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Re: “A Brief History of the End of Time

[Interesting info, Cate. Here's what I found recently on the net.]

The Pretrib Rapture Jackpot!

by Bruce Rockwell

Attention, writers. You can make millions by promoting the pretrib rapture!
As you know, pretrib began in Scotland in 1830. Early developers including Edward Irving and John Darby admitted it was then a totally new view that had never been part of any theology or organized church.
They also admitted that it had suddenly sprung from only OT and NT "types" and "symbols" and not from any clear Bible statement! (Part of their "cut and paste" included stretching forward "gather" (Matt. 24:31) on their "charts" and turning it into a pretrib coming!)
As late as 1957, pretrib expert John Walvoord admitted in "The Rapture Question" (p. 148) that "pretribulationism" is NOT "an explicit teaching of Scripture"!
Since the early 1900s pretrib has been sold by novelists like Sydney Watson (in 1913) and by Salem Kirban whose "Left Behind"-type novel "666" came out in 1970 - the same year Hal Lindsey's "The Late Great Planet Earth" started breaking sales records.
The very first pretrib rapture novel titled "Left Behind" came from the joint pens of Peter and Patti Lalonde in mid-1995 before Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins somehow came up with the very same title: "Left Behind"!
The pretrib rapture view, which admittedly is only an "inference" and not "explicit," rests basically on verses in John 14, I Thess. 4, and I Cor. 15, none of which have either a "taken/left" separation or exciting, nail-biting scenarios that can "sell" pretrib.
You have to go to Revelation's action-packed chapters instead. When you do, you discover they can be tied to end time details found basically in the Olivet Discourse.
As you know, pretribs believe in two stages; Stage 1 is the pretrib rapture which supposedly occurs several years before Stage 2 which is the posttrib second coming to earth.
Since the three "rapture" chapters listed above don't have any clear rapture-type separation between the "righteous" and the "wicked," your best launching pad if you want to be a bestselling author is "the one shall be taken, and the other left" phrase in Matt. 24:40, 41 and Luke 17:34-36.
Trouble is, Dr. Walvoord and many other pretrib leaders declare that the "one taken" refers to the "wicked" taken in judgment while the "righteous" are left! But since average pew-sitters don't seem to know this, you can easily convince them that the "one taken" is a sort of code for an any-moment pretrib rapture!
And the pew-sitters don't know that Walvoord etc. also teach that the same phrase is part of "non-imminent" Stage 2 which is posttrib (and not pretrib) and is on "Jewish" (and not "Church") ground!
In order to preserve Stage 1 (the long-stretched-forward pretrib rapture), pretrib merchandisers in recent decades have been stretching forward various aspects found in Stage 2 and quietly applying them to Stage 1. Aspects include "the day of the Lord," "God's wrath," "the taken/left phrase," "the unknown day and hour," and Christ's coming "as a thief" (which in the Bible is always tied to Armageddon and other posttrib events).
(For more on the above, Google "The Correct Answer to Who's Taken" etc. on Joe Ortiz's blog of Apr. 12, 2010. Sure, there's disagreement on who's "taken" first, but pretrib pew-sitters forget or don't know that THE TAKEN/LEFT PHRASE IS FOUND IN ONLY A POSTTRIB SETTING IN THE BIBLE!!)
Yes, I've told you how you can turn yourself into a bestselling, wealthy author.
But unfortunately you have some competition because LaHaye and Jenkins have long been aware of the above facts. And for years they've been milking their 19th century cash cow (which hasn't dried up yet) to shatter all-time sales records and make millions of pretrib dollars that are destined to be left behind!
For more on LaHaye etc. Google "The 'Left Behind' Rupture," "LaHaye's Temperament," "Jerry Jenkins Apologizes for Being Seen Gambling in Casinos," "Pretrib Rapture Diehards," "Thomas Ice (Bloopers)," "Pretrib Rapture Pride," "Walvoord Melts Ice," "Famous Rapture Watchers," "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart," "Pretrib Rapture's Missing Lines," "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism," "Evangelicals Use Occult Deception," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," "Letter from Mrs. Billy Graham," "Pretrib Rapture: A Staged Event," "Pretrib Rapture Stealth," "Pretrib Hypocrisy," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty." (Most of these are by the author of "The Rapture Plot," the most accurate and documented book on pretrib rapture history, obtainable by calling 800.643.4645.) BTW, for a unique Obama-inspired article, Google "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up."
In closing let me say that Jeremiah 17:11 warns that "he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool."
And you can bet on this!

