Hello, John and Doves,Sister Marie, you have presented an absolutely outstanding interpretation of John 10:16 and John 10:27. Simply put, only those sheep who hear Jesus' voice [1 Thessalonians 4:16] will go in the Rapture. Time will tell.In HaShem [The Name],Mike C._________________________________________________________________________________
Marie Komar (28 March 2011)
"What did I miss?"
What did I miss?
In a nut-shell, this interpretation of Scripture makes sense to me:
The Bema Judgment distribution of rewards is attended by all those believers who are raptured. Some of them will get several crowns while others are there by ’the skin of their teeth’ and receive no rewards. So, some are more worthy in their faithfulness to Jesus than others. But, all believers are saved and are worthy because they are in Christ and Christ is worthy. Therefore, only CINOs are left-behind (Christians In Name Only). These will have an opportunity to be truly saved during the trib. The rest of the Gentiles will have fallen to the deception of the anti-christ.
Please expound on what I am missing in thinking that all true believers may be ‘the Bride’ and all will be included in the rapture.