David Blackman (25 May 2014)
"Reply: Donna Cothran (18 May 2014) "who are the 'overcomers' in the rapture?""

Hi Donna,


it's our 'natural' tendency to want to help Jesus save us, isn't it .  is there a partial rapture?    . .   thankfully our Lord tells us through His Word, He is the  Author and Finisher of our faith . . to all who truly believe Jesus is Who He says He is are born again shall go in the rapture  ~~ no where in Scripture does it say those born again can become 'unborn' . . and that's good news ~~

It’s clear that we’re saved by grace through faith, not by our works, and being saved qualifies us for the rapture.

Each of the seven letters to seven Churches (Rev. 2&3) warns against some departure from the simplicity of the Gospel and its promise of eternal life, and promises blessings to “over comers” who heed the warnings. John, who wrote his 3 letters to the church around the same time that he wrote the Revelation, explained what it means to be an overcomer.

Who is it that overcomes the world? Only he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:5)

Note that the emphasis is on belief, just as it’s always been. It amazes me how those who try to attach some standard of worthiness to the blessings we’re promised fail to realize that in doing so they’re disqualifying themselves along with everyone else. No one has ever completely overcome “the world, the flesh and the devil” and after that it’s just a matter of degree.