Friday, February 24, 2017

Is The Lord's Coming Imminent? (LG24)

This recent doctrine of a secret Rapture that the coming of the Lord is imminent, is taught in many churches and is made popular by movies such as 'A thief in the night', 'Vanished', etc. making Christians in general to believe it.

They reasoned that since no one knows the day and hour of His Coming, then He can come at any time, even at this very moment, thus completely ignoring our Lord's end time prophecies.

2Thess 2:1-4  Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.

These verses clearly warn us that whoever, believes that Rapture can occur before the man of sin (Antichrist) declaring himself as god in the temple of God, has already been deceived.
This type of doctrine is deceptive. and therefore should be classified as heresy.

James 5:19-20  Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins.