Keith's Comments
The Remaining Ones - A Pretrib Rapture Reference
I take no credit for finding this reference as Hal Lindsey touched on it during last Friday’s show but failed to go into a lot of detail. Therefore, I only expound on his original discovery.

Writing to the Thessalonians Paul informed them of the Rapture:

"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord." (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)

Then, in the very next chapter warns them to stay alert and be ready, unlike those that will remain:

"Therefore let us not sleep, [G2518 - katheudo - be indifferent] as do others; [G3062 - loipoi - remaining ones] but let us watch [G1127 - gregoreuo - be vigilant] and be sober." [G3525 - nepho - watch] (1 Thessalonians 5:6)

A literal reading of the original Greek would be:

'Let us not be indifferent as those who will be left behind, but let us be vigilant and watch.' (1 Thessalonians 5:6)

And there, dear brethren is a direct, irrefutable reference to a pretrib Rapture!

Keith

10-29-2014

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