A Theory That Blinds

I wish that being a Christian meant that life was a serene experience of clear skies and smooth sailing. Unfortunately, those of us who wish to live holy and righteous lives in Christ, WILL suffer persecution (2 Tim 3:12). When Paul wrote that to Timothy, he wasn’t thinking of the persecution that you and I have experienced – frowns, disapproval and lost jobs. No, he was referring to the persecution that Christians are experiencing right now in the Arab world – at the hands of those like ISIS. Or in Africa – such as with Boko Haram.

The persecution that THEY are experiencing now, is coming for us, all too soon. We call it The Great Tribulation, but we would understand it better if we called it The Great Persecution. Unfortunately, that name has already been used to describe the horrible events during the time of Emperor Diocletian.

Well, Satan has had more than one thousand seven hundred years of practice since Diocletian, and this has given Satan the tremendous opportunity to perfect his skill at destroying Christians. And soon, he will have one final chance at destroying the church that Jesus built.

The good thing is that it will only last three and a half years, and there will be great reward for us, when it is all over.

However, we have many brothers and sisters in Christ who believe in a different story. They believe that we will NOT suffer the persecution of the Antichrist, and that belief has caused them to be careless. They aren’t preparing for ANY catastrophe, WHATSOEVER. And, it is because they have put their trust in a theory that just isn’t so.

We all have something that we believe to be true, but is not. When I stand before the Lord – after this life is over – He will show me all that I got wrong, and will forgive me of those sins. (And yes, ignoring the truth is a sin.) But, a lie that disarms us and makes us vulnerable to Satanic attack… well …that goes beyond mere falsehood and straight into vile, outrageous deceit.

The Father Of Lies Comes For A Visit

Satan’s mastery of deceit is unparalleled. When it comes to lying, no one does it better. No one is more sophisticated. No one is better at making deceit look like the truth. And, the best lies ALWAYS look like the truth. In fact, they probably have quite a bit of truth in those lies. And, I believe that these lies have worked their magic in the hearts of believers, to put them to sleep so that Lucifer could work unopposed.

Satan’s plan has been an amazing success, and now he is ready to put the next stage of his vile plans into action. The next set of catastrophes that will come upon us will be horrifying and will leave hundreds of millions dead, then Gog and Magog will come against Israel. In response, God will send Ezekiel’s Fire.

These catastrophes will set the stage for the arrival of the Antichrist. Satan will bring out his false savior to ‘rescue’ the world from the disasters that he created – although his diabolical plans will be interrupted by God. These disasters will not be ‘The Great Tribulation’. They will only be what sets the world up for ‘The Great Tribulation’ – and, before the Great Tribulation comes, we will see Ezekiel’s Fire.

Unfortunately, I doubt that you will survive these initial catastrophes, unless you take steps to prepare. You might survive, but without preparation… well …the odds are stacked against you. Worse, once these disasters roll over us, you will be powerless to withstand the destruction that will come in the wake of such a massive solar flare, like Ezekiel’s Fire.

You must not allow Satan’s deception to rob you of the chance that you have, right now, to prepare spiritually and physically. We have been asleep for far too long. It is time to wake up and prepare for what is coming – so that we can serve the Lord.

Please remember that there is no point…

…if the point isn’t about serving the Lord.

The Blinding Rapture Theory

Now, Satan has multi-layered plans, and plans for every group of people on the planet. He is attempting to cover all the bases, making himself ready for when he unleashes his antichrist system. Trying to track all of his plans would be impossible, so I don’t try. But, there is one highly advanced plan that I need to address, if you are to survive.

It’s actually not really a plan, but a theory. And, Satan injected that theory into the Body of Christ to lull them to sleep, so that they would not be ready for what was going to happen in the Last Days. That theory is…

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory

I keep calling it a theory, but that’s just because I am trying to be polite. It’s more than a theory. It’s a spiritual sleeping pill, designed to put you to sleep, so that you will NOT prepare for what is coming.

Please, if I have to beg, I will. You MUST wake up. There is so little time left.

Starting With The Truth

My hope is that you ARE awake and have not taken Satan’s ‘sleeping pill’. But, in case you have, allow me to take the time to counter-act that venom coursing through your veins and lay out the truth for you.

When judging whether something is true, or not, start with statements of fact. Try not to assume that one thing – or the other – is true. This is not an exercise in ego. Neither is this about trying to prove whether this person or that person is a bad Christian, or a good one. This is about discovering truth. Plain and simple.

So, let me start with my own ‘statements of fact’ that I have gleaned from the Bible. You might start with a different list of factual statements, and I understand that. I encourage you to do just as I have done below and list out the statements of fact that you can find in the Bible, about this subject:

  • The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
  • The Tribulation must come and be finished before the Rapture
  • The Sun and Moon Must be Darkened before the Rapture
  • The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
  • Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
  • The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)
  • There is only one resurrection for those who are God’s people
  • God promised that Christians would suffer much tribulation
  • There IS a Place of Safety on this Earth

Now that I have that list of facts, I will prove to you that those statements are actually true. I will prove that the Bible does actually say everything that is in the above list.

There IS a Place of Safety on this Earth

However, I want to start with the last statement of fact in the list, because many people believe in a pretribulation rapture because they are afraid. I understand that fear. No one wants to go through the Great Tribulation, and the thought of it makes even someone like me cringe. So, let me start off with hope – with a place of safety that God promised in the Bible.

When God sent the ten plagues upon Egypt, He didn’t take the children of Israel out of Egypt. But, He did provide them with a place that was free of these plagues. It was an area of Egypt called The Land of Goshen.

And, we can find the same idea in Revelation. According to the Book of Revelation, there is a place that will offer protection to God’s people, to those who flee the Antichrist:

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 12:13-14

There IS a place of safety that will be prepared for God’s people. And, it will be a place that will keep them safe, until the end of the Tribulation.

Do I understand how that is possible?

No. No one does. But, that shouldn’t keep us from taking it on faith.

Please remember that God loves us. He loved us enough to sacrifice His own Son on the cross for us. His Son bore our suffering and sin. Our pain and suffering is His. God does not want to see us suffer, and Revelation 12 shows that there is a place of safety for many of us.

However, you will not have the opportunity to be in a place of safety, if you allow yourself to twist the Bible.

Of course, you will notice that I said ‘many’ and not ‘all’. Some of us will choose to sacrifice their lives for Christ. There will be great reward for those who do so. Others will fail to heed the warnings and will not prepare. And, there may be some who do not have the opportunity to escape. Our brothers and sisters who are suffering and dying at the hands of evil men in Asia and Africa already understand that some are not able to escape.

Whatever may happen, I have placed my safety and my future in the hands of God. There are no better hands, and I hope that you will join me in surrendering to God’s plans for you. Life is short. The idea that it might be shorter than you expected is meaningless.

False Teachers

However, too many false teachers are claiming that God would never allow His people to suffer – which is foolish, in the face of all the suffering that Christians have experienced for two thousand years. But, I can tell you that there will be an opportunity to escape suffering, if you pay attention and follow the truth, and not lies.

Following a falsehood will ALWAYS lead to suffering. And THAT is what Satan is setting you up for. Do not follow the carefully manipulated ‘truth’ of Satan. Do NOT twist the Bible. You must get this right, or you will die.

Yes, it really is a life and death issue.

After the first series of disasters rolls by, we can argue the finer points of eschatology. Until then, make ready for the worst moment in human history, since the Great Flood. But, let’s get to proving the above points.

Precondition: Truth Trumps Theory – ALWAYS

The Bible cannot lie. If you believe otherwise, please stop here. If you do not believe that the whole of the Bible is truth, there’s no hope for you. So, if the Bible cannot lie, then each verse is a challenge to our theories.

We all have them. Some of our theories are right. Some are wrong. And, as you (hopefully) read your Bible… If you stumble across a verse that proves your theory wrong…

…well…

…your theory is wrong, and you have to get it right.

Seriously, folks. If I tell you something, and the Bible disagrees with me… well, I’m wrong. It’s that simple.

The Bible is ALWAYS right. Always.

Proving Those Statements Of Fact

So let’s go through those ‘statements of fact’ that I claim to be true. Try to keep an open mind and evaluate all of what I’m saying objectively – i.e., not influenced by personal feelings, interpretations, or prejudice.

The Antichrist Must Come Before The Rapture

Paul reached out to the church in Thessalonica because they were thrown into turmoil over the idea of the Rapture. It appears that someone was telling them that they had missed it. Here is what Paul says in 2 Thessalonians 2:

Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That 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.

Let 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; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

2 Thessalonians 2:1-4

The Antichrist MUST come before the Rapture. There is no other way that you can interpret this passage. None.

Unfortunately, many seek to twist this verse by saying that the phrase ‘falling away’ is The Rapture.

Really? Apostasy is the RAPTURE?

Here’s the Greek word that Paul used for ‘falling away’:

ἀποστασία – apostasia

That is NOT – and cannot be – the word for the Rapture. In another verse, apostasia was translated as forsake in Acts 21:21, when Paul was being accused of teaching apostasy, it was because they thought that he was telling people to forsake the Law of Moses.