Posted by Johnny Ward on 09/29/2014 at 2:00 AM

Re: “Moreno fights to keep Chick-fil-A out of his "hipster ward"

The Anti-Chick-fil-A Jihad !

(This sinister jihad is part of the end-time "days of Lot" - coordinated worldwide by powerful unseen beings - that Jesus predicted in Luke 17. To see if you are part of this soul-damning craze, read on!)

Google “Zombietime” and click on “Up Your Alley Fair.” After recovering, Yahoo “God to Same-Sexers: Hurry Up” on the “ucmpage” listing (even Jesus told Judas to hurry up – John 13:27). Also Yahoo “Dangerous Radicals of the Religious Right.”
Read this before the predicted California earthquake happens a la Rev.16:19 (“the cities of the nations fell”) – and before hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other disasters occur! The fast-moving goal of Gaydom is to quietly sneak its depravity on to every Main Street on earth while normal folks stay asleep and do nothing. I wonder how soon San Francisco's underground saint - San Andreas - will get a big jolt out of the public gay porn that goes on over his head in "Madam" Nancy Pelosi's brothel district in front of children! Not one to mince words, Jesus said in Mark 9:42 that anyone hurting a child in any way deserves to be hanged and have his body thrown into the ocean!
It's far from coincidental that the more America elevates gays and senseless violence (see the predicted "days" of "Lot" and "Noah" in Luke 17), the more the cost of gas, food etc. goes up! If America is smart, it will pick up the big dust-covered book everyone owns and almost never reads - no, not the Sears catalog - and find out that the One who made the universe has some rights too! (Also Google "Obama Fulfilling the Bible.")
Gays like to say that Jesus didn't explicitly mention homosexuality. Well, when gays are about to have a birthday, they don't talk about all the things they don't want. Instead they speak positively about what they'd like to receive. In the same manner Jesus, instead of negatively listing every sexual variation and perversion that He knew mankind would invent, avoided an endless list of "thou-shall-nots" and positively stated that marriage was created for only one man and one woman. BTW, by fulfilling the same "days of Lot," gays are actually hurrying up the return of Christ as Judge and helping to make the Bible even more believable!

(Obama and his porn-protecting California friends - including Brown and Pelosi - did NOT approve of this message.)

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Posted by Johnny Ward on 07/31/2012 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Moreno fights to keep Chick-fil-A out of his "hipster ward"

[While "Emanuel" means "God with us," in Chicago it means "Satan with us"! BTW, I found this web snippet which puts a spotlight on the DC tyrant behind the "chikin" fight!]

We Are In Obama's Dark Night !

A night of spiritual, social, mental, and economic darkness that he's created for us!
Are you aware that Barack Hussein Obama can be found in the Bible?
Proverbs 19:10 (NIV): "It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury - how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!"
Also Proverbs 30:22 (NIV) which says that the earth cannot bear up under "a servant who becomes king."
And Ecclesiastes 5:2-3 (KJV) advises: "let thy words be few...a fool's voice is known by multitude of words."
Although Obama is not descended from slaves, he may feel that he's destined to become a black-slavery avenger.
Or maybe an enslaver of all free citizens!
For some stunning info on Obama and his fellow subversives, Google or MSN the newest versions of "Obama Promotes Public Sex," "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," "David Letterman's Hate Etc.," "Un-Americans Fight Franklin Graham" and also "Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman." Also Google "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up" and "Prof. F. N. Lee's ISLAM IN THE BIBLE [PDF]."
PS - Since Christians are commanded to ask God to send severe judgment on persons who commit and support the worst forms of evil (see I Cor. 5 and note "taken away"), Christians everywhere should constantly pray that the Lord will soon "take away" or at least overthrow all US leaders who continue to sear their conscience and arrogantly trample the God-given rights of the majority including the rights of the unborn. Do we need a second American Revolution?

A Kansas Patriot (who won FIRST PLACE over 2200 entrants in a nationwide Americanism essay contest)

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Posted by Johnny Ward on 07/29/2012 at 1:38 AM

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