Monday, November 01, 2010

Debunking Objections to the Pre-Trib Rapture of the Church

As time permits (and the Spirit leads), I will address objections people have to the Pre-tribulation, pre-time of Jacob's trouble, escape from all of the Church.

Here's one of the objections:

2 Thess 2:1Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

One of the objections to the pre-trib rapture comes from an absolute butchery of the exegesis of this piece of scripture.

Note with me that in verse 1 above "our gathering together unto Him" is mentioned. That's the rapture right? Ok, great.

Next, and after the rapture is mentioned, in verse 2 the day of the Lord is mentioned, are you still with me?

Next, in verse 3, immediately after the day of the Lord is mentioned we are told that "that day" will not come until the falling away and anti-christ appears. This is the most basic and most straightforward kind of analysis you can do on the Word of God and yet people willfully butcher it to make it say what it clearly does not say to drive forward their errant doctrines.

"That day will not come" is written immediately after the "day of the Lord" so "that day" referred to here is clearly the "day of the Lord" NOT "our gathering together unto Him."

How is it that the pre-wrath and post-trib crowds skip right over that giant "day of the Lord" wording in neon lights which is attached at the hip with "that day" will not come?

Two events are mentioned here 1. our gathering together unto Him and 2. the day of Christ. They are two different events and nowhere in the bible is the rapture or the escape from all referred to as "that day" so why exactly is it that the "other tribbers" feel they can call the rapture "that day" here.

Consider this objection to the pre-trib rapture debunked.

grace and peace