Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2014
Herbert Washington, whom co-workers at Significant Plastics Inc. say was unduly concerned with the rapture and the second coming of Christ, suffered a serious heart attack when co-workers pretended they’d been caught away without him. "We didn’t mean to scare him to death," said one woman. "He’s
Contributed by Cris Willis on Dec 27, 2007
A Contrast of the Rapture and Glorious Appearing of Christ
The Rapture of the Church The Glorious Appearing or Revelation
1. Christ comes for believers in the air. 1. Christ comes with believers to the earth.
2. All Christians on Earth are translated into new bodies. 2. There is no
Contributed by Bruce Ball on Oct 5, 2010
An understanding of the Rapture can be gained from understanding the Jewish Wedding Tradition.
IN THE JEWISH WEDDING TRADITION,
• As the young man becomes of age to marry,
• He builds a room onto his father’s house,
• So there will be a place
• For him and his bride to live.
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 17, 2006
The Rapture: In the Twinkling of an Eye by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins ranked # 4 on The New York Times Hardcover Fiction Best Seller List for 6/25. This is the 15th of 15 titles in the “Left Behind” series to appear on The Times list and is the 11th in the series to debut in
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"Oh, the rapture mingled with reverential, holy fear for it is a rapturous, yet divinely fearful thing to be indwelt by the
Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 23, 2008
After 14 years of studying the Bible, William Miller (1782-1849)--a U.S. revivalist who predicted the second coming and earned a large but temporary following of 50,000-100,000
Became convinced that Christ would return in 1843.
When Miller announced April 3 as the day, some disciples went to
Contributed by Shawn Rose on Dec 27, 2008
1 Corinthians 15:51, 52 “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.”
A farmer takes his family to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Mar 17, 2009
GOD’S SALVATION CHURCH
In the 1990s, a cult from Taiwan relocated to San Dimas, California, and registered itself as God’s Salvation Church. In 1997, the Chen Tao cult, also known as the Flying Saucer cult, led by Hon-Ming Chen, headed to Garland (mistaken for "God Land"), Texas, where they
Contributed by David Moore on Aug 11, 2010
The other day I saw a man wearing a tee shirt which read "Jesus is Coming -- Look Busy" Of course, it was a statement of unbelief. But Jesus is coming, and we must not merely look busy, but be busy. Jesus said "I must work the works of
Contributed by John Putty on Apr 14, 2011
SIX THOUSAND YEARS
Early Christian writers held that at the end of 6,000 years of history, Christ would return and reign for 1,000 years (referred to as the Millennium). These included Barnabas (c. A.D. 100), Justin Martyr and Irenaeus (c. A.D. 150), Lactantius (c. A.D. 325), and Methodius,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 16, 2011
CLOSED FOR ALTERATIONS
Billy Graham tells a story--a simple illustration--that I want to borrow. A preacher once passed a shop which was no longer open for business. A sign hung in the window that said, "Closed for Alterations." The owner had closed shop for a while in order to remodel the
Contributed by Jerry Thorpe on Mar 8, 2013
THE BOAT IS ON FIRE
Robert E. Lee pleasure boat. Steamed out of Vicksburg. Hundreds of people were aboard. After midnight the boat caught fire. The captain discovered it and told his first mate to rush down through the saloon and down every corridor to wake everyone up. He didn't have time
Contributed by Don Hawks on Nov 24, 2007
I ran across this news from Austin, Texas recently:
The headline read: MAN EXPERIENCES HEART ATTACK AFTER THE RAPTURE
Herbert Washington, whom co-workers at Significant Plastics Inc. say was unduly concerned with the rapture and the second coming of Christ, suffered a serious heart attack when
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 17, 2008
When I was about six years old, I heard the pastor preach a message about the "Second Coming" of Christ. He emphasized the initial part of Christ’s return, what we like to call the "Rapture of the Church". He explained in great details the events that would transpire: people disappearing, worldwide
Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 5, 2001
Pastor and author Tony Evans says this about God: “Holiness is the centerpiece of God’s attributes. Of all the things God is, at the center of His being, God is holy. Never in the Bible is God called, ‘love, love, love,’ or ‘eternal, eternal, eternal,’ or
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 22, 2002
PREDICTIONS OF HIS 2ND COMING:
Earliest known prediction by Tichonius 381 A.D.; Then 500 A.D. by Hippolytus (170-236). Later, predictions surrounded the 1st millennium:
1000 A.D., 1009 A.D., & 1033 A.D. were popular.
1533 A.D. was agreed upon by both Michael Stiefel (1486-1567) a friend
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
Only the soul that knows the mighty grief can know the mighty rapture. Sorrows come to stretch
Contributed by Steve Bond on Aug 31, 2004
A man was out on walk when he saw another man about to throw himself from a bridge into the river. He ran over to save him. "Why do you want to kill yourself?" the man asked. "I've nothing to live for."
"Don't you believe in God?" "Yes I do."
"What a coincidence-so do I! Are you a Jew or a