Another interesting point was raised by Chris White, that I hadn’t thought of. He says that if you claim that ‘apostasia’ is the rapture, then you are interpreting Paul’s words to say:

The Rapture cannot come until the Rapture comes first.

That statement doesn’t make sense, and I’m glad that Chris pointed that out. I’d missed that one.

Apostasia is NEVER used in ANY place in the Bible in reference to the Rapture. In fact, Paul already had a word that he uses for the rapture. It’s used in this phrase:

by our gathering together unto him

The Greek word used for gathering together is:

ἐπισυναγωγῆς – episynagōgēs

It really does just mean ‘gather together’.

The word that many like to use – rapture – comes from the Latin – rapturo. It’s a good word, and I use it because that’s what people understand. The Greek version of this word is:

ἁρπάζω – harpazó

It means to snatch away, or to take by force. And THAT is exactly what the Lord is going to do. He’s going to snatch us away. In fact, Paul uses much the same word in 1 Thessalonians 4:

Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:17

The word for shall be caught up is:

ἁρπαγησόμεθα – harpagēsometha

And, the root is – you guessed itharpazo.

So, when someone comes to you and tries to tell you that The Great Apostasy in 2 Thessalonians 2:3 is actually the rapture, tell him that he’s passing on a false theory. And then, tell him this:

The Antichrist Must Come Before The Rapture

To believe otherwise is to believe a lie. And, there is only one person who is the father of lies.

The Tribulation must come and be finished before the Rapture

These words stick in my mind:

…the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Those are the last few words of Revelation 19:10. And, they should stick in your mind too, because they are telling you that the words of Jesus should be the foundation for our examination of prophecy. And, when Jesus spoke of the Last Days, the coming of the Antichrist and the Tribulation, He made no mention of a pre-tribulation rapture. None. Zero. Zip.

You would think – if there WAS a pre-trib rapture – that Jesus would have mentioned it here. But, He didn’t. However, He DID say this:

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Matthew 24:29-31

This is Jesus, our Lord and Savior, telling us that the Rapture MUST HAPPEN AFTER THE TRIBULATION IS FINISHED!

But… what is this tribulation?

Well, let’s roll back up a few verses:

When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

 – Matthew 24:15-22

Jesus told us that when the Antichrist stands in the holy place, you need to run – FLEE!

Flee from who?

The Antichrist.

Here’s why:

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:21

Now, ask yourself this question:

Who is causing this great tribulation?

You got it. The Antichrist. When you SEE the Antichrist proclaim himself… run. The Antichrist is the one causing the Great Tribulation. Or, more accurately, Satan, the one who in-dwells the Antichrist.

He will be Attila the Hun, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong – all rolled into one. He will unleash the worst genocide in the history of mankind. He will be a genocidal maniac that would kill every human being on Earth, given enough time.

But, God will NOT give him enough time.

What does God say then, in verse 29?

Immediately after the tribulation of those days…

Wait…

…what tribulation?

THIS Tribulation:

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 24:21

Right. THAT tribulation. And, it must BE The Great Tribulation because it says:

…no, nor ever shall be

Meaning that no Tribulation will be greater than THAT one.

Then, Jesus follows that verse with a list of things that happen immediately after the Great Tribulation. At the end of that list is this:

And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

– Matthew 24:31

Please, did you get that?

The Rapture is the angels coming and gathering you up. Therefore, The Rapture happens AFTER THE TRIBULATION COMES AND ENDS.

There is NO OTHER WAY TO INTERPRET THOSE VERSES!

Period. End of Statement.

Is there any part of this that you did not understand?

(Sorry. Give me a moment to regain my composure.
I always get upset by these things.)

Now, where was I?

Oh, yes…

The Sun and Moon Must be Darkened before the Rapture

This next point, how the Sun and Moon must be darkened before the Rapture, is connected to the verse that I talked about, above. But, it’s worth talking about separately. Although, this time, I’ll use Mark 13:

But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.

Mark 13:24-27

Please, everyone, there is NO WAY that you can see ANY pre-tribulation rapture here. The Sun and Moon must be darkened first, and the stars fall.

Then, and only then, will The Rapture happen.

The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture

You saw me talk about harpazo, above. Well, this snatching away is not going to be some quiet event. In fact, Jesus descends from the sky with a shout. Here’s the specific passage:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

I have a question to ask you:

Does this sound like the pre-trib rapture that many talk about?

Not to me.

The Lord returns from heaven with a shout. The resurrection occurs after that. THEN – and ONLY then – the rapture happens. This means that:

There. Is. No. Pre-Tribulation. Rapture!!!

Jesus Must Return before the Rapture

I have already shown you Matthew 24:29-31 and Mark 13:24-27 above.

How does the Lord return?

Well, Jesus said that everyone would see Him return in the clouds with great power and glory. THEN He would send His angels to gather up His people from the Earth. This is His RETURN.

Does Matthew 24 or Mark 13 speak of a SECOND return?

Of course not. There is just one – THE RETURN.

Do we understand everything that will happen at the time?

Probably not, but that shouldn’t keep us from accepting what our Lord and Savior told us.

The Rapture really does occur WHEN Jesus returns.

The Resurrection Must Happen Just Before The Rapture

Many do their best to distort and explain away the evidence of a post-tribulation/pre-wrath rapture, but they have an exceptionally tough time of it – especially, when it comes to the resurrection. In fact, every time I raise this point, they begin attacking me personally, instead of answering the passage.

So, this passage is especially thorny:

For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

THAT is unquestionably a rapture passage. No one can question that, but it is also a resurrection passage.

How can you have a pretribulation rapture, if the resurrection must happen just before (or at the same time as) the Rapture?

The answer is that you can’t.

You CANNOT have a pre-tribulation rapture, because the resurrection MUST happen at the same time as the rapture. And… there is only one of them for God’s people.

There Is Only One Resurrection For Those Who Are God’s People

Okay, you might be a little puzzled by why that’s significant, so let’s talk about it.

The Bible calls it The Resurrection of the Just (Luke 14:14), and the Bible speaks of only one of them. If you aren’t in THAT resurrection, you will be in what Jesus called The Resurrection of Damnation (John 5:29). This presents a problem for those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture because it is clear that there are followers of Christ in the Tribulation.

If promoters of a pre-tribulation rapture are correct, then it means that these poor saints will be resurrected in The Resurrection of the Damned. And, that just doesn’t make sense. This is why many have made up this nonsense about multiple resurrections.

If there were more than one resurrection, why would Jesus only refer to ONE RESURRECTION?

But, let’s go to the Bible, about this:

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4-6

Those that go through the Tribulation WILL BE IN THE FIRST RESURRECTION!!

Is there any other FIRST RESURRECTION?

Of course not, the Greek word for first in that passage is singular.

Did Revelation make ‘first resurrection’ plural?

No. Revelation speaks of only one of them. And again, the Greek word used is VERY specifically singular.

Just to rub it in a little, here’s Jesus speaking in Luke:

And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Luke 14:14

Again, the Greek word for ‘resurrection’ is ἀναστάσει. It is singular. You can’t get anything plural out of that word. So, if you don’t make it in the First Resurrection, and are not in the Rapture, you will be in the resurrection of the unjust, after the Millennium.

Again, what happens just after (or at the same time as) the resurrection?

The Rapture.

God Promised That Christians Would Suffer

The reason why we are even having this debate is due to our desire to avoid suffering. We don’t even want to THINK about what the Antichrist will do to us during the Tribulation. That is completely understandable, but it’s not an excuse to twist the words of God.

In fact, God promised us that we would suffer persecution and tribulation. I am mystified by those who think that we could avoid it. There are just too many verses that talk about this. Here are a couple:

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3:12

…and:

And when they had preached the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch, Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

Acts 14:21-22

I have a question to ask all of my many Dispensationalist friends (and yes, I have many):

With all the persecution that we have experienced over the past two thousand years – and are experiencing now – why do you think that we should be exempt from the persecution of the Antichrist?

Because THAT is what we are talking about. Many will tell you about how God isn’t going to pour out His wrath upon His people, but they are REALLY just interested in avoiding the Antichrist. All that you have to do is listen to them talk when you mention the Antichrist.

Well, if we haven’t been able to avoid the persecution of the communists/catholics/nazis/pagans, then we aren’t going to avoid the persecution of the Antichrist.

Well… actually …that’s not completely true.

There Is A Place Of Safety On This Earth

I mentioned this at the beginning of this section, and I will mention it again, here:

There is a place of safety.

God provides places of safety and protection for His people. There are so many cases of this in the Bible, that I could write a whole book on such things. And, one day, I might. But for now, remember that God DOES PROTECT HIS PEOPLE. But, notice HOW He does it.

He protects them in the MIDST of trouble.

Yes, sometimes God takes His people AWAY from trouble. But, there are many, many times when God leaves His people in the middle of trouble – while protecting them FROM that trouble.

However – and this is important – that protection did not occur if you were not obedient to God.

Having said that, you could be COMPLETELY obedient to God, and still suffer. All of the Apostles – except for John – were murdered in the most horrible ways. Millions upon millions of Christians were murdered by the Catholics and Muslims.

When Jesus said this…

Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

 – Luke 10:3

…He wasn’t kidding.

