Luke 21 talks about things that will be happening in the end times, everything from wars and rumors of wars to Jesus coming in the clouds. Here's more pre-trib proof at the end of Luke 21... after explaing all the things that will happen in the future Jesus says....Luke 21:28 And when these things BEGIN TO COME TO PASS, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.
So, let me get this right...we should be looking for our redemption, NOT in the middle of those things that shall come to pass, NOT at the end of those things that shall come to pass, but WHEN THEY BEGIN TO COME TO PASS. THE BEGINNING, NOT THE MIDDLE, NOT THE END, THE BEGINNING. How much more clear could the bible be? If that was'nt enough, immediately after Jesus hammers the point home AGAIN.....
Luke 21:36 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.
How can you "escape all these things that shall come to pass?" Can you "escape all" by going through half of the things that shall come to pass? NO
Can you "escape all" if you go through all of the things that shall come to pass? NO
The ONLY WAY you can "escape all" the things that shall come to pass is if you are taken out AT THE BEGINNING of the things that shall come to pass. I did'nt say it, Jesus did, our redemption comes AT THE BEGINNING. The devil comes to steal kill and destroy. The pre-wrath view was sent to steal men's hope, so was the post-trib teaching. Only the pre-trib view honors God's Word as it is written. After YEARS of endlessly debating mostly pre-wrath believers NOT ONE has been able to refute (without creating "facts" out of thin air) the pre-trib truths in Luke 21, NOT ONE. Pre-trib truths extend well beyond Luke 21, but it has sufficed to pin down opponents here, where there is zero wiggle room. Be watching, be ready, NOW, not at the midpoint of the tribulation, not at the end of the tribulation..NOW, for our redemtion draws nigh....do not allow thieves to steal your hope. Grace and Peace
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