Jimmy (30 Aug 2011)
"Lewis Brackett"

I just wanted to let you know that I agree with you 100%. There are two obvious promises in the scriptures, which today are scoffed at inside and outside the Church. 1.The Promise Land, nope they (the Jews) are occupiers. 2. The Blessed Hope ( looking for our Great God and Savior, Jesus Christ) nope the wrath poured out on Christ wasn't enough, we need to go into the tribulation period. I need to be more purified by the tribulation. The promise to the Jews and the promise to the Church under attack. Many people considered Kenneth Wiest (spelling) one of the better Greek scholars of the 20th century. He said that it was a word expressing movement as in physical such as getting on a bus..going from one physical location to another..an the article "the" made it specific (my strong suit is not English, so if my grammar terms are wrong so be it), but "the" made that departure a certain departure. My understanding is there where actually 6 translations before the KJV which had the departure? I think you mentioned five. My understand is that these epistles ( 1st and 2nd Thess.) was perhaps the first that Paul put on paper? He was writing to warn them not to pay attention to this forged letter..didn't I tell you that that day can't come until the departure comes first. Apostasy has taken place since Christ ascended into Heaven, so there has been a falling away since day one. I don't believe anywhere in that area of scripture is faith per say being mentioned . It is talking about the man of sin and the Day of the Lord coming upon this world. God is about to declare war on this world and even in this world before wars are fought countries call their Ambassadors home first. My bible tells me that "I am an Ambassador of Christ". Keep Looking Up, Jimmy