But, our pain, suffering and death always has a good reason when God allows it. It is never without a purpose. I do not expect to die of natural causes. Nor do I expect to survive until the rapture happens. What I DO expect is that my death will be used by God for His glory and purpose.

That sounds awfully melodramatic. God may indeed have me survive until my Lord and Savior returns. I certainly won’t complain if that happens.

More important, I understand the possibility, and I accept it. I have chosen to keep my eyes open and my spirit awake. My hope is that you will do the same. But, not everyone has the same understanding as you and me. So let me repeat, yet again, the verse that should give many a hope of escape:

And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 12:13-14

There IS a place of safety that will be prepared for God’s people. And, it will be a place that will keep them safe, until the end of the Tribulation.

Do I understand how that is possible?

No. No one does – at least, not yet. But, that shouldn’t keep us from taking it on faith.

The problem is that you will not have the opportunity to be in a place of safety, if you allow yourself to twist the Bible.

Torturing The Bible

Let me end this ‘fact check’ by making another statement of fact:

There is no verse in the Bible that talks about a pre-tribulation rapture.

I’ve seen the evidence of false teachers, and all that they can offer are verses that they have twisted out of shape.

As someone once said:

The Bible is like a person. If you torture it enough, you can get it to say anything.

God did not intend for you to torture the Bible. He meant for you to accept it. It is His words for you.

If you would not twist the words of those that you truly love on this Earth…

…why would you twist the words of God?

My suspicion is that many love themselves and their physical comforts more than they love God. Lots of ‘christians’ are like that. I also fall into that, from time-to-time.

In fact, Paul spoke of this in his second letter to Timothy:

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Timothy 4:3-4

And yes, the pre-tribulation rapture theory is one hum-dinger of a fable.

Short Summary – Your Choice

I want to move on to more issues about this pre-tribulation rapture theory, but I want to do a quick review of what I’ve told you, so far:

  • Truth ALWAYS trumps THEORY – ALWAYS
  • The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
  • The Tribulation must come and be finished before the Rapture
  • The Sun and Moon Must be Darkened before the Rapture
  • The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
  • Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
  • The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)
  • There is only one resurrection for those who are God’s people
  • God promised that Christians would suffer much tribulation
  • There IS a Place of Safety on this Earth

My goal is to help you stay as safe as possible in the coming days, so that you can continue to serve the Lord. But, you will not be able to do that, if you believe a lie.

The pre-tribulation rapture theory really is a lie.

So, I leave the choice to you:

Would you rather believe God?

Or,

Would you rather believe a lie?

The choice is yours.

Choose well.

Interlude

B-b-but… WAIT!

What about all the evidence that the Dispensationalists have?

Hmmmm… evidence. I’m not sure that I would call it evidence. There’s certainly nothing that they provide that actually PROVES a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. All that they have is hints, allegations and innuendo. There is nothing substantial in what they believe about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory. To my amazement, some pretrib advocates have actually said that. But, let’s go through what they say.

False Reasoning

When I talk about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, the responses I get are often very troubling. It shows a desperate desire to hold onto this theory, even to the point of twisting the Bible, itself. And, I am shocked at the lack of evidence that supporters have.

I have finally come to realize that the only way that you can support the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, is to believe that it MUST exist. Only then can you bend the Bible to support your argument.

This is exactly the same kind of thinking that has convinced Atheists that evolution is a fact. In the mind of a devout Atheist, God CANNOT exist, so evolution must be true. No matter how much evidence you throw at a true Atheist, he or she will ALWAYS hold on to the ‘fact’ that evolution must be true, because God cannot exist.

So, if you start your search for the truth by saying that the rapture MUST happen before the tribulation… well …you’re already headed in the wrong direction. In fact, it was a Chilean Jesuit priest that brought us this idea in the first place, but I’ll deal with that bit of history later.

It Starts With A Foundation

Doing good research is like building a house. You position properly. You lay a solid foundation, and then – and only then – set up the walls and roof. Without a solid foundation, your research is worse than meaningless. It’s toxic.

That’s why it upsets me so much to see such bad evidence put forward for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory. There’s no foundational scripture for them to work from. There’s nothing that directly says that the church will be raptured before the coming of the Tribulation of the Antichrist.

There’s no verse, no passage, no example. There’s NOTHING in the Bible that clearly indicates that there is a catching away of believers before the coming of the Antichrist. You would think that something this important would have at least one direct mention in the Bible. But, there isn’t.

Let me repeat that, because it’s important:

There is no clear verse in the Bible that supports a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.

And, there would need to be at least one such verse, for something this important. With more than a quarter of the Bible speaking about the Last Days…

Why is there no verse that clearly describes a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

Furthermore, the only way that you CAN see a pre-tribulation rapture in the Bible – is to believe that it MUST be in the Bible. Otherwise, you could never come up with the idea, by yourself. Someone must TELL YOU that it exists for you to see it. And that is not how God or the Bible works.

To put it another way:

There is truly nothing that would point to a pre-trib conclusion. Nothing.

The Pre-Trib Foundation

But, as I struggle to understand why many believe the way that they do, I’ve come to realize that they are building upon a foundation that says something like:

God would never allow us to suffer.

And, I am incredibly surprised at this idea.

With all the horrible suffering that Christians have gone through, down the ages, why would anyone believe such a foolish thing?

I am amazed by this. Really. In fact, I have come to understand that this is just another version of a name it and claim it prosperity gospel. So yes, if you follow the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, you believe in a prosperity gospel.

Does that make you uncomfortable?

I hope so, because that’s what pre-trib-ism really is.

Just like Joel Osteen, many believe that God would never allow anything bad to happen to you – if you are truly saved. In essence, this just boils down to one mind-numbing, soul-destroying, prosperity gospel statement:

God just wants you to be happy.

Well, I’m here to tell you that we are not on this Earth to be ‘happy’. We are here to do a job, and sometimes that job requires suffering, often lots of it – just like Job went through.

I Actually WANT To Be Pretrib

Please understand that I say this as someone who would love to believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Each and every article that I write on Omega Shock is a struggle. That website is a painful effort, that I would rather give up.

Furthermore, I don’t have a doctrinal background that encourages loyalty to a post-tribulation rapture idea. My favorite pastors all believe in a pre-tribulation rapture. My home church teaches a pre-tribulation rapture. Most of my friends are pre-trib. The second pastor in my Christian walk – my father – started out pre-trib.

I literally have no reason to attack the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, and every reason to support it – except that I love God and His words, more than anything on this Earth. And, it hurts me to see a corrupt interpretation of the Bible.

And yes, the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory is a corrupt interpretation of the Bible.

That statement will have upset some of you, so let me explain why, by going through the foundational arguments of this theory.

The Pillars Of The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory

As best as I can understand them, these are the quasi-Biblical ideas that are foundational to the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory:

  • Imminent Return Of Jesus
  • God Has Not Appointed Us Unto Wrath
  • The Church/Holy Spirit Is The Restrainer
  • The Identity Of Those Who Populate The Millennium

Since the controversy is one of TIMING, I have left out those foundational elements that we ALL agree with – such as the fact that there WILL be a Rapture.

As far as I have been able to determine, all the other evidence that has been presented to support a pre-tribulation rapture… the feasts, ect. …well, that evidence stands upon those four points.

An Honest Appraisal

And yes, I am attempting to give an honest appraisal. This is not an attempt to create a ‘straw man’ that I can then knock down with ease. These really are the foundational principles that I have seen used to support the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory.

Furthermore, there are elements to these foundational principles that I agree with. The fact that they are misused doesn’t change their truthfulness. So, let’s take a look at whether these pillars for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory can stand up to a scriptural analysis.

Imminent Return Of Jesus

The first support, or pillar, of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, is the doctrine of an imminent return of Jesus. The verses that are used to support imminence are these:

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

Matthew 24:36

Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

Matthew 24:42-46

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.

Matthew 25:13

And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

Acts 1:7

So, here’s the question:

Do these verses offer sound support for a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

The answer is no.

Just because we cannot know the day or hour of the return of Jesus, does not mean that the rapture must happen before the Tribulation. There are many possible reasons why we will not be able to predict the return of Jesus. So, using THAT as a proof is very foolish.

Furthermore, Jesus was speaking to the disciples, as well as to those Christians who would follow. Theyand even wewould not know the day or hour when the Tribulation begins. And, by extrapolation, would not know the day or hour when Jesus returns.

In fact, the conditions surrounding the beginning of the Tribulation may make it difficult to establish when it actually begins and when it actually endsfor those in various parts of the world who are cut off from communication.

As I said, there are many different reasons that we can think of that could explain why we would not know the day or hour of the return of Jesus.

To claim this as foundational proof of a pre-tribulation rapture is not warranted.

God Has Not Appointed Us Unto Wrath

The next pillar of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory is one that I hear the most often. Supporters of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture always tell me:

God has not appointed us unto wrath.

That statement comes from this verse in 1 Thessalonians:

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Thessalonians 5:9

That verse is exceptionally clear, and I agree with it 100%. But…

Does it require a Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

No, it does not.

Remember, that the sentence starts out with the word ‘For’. It is synonymous with the word ‘because’ – which is how the original Greek word, hoti is used. It essentially means that obedience to previous statements will make a statement accurate.

