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    • Amen. Hence the hysteria I spoke of. I've given this subject much thought, much Bible study, and come to the conclusion that these are the consequences of living in such a sex saturated, sexually-relaxed state of modern civilization.  A return to Victorianism and Chivalry appear to be the answer. These after all protected BOTH genders from sexual harassment and sexual hysteria. Most (not all) of the Hollywood claims came from those who exploited the evil system of the casting couch to launch their careers ahead of others who were going about launching their careers the moral way. Now that they are set it's time to punk the skunk. Not sorry for the skunk, btw. Nor am I defending them. Just saying what charges are brought against the claimants? They perpetuated the evil to their advantage. Kept silent until now (meaning all the other women and men exploited harassed in the meantime). Heroes? A thousand times no! Cowards. Cheats. Dare I say it? Equal to the sexual harassers. Enablers.  I am sick to death of those who participate in an evil getting heroic status for blaming others entirely for the evil. And they make it harder for those who are truly truly sexually harassed / exploited to come forward.  
    • 50 Reasons for the Pretribulation Rapture


      1. While posttribulationism appeared as early as 2 Thessalonians 2, many in the early church believed in the imminency of the Lord's return, which is an essential doctrine of pretribulationism.

      2. The detailed development of the pretribulational truth during the past few centuries does not prove that the doctrine is new or novel. Its development is similar to that of other major doctrines in the history of the church.
      Hermeneutics

      3. Pretribulationism is the only view that allows literal interpretation of all Old and New Testament passages on the Great Tribulation.

      4. Pretribulationism distinguishes clearly between Israel and the church and their respective programs.
      Nature of the Tribulation

      5. Pretribulationism maintains the scriptural distinction between the Great Tribulation and tribulation in general that precedes it.

      6. The Great Tribulation is properly interpreted by pretribulationists as a time of preparation for Israel's restoration (Deu. 4:29-30; Jer. 30:4-11). It is not the purpose of the Tribulation to prepare the church for glory.

      7. None of the Old Testament passages on the Tribulation mention the church (Deu. 4:29-30; Jer. 30: 4-11; Dan. 8:24-27; 12:1-2).

      8. None of the New Testament passages on the Tribulation mention the church (Matt. 13:30; 39-42, 48-50; 24:15-31; 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 5:4-9; 2 Thess. 2:1-11; Rev. 4-18).

      9. In contrast to midtribulationism, the pretribulational view provides an adequate explanation for the beginning of the Great Tribulation in Revelation 6. Midtribulationism is refuted by the plain teaching of Scripture that the Great Tribulation begins long before the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11.

      10. The proper distinction is maintained between the prophetic trumpets of Scripture by pretribulationism. There is no proper ground for the pivotal argument of midtribulationism that the seventh trumpet of Revelation is the last trumpet in that there is no established connection between the seventh trumpet of Revelation 11, the last trumpet of 1 Corinthians 15:52, and the trumpet of Matthew 24:31. They are three distinct events.

      11. The unity of Daniel's seventieth week is maintained by pretribulationists. By contrast, postribulationism and midtribulationists destroy the unity of Daniel's seventieth week and confuse Israel's program with that of the church.
      Nature of the Church

      12. The translation of the church is never mentioned in any passage dealing with the second coming of Christ after the Tribulation.

      13. The church is not appointed to wrath (Rom. 5:9: 1 Thess. 1:9-10; 5:9). The church therefore cannot enter "the great day of their wrath" (Rev. 6:17).

      14. The church will not be overtaken by the day of the Lord (1 Thess. 5:1-9, which includes the Tribulation.

      15. The possibility of a believer escaping the Tribulation is mentioned in Luke 21:36.

      16. The church of Philadelphia was promised deliverance from "the hour of trial that is going to come upon the whole world to test those who live on the earth" (Rev. 3:10).

      17. It is characteristic of divine dealing to deliver believers before a divine judgment is inflicted on the world as illustrated in the deliverance of Noah, Lot, Rahab, etc. (2 Peter 2:5-9).

      18. At the time of the translation of the church, all believers go to the Father's house in heaven (John 14:3) and do not immediately return to the earth after meeting Christ in the air as postribulationists teach.

      19. Pretribulationism does not divide the body of Christ at the Rapture on a works principle. The teaching of a partial rapture is based on the false doctrine that the translation of the church is a reward for good works. It is rather a climactic aspect of salvation by grace.

      20. The Scriptures clearly teach that all, not part, of the church will be raptured at the coming of Christ for the church (1 Cor. 15:51-52; 1 Thess. 4:17).

      21. As opposed to a view of a partial rapture, pretribulationism is founded on the definite teaching of Scripture that the death of Christ frees from all condemnation.

      22. The godly remnant of the Tribulation are pictured as Israelites, not members of the church as maintained by the posttribulationists.

      23. The pretribulational view, as opposed to posttribulationism, does not confuse general terms like elect and saints, which apply to the saved of all ages, with specific terms like church and those in Christ, which refer to believers of this age only.
      Doctrine of Imminency

      24. The pretribulational interpretation teaches that the coming of Christ is actually imminent.

      25. The exhortation to be comforted by the coming of the Lord (1 Thess. 4:18) is very significant in the pretribulational view and is especially contradicted by most posttribulationists.

      26. The exhortation to look for "the glorious appearing" of Christ to His own (Titus 2:13) loses its significance if the Tribulation must intervene first. Believers in that case should look for signs.

