I appreciate the honesty of Dr. John Walvoord regarding his Pre-Trib Rapture convictions (Walvoord was one of, if not THE major Pre-Tribulation Rapture proponents of the last fifty years.). Walvoord admitted that his critics are correct in that there is no single passage that directly teaches a pre-trib rapture, and that the doctrine is primarily based on inferences.
Here’s what that means… we have a doctrine here based, not Scripture itself, but on inferences and interpretations of Scripture. In other words, if you just had the Bible to go from, there would be no Left Behind novel series. That popular series, and the Pre-Tribulation Rapture doctrine upon which it was based is all built upon inferences upon inferences. Friends, as God starts to shake the nations at the end of the age, a theology founded on unstable inferences will not remain standing. There is no way to get a pre-trib rapture out of Matthew 24.
I encourage everyone to take the Omega Course asap. Follow that up with my series on the Fall Away Factor – mainly the message entitled “Standing on Unstable Doctrines” relates to the pre-trib rapture hope.
In any case, while evangelicals should be contending for Kingdom of God to come to earth, many are instead preparing to exit the earth. Those of you thinking we are about to be raptured off the planet at any moment will be happy to know about www.YouveBeenLeftBehind.com – this is a brand new website that will contact up to 62 of your unraptured friends after you are gone. Here’s their purpose statement; “Our purpose is to get one last message to the lost, at a time, when they might just be willing to hear it for the first and last time.”
Here’s some verbiage from the website…
We all have family and friends who have failed to receive the Good News of the Gospel. The unsaved will be ‘left behind’ on earth to go through the “tribulation period” after the “Rapture”. You remember how, for a short time, after (9/11/01) people were open to spiritual things and answers. (We are still singing “God Bless America” at baseballs’ seventh inning stretch.) Imagine how taken back they will be by the millions of missing Christians and devastation at the rapture. They will know it was true and that they have blown it. There will be a small window of time where they might be reached for the Kingdom of God. We have made it possible for you to send them a letter of love and a plea to receive Christ one last time. You can also send information based on scripture as to what will happen next. Each fulfilled prophecy will cause your letter and plea to be remembered and a decision to be made.
Can someone tell me where the Bible says people will have a small window of time after the rapture for people to be reached for the Kingdom of God?
I’m going to start my own website called http://www.WeveAllBeenLeftBehind.com which based on Acts 1:11… “Quit looking up here, get to work, tough days are ahead, then I come.”