To put it another way, this verse is saying that…

…if we follow the preceding verses, we will not suffer the wrath of God.

Here is the entire section that is relevant to this verse:

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I write unto you. For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.

Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night. But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.

 – 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Nowhere does this indicate a Pre-Tribulation Rapture. In fact, the context is to WATCH for the coming of the Last Days. Paul was telling them to be on the Lookout.

Why would Paul speak of being ‘watchful’ when The Rapture would take all Christians away before anything bad would happen?

If the rapture was BEFORE the Tribulation, then we would not need to watch out for ANYTHING. There would be no need for watchfulness, if we were going to be taken out of the way of what we are watching for.

Furthermore, Paul is saying that being watchful will allow us to AVOID the wrath that is coming.

The Tribulation Saints

And then, there is another point to this.

Remember that God is in control of who He saves and when He saves them. After all, we have this verse:

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

 – Ephesians 1:4

Since the Pre-Trib Theory claims that Israel is saved AFTER the Rapture, I would have to ask:

Why does God cause Israel to suffer through the Tribulation?

It doesn’t make sense, if the purpose of the Rapture is to pull Christians OUT of the way of the Antichrist…

…then why would God save Israel so that He could throw them INTO the Tribulation?

I had an Omega Shock reader – who is pre-trib – recently point out to me that the Tribulation is for the JEWS.

OUCH!

I thanked him for finally pointing out the underlying anti-Semitism of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory. Of course, most believers in the pre-trib theory aren’t anti-Semitic in any way. In fact, quite the opposite.

But, if you keep saying that we are not appointed unto wrath, but continually say that Israel and the Tribulation Christians ARE appointed unto wrath… you will need to answer this question:

Why would God hate Israel and the Tribulation Christians, and love us so much more than them?

Of course, God DOESN’T hate Israel or the Tribulation Christians. God loves them as much as He loves us. This isn’t about hate. This is about making sense, and the idea that God will dump the people of Israel into the Tribulation… and not us …well…

That just does NOT make sense.

Again, I ask you. If WE are not appointed unto wrath…

…why are they?

Of course, THEY aren’t being appointed unto WRATH, because the Tribulation is NOT the Wrath of God.

What The Tribulation Really Is

I’ve mentioned this earlier in this section, but this is so important that it requires repeating. Most who believe in a Pre-Tribulation Rapture do not understand what the Tribulation really is.

I quoted 1 Thessalonians 5:9, above, and so many pretrib supporters demonstrate a distinct misunderstanding of what the Tribulation is – when they quote that verse.

Again, what IS the Tribulation?

Well, Revelation 12 gives us a clue:

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 12:14

…and:

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:17

The Great Tribulation is the war between Satan and the followers of Jesus Christ. Basically, the description that Jesus gives of the Tribulation in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 is:

war, violence, affliction and deception

That doesn’t sound like the ‘Wrath of God’. So…

The Tribulation IS NOT The Wrath Of God

And, since it isn’t, we need to know what it IS:

The Tribulation IS The Wrath Of Satan.

My hope is that you will fix that in your mind as you deal with all of this.

The Wrath Of God

Since the Tribulation is not the Wrath of God, we should look at where the Wrath of God begins. And, you will find that beginning, here:

And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.

Revelation 16:1-2

THAT is the Wrath of God.

Do we go through that?

Well, Paul speaks of a ‘Last Trump’ here:

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

 – 1 Corinthians 15:52

If that ‘last trump’ is the seventh trumpet that blows in Revelation 10 and Revelation 11… if that is this ‘last trump’, then the rapture happens before the vials of God’s Wrath are poured out upon the Earth. And, a reading of Revelation 10 and 11 seems to indicate that this would be the time of the rapture. But, it is not specifically said here.

However, if we do find ourselves still on Earth when God’s Wrath is poured out, God is more than able to make sure that we do not suffer His wrath, in the same way that God protected Israel in the Land of Goshen.

The Church Is The Restrainer

The next pillar of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory is this:

The Church/Holy Spirit is what keeps the Antichrist from coming.

That principle comes from this verse:

For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.

2 Thessalonians 2:7

Paul then goes on to describe the revealing of the Antichrist. So, I completely agree that there is something that keeps the Antichrist from being revealed. And, since Paul refers to this ‘something’ as a ‘he’, I also believe that this is the Holy Spirit. So far, we’re all in agreement.

note: Having said that, I did hear an interesting interpretation that claims that it is Michael the Archangel that keeps the Antichrist from appearing. Remember that Michael and the angels are the ones who cast Satan and his minions out of heaven. So, there is some basis for this interpretation, but I am not sure that the proponents of this idea have adequately made their case. So, I will continue to assume the Holy Ghost.

All that verse seven is saying is that the Holy Spirit no longer blocks the coming of the Antichrist. There is a distinct difference between being taken out of the way and being taken out of the world. This verse does NOT say that the Holy Spirit must be taken out of the world for the Antichrist to come. It only says that the Holy Spirit must no longer stand in the way – or the path – of the coming of the Antichrist.

I believe that it is a sin to add unsupported meaning to a verse. To claim that a verse proves a pre-tribulation rapture – when it clearly has NOTHING TO DO WITH IT – is clearly a sin. Any such direct twisting of scripture is a sin. ALL that this verse said was that someone was taken out of the path of the coming of the Antichrist. Nowhere does it say that the Holy Spirit – or the church – is taken out of the world.

Out of the WAY does not mean out of the WORLD.

So, using this verse, to prove a pre-tribulation rapture, is wrong. And, it is a sin. It does NOT prove that there is a pre-tribulation rapture. But, let me drill down deeper into their thinking on this.

Here’s their logic. They claim that the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way because the church has been raptured. If the Body of Christ is still on Earth, the Holy Spirit would still be on Earth – because the Holy Spirit dwells in the Body of Christ. And, since the Holy Spirit is on Earth, the Antichrist cannot come.

Is that a Biblical argument?

Not at all.

The pre-trib believers make their mistake by assuming that the mere presence of some kind of church means that the Holy Spirit is there and will be a sufficient barrier to the coming of the Antichrist. Unfortunately, they are assuming that the Holy Spirit will stay in a church that has corrupted itself.

We Have Driven Out The Holy Spirit

I wrote about this earlier, so you already know how I feel about those who twist the Bible. And, when you look at our churches in America and Europe, you don’t find very much evidence of the Holy Spirit. There may be churches in various corners of America that still have evidence of the Holy Spirit, but there aren’t nearly as many as there used to be.

Our churches have become full of people that are indistinguishable from those who are not Christian. In fact, the average unsaved person where I am living now – in Taiwan – is more honest than the average Christian in America. The divorce rate among Christians in America is only slightly lower than for non-Christian Americans. The abortion rate is also only slightly lower among Christians, and half of all pastors are regular consumers of pornography.

All this – and more – tells me WHY the Holy Spirit has been taken out of the way, because we have DRIVEN Him out. We have rejected the Holy Spirit, so He has rejected us.

To claim that The Church must be raptured, because the presence of Christians will always block the coming of the Antichrist is a false assumption. You are assuming that the Holy Spirit needs to actually leave the world for the Antichrist to come. And, that is JUST NOT TRUE, and IS NOT IN THE BIBLE.

To emphasize my point, let’s turn to the words of Jesus:

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Matthew 5:13

What Christ was saying, was that true followers of Him would act as a preservative. Their very presence would hold at bay the evil of this world. But, if the followers of Christ have corrupted themselves, they are no longer a preserver of goodness and righteousness. Nor would a corrupt church continue to have the Holy Spirit.

But, let me repeat my point:

Taken out of the WAY does not mean TAKEN OUT OF THE WORLD.

So far, three pillars that act as the foundation for the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, have been kocked down.

Who Populates The Millennium?

However, I ran across someone who raised an objection to a Post-Tribulation Rapture, and he claimed that this was the only reason why he followed the pre-trib theory. And, he posed his objection as a question:

Who populates the Millennium?

What an excellent question.

There ARE people in the Millennium, and they WILL repopulate the Earth. And, eventually, those of them who are not God’s people will rise up and rebel against God at Armageddon.

So, who/where do they come from?

Another good question.

I don’t think that it’s a good enough question to cause someone to support a pre-tribulation rapture idea. But, I like tough questions, so I will do my best to offer some possible answers.

Do you remember the woman who flees into the wilderness and escapes the serpent?

I referred to it here:

And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

Revelation 12:14

I find Revelation 12 to be interesting because it indicates that the Antichrist is limited. He doesn’t have total and absolute control. There are areas of the world that he is unable to dominate completely.

Does this mean that there are non-Christians who are somehow unable to take the Mark of the Beast?

It could be.

We recently had a tribe from the Amazon jungle come into contact with our civilization for the very first time. Those like them – that are still in the Amazon – will not take the Mark of the Beast. But, there’s something more than that.

Have you noticed that you cannot be forced to take the Mark of the Beast, and that it MUST be either on your Right Hand or on your Forehead?

I find that to be interesting. There is something about this mark that makes it necessary to be on your right hand or forehead. And, the Antichrist will chop your head off, rather than force you to take his mark.

