Donna Danna (5 Dec 2021)

In reply to your 11/28 post falling away ( in my opinion "falling away" has to do with falling away from the faith which is another word for apostasy.

I don't think "falling away"is Satan or Lucifer falling from heaven.  Sorry I didn't make that clear in my 11/21 post IS THE "FALLING AWAY" SATAN BEING CAST DOWN FROM HEAVEN TO EARTH? (

Garry B. believes that Satan is "falling away" according to his 11/07 post WHO IS IT THAT IS FALLING AWAY ? (

Some people believe that the "falling away" doesn't refer to a departure or falling away from the faith but refers to a departure to heaven which is the blessed hope of the rapture.  However, let's look at the wording in 2 Thess. 2:1-4, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God."

Our gathering together unto Jesus is the day of the rapture which in my opinion is the day of Christ. For that day (of Christ or day of the rapture) shall not come, except there come a falling away first. How can there be a departure to heaven first before the day of Christ if the departure to heaven is the day of the rapture and the day of Christ?  It makes no sense to me.  How do you explain it?