Is The Rapture Imminent?
In the light of current world events, and Biblical prophecy, many Bible scholars are convinced that the return of the Lord Jesus is very near. And most agree that there are no more events that have to occur before the return of our Lord. One thing we are sure of is that His return is now 2000 years closer than when He lived on earth. While it is not appropriate to set dates, we are told in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 of conditions that will exist at the time of the Lord’s return, and prior to the seven year tribulation period. Both Matthew and Luke describe conditions on the earth at Christ’s return as being similar to those that existed in the days of Noah, and at the time God destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. With the increase in violence world wide, the breakdown of moral standards, increased frequency of earthquakes, and fulfilment of many other prophecies, the latter days of the end times appear to be nearing. However, most Christian authorities believe that Christians will not have to suffer through the tribulation but will be caught up in the rapture, as described in 1 Thessalonians 4:17.
I Thessalonians 4:16,17 ‘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 with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air…’
John 14:2,3 ‘I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.’
Revelation 3:10 ‘I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.’
Do you believed Christians will be raptured before the tribulation?
Do you believe the return of Jesus Christ is very near?
Are you ready for the Lord’s return?