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Rapture Redux

Our last post dealt with the possibility of the Rapture from an Old Testament viewpoint but alas, with negative results.

In “Rapture Redux” we will continue our quest to see if we can find that ever-so-elusive “Shortcut to Paradise” by next delving into the New Testament.

1 Thessalonians
One of the major proofs offered in the New Testament for a rapture of saved individuals off the earth sans death is contained in 1 Thessalonians:

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Rapture – Shortcut to Paradise?

rapture2Needless to say there are a number of people that want to circumvent the rules by avoiding scriptural truth and the reality that all must suffer death at least once.

There is a popular saying that you might have heard which goes something like this, “Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.”

First of all, the reality is that no person is going to heaven regardless of dying or not. The one exception is the person whose name and title is Yahushua the messiah. As you know, his circumstances were just a little bit different. (Another topic for a later time.)

Second, all persons will in fact die before the Judgment Day whether they believe so or not. Even Yahushua had to submit to this reality.

Is there really any merit to the idea that some select group of believers can actually take a shortcut to paradise by avoiding death?

Let’s begin our investigation to find out the truth of the matter.

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