In response to Gothi's post yesterday.
Thanks Gothi for your post in regards to the issue of "worthiness", especially
when it relates to the Rapture. I know some believe that not all truly saved
Christians will be raptured. I understand the seemingly conflicting scriptures
that one may interpret as to exclude some believers from the Rapture. However,
as we all have been taught, we must let scripture interpret scripture and not isolate
certain verses. We'd all be doomed if we interpreted scripture without the full context of the Bible.
The truth is, as you have stated, we all have sinned and keep on sinning. We have a propensity
to satisfy our fleshly desires daily. Many times the flesh wins the battle, but praise to Jesus because He has
won the war. We can't lose ! Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Whether we
sin 30 times a day or 300 times a day God forgives us just the same. All born again
believers will be raptured because of Jesus' great love,mercy,compassion,and forgiveness.
When God saved us, all our sins past, present, and future were forgiven. So because of His work and
atonement we are made righteous ,holy, and worthy. It's all because of Jesus. We can't do a
single thing to earn merit or favor. Likewise, we can't do a single thing to be raptured.
It's only because of the Holy Spirit residing in us that we will have the great privilege
of meeting our Lord in the air. Can't wait !