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It was called to my attention just the other day that the date of May 21, 2011 was circulating around the Internet as being the day of the second coming of Christ, i.e. “the Rapture” of the elect as Jesus talked about in the New Testament Book of St. Matthew, chapter 24. Today I learned the prediction was made by American Christian radio host and president of Family Radio, Harold Camping. Some may be surprised to find that I only knew about this prediction very recently. I’ve been insulated from lots of false teachings in the religious world having lived in Japan more than half of my life with very limited contact with American Christianity.

People like Mr. Camping have been deceived by the un-biblical teaching of “Pre-tribulation Rapture”. They believe that Christ will return in secret, to call His followers up to Heaven. What makes me especially upset about this false doctrine is that because of it, non-believers and atheists are now again mocking Christians, God and the Bible. For the record, the Bible doesn’t teach a secret coming nor a secret rapture of the elect.

Revelation 1:7  Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see Him, and they also which pierced Him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of Him. Even so, Amen.

Mainstream evangelicals in America and most of the English speaking world follow the eschatology of Cyrus Ingerson Scofield, author of the Scofield Reference Bible, a man who abandoned his wife and children and refused to support them. Scofield’s erroneous interpretations have influenced most of the mainstream evangelicals in the English speaking world. Only people who truly read and study their Bibles know the truth. Christians who believe a pre-tribulation secret rapture have not a single verse of Holy Scripture to stand on. The honest ones can only say, “I believe in pre-tribulation rapture because my preacher told me so.”

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Born in 1950 and raised in Chicago Illinois, USA.
Served in the USAF from 1970 in San Antonio, Texas, Biloxi Mississippi, Sacramento California and Asaka, Japan and honorably discharged in 1974.
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Mainstream evangelicals are wrong about predictions of the Rapture — 4 Comments

  1. Wondering if you could give us your source and quote showing that Ribera taught a pretrib rapture. You might enjoy reading “The Real Manuel Lacunza” and Pretrib Rapture Diehards.”

  2. Indeed our ancestors never knew the word ‘Rapture’.
    The origin can be searched by typing ‘ Ribero Rapture’
    Belive only Scripture and do as the Bereans did – they checked all Paul told them with the old testament.
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    Ribero was a Jesuit who invented the ‘Rapture lie ‘ in 1590 as part of the campaign to destroy the truths The Reformation was uncovering.

    Alcazar his fellow Jesuit liar invented ‘Preterism’ around same time , each ridiculous lie was intended to divert attention away from what every Reformer and every reader of Scripture knew – that the Papacy is the antichrist entity ,
    The very word in Greek means ‘in the place of’.
    Thus ‘holy father’ replaces true Father ,vicar of christ’ replaces the Son.
    Claims to be able to ‘forgive’ and absolve sin is the definition of blasphemy , pretence to sit in place of God .
    Today these lies are what 99 percent of the fallen protestant churches believe and teach .
    At second advent , it is over , no second chance . But satan & his Jesuit worshippers want it believed
    Check the Scripture.
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    Greek prefif ‘anti’ has two meanings , it can also but less often mean ‘against’.
    The Bible ( Especially King James and Geveva )uses the original for a specific reason. (Each word of scripture is profitable -etc )
    Thus , anti has the less commonly applied meaning as well.
    Roman Empire lost all the southern provinces .
    In those , the denial of Messiah dying and being raised , etc is the teaching of Islam.
    Rome never changes ,and never forgets , and settles scores.
    Always Papal armies used other nations’ forces ( example Swiss guards ),
    At present Rome is manipluating forces to reconquer all ‘the south’, that includes Libya ,and all those former Roman provinces , right down to Mecca !
    It only requires one significant ‘Push’from Islamic radicals , and the array of forces primed to go , and with forward bases already established , will be triggered.
    Public opinion will be supporting it, enraged by the attack from ‘south’, a whirlwind response.
    Daniel 11 tells of this .
    For more full exposition see the ‘ ChristianityandIslam ‘ seminars both video and audio by Tim Roosenberg.
    Apply the principle: Check with Scripture whether or not it is true .
    Nobody knows the time of second advent.
    First the ‘king of the north’ must fulfill Daniel 11 and 12 .
    Neither side is God’s side.
    Both apostate christianity and radical islam are not God’s side.
    Know history.
    Both Papal crusades and Jihads demanded conversion or death. Jesuits & Jihadis have much in common.
    Daniel 11 . 41 refers to the small number within Islam , who escape and belong to the small number who are truly God’s people at the end in all nations.
    Check it out .
    Believe no man . Test according to what is written.

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