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What do Jehovah's Witnesses believe about the activities of the antichrist in these "last days"?

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/ ...
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

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 ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

Well, I wouldn't, but I quite recently learned how that pre-tribulation rapture view came to be presented in certain Christian circles in the second half of the 19th century, gradually gaining a ...
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For Pretrib believers, doesn't Luke 21:36 imply that Christians will go through the tribulation? If not please explain the meaning of this verse!

The Preterist interpretation of the book of Revelation basically claims that almost everything in Revelation was fulfilled in past history during the first century of the church. With regard to Luke ...
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How can it be said that Paul taught a pre-tribulational rapture of the Church given 2 Thessalonians chapter 2?

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 ...
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What kind of characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in LDS eschatology?

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. ...
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What does the Catholic church say about its own presence or absence when the tribulation starts?

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 ...
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What characteristics does the Great Tribulation have in JW eschatology?

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 ...
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For Pretrib believers, doesn't Luke 21:36 imply that Christians will go through the tribulation? If not please explain the meaning of this verse!

This passage is from Luke, and on first glance it appears to be identical to that in Matthew - except it’s not. The audience is different. In Matthew’s account Jesus is talking privately to 4 ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

Your question is the story of my life in the last few years. As someone who is post-trib, pre-wrath the majority of teaching in today's church is pre-trib teaching. I have recently asked my pastor ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

Excellent Question If you read the Bible with no preconceived notions...what kind of reasoning would lead you to believe...? It would be great if everyone who came to the Table of discussion (on any ...
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How would you come to a pre-tribulational rapture view from scratch?

OP: how one would use Scripture to build up the picture of the pre-tribulational rapture, i.e. that Jesus will return in a secret way to gather the church off the earth and we all go into heaven ...
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For Pretrib believers, doesn't Luke 21:36 imply that Christians will go through the tribulation? If not please explain the meaning of this verse!

Luke 21:36, and in fact the whole chapter of Luke 21 is reporting basically what Matthew stated at Matthew 24 in slightly different words. For instance at Luke 21:7, "And they questioned Him, ...
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How can it be said that Paul taught a pre-tribulational rapture of the Church given 2 Thessalonians chapter 2?

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 ...
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In pre-tribulation pre-millennialism, will those who have died before the millennium return to earth?

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-...
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Rapture according to Mid-Tribulation Theory

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 ...
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Rapture according to Mid-Tribulation Theory

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) ...
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Rapture according to Mid-Tribulation Theory

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 ...
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What is the biblical basis for a post-tribulation rapture?

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 ...
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