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Originally published in "The Lord's Coming Herald & Wesleyan Bible Prophecy Advocate," August/Setember, 2010

Meet The Rapture Skeptics

When it comes to the subject of the rapture of the church confusion reigns.

The cause of this confusion can be laid squarely at the feet of that system of modern popular false teaching known as dispensational premillennialism, or Scofield/Darbyism. The influence of this heresy on the public perception of the rapture is enormous. The issue? Everybody seems to be “hung up” over the controversy known as the rapture position question. This is the pre, mid, or post-tribulation coming for the rapture debate.

The problem here is that dispensationalism has misinterpreted Daniel’s prophecy of the Seventy Weeks. On the basis of that mistake everyone who has been taken in by dispensationalism imagines the existence of some future seven year great tribulation period. Yet the New Testament itself nowhere mentions any future tribulation period that must last for seven years!

This knowledge directly affects our understanding of the rapture. Nowhere does the New Testament place the rapture of the church within the context of any seven years. This insight, logically speaking, throws a mon-key wrench and a hand grenade into the crucible of mentality that informs dispensationalism.

The dispensational scandal has led millions into cognitive dissonance, then skepticism, over the rapture. To see through this hoax please read our books.

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