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Why did Paul tell believers to wait diligently for the 'day of the Lord', (Second Coming of Christ).


1 Thessalonians 5:2-10: If Paul believed a physical 'rapture' of the saints would occur seven years prior to the return of Christ, widely taught by scholars today, why did he tell them to diligently wait for the 'Day of the Lord' and not the 'rapture?

 

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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Amen!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    I Pet 1:3 He has given us "...ALL things pertaining to life & godliness.." so it's in Scripture! Holy Spirit "reveals" mysteries not "our hearts!" Believers will be involved according to I Thes 4:13-18! You do have to worry! Talk The Word only!


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Levi: Paul was chosen for "Gentiles" & NEW COVENANT teachings w/out LAW mindset such as Peter, James & John! Paul is NEW COVENANT teacher where we should be TODAY!

    I agree Paul did not teach "rapture!"


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    DD: When one is "in the Lord," as you say "bending Scriptures to fit the theory" is unnecessary! Jn 14:26 & 16:13 says that the "Comforter would lead & guide us into ALL truth" so no need to "bend Scriptures" for Jesus (Comforter) will "reve


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    Alexander Gibb (searchinsany) 2 years ago

    1 Thessalonians 5:2-4


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    Norine Williams 2 years ago

    Yes Misfit "Discernment!" (Gift)

    One of those "brainwashing" gifts or "benefits!"

    Again, Too many "study" man! (Rm 1:25)

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