So, there must be a conscious, willing compliance. You must want this mark, and take it of your own free will.

But, what about children?

They don’t really have the ability to do this of their own free will. Or, at least, there are limitations.

Could a baby exert enough free will to take this mark?

I don’t think so. I cannot be dogmatic about this, but this need for a conscious decision appears to mean that there is an age limit for taking The Mark. You MUST CHOOSE THIS MARK. And, if you are too young, you won’t be able to choose.

If this is true – and it appears to be so – there would certainly be people and/or children who survive to repopulate the Earth, once the Millennium arrives.

So, that should answer your question. There ARE reasons for why there are survivors who repopulate the Earth in the Millennium. So, the question about who repopulates the Earth… well …that should not cause ANYONE to believe in a pre-tribulation rapture.

Everything Else

All of the other passages offered by pre-trib theorists must stand upon the above evidence. Since I have already proven that those passages are NOT evidence of a pre-tribulation rapture, then we can honestly say that there is no evidence of a pre-tribulation rapture.

There really isn’t any other way of looking at this. Unless someone can come up with yet ANOTHER foundational passage for a pre-tribulation rapture…

the pre-tribulation rapture really is false – and therefore a lie.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Really Is A Lie

Calling the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory a Lie will undoubtedly make some of you upset, and it is not my intention to do so. But, I have proven to you that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture is completely untrue. I showed that the following WILL and MUST happen before the Rapture:

  • The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
  • The Tribulation must come and be finished before the Rapture
  • The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
  • Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
  • The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)

The scriptural evidence provided to back up those statements are completely and utterly obvious. To ignore the obvious is to actively reject the truth, and that is a very, very dangerous thing to do. In fact, it’s more than dangerous.

It’s a sin.

And, when you compare that evidence with the evidence coughed up by the pre-trib theorists…

…well, there is really only one conclusion.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a Lie, and it is so obvious, that it’s hard to understand why ANYONE believes in such nonsense.

Please, everyone, throw off this deception and start preparing for disaster. There is no time left for foolishness and self-deceit. And, to help you throw off this deception, I want to show you how it entered our thinking.

The Historical Origins Of This Lie

As I looked over all the above, I find myself amazed. The evidence put forward by pre-trib theorists is so bad, that I’m left with the conclusion that there is just no way that you can come up with such an obvious falsehood unless someone convinced you that it was true BEFORE you read your Bible.

Well, that ‘someone’ was Chilean Jesuit priest, Manuel Lacunza. And, I find it to be extremely significant that the origin of this pretrib lie was a member of such a devious organization – an organization that played a key role in the creation of the Illuminati, the Gestapo, the CIA, MK-Ultra, and in the corruption of Christianity.

So, let’s talk about the Jesuits and how they created the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie.

How The Jesuits Created the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie

A little over a year after I began my attempt to dig up evidence about the evil afflicting our world, I began to stumble over traces of Jesuit involvement. Their tentacles reach deeply into many different organizations, and there is proof that they have been infiltrating and subverting our churches and denominations.

So, when I ran into the Jesuit origins of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory, I was shocked, but not surprised. Satanism is alive and well at the highest levels of the Jesuits, and it is no wonder that the father of lies would use this foul organization to corrupt evangelical Christianity with pre-trib theories.

They really are THE external source that made the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory possible.

I want to tell you about that, but there’s a problem. A lot of you don’t think that the Jesuits are that big of a deal. In fact, you might even hold them in high regard. Unless I show you the true nature of the Jesuits, you won’t understand how Satanic this situation is. You need to see the evil heart of the Jesuits, so that you can understand the significance of the historical evidence that it was the Jesuits who came up with the idea of a Pre-Tribulation Rapture.

Side Note On Jesuit Roots

side note: Before we get started talking about this organization, there are a number of institutions that sit in plain view, while being secret societies. And, like all secret societies, they have a seemingly benign exterior. But, as you journey up the ranks, that society reveals itself to be ever darker and more evil.

Any rigidly hierarchical organization WILL become malignant – if given enough time. Psychopaths are attracted to power, and as they reach the highest levels of power, they tend to surround themselves with other psychopaths. If the organization is secretive enough, to be able to avoid external monitoring and control, the psychopaths will take over.

That’s what happened to Freemasonry in the 1700s, and it is what happened to a number of secret organizations like the CIA and the Jesuits. All of this is why big business and big government should never be allowed to exist. They will always, ALWAYS become psychopathic.

The Jesuits

So, who are these Jesuits?

The Jesuits, or Societas Iesu, was started when Ignatius of Loyola got six young men together and started their own monastic order in 1534. Pope Paul III put his stamp of approval on the whole idea six years later. He then gave them the job of viciously destroying any group of people that was not completely loyal to the Pope.

With such a powerful tool in the hands of the Pope, it is easy to see why the Pope would order the Jesuits to destroy the Protestant Reformation and all other forms of Christianity. The Jesuits were given the Office of the Inquisition, and they went on to penetrate and subvert every political institution in Europe – as well as any and all religious institutions.

The Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction

To give you an idea of how they see themselves, I would like to provide you with some quotes from this webpage:

www.reformation.org/jesuit-oath.html

That webpage talks about the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction. Here is a description:

“When a Jesuit of the minor rank is to be elevated to command, he is conducted into the Chapel of the Convent of the Order, where there are only three others present, the principal or Superior standing in front of the altar. On either side stands a monk, one of whom holds a banner of yellow and white, which are the Papal colors, and the other a black banner with a dagger and red cross above a skull and crossbones, with the word INRI, and below them the words IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS. The meaning of which is: It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers. Upon the floor is a red cross at which the postulant or candidate kneels. The Superior hands him a small black crucifix, which he takes in his left hand and presses to his heart, and the Superior at the same time presents to him a dagger, which he grasps by the blade and holds the point against his heart, the Superior still holding it by the hilt, and thus addresses the postulant:”

By the way, notice that I.N.R.I. also stands for, Iesus Nazarenus, Rex Iudaeorum. That phrase was was written on a sign by Pontius Pilate, and nailed to the cross above Jesus’ head. It means:

Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews

For the Jesuits to take that acronym, for themselves, and pervert it… well …it is yet another sign of the blasphemy at the heart of their organization.

Now, here is a translated excerpt from a speech that is given to EVERY Jesuit about to be elevated to high-level command:

My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man. Among the Reformers, to be a reformer; among the Huguenots, to be a Huguenot; among the Calvinists, to be a Calvinist; among other Protestants, generally to be a Protestant, and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits, and to denounce with all the vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order as a faithful soldier of the Pope.

You have been taught to insidiously plant the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous, cultivating the arts and the sciences and enjoying the blessings of peace. To take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side, but openly opposed to that with which you might be connected, only that the Church might be the gainer in the end, in the conditions fixed in the treaties for peace and that the end justifies the means.

You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to ingratiate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of Protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men, for the Pope’s sake, whose servants we are unto death.

There is one more paragraph in addition to the above, and then the oath is administered. Here are two relevant excerpts from the oath itself:

I do further declare, that I will help, assist, and advise all or any of his Holiness’ agents in any place wherever I shall be, in Switzerland, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, England, Ireland or America, or in any other Kingdom or territory I shall come to, and do my uttermost to extirpate the heretical Protestants or Liberals’ doctrines and to destroy all their pretended powers, regal or otherwise.

I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.

As I said before, the above quotes were taken from:

www.reformation.org/jesuit-oath.html

I suggest that you read the whole thing, if your stomach can take it.

With such an oath, and the blessing of the Pope, they became so successful that the monarchies of Europe pressured the Pope to disband them – which he did, in 1773. But, like a really bad case of cancer, they came roaring back.

My Own Research Into The Jesuits

When I started delving into the activities of the Jesuits, I originally thought of them as just a somewhat more intellectual version of Catholicism. What you’ll find… if you dig deeper, below the surface …will be startling, to say the least.

If even HALF of what we’ve been hearing is true, the Jesuits are one of the most vile organizations on the planet. They have destroyed churches, synagogues and seminaries. They have infiltrated every kind of religious organization. They have directly subverted the Bible and Biblical doctrines. They have been involved in murder, assassination, theft, genocide, prostitution, blackmail, drug running and… Satanism.

In fact, the question that is starting to form in my mind is, “what HAVEN’T they done?

Up until I started researching the Jesuits, I had difficulty understanding how the Roman Catholic Church could be The Great Whore in the Book of Revelation. After seeing what the Jesuits have done…

I no longer have ANY difficulty seeing the Vatican as the power that rides the Beast.

They are the Gestapo, the Mafia and the KGB, all rolled into an entity that hides its evil under a cloak of piety. They may even be the single most powerful organization on this planet.

More Effective Than The CIA

Himmler, the head of the Gestapo, is on record as saying that his feared Nazi secret police was modeled on the Jesuits. The CIA itself recognizes that the Jesuits have the greatest intelligence service in the world. So, when I see a Jesuit connection to one of the founders of the CIA, my ears perk up.

That man is Allen Dulles. His nephew was influential Jesuit Cardinal Avery Dulles, the son of John Foster Dulles (Secretary of State, 1953-59).

