C HAPTER 18 Section
With that in mind, letâ€™s take a look at what will transpire in the end times from the perspective of dispensational premillennialism. Final Judgment Second Coming of Christ
Godâ€™s Work with Israel
Godâ€™s Work with the Church
WHAT IS â€œTHE R APTUREâ€?? Someday, Jesus will return and his people will be caught up to meet him in the air. On this point, everyone who trusts the teachings of Scripture finds common ground. This is precisely what the apostle Paul predicted in his letter to the Thessalonians: â€œFor the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord foreverâ€? (1 Thessalonians 4:16â€“17). This event is known as â€œthe rapture.â€? The word â€œraptureâ€? does not appear in most English translations of the New Testament. Still, â€œraptureâ€? is a thoroughly biblical term. In Latin translations of 1 Thessalonians 4:17, the term rendered â€œcaught upâ€? or â€œtaken 0XUDOIURP9RURQHĹ?0RQDVWHU\5RPDQLD
upâ€? in English versions is the verb rapiemur, from the noun raptus. The word â€œraptureâ€? simply comes from Paulâ€™s own words in the Latin Bible and means â€œbeing caught up.â€? 304
Published on Jul 20, 2011
Selected Sample Pages from the NEW Rose Guide to End Times Prophecy by Dr. Timothy Paul Jones, Associate Professor, Southern Baptist Theolog...