See my other website, about the importance
"just weights and measures": www.silverstockreport.com
and apply Bible knowlegde to your daily life, live free of debt, save
your money, be a wise steward,
and come out of Babylon the Great.
of God Position Paper on the Pretribulation Rapture (from their
papers) (If either link is broken, start at the
AG home page.) (The weight of Scripture supports a pre-Tribulation
Rapture) Adopted August 14, 1979, This is one of the best
of the scriptural reasons to believe in the pre tribulation
I agree 100% with all of their statements and scriptures quoted with
to the pre tribulation rapture. They do not mention the Wedding
the Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanna) as examples in the position
At one Assembly of God Church I attended in Redwood City, California,
Pastor and congregation believed that the rapture would fall on a Feast
The word is Biblical. Lists 170 types, or shadows, of the Rapture
found in the Old Testament!
International (Eddie Chumny) Eddie shows how the Feast of
(Rosh Hashanna) depicts the rapture and how the Wedding pictures the
as well. His book, "The Seven Festivals of the Messiah"
has been put into html at his website and is free to read, and I
recommend it. Amazon.com says his paperback book came out in
1994, and many fine pre trib teachers still have not heard about his
work. I have expanded his study of how the Wedding and Feast of
(rosh hashanna) pictures the rapture from scripture only. I have
truly been blessed by his work, and I find that the Bible confirms it
Nearly ALL of the verses in the Bible that speak of the pre
rapture carry more meaning and significance when you understand the
of Trumpets and the Wedding. When I was still a baby
I found his work difficult to read, I would fall asleep trying to read
it. He uses many Jewish terms that make it difficult to
He also makes use of many Jewish traditions in his comparisons. I
have confirmed parts of his work through scriptural comparisons in the
(Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum)
A Messianic Jew, he teaches about the rapture & the Feast of
See his article under "Fruit from the Frucht, and then click on "The
of Israel". Dr. Fruchtenbaum was one of the most well respected
scholars at the Ninth Annual Pre Trib Study Group conference that I
in Dallas, TX on December 11th, 2000, which has been sponsored by Tim
author of the famous "Left Behind" series, and by Tommy Ice. Dr
also talks about the Wedding. He is in very high demand as a
speaker, travelling and lecturing almost continuously.
and Prophecy Truths;
(Jim Bramlett) Jim tends to get caught up in date setting, as I have
been guilty of in the past. I will no longer try and predict
unless I find myself in the tribulaiton, in which case I will know
will be seven more years, or if I see the abomination of desolation, in
which case I will know there are 3.5 years until Christ's return.
God is the date setter.
Ready / Rapture
Ready (Todd Strandberg) Perhaps one of the most popular
on the internet for the rapture. If you seach for "rapture" in
search engine, you are sure to find Todd's Website. He has one of
the most popular Christian Chat boards around, and I used to spend a
of time there, defending the pretribulation rapture.
Prophecy Corner: WHEN WILL
THE RAPTURE BE "NIGH AT HAND"? (M.J. Agee) Agee had predicted a
on Pentecost, 1988, and several other dates since. She has not
trying to anticipate a secific date for the rapture, now looking to
'01. She's still learning, as are we all. Hers was the
website that caught my attention, and led me to begin studying the
of the rapture, which I knew so little about back in 1997.
Teachings about APOSTASIA AS
DEPARTURE (which I agree
Saith The Scriptures? Must There Be a Pre-Tribulational Rapture?
pretrib in 2 Thess 2, without acknowledging that apostasia means
Book: "The Great American Lie" by Rick Thorne,
pretrib rapture believer
(available at amazon.com, you can search by book title or ISBN
This book covers Government and Business Conspiracies, the New World
Who are the International Bankers, Freemasonry, The Illuminati, the
Humanity's legal Rights, Kennedy Murder, Why people are being
The Protocols Of The Wise Men Of Zion, What happens when draw our last
breath here on planet earth, Signs of The End Times, and the
rapture. TWO THIRDS OF THE BOOK IS CONSPIRACY CONCERNING THE
BANKERS (ILLUMINATI) AND THE REST OF THE BOOK IS PROPHECY AND
The "Baptist version" of the
Pretrib rapture is different
than what I see in the Bible, and is different than what I teach.
I believe their vision is most distorted and darkened by the
"once saved always saved" doctrine which is a heresy. I think
most of the most popular rapture teachers are in this camp: Scofield,
Walvoord, Hal Lindsey, Jack Van Impe, Tim LaHaye, and the Dallas
Seminary. They typically deny that the rapture is taught in Matt
24-25; denying that the parable of the ten virgins of Matt 25:1-3 is
rapture. They usually focus on the difference between Israel and
the Church. They teach "dispensationalism". They teach
a "partial rapture" which I believe in. They usually don't think
the Feasts of the Lord, or the Feast of Trumpets teaches about the
and they believe in "imminency" instead. I have identified
major PRETRIB ERRORS they teach about
pretribulation rapture that primarily stem from this doctrinal
I believe that Calvary Chapel also teaches the rapture from this
since their textbook for teaching the rapture is John Walvoord's
I think (not exactly sure) that the authors below typically teach
similar to the errors contained in the paragraph above.
This site quotes many key scriptures in full. He presents 20
SIGNS THAT WE ARE IN THE END TIMES. I disagree with the "at any moment"
rapture he presents. I believe all the verses which imply a type
of unknown time day or hour refer to the groom coming for his bride
to the Wedding, and to the unknown day of the Feast of Trumpets.
I believe God acts at "appointed times", and that we will not be in
as to the appointed time of the rapture if we examine and study the
of Trumpets and the Wedding of the Messiah.