      27. The exhortation to purify ourselves in view of the Lord's return has most significance if His coming is imminent (1 John 3:2-3).

      28. The church is uniformly exhorted to look for the coming of the Lord, while believers in the Tribulation are directed to look for signs.
      The Work of the Holy Spirit

      29. The Holy Spirit as the restrainer of evil cannot be taken out of the world unless the church, which the Spirit indwells, is translated at the same time. The Tribulation cannot begin until this restraint is lifted.

      30. The Holy Spirit as the restrainer must be taken out of the world before "the lawless one," who dominates the tribulation period, can be revealed (2 Thess. 2:6-8).

      31. If the expression "except there come a falling away first" (KJV) is translated literally, "except the "departure" come first," it would plainly show the necessity of the Rapture taking place before the beginning of the Tribulation.
      Necessity of an Interval Between the Rapture and the Second Coming

      32. According to 2 Corinthians 5:10, all believers of this age must appear before the judgment seat of Christ in heaven, an event never mentioned in the detailed accounts connected with the second coming of Christ to the earth.

      33. If the twenty-four elders of Revelation 4:1-5:14 are representative of the church as many expositors believe, it would necessitate the rapture and reward of the church before the Tribulation.

      34. The coming of Christ for His bride must take place before the Second Coming to the earth for the wedding feast (Rev. 19:7-10).

      35. Tribulation saints are not translated at the second coming of Christ but carry on ordinary occupations such as farming and building houses, and they will bear children (Isa. 65:20-25). This would be impossible if the translation had taken place at the Second Coming to the earth, as posttribulationists teach.

      36. The judgment of the Gentiles following the Second Coming (Matt. 25:31-

      46) indicates that both saved and unsaved are still in their natural bodies. This would be impossible if the translation had taken place at the Second Coming.

      37. If the translation took place in connection with the Second Coming to the earth, there would be no need of separating the sheep from the goats at a subsequent judgment, but the separation would have taken place in the very act of the translation of the believers before Christ actually sets up His throne on earth (Matt. 25:31).

      38. The judgment of Israel (Ezek. 20:34-38), which occurs subsequent to the Second Coming, indicates the necessity of regathering Israel. The separation of the saved from the unsaved in this judgment obviously takes place sometime after the Second Coming and would be unnecessary if the saved had previously been separated from the unsaved by translation.
      Contrast Between the Rapture and the Second Coming

      39. At the time of the Rapture the saints meet Christ in the air, while at the Second Coming Christ returns to the Mount of Olives to meet the saints on earth.

      40. At the time of the Rapture the Mount of Olives is unchanged, while at the Second Coming it divides and a valley is formed to the east of Jerusalem (Zech. 14:4-5).

      41. At the Rapture living saints are translated, while no saints are translated in connection with the second coming of Christ to the earth.

      42. At the Rapture the saints go to heaven, while at the Second Coming to the earth the saints remain in the earth without translation.

      43. At the time of the Rapture the world is unjudged and continues in sin, while at the Second Coming the world is judged and righteousness is established on the earth.

      44. The translation of the church is pictured as a deliverance before the day of wrath, while the Second Coming is followed by the deliverance of those who have believed in Christ during the Tribulation.

      45. The Rapture is described as imminent, while the Second Coming is preceded by definite signs.

      46. The translation of living believers is a truth revealed only in the New Testament, while the Second Coming with its attendant events is a prominent doctrine of both Testaments.

      47. The Rapture concerns only the saved, while the Second Coming deals with both saved and unsaved.

      48. At the Rapture Satan is not bound, while at the Second Coming Satan is bound and cast into the abyss.

      49. No unfulfilled prophecy stands between the church and the Rapture, while many signs must be fulfilled before the Second Coming.

      50. No passage dealing with the resurrection of saints at the Second Coming ever mentions translation of living saints at the same time.

      From: "50 Reasons for the Pretribulation Rapture"

      By: Dr. John F. Walvoord   Quasar93
       
    • You completely fail to see that it will be the Lord Himself who will change this world.  He did it before and now, once again, we are as in the days of Noah.  He laughs at His enemies, Psalms 2:4, as He destroys them by fire. Psalms 11:4-6, 2 Peter 3:7, Revelation 6:12-17
    • Um, I believe the reach and power of the globalists will shock most. They can create wars and skirmishes with the wink of the eye. They can insight world war without much more effort. And all the nations you mentioned are under the influence of the GLOBALists. There certainly is a rippling effect, but the primary exposure was of those who owed their livelihood to the same devil who backs the globalists. Small price to pay for them to test and see if they can get people to react hysterically to whatever they pose. In this case sexual harassment.  As far as God's judgment... God does intervene and is quite active in the individual lives... but if I understand scripture regarding the age of grace we've lived in for nearly 2k years, the "judgments" and atrocities experienced in that time have all been by the hand of man. Else New York and San Francisco are long over due a date with the fate of Sodom and Gomorrah. The difference is the age we live in. And that same difference is why we should be taking every opportunity to share the Gospel (faith in Jesus plus nothing = eternal salvation & forgiven sins past, present, future). He (Jesus ) will return to judge. But only when he returns. He gave the keys to the kingdom to man until then.
    • But why post them? We all know they are bad. Why allow those on Worthy to view the cards?
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