Joe Callaway (21 May 2011)
"RE:Paul Wilson"


 
 
"My problem with this is people say the 5 foolish will be left behind to get right with God (buy more oil) and then be raptured in a mid trib rapture BUT in Matthew 25 he says “But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.” and they were NOT let in. So if the ten are the bride half of the bride isn't getting in, not just to the wedding but to heaven too, because he will say “I know you not” to them. Doesn’t seem to fit. Even if the ten are the church half would not get in. No matter who is the foolish half they aren’t raptured at any point based on Mt 25:12."
 
The 5 foolish virgins were never saved to begin with.
Matthew 25:12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
As you can see, Jesus knows his sheep, these 5 foolish virgins he does not know.  Also, the oil represents the Holy Spirit...
Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
All believers are sealed by the Holy Spirit till the day of redemption, the fact these people do not have oil is proof they never had the Holy Spirit.  So as with any unbeliever, they shall be left behind. You can make the case the 5 foolish are people who are christian in name only, but actually being saved? No, I do not believe so.