joseph

Yes this is true as per my faith.

Elaine
Elaine

Your downloads never work for me ??

Polly
Polly

If it won’t work with Google try explorer of visa versa

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