by Thomas Swope

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Thomas Swope
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, 12 that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

I am a believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Who came to this world born of a virgin. He walked this earth fully human and fully God. He died on a cross outside the city of Jerusalem for my sins and rose again from the dead. He ascended into Heaven and He now sits at the right hand of The Father God. As a pledge that I am His son, He sent The Holy Spirit to live, move and have His Being in me. He is coming back again. Please forgive me if this is not eloquent and theologically perfect, yet I love my King and Master Adoni Yeshua even if I do not properly express it.

Our Precious Lord and Savior came once and promised us that He will come again a second time. There is presently a term or theological position that has found acceptance in the Christian family. This idea is that our Holy Lord is now coming back again to earth in two parts - a part 'A' and a part 'B'. The part 'A' which I am going to take some time breaking down this theory is called - The Rapture. According to this belief our Lord Is coming back just outside of earth and call out His church. He will take His bride [saints] back to Heaven for 7 years and then return to earth. Part B will be then His Second Coming.

We are going to discuss how this term - Rapture - came about. We are then going to look at every possible Scripture that might speak on behalf or against this theory. I grew up in my Christian life being taught about and accepting as fact this position of a two part return ...

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