Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 25 (Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 10: “The ‘Behold, I Come as a Thief’ Hoax!”

By admin On May 23rd, 2023

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 25

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Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture,

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Part 10:

“The ‘Behold, I Come as a Thief’ Hoax!”

To read Part 1, Click here… “January 25th (Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 1)”

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“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard,

and hold fast, and repent.

If therefore thou shalt not watch,

I will come on thee as a thief,

and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

Revelation 3:3

Angel with trumpet – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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“…they that are unlearned and unstable wrest (wrestle), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction”

2nd Peter 3:16

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Today’s Bible teachers and theologians try their best to deny and cover up the fact that historical records give Cyrus I. Scofield credit for popularizing this false doctrine of the “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, first invented by another 19th-century false Bible teacher, one John Darby of The Plymouth Brethren denomination.

Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

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Today’s Bible teachers/theologians would love you to believe that the name, “The Rapture”, is the proper biblical name for Christ’s Return. But the fact is, in the New Testament centuries prior to these two men, the God-given, biblical name, The Coming of the Lord” was correctly used. (See 1st Thessalonians, 4:15)

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John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“As also in all his epistles, (Paul) speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest (wrestle), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction”

2nd Peter 3:16

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

What Scofield and Darby did, was to presumptuously take the two words from 1st Thessalonian 4:17, the words, “caught up”, and their Greek counterpart, “harpazo”, and changed “harpazo” into its Latin counterpart, “ripere”, (taken from an obscure Catholic Latin Bible), which is the Latin root for another English word, “rapture”, which, originally, was most commonly defined as being “in a state of euphoria”.

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Then, they morphed “caught up”, a verb into a proper noun, creating a new, exotic-sounding title, “The Rapture”.

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Thus, by such heretical wrestling with Scripture, Scofield/Darby then began to promote the idea that Christ would “rapture” His Church out of the world, just prior to the prophecies of Revelation being fulfilled.

John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for Him shall He appear the second time without sin unto salvation”

Hebrews 9:28

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

And so, by such twisting of Scripture, Scofield/Darby now invented TWO second “Coming(s) of the Lord”, instead of the Biblical pronouncement of only one! And thus was coined the name, “The Pretribulation Rapture”, and the third coming, using the God-given name for the event, “The Coming of the Lord” on “the last day”.

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Consequently, the Christian world was now being taught that there were, not one, but TWO separate returns of Christ! And if you missed out on the Christ’s first return, you now would have a second chance!

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Very clever…and yet, very devilish!

John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.”

Revelation 3:3

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Those Bible teachers who are heavily invested in the Pre-Tribulation Rapture” church-doctrine will misappropriate this above verse from Revelation 3:3, in order to prop-up and bolster the false doctrine given the non-biblical name, “The Pre-Tribulation Rapture”.

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

Of course, this is just one of many passages which these “Pre-Tribulation Rapture” Darbyites/Scofieldites will wrestle with in order to push their false narrative of two separate returns of Jesus.

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What rapturists fail to tell their followers is that this above verse was proclaimed to a church which existed around the 1st Century, A.D..

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In other words, Jesus was warning His professed people that if they were not faithful, He might come as a thief, and take away their Heaven-given blessings.

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Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame”

Revelation 16:15

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

Yes, these above two verses (Revelation 3:3 & 16:15), concerning Jesus’ coming as a thief, not only apply to us today, but has likewise applied to churchgoers throughout the past 2,000 years.

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If a professed Christian is unfaithful in that which the Lord has entrusted him or her with, there is a danger of God’s Judgment upon that unfaithful individual.

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And such a judgment can happen at any time in history!

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WRESTLING WITH SCRIPTURE

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Well, all this confusion begins to make sense when we read 1st Peter 3:16… “they that are unlearned and unstable wrest(le), as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.”

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Yes, when those in the apostate church-world begin to teach some false doctrine, then begins the wrestling match, as they feverishly try to twist other scriptures in hopes of attaining some level of agreement between related scriptures which obviously refute their false doctrine.

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And this is what Darby & Scofield did to invent this totally unbiblical doctrine with the man-contrived name, “The Rapture”.

ABOVE PICTURE: Adding to or taking from God’s Word, the Bible

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The true, God-given name is found in 1st Thessalonians 4:15-17…

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“For this we say unto you

by the word of the Lord,

that we which are alive and remain

unto ‘THE COMING OF THE LORD’

shall not prevent them which are asleep…

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.”

1st Thessalonians 4:15-17

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“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_The_Flight_of_the_Prisoners.jpg

And all this wrestling with Scripture by theologians and Bible teachers, is just one more reason why God is calling His people out of “The City of Confusion”, mystery Babylon…“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4

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Yes, this entire false doctrine concerning the so-called “Pre-Tribulation Rapture” is just one more heresy among many, which the apostate church-world teaches.

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And this is why there is an end-time exodus occurring away from the harlot churches!

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James Tissot – The Flight of the Prisoners – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seven_sleepers.jpgTO READ PART 11, CLICK HERE…

June 24th (Darby’s & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture Theory, Part 11: “The War Nobody Prepared For!”)

Seven sleepers – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

“Dear Lord, Help me to study my Bible for myself, and let me not by led astray by the errors which have overtaken today’s church-world…

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Crown of Revelation 12: What Is “The Time of Jacob’s Trouble”?”, or you can also read…” June 25th (The War Nobody Prepared For!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

 

Info & pics of constellations on this site from Wikipedia & International Astronomical Union (click here)

 

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THE 5 OFFICES OF ORION

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But like most of the other Signs which this website reveals, Orion too, has much more to say as he changes his position in the sky. And this Soldier in the Heavens puts on different garb, as he presents the five awesome aspects of his various offices. From ‘Orion the Soldier’, and ‘Orion the Reaper’, and ‘Orion the Archer’, and ‘The Cross of Orion’, and last but certainly not least, “Orion, The Good Shepherd”. This amazing constellation presents a very complex revelation of the God’s magnificent love for a fallen planet.

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So read on and discover, “things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 13:35

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READ MORE…

To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW…

July 26 (The Devil Made Me Do It! Part 35: “Why Have the Cities of the Nations Fallen?’”)

 

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