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Message Subject For christians:The scriptural PROOF that the Rapture is AFTER the tribulation. NO "Basis" here..PROOF!
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Matthew 24:21-31
21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time

By its context what Time was it this 'this time'? Who is he speaking to? His Disciples sitting there at Mt Olivet that very day, not many days from his death.. When He used the term 'this day'.. if the English is a very accurate translation of the Greek there, then we can only concluded that 'this day' was in reference to the 'standard mark' of 33 A.D... and definitely not 2013 A.D. for instance.

In this case, in this derivation, He would being meaning, from the advent of Adam right up until 33 A.D. there had never been such a great tribulation as what was coming.. but these tell us nothing about how long that tribulation was to last, nor if there have not been even many other and even great tribulations since that one started..

The Pre-Trib assertions have their definite problems, but to be sure the Pre-Wrath also seems to have its share of difficulties..

I constantly remind myself that the US Constitution is aroud 224 years old, and in English.. and over vastly few pages of text, and we cannot even agree on its meaning, not in 100% agreement, not even the nine Supreme Court Justices always agree 100% in the interpretation and appliation of the text of the US Constitution.. and when it comes to a text that is no newer inj its original source than perhaps 1,900 years old and in a Kione Greek language... (as to the New Testament) and that we only have copies of copies an not like the US Constitution which very original document and its paper and ink still remain to this day to be seen.. though there be millions of copies of it.. when it comes to the Scriptures we simply do not have that sort of thing at hand..

With such great difficulties then how can it be that Loving peoples would go to literal war with each other as to their own derived understandings of the New Testament?
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