There is an event coming that 1. is like a trap and 2. will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth.
Luke 21:34“Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. 35For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. 36Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Now let us reason together very carefully. Consider what our Lord tells us above. This trap will come on all those who live where? On the face of the earth.
Many people have a problem interpreting this simple word "all." What does all mean? It means everyone, without exception. The Lord goes on to specifically clarify what He meant by "all." He tells us all includes everyone who lives where? On the face of the whole earth. So for those who argue that somehow Christians will not escape all that is about to happen, but they will be kept somewhere on the earth out of harms way, they have a major problem with the Word of the Lord. ALL those on the face of the earth will be affected.
See, there is an escape and place of refuge, but by the Lord's own definition it is not on the face of this earth...
We know that ^^ because the Lord told us that all those on the face of the whole earth will be affected by it. After the Lord specifically identifies who will be affected (all those on the face of the whole earth), He tells us what? Watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man.”
Watch and pray that we may be able to do what? Escape all that is about to happen. There is that pesky Word "all" again. What does "all" mean? If people do not understand what a 3 lettered Word in the promise means how can they understand the full promise? It is a simple question that terribly vexes those who argue against the escape from all promised to those who believe.
There is most certainly an escape coming. When exactly only the Lord knows, but we do know this: we were commanded by the Lord God to pray for this escape. How many people do we know that not only do not pray for this escape but teach others not to as well because of their man made doctrines? Who told us there would be an escape from all? The Lord God did, period. Who told us, ordered us, commanded us to pray for this escape? The Lord our God did. Those who preach and teach otherwise do so at their own peril.
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