Is this a significant connection?

I’m not sure, but you can bet that the Jesuits would have made the most of ANY connection with the CIA. But, there is one connection that I AM sure of:

MK-Ultra

Those eye-witness accounts of the CIA’s MK-Ultra program, often talk about the involvement of the Jesuits. When Cathy O’Brien was brought into the program as a mind-control subject, one of the first places she was sent to were the Jesuits, in Boston.

The Jesuits are a dark and evil group, and it’s hard to believe that they wouldn’t make every attempt to infiltrate and control the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Illuminati

One secret organization that clearly DOES have Jesuit origins is the Illuminati. Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the Illuminati, was a Jesuit priest at the University of Ingolstadt. I’ve talked about the Illuminati elsewhere, so I won’t go into the details of the Illuminati, except to wonder about an Illuminati-CIA connection.

We do know that the ‘Skull and Bones‘ organization at Yale is Illuminatiand, that Prescott Bush along with his son (George, Sr.) and grandson (George, Jr.) were members.

We also have testimony from an Illuminati defector who goes by the code name, Svali. She speaks of the Illuminati as working ‘hand-in-glove’ with the CIA.

With all the power that the Illuminati have, the idea that they would NOT be able to control and subvert the CIA is preposterous. And, with the Jesuit connection to both the CIA and the Illuminati…

…well, I’ll leave the obvious conclusion to you.

The Illuminati Black Pope

There is also another intriguing dimension to all this. Middle ranking members of the Illuminati have been told that they control the Vatican via someone that they refer to as the ‘Black Pope’. Apparently, the Illuminati tells this Black Pope what they want, and this Black Pope tells the (white?) Pope. Presumably, the Pope takes orders from the Black Pope. And now, we have a Jesuit Pope.

My source for this tidbit of information on the Illuminati Black Pope is Doc Marquis, who was a middle rank member of the Illuminati, as well as a seventh generation Illuminus. However, Doc Marquis can only report his own experience, which is a bit of a problem, since the Illuminati do more than just lie to us. They also lie to their own people.

However, we can confirm the existence of someone called The Black Pope. He’s the head of the Jesuits, and that man is currently Adolfo Nicolas. Now, the Jesuits don’t call him the ‘Black Pope’. That’s a derogatory nickname that others use. The Jesuits call their leader the Superior General of the Society of Jesus. (They probably also call him sir.)

Are these ‘Black Pope’ references coincidental?

They could be, but I don’t think so. There have been reliable reports of Luciferianism at the highest levels of the Jesuit order, so it would be logical for the Jesuit leadership to ally themselves with the Illuminati. The Jesuits are very, very bad news, and nothing good happens when they are around.

Alberto Rivera

And, if you mount a successful campaign against the Jesuits, you tend to die under mysterious circumstances. Jim Arribito, who created the following video, had his life threatened by the Jesuits while he was making it. And then, he died in a ‘mysterious’ plane crash along with his two sons, after the following video was published:

The Secrets of the Jesuits (Jim Arrabito)

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/O8HUVYDLV_Y

Alberto Rivera, one of the most prominent defectors from the Jesuit priesthood, died from ‘food poisoning’ after many attempts on his life. He features in the video, above, as well as in the description of his life, in comic book form by Jack Chick:

Alberto by Jack Chick

Does this sound a bit… too evil …to be true?

Could be.

But, the mounting evidence has gotten too large to ignore. There are too many Jesuits at the center of too much that is evil.

Jack Chick Vs. The Jesuits

And then, I stumbled across this audio recording by Jack Chick. He has been attacked viciously by other Christians for publishing the Alberto comics. And, the following recording may sound way ‘over the top’, but I don’t think that it is. Too much has happened, and too much is happening.

But, listen for yourself:

Smokescreens By Jack T Chick on Audio

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/qAsCNlBSTpM

So, the Jesuits have been involved in the direct subversion and control of Christianity and every other part of our society. And then, as if that wasn’t bad enough, we have Aliens.

Jesuit Space Aliens

The whole idea of the Vatican doing astronomy is a little hard to take, just by itself. I cannot possibly imagine a purpose that would require them to shell out the kind of money that an advanced observatory requires, to look at stars and planets.

What possible use could they have for this information?

And then, we see evidence that they are looking for alien life.

What possible reason could they have?

This is the Catholic Church using the tithes and offerings of countless Brazilian grandmothers to look for… aliens.

So, what kind of aliens are they looking for?

Well, Tom Horn and Cris Putnam wrote a book called Exo-Vaticana, and the website for the book is exovaticana.com. At the very top of their website was this intriguing comment:

Christians will not immediately need to renounce their faith in God “simply on the basis of the reception of [this] new, unexpected information of a religious character from extraterrestrial civilizations.” However, once the “religious content” originating from outside the earth “has been verified” they will have to conduct “a re-reading [of the Gospel] inclusive of the new data…”

– Vatican Astronomer, Eminent Theologian and Full Professor of Fundamental Theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce in Rome [Connected With Opus Dei], Father Giuseppe Tanzella-Nitti

No, I’m sorry. I was wrong. That comment isn’t intriguing.

It’s horrifying.

The Vatican is actually looking for an alien god and getting ready to renounce the one that they claim to follow. And, they are going to ask YOU to renounce YOUR faith in God, too.

Oh, and you’ll never guess who is running this search for aliens for the Vatican. Really, this will shock you… Okay, so maybe this won’t shock you… In fact, you can already guess which part of the Catholic Church is running this search for an alien god:

The Jesuits.

Oh, and have you forgotten what kind of Pope presides over the Vatican, right now?

Right. Pope Francis, and he’s a Jesuit, too.

Are you starting to get the idea that we might have a problem that is rearing its ugly head?

…Its ugly seven heads?

Yeah. Me too.

Here’s the Sid Roth interview with Tom Horn and Cris Putnam about their book Exo-Vaticana:

Aliens in the Vatican | Tom Horn & Cris Putnam | It’s Supernatural with Sid Roth

YouTube Shortlink: http://youtu.be/PPPOp1SyHjU

And, if that isn’t enough for you, here’s Tom Horn and Steve Quayle talking about the book, Exo-Vaticana on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report, in 2013:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cfp-radio/2013/01/14/tom-horn-steve-quayle-on-the-hagmann-hagmann-report

And, here is a four hour interview with OmegaMan Radio:

http://www.raidersnewsupdate.com/OmegaPetrus.mp3

These interviews are wide-ranging, so be prepared to get an earful. And, here’s an article from WND on the subject:

What the devil? Scientists tap power of ‘Lucifer’

And, here’s the cover for the book, Exo-Vaticana:

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Cover of Exo-Vaticana

This is all so bizarre. I can hardly believe what I’m reading, seeing and hearing. But, I also know that these are the Last Days. The Last Days were always going to be bizarre and hard to believe – likewise, the horrors that will fall upon the world, in the near future.

And… one of those horrors will be the Satanic entity that the Vatican will one day want you to worship – the Antichrist.

Two More Alien Angles

Oh, and just to bang another nail into this demonic Jesuit alien deception, take a look at what I wrote in March 2014:

http://www.omegashock.com/2014/03/28/alien-deception-ancient-demons-in-space-alien-suits/

Then, there is a second angle that you can see here in Erik Rush’s interview with Jim Garrow on December 30th, 2013. The part that is germane to this discussion can be found just after the 1 hour 41 minute mark of his December 30th show. I have isolated the relevant segment (11 minutes, 35 seconds long) for you, here:

http://omegashock.com/audio/jimgarrow-aliens-erikrush-12-30-2013-1hr41min-mark.mp3

So, this was something that has been in the works for around 30 years, and we are now getting close to having it revealed.

Does this sound like something familiar to you?

It Sounds Kinda’ Like the Antichrist

Yeah. It sounds kinda’ like the Antichrist.

When I talked about the Deeper than Deep State, I also mentioned that there was a level even deeper than that. These Satanists are plotting to deceive the world with their own ‘dark messiah’, and it sounds to me like they are getting ready to introduce him as an Alien savior.

Oh, and who does the CIA have deep connections to?

The Jesuits

That was an awful lot of awful garbage to drag you through, and you’d probably like to get to the point. So, here it is.

The Jesuit Pre-Tribulation Rapture

With all of the lies and corruption that permeate the Jesuits, it should not surprise us that they would deliberately seek to corrupt any interpretation of the Bible, if it means that the Pope and the Roman Catholic Church is glorified.

When the Protestant Reformation began, men like Luther and Knox claimed that it was the Catholic Church itself who was to be the Antichrist. This made the Pope nervous, and at the Council of Trent, the Pope commissioned the Jesuits to counteract this dangerous idea.

In the late 1500s, two Jesuits, Francisco Ribera and Roberto Bellarmino, came to the Pope’s rescue and created a new Roman Catholic doctrine called Futurism, or Jesuit Futurism. Basically, Jesuit Futurism just says that the Roman Catholic Church can’t possibly have anything to do with the Antichrist. Of course, they wrote it in Latin, which kept it from being a ‘best seller’.

