Bruce Baber (30 July 2011)
"To Steve Coerper re Two Feet of the Body of Christ"

 
Steve,

I truly appreciate your thoughts on The Two Feet of the Body of Christ.  You are correct in that Joseph married his gentile bride earlier.  Gen. 41: 44 Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, but without your word no one will lift hand or foot in all Egypt.” 45 Pharaoh gave Joseph the name Zaphenath-Paneah and gave him Asenath daughter of Potiphera, priest of On,[a] to be his wife. And Joseph went throughout the land of Egypt.
 
I think insofar as Joseph marrying Asenath when he did, it still remains a good parallel to Jesus taking a bride pretrib. Parallels can take us only so far, but I think the overall rationale still works. 

I see you were reluctant to go along with there being two raptures.  I think, if I understood correctly, that you believe that the Holy Spirit can't be diminished in our lives and as such there will be just one rapture for all Christians.  We differ on that and I respect your thoughts on the matter. 

Let's just agree that we have some different thoughts on a few things.  I know I have truly benefited from many of your studies and I enjoy reading your posts on Five Doves.  I appreciate your diligence for the Lord. We both know there are so many things we will have to wait to find out, but maybe the waiting won't be long.

 

YBIC

Bruce Baber