Daily Devotional, Year 2 – APRIL 15 (Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 2: John 6)

By admin On January 21st, 2021

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – APRIL 15

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Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture,

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Part 2:

John 6

To read Part 1, Click here… “January 25th (The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 1)”

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“I pray NOT that Thou shouldest

take them out of the world,

but that Thou shouldest keep

them from the evil.”

John 17:15

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

There is a church doctrine which has steadily increased in popularity, since the day that Cyrus I. Scofield first published his very own study-bible, The Scofield Reference Bible. Scofield even audaciously changed some of the King James Version language in his study-bible to suit his own fancy!

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Of course, to put one’s own fallible opinions along-side God’s infallible “Words of Eternal Life”, is the height of foolish arrogance!

(See John 6:68 for “Words of Eternal Life” reference).

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Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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“O My people, they which lead thee cause thee to err, and destroy the way of thy paths”

Isaiah 3:12

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ScofieldCI.jpgThere are many thoughts, words, and deeds which each and every one of us will probably hang our heads in shame for, when standing on that Great and Notable Day!

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But tragically, Scofield just might have to answer, on that same Day, for his hellish influence on many of today’s theologians, those who have likewise followed in his misguided footsteps: emboldened by Scofield’s heresy, presumptuously and foolishly publishing their very own fallible and oft-misleading study-bibles!

(See such articles as Daily Devotional, Year 3 – March 31 (“The Devil’s Dirty Dozen False Doctrines”)

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And as a result, countless unlearned churchgoers have been led astray, “unto their own destruction”, by naively and unquestioningly accepting various false doctrines, quite often espoused by Scofield and those other erring authors of similar study-bibles!

(Bible students should never use any Bible with personal commentaries by fallible men, since some personal comments are probably in error. Rather, find a Bible with only inserted references to similar verses.)

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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

2nd Peter 3:16

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The 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.

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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”. Then, they morphed “caught up”, a verb into a proper name, “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

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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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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 second return, 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 very devilish!

John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Magnifying_glass_on_book_iconsOkay, so let’s get to the main thrust of this devotional.

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And today’s main point is to highlight and emphasize John 6, in which Jesus speaks four times of His Return on “the last day”!

Magnifying Glass – Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE?

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First, let it be established, that while there is no dispute that the Church will indeed be, “caught up together to meet the Lord in the air”, there currently is a heated debate regarding just when “Christ…shall appear the second time without sin unto salvation”. (1st Thessalonians 4:17 & Hebrews 9:28)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Question_book_magnify2.svg

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Now, the Bible never speaks of a third coming of Christ, as Pre-Tribulation rapturists suppose.

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And so, just when does the Bible actually say that Christians will be, “caught up together to meet the Lord, in the air”?

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Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

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JOHN, CHAPTER 6

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Let’s merely allow the Bible to speak for itself. As a matter of fact, let’s take just one https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgchapter of the Bible which speaks of the resurrection of Believers, four different times.

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You see, in John, Chapter 6, Jesus made this very revealing statement… “And this is the Father’s will which hath sent Me, that of all which he hath given Me I should lose nothing, BUT SHOULD RAISE IT UP AT THE LAST DAY.” John 6:39.

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Now, here we see that God’s people will be raised up on “the Last Day”.

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So why do rapture-theorists insist that the resurrection of Believers will take place prior to the Tribulation?

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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2ND VERSE FROM JOHN 6

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Here is another verse from the same chapter… “And this is the will of him that sent Me,https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpg that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: AND I WILL RAISE HIM UP AT THE LAST DAY.” John 6:40

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Here again, this verse encompasses every human who ever believed on Jesus throughout time.

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They will all be raised up on the Last Day. Each and every saved soul throughout time, if this verse is correct (which it, indeed is, correct!)

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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3RD VERSE FROM JOHN 6

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Now listen to the third verse from John 6… “No man can come to Me, except the https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christianity-Jesus_Christ_Died_for_your_Sin.jpgFather which hath sent Me draw him: and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY.” John 6:44

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Now, here is yet another similar confirmation that the Resurrection is on the Last Day, and NOT PRIOR to the Tribulation of Revelation!

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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4TH VERSE FROM JOHN 6

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Now listen to the last verse from John 6 concerning the Last Day… “Whoso eateth My flesh, and drinketh My blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the LAST DAY.” John 6:54

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So just why did Jesus repeat this “Last Day” truth four different times in just one little section of the Bible?

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Well, one thing is for sure! This chapter makes a clear-cut case for the Resurrection happening on the Last Day, and not 7 years prior, as Pre-Tribulation Rapture advocates insist!

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And REALLY, if Christ was going to raise all sleeping saints prior to the Great Tribulation, don’t you think He would have mentioned it, or made it abundantly clear? 

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Cross of Jesus Christ – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

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Now why does all this matter?

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Great question!

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Question Mark – at a loss – Wikimedia – Share-alike license

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CHURCH FAST ASLEEP!

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The reason that it matters is because this whole notion that Christians do not have to go through this horrific event, known as the Tribulation of the last days, puts many, or perhaps most churchgoers to sleep, spiritually speaking!

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After all, why should we worry about putting on our spiritual armor, if we get to miss the entire battle?

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Brooklyn Museum – The Wise Virgins – James Tissot – Wikimedia – public domain

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SAD STATISTICS

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Now please don’t scoff at this idea! 

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Statistics by the most notable pollsters show that drunkenness, pornography, divorce/re-marriage, Bible-illiteracy, materialism, TV watching, etc., are at an alarming all-time high in today’s Christendom!

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And so obviously, the Christian community is not being watchful, as the Bible warns us to be… “Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?” 2nd Peter 3:11, 12

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The fact is, assuming the pollsters’ statistics are accurate, even if there was this so-called Pre-Tribulation Rapture, very few churchgoers would be “caught up”!

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We simply are just not ready!

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“But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you”

1st John 2:27

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And so, if you dear soul have been listening to those who are lulling the Church into a http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgfalse sense of security by teaching such heretical doctrines as the so-called “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, you really need to shut them off and start studying the Bible for your own self!

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Hide God’s precious promises in your heart!

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Listen to Scripture on audio tapes!

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Carry a little Gideon’s Bible in your back pocket and read it whenever you have a spare moment!

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This is how we must get our armor on!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – public domain

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SOLDIERS OF THE CROSS,

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ARMOR UP!

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THE TIME IS AT HAND!

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TO READ PART 3, CLICK HERE…

DECEMBER 4 (Darby & Scofield’s The Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 3: The Last Trumpet)

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

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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…

Girl Praying – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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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 24th (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.” Matt. 13:35

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READ MORE…

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

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TOMORROW…

“APRIL 16 (O Sinnerman, Where You going To Run To?)”

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