Why do people make a big deal about eschatology? I can say I personally hope for a pre-tribulation Rapture, but both sides have good arguments.
One of my biggest hang ups with pre-trib is simply this. As a Oneness Apostolic believer, I preach that Acts 2:38 is the everlasting Gospel. From my reading and studying the pre-trib theory (and please correct me if I'm wrong) it teaches that the Jews will be able to be saved without having to obey Acts 2:38?
Heresy is quite a big deal and will cause people to be eternally challenged.
Do you really think the 144,000 will obey Acts 2:38 considering that the Holy Spirit will already be lifted up with the Church and the Church age will have ended?
Remember that the antichrist cannot be revealed until the Spirit of Christ AKA the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way.
2Thess 2:7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way.
2Thess 2:8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:
2Thess 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders
Remember also that Jesus said that He would not leave us or forsake us.
When the Holy Spirit goes, the Church goes with Him. That still leaves the Jews and a covenant with their God, and the antichrist on the Earth.
I do not claim to understand all that but I don't plan to be here.
Rom 11:19 Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
Rom 11:20 Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear:
Rom 11:21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
Rom 11:22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.
Rom 11:23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Rom 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
Rom 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
There will be Jews here after the Church is gone and the Church age or Church dispensation is ended. We are to be respectful towards the Jews who are God's elect.
In some ways I feel that God's relationship and plans for His elect after the Rapture are kind of none of my business.
Jews in this hour should obey Acts 2:38 and become Christians, but they were given a blindness for a season so that most will not.
Brian White was here as the Christian Contender and was an admin here on this board. He was quite dishonest with me, especially towards the end.
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