Fay (31 Oct 2021)
"Garry B re How long after 69 Weeks."

 

Hi Garry,


Spot on! your post linked below. There is no evidence to support a 7 year trib. This has bothered me for a long time. And it bothers me even more now. Because there seems to be a mind-set that will stick doggedly to this time sequence, simply because it is the accepted narrative. As posted last week - Revelation 13:5 does not indicate a further 42 months other than the 42 months the dragon is granted authority to act. See 2nd link.


Another thing that has bothered me is the use of 2 Thessalonians 2:3 regarding the word apostasia or "falling away" or "rebellion". So many Bible teachers have attempted to twist this phrase into fitting the rapture. Saying that "falling away" really means "rapture". Nelson Walters covered this well but I am still astonished that this narrative stood for so long. See the 3rd link. A direct translation from the Greek renders the word "apostasy". NOT ' rebellion' and NOT 'Falling Away'. Even at a huge stretch - the misuse of this passage is beyond misleading. It has obviously been twisted to suit a preferred narrative.


I fail to see why this has all been allowed. And why rock solid Bible teachers continue with an obviously erroneous narrative. It is baffling.


http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2021/garryb1024-3.htm


https://biblehub.com/interlinear/revelation/13-5.htm


https://biblehub.com/interlinear/2_thessalonians/2-3.htm