Because Jesus died and rose again, He will also come again as He promised. He will come in the air with all the souls and spirits of those who, through the years, have died in Christ, those who have gone home to be with Christ - absent from the body and present with the Lord - in soul and spirit form. Jesus will come in the air with these redeemed souls. This is what Paul calls The Blessed Hope, "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour, Jesus Christ." (Titus 2:13). However 2 Tessalonians 2:10-12 says, "because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
This is part 10, the conclusion, of our video series on The Rapture: The Blessed Hope of the Child of God.
In Ephesians 1:13 the Holy Spirit through the Apo…
There is an unbelievable amount of conjecture as to when exactly was the LORD and our Savior Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. The following message is taken up to put an end to that conjecture, and determine when these events took place.
So, we are furnished by Scripture with certain facts and fixed points which, taken together, enable us to: 1. Determine the events which filled up the days of "the last week" of our LORD's life on earth; 2. To fix the day of His crucifixion; and, 3. To ascertain the duration of the time He remained in the tomb.
The difficulties connected with these three have arisen from 1. Not having noted these fixed points; 2. From the fact of Gentiles not having been familiar with the Law concerning the three great feasts of the LORD; and, 3. From not having reckoned the days as commencing (some six hours before our own) and running from sunset to sunset, instead of from midnight to midnight.
To remove these difficulties, we must understand th…
While many sincere and well-meaning, but MISGUIDED Christian pastors, preachers, and teachers, have argued that the word "Allah" is simply the Arabic word for "God", the facts are something quite different.
Even among Islamic scholars there is general agreement that the term "Allah" refers to a pagan deity before Islam came into existence under the leadership of Mohammed. The pre-Islamic Arab culture spoke of 360 gods of which "Allah" was simply just one of them.
The correct Arabic name for "God" is the word "Al-ilah". And it must be stated that it became a generic title for whatever god was considered the highest god.
EVERY Arab tribe used "Allah" to refer to its own particular high god. For example, the moon god called "Hubal" was the god to whom Arabs prayed at the Ka'aba and when they prayed they used the name "Allah".
Historians have said that "Allah" was the chief of the 360…