Alan T (18 Feb 2012)
"Bruce Warner: RE : Let me put this as politely as I can"


 
Bruce,
Calling anyone false teachers for  believing that the rapture of the church, the body of Christ, was NOT what the Lord was referring to in Mat. 24 is completely ridiculous...no offence.
Paul explicitly stated that this mystery\ eternal security\rapture\unconditional grace was not revealed before until it was revealed to him by the Lord directly. Afterward, in relation to the closing of the great tribulation, the post-tribulation harvest\ catching away is what Mat. 24 & Rev. 14 is referring to, followed by the treading of the winepress of the wrath of God, and the restoration of the Kingdom of Heaven and The gathering of the Tribes as mentioned in the Prophets, and initiation of the Millennial reign. This  tribulation-great tribulation\ readiness period\ salvation through the Jews is a re-continuation of the mid-acts period that was cut off|||| and detoured to the Gentiles after Israel stoned Steven, rejected their Savior, and were blinded as a nation. The emphasis in Acts leaving peter and focusing on Paul cements this.
We MUST make these divisions or the bible can be made into a disinformation weapon against the ignorant to the peril of the foolish who will not understand what is expected and required of them in what period they are in..You can't teach pauline grace doctrine after the rapture..or readiness works doctrine before the rapture.


Always looking up

Alan T