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“The World Ends” and the Rapture


There appears to be more then the normal number of rapture date setters and apocalyptic warn-ers lately. The latter must be a sign of the fear and instability many people are feeling.

According to this person the rapture [was/is] to possibly take place today:

WARNING: Will The Rapture take place on Monday-September 21st 2009, at The Last Trump of Rosh Hashanah? (click  Here)HT

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We are commanded to know the signs of the times and to be  prepared to meet The Lord in the air at the catching away of the believers.  The Bible teaches that the church (Jesus’ bride) will not be here during the 7-year period known as The Tribulation.

Astronomical signs prove 100% that the ending of the 7-year tribulation period is at the end of 2015! Therefore, the beginning of the 7-year Tribulation period starts by FALL 2009!

POSSIBLE EVENTS IN FALL 2009: Rapture of the Bride (Church) to Heaven (for our wedding)

AROUND: FALL 2009? At the time of the Rapture, there might be a global Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) that would throw the whole world back to the Stone Age.

The History Channel has caught the Mayan Calendar (year 2012) fever with a 12-part series which debuted this month:

‘End of the World’ Myths Dupe Millions

Bestselling author, apocalyptic expert exposes false views of the Book of Revelation and “the end of days”

These are scary times. “Will the U.S. dollar collapse?” “Will there be a global economic meltdown?” “Will swine flu explode out of control?” “What about Iranian threats against Israel, terrorist nukes, and Al-Queda plots against the west?” These are only some of the questions causing inquiring minds to wonder whether this ancient Bible verse is now being fulfilled:

“Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth” (Luke 21:26).

Capitalizing on intense public interest in Earth’s “final days,” the Mayan Calendar, and the possibility of an apocalyptic holocaust in 2012, The History Channel debuted on September 9, 2009, its first program in a 12-part series entitled, The Nostradamus Effect, about whether “The End is near,” or whether it isn’t.

“Doomsday Prophecies” “Unravel the Mysteries” “Unlock the Secrets,” “Who is the Antichrist?” teases The History Channel’s promotional video. Two of these History Channel programs, “7th Seal: Timeline for Destruction” [Program 8] and “The War Scroll” (Program 12) feature apocalyptic expert Steve Wohlberg.

Steve Wohlberg:

“Millions of Christians expect to vanish any day now in an event called the Rapture,” reports Wohlberg. “They’re mistaken.” “Others predict the rise of a sinister, Mr. Evil, as the Antichrist foretold in Revelation. Wrong again.” “Still others forecast global peace and a happy millennium, but that’s not right either.” “There are so many myths and delusions,” Wohlberg contends, “that truth seems difficult to find. Yet it’s plainly stated in the Bible, and we can know it.”

Steve Wohlberg is the Speaker/Director of White Horse Media (Newport, WA). TV producer, radio host, and the author of 23 books, he has been a special guest on over 500 radio and TV shows, has spoken by special invitation inside the Pentagon and U.S. Senate, and is featured in two of The History Channel’s apocalyptic 12-part saga, The Nostradamus Effect. His most controversial book, End Time Delusions: The Rapture, the Antichrist, Israel, and the End of the World (Destiny Image, 2004)

I chose to post these two because of the stark contrast in theology and eschatological beliefs between the author of the Rapture Website and White Horse media’s Steve Wohlberg.

Isn’t it interesting that two Christians can both study the bible and come up with such apposing views concerning eschatology?

“But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” –  Matthew 24:36

10 comments on ““The World Ends” and the Rapture

  1. The one thing for me so decisive when pondering these sorts of topics is the contradiction these date setters establish in conflict with this Word to the Church at Colossae:

    Col 3:1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    Col 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
    Col 3:3 For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
    Col 3:4 When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.

    Now, I realize that some among us, that is, humanity among the great Body, the Church, the Holy Dwelling Places of the Most High, who dwell on the earth in this generation, take in these date setter predictions in quite a different way than “we” should, that is the Church should.

    Also, immature “True” Believers of the Body of Christ will have a conflict within their soul if someone of stature does not come alongside them and settle them down and establish them in the Truth as those verses from Colossians does, cited above.

    The point is, as Paul wrote to the Colossians, we, that are dead to sin and “alive” unto God, having been conjoined to Christ already by the Hand of God, are to focus on what’s up in Heaven and not what’s going to happen down here on earth. The Scripture does not teach this: “….If then you have been raised with Christ, do nothing about that but still seek for as much of the earthly life as you can before the things that are going to happen on earth happen….”.

