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"Rapture and Second Coming"

A Light For The Coming Night!

Looking Deeper At The Pre-trib Rapture & Second Coming Only Theology Teachings!

Initially the Lord comes as a thief in the night (Rev. 16:15), not pre-trib or pre-night (Matt. 24:8; 1 Thess. 5:1-3), or at the Second Coming dawn!

 

 

Second Coming Only Theology

 

Second Coming Only Theology denies the night; the many commands to watch in the night; the saints in Heaven at the Wedding Feast—and the Bride who has made Herself ready. Now it is said of those who deny the resurrection that they are denying the faith. In this day and age, is our faith just to be centered on the resurrection? The Second Coming? Or is our faith to be centered on the promise of Christ in John 14:1-3?

In clearer terms, Is our faith centered on the promise of the Blessed Hope—Christ actually redeeming us and taking us to Heaven in That Night, wherein we are COMMANDED to watch? Or is it centered on martyrdom, waiting for the dawn of the Lord’s Day at the end of a seven year Tribulation? Clearly if the Church is here on Earth for the duration of the Tribulation, She will suffer greatly and mostly die off.

So will the angels accompany Christ when He knocks on a closed door (Luke 12:36)? When He returns from the Wedding Feast? Will the angels also accompany the Lord when He stands at the door in judgment (James 5:9; Rev. 3:20)? Will there be knocking at the Second Coming? Hardly!

Actually, there is a huge difference in the traditional Second Coming, wherein all the world will only see His sign at first, compared to believers who will see Him as He is (1 John 3:2), that is, when the Lord comes as a thief in the night (Rev. 3:3) and not at the dawn of That Day?

And how about the saints of God? Are they with Him at the Second Coming as clearly taught in Scripture (Duet. 33:2; Zach. 14:5; 1 Thess. 3:13, 4:14; Jude vs. 14)? Dressed in fine clean white linen, which is the righteousness of the saints (Rev. 19:8, 14)? Or do the angels wear the righteousness of the saints?

Again, Do the angels wear the righteousness of the saints? Or do people? Interesting question, because if it is people, then people are with the Lord and at the Wedding Feast right before the traditional Second Coming, and very much a part of the Army of the Lord (Joel 2:2; Rev. 19:8, 14). By the way, the answer is angels don’t wear the righteousness of the saints. In sync, exegetical context dictates it is the Bride who has made herself ready, not the angels who are holy already (Rev. 19:7-8)!!!

So when Christ is the Bright & Morning Star, or the first light after the night at the Second Coming, the dawn of that Day, is He really saying it's okay to be disobedient to the commands of the earlier watches of the night (Mark 13:33-37; Rev. 3:3, 16:15)? For He won't return until the dawn of That Day? Until the Second Coming?

By the way, Second Coming Only Theology is disobedience in action—just like it is to teach and believe in the at-once pre-trib Rapture of the Church. For both teachings negate the night and the Day of the Lord, which comes just as Christ does, as a thief in the night. And that clearly is not the dawning of That Day!

Now Second Coming Theology denies the rightful beginning of the Lord’s Day prior night, when the antichrist and the Great Apostasy is revealed to the Church (2 Thess. 2:2-3). Conversely, Second Coming Only Theology places the beginning of the Lord’s Day deep into the Tribulation Night at the appearance of cosmic signs. This is great error (the opening of the sixth seal).

In sum, Second Coming Theology is a false theology that nullifies the Blessed Hope; it denies the Woman clothed with the sun, or Bride which is in Heaven. It denies the Open Door to Philadelphia; it denies that the faithful of Thyatira will escape the Great Tribulation, whereas the unfaithful of Thyatira won’t; it denies the fact that Ephesus is in danger of having her candlestick removed (which is to have her rightful place of salvation put on hold); it denies the fact that Smyrna represents Tribulation converts after the Church is redeemed (In ancient times, a king would leave myrrh on the doorstep of His unresponsive but prospective bride, reminding her that He had called during the night—myrrh is the meaning of Smyrna’s name.)

Second Coming Only Theology denies the fact that Laodicea must open her door upon Christ standing in judgment and knocking on her closed door (Christ is prophesied in both Testaments to sit by His Father until all enemies are made his footstool.). Or Laodicea will be spit out of the mouth of Christ and lose her salvation (If so, she will no longer be in the Lord’s mouth to confess her to the Father.); it denies the fact that Sardis is to watch in That Night, or have Christ come upon her as a thief—and if Sardis still doesn’t repent, or refuses to watch, her name will eventually be removed from the Book of Life; it denies the fact that Pergamos is to repent or be left behind and face a two edged sword protruding from the mouth of Christ at the Second Coming. In sum, Second Coming Only Theology denies Christ’s Bridegroom Comings, the Open and Closed Door Returns, to fetch His Bride as a surprise in That Night.

Simply, Second Coming Only Theology denies the Manna—the Bread of Life, who is Christ Himself appearing in the night before the Morning, or the dawning of the Lord’s Day.

When the Son of man cometh, will He find faith on the Earth? Or will the entire Church be wiped out in the martyrdom of the seven year Tribulation?

Will the Son of man catch many SLEEPING at the end of a devastating seven year Tribulation at the dawn of That Day? Or in the much earlier watches of the night (Mark 13:36)?

Can the “hour you think not” (Matt. 24:44) be a surprise at the end of a horrendous seven year Tribulation? Or is the surprise of Christ’s coming much sooner than that?

Is midnight the dawn of That Day, as Second Coming Only Theology proponents would have us believe? Or is it much earlier in the night?

Are there those who teach “the Lord delayeth His coming,” just as the Bible foretells? Or is Second Coming Only Theology true?

Does the actual presence of the Great Multitude in Heaven, long before the opening of the seventh seal, fly in the face of Second Coming Only Theology?

Two shall be grinding at the mill, the one shall be taken, and the other left. . . . If the good saints are the ones left behind (This is a Second Coming Only Teaching mistakenly based on Matthew 13:30.), are they working for a living right before the Second Advent at the end of the Tribulation? Will good saints receive the mark of the Beast (Rev. 13:17)?

In the Great Tribulation, why does an angel preach the everlasting gospel (Rev. 14:6)? Where is the Church? Second Coming Only Theology?

Behold, I come quickly”; almost twenty centuries later, surely the Lord will. But how can Christ’s Quick Coming possibly fit Second Coming Only Theology wherein only the sign of the Son of man is beheld at first (Matt. 24:30)?

The first shall be last, and the last first. Since this verse is always given in the strict context of literally reaping eternal life (Matt. 19:30; Mark 10:31; Luke 13:30), how can it possibly fit the At-Once Rapture Teaching? Or Second Coming Only Theology?

But go you rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves” (Matt. 25:9)? After the so-called at-once Rapture, who will be left behind to go to them that sell? To go to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit? After the traditional Second Coming, who will be left behind to go to them that sell? Moreover, if the foolish were lost, why would the wise intentionally lie to them, imparting hope? Is that a Christian thing to do?

Only a few in Sardis will walk with Christ in white. Can only a few be descriptive of an at-once pre-trib Rapture of the entire Church? Descriptive of Second Coming Only Theology?

In all of this, the night-trib position is correct—watch therefore in that Night—the Tribulation, just as we are commanded (Mark 13:33:37; Rev. 3:3, 16:15)!

The Night-trib View Is That Christ Returns in The Spiritual Night Of The Seven-Year Tribulation!

 

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