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Rev Robert Fuller


  •               This word RAPTURE. I find it extremely interesting that so many quote this as scripture, when in fact the word appears no where in the  KJV, NKJV, NLT, NIV, ESV,RVR, NASB,RSV, ASV, YNG, WEB, HNV, Latin Vulgate, WLC(Hebrew), LXX(Greek), mGNT(Greek) or TR(Greek).  It does show up in the DBY Concordance  in this statement  Sgs 2:3 " As the apple-tree among the trees of the wood, So is my beloved among the sons: In his shadow have I rapture and sit down; And his fruit is sweet to my taste."

                 The scripture does however speak of the Lord's return and of the RESURRECTION. I find KJV Rev 20:5-6 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.

                   I find it interesting as well that this "first resurrection" takes place well after what most call the tribulation. I think it is also important to make note of KJV Mat 24:29-31 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.

                    John Nelson Darby is credited for the creation of Dispensationalism. The doctrine of a secret rapture was first conceived by John Nelson Darby of the Plymouth Brethren in 1827. Darby, known as the father of dispensationalism, invented the doctrine claiming there were not one, but two "second comings." This teaching was immediately challenged as unbiblical by other members of the Brethren. Samuel P. Tregelles, a noted biblical scholar, rejected Darby's new interpretation as the "height of speculative nonsense." So tenuous was Darby's rapture theory that he had lingering doubts about it as late as 1843, and possibly 1845. Another member of the Plymouth Brethren, B.W. Newton, disputed Darby's new doctrine claiming such a conclusion was only possible if one declared certain passages to be "renounced as not properly ours." The concept of the modern rapture was born from these Ideals.

                                                                                            Just An Old Preacher's Opinion

                                                                                                           Rev Robert Fuller

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