    We are simultaneous, both seated in Heavenly Places in Christ, being “born again” and we are living out the rest of our days on earth for the Glory of the Triune God, Our Heavenly Father being the central focus of all we do now, all the while Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are actively assisting us “keep” our focus on God’s Work on earth as directed by Him from Heaven, and God’s Word from Heaven to be lived out on earth as guided by the Holy Ghost, Who is here among us!

    Act 20:32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
    Act 20:33 I coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel.
    Act 20:34 You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me.
    Act 20:35 In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.'”

    We have a saying around here that goes something like this:::>

    “….For Christians, today is as good a day to die and go to Heaven and live for God’s Glory, there, as it is today to live for the Glory of God on the earth, here….”.

    Either way, we are living and dying for the Glory of God!

    Rom 14:7 For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself.
    Rom 14:8 For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.
    Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.

    • “….For Christians, today is as good a day to die and go to Heaven and live for God’s Glory, there, as it is today to live for the Glory of God on the earth, here….”.

      Excellent admonition Michael.

      It is puzzling how good bible believing Christians are so at odds when it concerns eschatology, isn’t it…What is sad about all the division it causes is that its the greatest event we as Christians, are waiting for–the return of our Lord.

      Date setting really bothers me Michael. I guess its because i’ve seen first hand, the damage it can do to one’s faith.

      Some years ago a [sincere] member of a board i was on even had a count down thread going leading up to Rosh Hashanah that year, when he ‘knew’ the rapture was to take place.

      Many people got involved and excited…

      After the day came and went it left some of them terribly let down, plus one guy in particular, came back many months later [he disappeared from the board for awhile] and said he had went through a real battle with his faith after the rapture had not happened on the day predicted.

      We can cause others to stumble–especially weaker brothers and sister in Christ, or young believers, when we get into date setting.

  2. pj,
    This is why I made that joke long ago about pan trib [ all panning out in the end ] but the fear in the church is at a all time high. See any tape of the values confrence this past weekend and listen to the fear that comes through many of the speeches and comments, and you wonder if whole congregations will need to sprayed with a tranquilizer to keep them from totally going off the deep end. Sadly, many of my friends in Christ are all fearful of losing their liberty, jobs, homes and everything. Concerns are legit it is not nice out there but the fear feeding by a select few makes the situation much worse, and that is when Satan can enter in to rob kill and destroy. A simple truth has to be cried out in the marketplace, trust Jesus and roll your cares on him and let him carry our burdens. Only then will we be equipped to work through these issues in his peace.
    DON’T GIVE INTO FEAR! It will lead to destruction

  3. A simple truth has to be cried out in the marketplace, trust Jesus and roll your cares on him and let him carry our burdens. Only then will we be equipped to work through these issues in his peace.

    DON’T GIVE INTO FEAR! It will lead to destruction

    Amen Gary amen!

    When we make decisions or take action from a heart of fear, its always guaranteed to be the wrong one.

    We have to let peace rule in our hearts and spirit.

  4. PJ,

    oh, by the way, there is another couple of reasons, more simple, down to earth reasons they were and are wrong about His return at the end of Rosh Hashanah?

    When I read the article this morning on “West coast” time, it was already passed the time of the end of Rosh Hashanah in Israel. Clearly I knew My Lord hadn’t come, because if He had, two things would certainly have been absolutely sure, one, I would not have been reading your article and two, I would not have been replying to it but rather, I would have been sitting down at your Golden Patio outside your Kingdom Palace or you mine having a most wonderful sinless free conversation about it!

    Ah, maybe not, I mean, I might not have been as interesting to you to talk with about this article posted today, about His return, because I know you love Jesus so much, I along with a few billion other members of His Body, the Bride of Christ, would have been elbowing you for talk time with Him! 🙂

    • I might not have been as interesting to you to talk with about this article posted today, about His return, because I know you love Jesus so much, I along with a few billion other members of His Body, the Bride of Christ, would have been elbowing you for talk time with Him! 🙂

      aha…amen. 🙂

  5. “White Horse Media”, should not to be confused with White Horse Inn .

    I believe Steve Wohlberg is SDA, which has it’s own spin on eschatology.

  6. One can be disgusted (as opposed to fearful) with the federal government without losing sight of one’s position in Christ – with the eternal security He provides. To hold to the Constitution (as Paul held to Roman law) in opposition to those who disregard it does not constitute a fear-based, worldly perspective that is detached from a Christ-centered worldview.

  7. Oh no, I’ve been…left behind!

    🙂

    (I believe in the pre-trib Rapture, and knowing the times, but not actual date setting.)

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