The #Rapture and the #Tribulation Debunked

R4E121217 – The Rapture and the Tribulation by Douglas Jacoby

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Order of events, popular Christianity:

  • Second coming
  • Rapture
  • Tribulation (for unbelievers)

Order of events in New Testament:

  • Tribulation (throughout our lives as believers)
  • Second coming
  • General resurrection + rapture
  • Judgment Day
  • Eternal destiny: heaven or hell

Etymology

  • Rapture < Latin rapire, translating Greek harpadzomai (snatch) in 1 Thessalonians 4:17
  • Tribulation < Latin tribulatio, translating Greek thlipsis (oppression, affliction)

Scriptures cited

  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 (see also 5:1-2)
  • John 5:28-29
  • Exodus 7-12
  • Revelation 6-19
  • Luke 9:52-56
  • Jonah 3:10-4:5

Further

  • Revelation 7:14 actually says that the righteous experience the tribulation. I.e., they are delivered through it (not from it).
  • Listen to the previous podcast in this series, 2010, 2012, & the End of the World.
  • See the N.T. chapter notes, e.g. those on 1 Thessalonians 4, or any other chapters in the series.

The Rapture and the Tribulation by Douglas Jacoby

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