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John Darby (1800-1882), often considered the father of dispensationalism and one of the founders of the Plymouth Brethren, tends to be given credit for inventing the doctrine, or at least for having "provided the intellectual mantle that helped make it respectable." (1 2 3 4). Anti-pre-trib sources often allege that he got it from a certain Margaret ...


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From the official web-site of the Watchtower Society, I read the article, “Who is the Antichrist?” as posted by them at http://www.jw.org/en/publications/magazines/wp20150601/who-is-the-antichrist/ From their own statements in that 1 June 2015 article they say that “the antichrist is, not an individual, but a collective term. People or organizations ...


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As a Calvinists and someone who has mostly read books from the 1500 to 1700s I have never encountered any other view beside Christ's second coming as the end of the world.   In other words there is no talk about a rapture other than the final one at the end of the world. (I am not saying there is none to be found, just that among the main Calvanists leaders ...


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Jehovah's Witnesses believe the prophecy at Matthew 24:15-22 has a double fulfillment. The first fulfillment came about when the Roman army surrounded Jerusalem in 66 C.E., but then the attack was cut short when the Roman army suddenly withdrew. The faithful disciples in Jerusalem and Judea recognized this as their chance to escape, while the rest of the ...


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Revelation 1:9 I, John, both your brother and companion in the tribulation and kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was on the island that is called Patmos for the word of God and for the testimony of Jesus Christ. The "great tribulation" is not a future event, it is an ongoing event. The Apostle John speaks of himself as enduring the tribulation of ...


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There are a few interpretations: The falling away (or rebellion) is the word apostasia (G646). Some say this apostasia, or the apostasy, is the rapture. However, there are some problems with this interpretation: literally it would mean that the rapture comes before the gathering unto Him, which doesn't make sense (since in this interpretation the gathering ...


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How do those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture explain that not everyone who remains will believe? It is not only the failure to notice those disappearing in the rapture, other more significant events also fail to motivate people to repent. Revelation 16:9-11 And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath ...


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You are really asking two questions here: Do post-tribulation premillennialists believe that the Bible prophesies any events that can be used to make an exact prediction of the timing of Christ's Second Coming? If so, how do post-tribulation premillennialists square this with Matthew 24:36? The question that needs to be primarily addressed is actually the ...


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Synopsis: The pre-tribulation “rapture” teaching was first developed at the Albury prophecy conferences in the late 1820s and can be found in "Dialogs on Prophecy" published as a result of those meetings. Edward Irving was a member of these meetings and brought his friend, Lady Powerscourt to at least one of the meetings. She was so impressed that she ...


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Before I begin I'd like to restate from the other answer that the phrase "Great Tribulation" is not used in Mormon terminology/teachings and LDS teachings most closely align with post-tribulationist. That is Mormon's believe in a chronology that is along the lines of tribulation, second coming, Millenium, and then the last judgement. I will not go into great ...


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The Catholic Church (CC) believes Christ already reigns on earth through her. She does not believe in a future rapture at the time of or immediateely preceeding the tribulation and then a 1,000 year millenial reign of Christ. Some view the idea of tribulation is that it preceeds the millenial reign of Christ for the 1,000 years. The Catholic Church ...


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Forgive me if I am unable to specifically answer your first question because I don’t know what you mean by “spiritual, economical, or something else.” What I have done is research a Watchtower article dealing with the issue of the Great Tribulation and the events leading up to Armageddon: Watchtower 15 July 2015: “Your Deliverance Is Getting Near”! http://...


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Support for a Pre-Tribulation rapture: is claimed from scriptures like: 1) 1Th 5:9 "not appointed/ordained/destined to wrath...", which is interpreted to mean "rescued from the tribulations being initiated by the seven seals, seven trumpets and seven bowls of wrath (Rev 16:1+),all presumed to occur during the "Tribulation Period", particularly, the "Great ...


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According to Theopedia, in classical dispensationalism men, angels and Christ will return to the earth. Classic dispensationalists (ala C. I. Scofield and Lewis Sperry Chafer) are pre-tribulationists and believe that the second coming will be in two stages separated by a 7-year period of tribulation. At the first he will return in the air to rescue those ...


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Here is more proof: Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. Rev 12:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, Rev 12:8 And prevailed not; neither ...


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It is clear to me that the Rapture will be Mid-Trib. Rev. 10:11 says: And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. (emphasis added) Therefore, the "Rise" in the next verse (Rev. 11:1) is the Mid-Trib Rapture when Moses and Elijah return. Rev. 11:1-3 says: And there was given me a reed like ...


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Mid Tribulation teaches the rapture will happen 3 1/2 years into the Tribulation, and for those who are not raptured, they are here for the rest of the 3 1/2 years of the Tribulation. Once all 7 years end of the Tribulation, then Jesus will come again. That is most of the things I know about it. Glory to God.


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I speak from a Seventh Day Adventist perspective. The scriptures used to justify post-tribulation rapture are often the same scriptures used to justify pre-tribulation rapture. The main difference being -- we do not believe those who are Jewish will be treated any differently from other nations (Gal 3:28-29), and that all Christians make up what is ...


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