Along comes Chilean-born Manuel Lacunza, a Jesuit priest who found himself with too much time on his hands, because he’d been defrocked. (Remember that part about the Pope disbanding the Jesuits in 1773?) Lacunza built on the ideas of Ribera and Bellarmino by adding that all the good Christians (i.e., Catholics) would be resurrected BEFORE the Antichrist. However, he said that after this ‘rapture’, the Roman Catholic Church would side with the Antichrist.

The Pope liked it, except for the last bit, so he banned it.

Undeterred, Lacunza chose to write in Spanish and publish under the name Rabbi Juan Josafat ben-Ezra. Of course, someone else could have chosen that name, since the book came out in 1811 – ten years after he died. Whatever the case, the book gained popularity throughout Spain and eventually wound up in the hands of a Scottish Presbyterian, Edward Irving.

Edward Irving

For Irving, it was love at first cite. (Sorry. I couldn’t help myself.) In fact, he was so taken with the book, that he promptly took up the study of Castilian Spanish so that he could translate the book into English. His translation was published in 1827 as “The Coming of the Messiah”. The name ‘Edward Irving’ might sound familiar because he is one of the fore-runners of the Charismatic and Pentecostal movements.

The famous Margaret MacDonald, whose vision(s) created a massive sensation throughout Scotland and Great Britain in 1830, was a member of Edward Irving’s congregation.

Also in 1830, it appears that Irving started preaching that the Rapture will occur in two stages – a secret one before the Antichrist, and a public one at the end of the Great Tribulation.

Do you think that it’s a coincidence that Margaret MacDonald would just happen to be a member of a church led by a man who translated THE BOOK describing the Jesuit Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory?

Sorry. We don’t do Coincidence Theory here.

John Darby

John Nelson Darby, was 30 when news of what was going on hit the headlines. He did his own investigation into the matter and incorporated what he saw into something called Dispensationalism. He also made his own translation of the Bible which some say is deliberately biased towards his Dispensationalist views and the theory of the pre-tribulation rapture.

Darby visited the US six times between 1859 and 1874, preaching Dispensationalism and the pre-tribulation rapture. He also spent much time preaching in Europe, developing a reputation as an interpreter of Bible prophecy.

C.I. Scofield

All this and more, impressed the man that would be the biggest promoter of the Secret Rapture:

Cyrus Ingerson Scofield

Scofield,  a Kansas lawyer, became entranced by the idea of dispensationalism and the Secret Rapture. And, he combined those and other views in with the Bible and published the first edition of his famous Scofield Reference Bible in 1909. By 1930, more than one million copies of his Bible were in print. The Scofield Bible became the single, most important promoter of the Pre-tribulation Rapture Theory and Dispensationalism.

At this point, it was all over. Literally.

By placing his commentary of the Bible – within the Bible – he essentially elevated his own thoughts on the Bible to be as important as the Bible itself. Whether this was intentional, or not, is immaterial. The fact is that his errors instantaneously became legitimate in the eyes of everyone who read his bible.

With the advent of the Scofield Bible, seminaries became major proponents of the Jesuit Pre-tribulation Rapture Lie.

And THAT Is How It Happened

So, if you were wondering where the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie came from… If you were scratching your head over the source of this insanity …that’s it. It started with one of the most vile and evil organizations ever created, an organization sworn to corrupt and destroy everyone and anyone who is not a Roman Catholic.

That organization produced a book, and put it into the hands of a charismatic preacher, who taught it to his church. And, a young woman, Margaret MacDonald, had a vision that hit the headlines. Those newspaper headlines convinced a young John Nelson Darby to add a pre-tribulation rapture theory to his idea of Dispensationalism.

Then Scofield committed an awful sin by elevating these lies to the level of the Bible. He dared to actually insert false teaching directly into the Bible itself – which meant that everyone who read the Scofield Bible

…Well, they swallowed the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory
– as if it were the words of God.

After all, they were right there, in the Scofield Bible!

What a horrifying situation. How dare we accept such an abomination – to elevate the words of man – to that of God.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Really Is A Jesuit Lie

Of course, all of that is secondary.

I have shown you that the following WILL and MUST happen before the Rapture:

  • The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
  • The Tribulation must come and be finished before the Rapture
  • The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
  • Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
  • The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)

The scriptural evidence provided to back up those statements are completely and utterly obvious.

And, when you compare that evidence with the evidence coughed up by pre-trib theorists…

…well, there is really only one conclusion.

The Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a Lie, and it is so obvious, that it’s hard to understand why ANYONE believes in such nonsense.

Please, everyone, throw off this deception and start preparing for disaster. There is no time left for foolishness and self-deceit.

Spiritual Heroin

Okay, so you get it. You now know that we are not going to be able to avoid the Tribulation. You’ve made the switch and probably don’t understand why this is such a Big Deal.

Four years ago, I also did not understand how much damage the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie was doing to our brothers and sisters in Christ. This lie has put the Body of Christ to sleep, and it is our job to wake up the church before it is too late.

Worse, as I dug deeper into this issue, I’ve found that the damage that this lie has done isn’t limited to our ability to survive the Tribulation. It is corrupting our view of the Bible, and it has ALREADY caused horrifying trauma to Christians in far away places.

Like it or not, this Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie is just another version of the feel-good, prosperity doctrine from someone like Joel Osteen. It’s spiritual heroin, and it’s gotta’ stop.

However, I completely understand why the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie took hold in the 1800s. People were terrified by the idea of going through any part of what was described in the Book of Revelation. They didn’t want to see their loved ones killed or hurt. They didn’t want the terrible suffering that could come… well …at any moment.

So, when John Nelson Darby incorporated the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie into his false theory of Dispensationalism, it was tremendously soothing. It allowed us to look at the future with anticipation, and not dread.

It Was Like Heroin

It was like heroin.

I have never taken heroin, but I’ve seen the horrifying effects. And, the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie is spiritual heroin in its purest form. It will put you to sleep with a smile on your face, and you will feel WONDERFUL.

I know one of the few people who has been able to escape heroin addiction, and he tried many different drugs as a young man. And, he says that there’s NOTHING like heroin. In fact, it’s so good that decency keeps me from repeating how he describes it. He lives in Taiwan – as I do – and one of the great things about Taiwan, he says, is that it is almost impossible to get heroin.

(Just one more reason to live here.)

But, is it really that big of a deal to be hooked on spiritual heroin?

Corrie Ten Boom

Well, Corrie Ten Boom has something to say about that.

Corrie Ten Boom speaks about the Tribulation and the Rapture (Mirror)

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/5-IqRi6lvrM

Actually, I could stop right here. Corrie said it all, and this woman with such a beautiful soul will meet us in heaven with her own crown, for all that she has done.

Will you listen to what she said?

Will you wake up to the truth of the Bible?

We spoke lies to the Chinese Christians and the African Christians, telling them that nothing could possibly happen to them – that the future was bright and glorious, that God would keep them from persecution.

So, when persecution came, they weren’t ready.

You ARE Going To Suffer Persecution

Please get this into your head. It’s from the Bible:

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

2 Timothy 3:12

And please don’t tell me how you’ve suffered persecution.

Have you almost died from being beaten?

Have you had to run for your life?

Have you been tortured?

Have you even been thrown in jail for Christ?

I know a Arab brother in Christ who went through ALL of that. I doubt that any of us are ready to go through what he’s gone through – yet, he’s out there, at the entrance to the local mosque, after prayers, to try and reach other Arabs with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Few of us have suffered real persecution. Yes, I understand that life might not have been easy for you, but you still have no idea about what real persecution is. And this Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie is designed to keep you from being prepared for what Asian Christians have already experienced – and are experiencing, right now.

Judgment Begins At The House Of God

Please understand that God IS going to pour out His wrath upon the church because of their sins and their unbelief. For proof, look no further than this:

For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?

1 Peter 4:17-18

God is furious at the sin in the church. We have become just like the world, and by our actions, we have blasphemed the name of God. We deserve the wrath of a holy God, and we’re going to get it. But, you don’t have to suffer that wrath.

You can obey God and avoid what is coming. The obedient are never appointed unto wrath, but the disobedient ALWAYS are.

Will you obey?

Rebellion

God has harsh words for those who rebel against Him:

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

1 Samuel 15:23

You know that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie is wrong. You might still be fighting it, but deep down, you know that we are going through the Tribulation. And, if you keep fighting this, you are in rebellion against God.

And, rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft in the eyes of God.

(And, you know who they worship in witchcraft.)

The Chilling Part Of Revelation 12

This brings me to take another look at those hopeful verses that show God’s people escaping the dragon, as they flee into the wilderness. Satan and his Antichrist are stopped from killing these Christians, and the Antichrist becomes frustrated, when he cannot kill the woman:

And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 12:17

My ‘scary thought’ focuses on the word remnant.

Why will there be just a remnant?

Well there are a host of possible reasons, and I’ve described many of them on OmegaShock.com. But, there is one Biblical reason what concerns me the most:

And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezekiel 39:6

THAT happens during the coming of Gog and Magog, a battle that will usher in the salvation of Israel. This solar EMP that I call Ezekiel’s Fire may also make it impossible for you get to the ‘wilderness place’ that God is going to prepare for the Revelation 12 Woman. That solar superflare will do terrible damage to the transportation systems of North America and Europe – should you survive this ‘fire’.

