How to Find the Rapture in the New Testament

I was told that the Rapture is not in the Bible. In fact, more than one person has repeated this refutation of the glorious hope of the Church. My answer is that this event is found in Paul’s Second Epistle to the Church at Thessalonica. The negative rebuttal is that the word “rapture” is not in the Bible. This is simply answered by reading the passage in a Latin translation. Take a look: Greek text: τοῦτο γὰρ ὑμῖν λέγομεν ἐν λόγῳ κυρίου, ὅτι ἡμεῖς οἱ ζῶντες οἱ περιλειπόμενοι εἰς τὴν παρουσίαν τοῦ κυρίου οὐ μὴ φθάσωμεν τοὺς κοιμηθέντας· ὅτι […]

Islam Is Not a Cult

A cult1 is a group that departs from the basic beliefs of Christianity yet claims to be Christian. The Jehovah’s Witnesses are a fine example of a cult. They claim to honor the God of the Bible and to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, yet they have re-written the Bible to fit their own teachings, that is, the teachings of Charles Taze Russell, including Russell’s idea that Jesus was not God. Yet, in spite of all these fundamental changes, Jehovah’s Witnesses think they are Christians. They are not. Islam is a major world religion, not a group claiming to be […]