Then some point after this the rapture will take place. But commentaries miss this point because they miss the cohesive link between Matthew —53 and 1 Thessalonians — When Jesus returns it will not unfold how the Left Behind movies portray it, nor will it be how amillennialists portray it as some amorphous, instantaneous event where everything is ushered into the eternal state.
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Listen to find out how Dr. Understanding the Book of Revelation. Error - There was an error with your download request. Try again later. Get the Stitcher App Take your podcasts on-the-go! Download The Free App. Get the Stitcher App Send a link to your phone to take your podcasts on the go. We Sent You a Link Did you get it? Retry Close. It literally makes no sense to read it. While some modern translations are indeed worse than KJV — there are now much closer to the original Hebrew and Greek translations with much more accuracy.
I have been bothered by this as well. Maybe if we are just sleeping it wont be as any time passed. We just wake up like it is the next day even though maybe 50 years have passed while we were just sleeping…like Rip van Winkle kind of thing. I agree with you, I dont care if we are sleeping or in Glory. I know that is my final home and it does my soul well to claim that as my immediate home after death and teach my children the same!
Wonderful items from you, man. You are making it entertaining and you continue to care for to keep it sensible. This is actually a great website. Where does the story of Lazarus and the rich man fit in? I apologize if this was already addressed, I skimmed over the article rather quickly here at work and has proved to spark a very thoughtful, provocative conversation amongst coworkers.
When he made up a story about the Good samaritan was he being deceitful because the men did not actually exist? HE was making a point and the details of the story do not need to be true in fact for the point to be made! After all, on that day Jesus was dead and in the grave, not in prardise. It is a reference to a future event, and the use of today was to add emphasis on the words he spoke on that day. All of these verses refrence the body being ressurected. Nowhere do these scripture give reference to our spirit which goes to heaven to be with our Lord at the very instance we die.
The other thing to note is that heaven is not paradise.
Why would it take being absent from the body of Christ to be present with Him? How could you get anything else out of it?
How do you explain Isaiah ? Isa NIV or Ezekiel 37? Hi there, yup this paragraph is truly nice and I have learned lot of things from it about blogging. Jimmy, no misdirection intended. Yes, there are no commas in Greek, but there is punctuation in English and they make a huge difference for us in the understanding conveyed in a translation. The understanding of Jesus statement must be understood in light of the whole of scripture, which clearly teaches that when you die you are dead, which is why there is a resurrection.
Actually, the Bible never says that. That is very much twisting it to fit a meaning. I mean, you even cut off half of the verse to fit your narrative. Please re-read it. Thank you many people sat that when someone dies they go straight to heaven which is not real. Thank God for your articles. As we all know but often hate to admit, a popular viewpoint or opinion is not always correct. Thank you for pointing out clearly what most of us do not want to think about. At present, our personal accountability is something that is easier to overlook than address, but we will all have to face the music.
At that time, may God be merciful to us all and forgive us for being wilfully being ignorant in this life. Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city. I enjoy the audio cd teachings, books and other items you offer. Thanks and God Bless.
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Thanks for this article. God bless us all. Great Article, you nailed it. I have also done a study on this on my website and came to the same conclusion, but with not as many scriptures as you have here. When Christ who is your life appears then you also will appear with him in glory. God instituted it immediately after Adam and Eve sinned Gen It is also the basis for the Levitical Laws of sacrifice Ex ; Num.
Thanks so much for this. I was filled with a hope as I was reading this. A light. I am reading a lot of articles on your site, but this was the first. I confused you by this other comment. What I mean is there are many books out of people who have died and claimed they saw loved ones and a white light and a sense of peace. Is this all of Satan?
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Jody, Thanks for the question. People may also have had a spiritual revelation via God, or from demons. But the experiences do not invalidate the clear teaching of scripture. That was so Accurate… I learned exactly what you taught in the way international! Thank you for sharing the Word of God. When people talk about seeing Jesus, Heaven, or Hell during near-death experiences, are they having revelations of future events? Thank you for the very detailed and clear backed-up by Scripture explanation.
After we buried our grandmother, I was walking down the graveyard with my aunt who is a Christian and reads the bible daily, she pointed out the fact that all of the graves were pointed in a certain direction, west or east I cant remember which, but she was talking about how that was done on purpose because when Christ comes back, the body in the grave is risen during the rapture? I just understood that to mean that the spirit will be in heaven after death but that we would get a different type of body after resurrection.
Now it looks like that was untrue but that we are neither in spirit or a physical body in heaven afterward but a time and space of nothingness until the resurrection?
I have heard of this doctrine before but rarely do you ever hear about this being preached??? So we can rise up and see Him. You fail to explain how and why Jesus would tell the thief on the cross that Todsy you will be with me in Paradise. Was this thief given special dispensation??? You are misreading Jesus statement because of the punctuation that was added.
Consider changing the location of the coma and you get an entirely different meaning, one that is consistent with the testimony of the rest of Scripture on the state of the dead. It is a promise of a future event. Vogel, and that translations say that because the translators translated according to their bias, which is that when you die you are alive.