What About The Rapture?
01-26-2010, 09:46 PM
RE: What About The Rapture?
Let me put in the previous verses so you can see that it is the Holy Spirit and He is only taken out of the way
2 Thes 2:3-8
3: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition:
4:Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
5:Remember ye not, that when I was yet with you, I told you these thing?
6:And now ye know what withhold that he might be revealed in his time.
7: For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only HE who now letteth will let, until HE be taken out of the way
8: And then shall the Wicked be revealed
6: And now you know what is restraining him ( from being revealed at this time); it is so that he may be manifested (revealed) in his own time.
7: For the mystery of lawlessness (that hidden principle of rebellion against constituted authority) is already at work in the world, (but it is ) restrained only until HE who restrains is taken out of the way.
8: And then the lawless one (the antichrist) will be revealed
The key to these verses is taken out of the way.
These verses do not say anything about the Holy Spirit being removed. It just says the Holy Spirit is taken out of the way, like a tree taken out of the way on the road which hinders cars from going through. The tree is not removed from the earth just set aside to allow the cars to go through or like a deer that is on the road when hit by a car, then taken out of the way. The deer is still seen on the side of the road. It was just taken out of the way.
The bible says that satin has been rebelling against God for a long time now. These verses are not referring the rebellion. It is referring to the revealing of that Man of Sin, the Son of Perdition who sitteth in the temple and there is something that is restraining him from being revealed. Then it tells us what that something is - until HE ( a person, the Holy Spirit) who Restrains is taken out of the way.
The Holy Spirit is restraining the revealing of the man of sin. When the man of sin is revealed the Holy Spirit will only have stopped his restrain on that revealing, not leaving the earth. So He, the Holy Spirit is still here on earth and will still draw men to Christ.
I guess that depends on if you believe the 1000 year reign is already here or if it is coming. If you believe it is already here could you give me some verses on this. Thanks.
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RE: What About The Rapture? - Saltyone - 01-26-2010 09:46 PM
RE: What About the Rapture? - strefanash - 12-25-2008, 10:29 PM
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