Daily Devotional, Year 4, July 22 (Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture, Part 7: “The Heretical False-Teaching of a 2nd Chance”)

By admin On April 22nd, 2023

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Daily Devotional, Year 4 – July 22

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Darby & Scofield’s Pre-Trib Rapture,

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Part 7:

“The Heretical False-Teaching of a 2nd Chance”

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

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“Behold, I show you a mystery;https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alquezar_angel_m%C3%BAsic2.jpg

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…

and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

1st Corinthians 15:51, 52 & 1st Thessalonians 4:17

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

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Adam_and_Eve_expelled_from_Paradise.pngOh yes, this has always been a fallen world!

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Ever since mankind’s very first act of disobedience, sin and sorrow have plagued this planet-in-rebellion! And for millenniums, life on this ball-spinning-in-space has continued to stumble & fumble along.

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Gustave Dore – Adam And Eve Driven Out Of Eden – www.creationism.org-public-domain

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svg“And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

Matthew 24:12

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But now, this troubled world is beginning to unravel so rapidly, that God’s deceived people are starting to question whether all this mayhem and trouble are actually the beginning events of that great afore-promised “Time of Trouble”!

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“Why is the world getting so bad, so tragic, so crazy-evil, and all so rapidly?!”, is the cry silently uttered from many confounded souls!

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Question Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE SO-CALLED PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

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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But prior to the 1800’s, it was almost universally accepted that Scripture one speaks of one return of Christ.

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Libro_de...memorables_varones,_1886_%22Francisco_de_Ribera%22_(3816814321).jpgAnd both these men were inspired by the “Futurist” doctrine of a 16th-Century Jesuit theologian, Francisco Ribera, whose teachings combated the Christian-community’s widely held teaching that the authoritarian European papal religious system was the literal fulfillment of Revelation 13’s afore-promised Antichrist. 

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John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

1886 Francisco de Ribera Wikipedia – the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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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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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”. 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

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 unbiblical 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 yet, very devilish!

John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Blue_exclamation_mark.svgNow, just why is it important to know if there ONE Second Coming or TWO Second Comings? Or rather, a Second and a Third Coming of Christ?

Exclamation Mark – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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THE DARBY/SCOFIELD DECEPTION 

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

But history records reveal, that in the centuries prior to John Darby, practically the entire church-world only taught one return of Christ, on the “last day”. As a matter of fact, for those who have read the Bible, not already indoctrinated into the “Pre-Trib Rapture” ideology, will only find references to one return. In other words, it took some major wrestling with Scripture to come up with this convoluted church-doctrine!

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But Satan, knowing that two returns and a second chance would greatly disarm God’s naive people, cleverly led Darby and Scofield to discover those certain verses which could be used to support two returns. 

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John Nelson Darby – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

Cyrus Scofield – 1920 – Wikipedia – US Public Domain

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Don’t Worry! You Can Always Catch the Second Train Out of Here!

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Cyrus Scofield - 1920 - Wikipedia - US Public Domain

One thing is for sure! There are many who have taken a relaxed attitude, simply because they have been deceived by Darby & Scofield’s heresy of a so-called “Pre-Tribulation Rapture”, believing that they will be taken up PRIOR to the Great Tribulation!

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To show just how absurd this whole notion of, not only the 2nd Return, but also an additional 3rd Return is, listen to this: There are some, maybe even many others, who are so deceived, that they actually are hoping to get “left behind” so that they can witness all the horrendous events of The Great Tribulation, and the coming Antichrist and his buddy, The False Prophet!

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And this morbid and absurd desire has been bolstered by a lot of intriguing and exciting movies glamorizing those who got “left behind”.

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

“COME OUT OF HER, MY PEOPLE!”

Revelation 18:1-4

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And this wrestling with Scripture, 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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https://theheavensdeclare.net/orion-2/“And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in Heaven:

and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,

and they shall see the Son of man

coming in the clouds of heaven

with power and great glory.

And He shall send His angels

WITH A GREAT SOUND OF A TRUMPET,

and they shall gather together His elect from the four winds,

from one end of heaven to the other.”

Matthew 24:30, 31

ABOVE PICTURE: The armor of God – theheavensdeclare.net -use by permission only

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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

Woman Praying – cropped image – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license

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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!)”

Question book magnify svg – Wikimedia – GNU license

 

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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

.orion good shepherd

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 23 (The Whisperer, Part 5: “The Accuser of God”)

Eve & The Whispering Serpent – Signs Of Heaven – Share-alike License

 

 

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