Now is the time to choose whether or not you are with those that are in rebellion against God, the ‘Peace and Safety’ Christians. If you choose the truth, you might be able to join the Revelation 12 Woman who is protected from the wrath of the Antichrist and the wrath of God. However, just like those few children of Israel that may have chosen not to believe God during the Passover plague, you will suffer greatly, and even die – if you choose not to believe what God is telling you here.

You Must Love The Truth

By now, you have seen the truth. I am now calling you to love the truth. Loving something doesn’t mean that you like it, but it does mean that you choose it anyway. But, if you choose not to love the truth, beware.

Please take heed to what Paul says:

And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Thessalonians 2:8-12

I strongly dislike the idea that we are going to go through the Tribulation. I hate pain and suffering, and I hate the thought that the people that I love will be suffering also. But, I am commanded to love the truth, and that means accepting it – even though I do not want to.

I accept what the Bible says about going through the Tribulation, even though I do not like it.

Will you join me in this acceptance of The Truth?

Corrupting The Bible

It will be the greatest time of persecution of Christians that the world has ever seen – and your pastor is probably saying that you won’t ever see it. And, as Corrie Ten Boom said, any teacher who teaches such a thing is a false teacher.

Now, you might say that one false teaching doesn’t make you a false teacher.

Really? Are you sure about that?

Yes, I understand that we all get things wrong. I myself have been deeply wrong about more than one Bible passage. In fact, I’m sure that I am still wrong about something, somewhere in the Bible. Probably many somewheres.

We are all sinful, and therefore prone to misinterpreting the Bible – and then teaching that misinterpretation. Worse, our misinterpretation isn’t just a corruption of one part of the Bible. It reaches out and corrupts the rest of the Bible.

You Must Flee False Teaching

If you allow ANY deception to take hold of you, you will find your interpretation of the Bible to be corrupt. You will become a false teacher.

Now, like I said, we all get things wrong. The fact that we often learn something new when we read our Bible… well, it should tell us that this is a process. It is a rare Christian that just happens to be in the right church that is teaching the right doctrine. Some of you have come from churches that have had so much wrong… well, it’s taken time for you to even be able to read what I’ve said.

I get that, because I’ve been there.

But, that’s why you MUST treat opportunities like this carefully. If you hold to a pre-tribulation rapture, this is your opportunity to purify your understanding of the Bible. If you do not take this opportunity… wellI have proven beyond the shadow of a doubt that you have a problem.

You may not be able to agree with me yet that the pre-tribulation rapture doctrine is a lie, and I understand that. But, you MUST seek the truth until this ‘problem’ that I have presented to you is dealt with.

Why?

Because the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie has corrupted your view of the Bible. You will only be able to deal with that corruption, when you’ve gotten rid of this lie.

Seek Out The Lies In Your Life

And yes, once you’ve gotten rid of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie, your work isn’t done. You must seek out all the other lies that you hold and get rid of THEM, too.

Satan has succeeded in his goal of causing the Body of Christ to fall asleep. And, as we have slept, he has crept in and taken power in this world. He has infected our churches with false doctrine. He has weakened our hands and loosened our grip on the Bible – and what it means to suffer persecution.

We are unready for the time when Satan will lose the war in heaven, and will be cast down to Earth. We are NOT ready for the coming of The Great Persecution.

Now is the time to stop the spiritual heroin and wake up.

There is no time left.

It’s Also About Spiritual Growth

Everyone, you will not escape the persecution that is coming, by believing that it won’t come. That is the logic of children, and we are no longer children. Terrible times are coming, and we must embrace that fact, because it is the truth.

The truth can only set you free…

…if you accept it.

Videos About The Rapture

So, now that I’ve hammered you with all of the above, let me finish with a couple videos.

Chris White – Pre-Wrath Rapture

There is a video that I find to be interesting. It’s by Chris White, the author of many excellent videos. He did a video debunking the significance of the Blood Moon Tetrad, and it was well thought-out piece of work. So, when I recently discovered him doing an expose of The Pre-Wrath Rapture, I took interest.

That expose is here:

The Rapture Puzzle Solved with Matthew 24 (The Prewrath Rapture)

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/8vAYjUm4L-c

Chris is a much more thoughtful and thorough person that I am. Where I am bombastic and outraged, he’s calm and intelligent. Many of you will appreciate his approach more than mine.

The point is that Chris analyzes The Pre-Wrath Rapture by using the words of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. And he compares those words with other scripture. He’s very thorough, pulling out the Greek and analyzing it all, very intensively.

I’m not completely certain that I agree with ALL of his conclusions. I will have to let what he says simmer a bit, before I come back to them. But, his idea of starting with Matthew 24 is completely sound, and it’s no wonder that he gives us so much to think about.

Good work, Chris!

By the way, you can find Chris White’s website here:

bibleprophecytalk.com

Left Behind Or Led Astray?

When I began writing this book, more than two years ago, I went looking for resources that would help me make the case that I have made, here. At the same time Good Fight Ministries was finishing their work on exposing the truth about the Pre-Tribulation Rapture. Their video documentary can be found here:

http://www.leftbehindorledastray.com/

They can’t afford to give it away for free. Although, there is a free, abridged version available for a limited time, as of this writing. As I write this, I have not seen this documentary. But, I have seen these videos, on YouTube:

Left Behind or Led Astray? [Official DVD Trailer]

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/N9iRT91_pyo

This video excerpt is from the section dealing with what the ‘church fathers’ believed about the Rapture:

Left Behind or Led Astray?: The Church Fathers [Excerpt]

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/jlkt3kRUQII

And then, in response to criticism of this video documentary, Good Fight Ministries recorded a roundtable discussion featuring Joe Schimmel, Jacob Prasch and John Haller. This recording was responding to the criticism of the documentary by Dr. Paul Wilkinson and T.A. McMahon of The Berean Call, on August 29, 2015 at The Berean Call Conference:

An Eye Opening Rebuttal to The Berean Call’s Critique of Left Behind or Led Astray

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/IiNjDYsHfh4

Then, Dr. Thomas Ice tried to cash in on the $10,000 challenge, by claiming that ‘the great falling away’ (or apostasy) was actually the rapture. To me, this shows a willingness to twist and distort the word of God in a way that is horrifying. Dr. Ice KNOWS that he’s wrong, yet he willingly twisted the Bible, anyway.

Good Fight Ministries responded to this corruption of the words of God in a far friendlier way than I would have:

Good Fight Answers Thomas Ice’s Pre-Trib Challenge for $10k

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/JtKUBcfjtHE

Do you think that they get to keep their $10,000?

OF COURSE!!

The Truth About The Rapture

Rob Cartledge, pastor of Blessed Hope Chapel in South Australia, gave his own take on the Pre-Tribulation Rapture, here:

The Truth about the Rapture

YouTube shortlink: https://youtu.be/eiBAofKE0KU

Robin Fisher – Jesuit Roots Of The Pre-Trib Lie

There’s another video that I like. It dovetails with what I said about the Jesuit roots of the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie. Robin Fisher also uncovers some disturbing connections that I leave you to agree or disagree with. I am undecided.

Futurism – A lie Created by Jesuits of Rome

YouTube shortlink: http://youtu.be/yfx3nDZTTR8

I think that the other reason why I include this video is… that I love a good Scottish accent!

(After all, that’s where Clan Little came from!)

One More Summary

In the final analysis, I’ve proven to you that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture THEORY is a Lie.

I showed that the following WILL and MUST happen before the Rapture:

  • The Antichrist must come before the Rapture
  • The Tribulation must come and be finished before the Rapture
  • The Lord Must descend from Heaven with a Shout before the Rapture
  • Jesus Must Return before the Rapture
  • The Resurrection must happen just before the Rapture (or, at the same time)

The scriptural evidence provided to back up those statements is completely and utterly obvious.

Here are the other points that I made here:

  • There IS a place of safety, if we will open our eyes to the truth and follow the words of the Bible.
  • The four pillars of the Pre-Trib theory are completely false.
  • The origins of the Pre-Trib theory are corrupt and Jesuit.
  • There is damage and sin in this false theory
  • We have some great videos demonstrating that the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Theory really is a grievous lie.

So, let me say one last thing…

Rejecting Truth Is A Sin

There is more than just your physical safety at stake, because you sin when you reject the truth. Up until this moment, you might have been okay to go along with the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Lie, as it sang its go-to-sleep lullaby in the background. But, I’ve shown you – with chapter and verse – that it’s a lie.

To reject the truth is to commit sin.

Of course, it’s not a sin at the same level as Adultery or Murder, but you are still sinning when you choose a lie, over the truth. And, you immensely compound this sin if you teach this lie, as if it were the truth.

(Actually, teaching a lie from the pulpit
may be worse than the sin of adultery or murder.
)

Please, repent of this sin. Embrace the truth. And, prepare for the worst period of time in world history.

You Must Wake Up!

Please, you must wake up. Satan has your death on his mind, and he is singing sweet lullabies to keep you asleep – while he prepares for your funeral. Please do not hand him such an easy victory.

Our job is to serve the Lord – for as long as we can. We can’t do that, when we are asleep – or dead.

 

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