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  1. Last Daze

    Defense of the Post Trib Rapture

    Yes, they are. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, after that those who are Christ’s at His coming, then the end, when He hands over the kingdom to the God and Father, when He has abolished all rule and all authority and power. 1 Corinthians 15:22-24 Jesus declared four different times, as you pointed out, that those who believe in Him will be raised up on the last day. This verse tells us that that takes place at His coming. Again, what ends when Jesus returns? What has its last day at that point in time? Answer: Satan's ~6000 years of ungodly influence over mankind.
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    Defense of the Post Trib Rapture

    Not much wiggle room there. Believers are raised up on the last day. The only other passage that indicates timing is the one that states that the dead are raised immortal at the last trumpet. So, we have the rapture taking place at the last trumpet on the last day. The use of the term "the last day" indicates that something ends, it has reached its last day. The question is "what ends when Jesus returns?" The answer is: Satan's dominion over the affairs of men. The return of Jesus will be the most glorious regime change in the history of mankind. Spiritual Babylon will be cast down and the kingdom of God will fill the earth. The very first prophecy in Genesis 3:15 addresses this time of restoration and the prophets spoke about it as well. It's a recurring theme throughout the Old Testament, the day of the Lord when the wicked are destroyed. Then the meek will inherit the earth. The day of the Lord brings about the last day of spiritual Babylon when the spiritual forces of wickedness are cast out and the glorious reign of Christ begins. That also happens to be when the last trumpet of God sounds. Then the Lord will appear over them, And His arrow will go forth like lightning; And the Lord God will blow the trumpet, And will march in the storm winds of the south. Zechariah 9:14
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    3-1/2 year trib/ NOT 7

    It seems that some views require a degree in word wizardry. I prefer the straightforward words and their meanings. The rapture takes place at the last trumpet on the last day.
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    3-1/2 year trib/ NOT 7

    Bad guy (false prophet, son of perdition, antichrist) is coming to deceive the world into thinking he is God. Don't believe him. Don't follow him. Reject him and his mark at all costs, even if means forfeiting your life. I think we can all agree on that. What I say to you I say to all, ‘Be on the alert!’ - Jesus Mark 13:37
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    3-1/2 year trib/ NOT 7

    Agreed. “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Many false prophets will arise and will mislead many. Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved. This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come." Matthew 24:9-14 The scope is global. It pertains to those who believe in Jesus. It happens after the global spreading of the gospel. It is an encapsulation of the time when the false prophet declares himself to be God (abomination) and the subsequent consequences of the mark and image decree. Those who don't worship the image are to be killed (desolation). The ill-prepared will stumble in their faith and choose to save their lives. May we all understand what's coming and be prepared to persevere in the faith until the end.
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    3-1/2 year trib/ NOT 7

    Maybe under the new covenant. The righteous have always been persecuted by those of the world. Abel was slain by Cain and on and on it goes.
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    3-1/2 year trib/ NOT 7

    The time of great tribulation: “Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Matthew 24:9-10 The time of great tribulation begins with the Abomination of Desolation: “Therefore when you see the abomination of desolation which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand) . . . For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. Matthew 24:15,21 This time of great tribulation, as it pertains to believers, ends when the sixth seal is opened: “But immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken." Matthew 24:29 I looked when He broke the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth made of hair, and the whole moon became like blood; and the stars of the sky fell to the earth, as a fig tree casts its unripe figs when shaken by a great wind. The sky was split apart like a scroll when it is rolled up, and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. Revelation 6:12-14 The time of great tribulation takes place during the 3.5 years but does not last for the full 3.5 year war against the saints. It is cut short and the remainder of the 3.5 year war is considered tribulation, not great tribulation, as it pertains to believers.
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    Prophecy from 2Thes 2:3 happening now

    So, "the Son of man coming in His kingdom" is a reference to the risen Christ? Makes perfect sense to me. That may have not been the primary purpose of your post but it clicked when I read it. Previously, I thought it was a reference to the tranfiguration vision itself, but referring to the resurrected Christ makes more sense. And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 The victorious risen King and His servants.
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    Mark of the beast

    I've said my piece. The truth of God will prevail over the doctrines of men.
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    Mark of the beast

    When a simple reading of a passage leads to an understanding that contradicts something that's been stated by Jesus, something's wrong. Worshiping the image and taking the mark is committing the sin of idolatry which, according to Jesus, is a forgivable sin. When someone reads Rev 14:9-11 and comes to the conclusion that idolatry is unforgivable, that most certainly warrants a closer look. That may be true of the root in general but the passage in question uses a specific tense, transliterated as proskunountes. According to the source I use, this is the present, active form of the verb. The same applies to "receives" which is transliterated as lambanei. Here is a link to the NT Greek source I use. This is significant because it contradicts the idea that the past action of taking the mark seals one's fate. The idea that's being conveyed in Rev 14:9-11 is that those who receive the mark and worship the image are the objects of God's wrath, and that if they continue in that sin, they will be lost forever. Being able to repent of the mark and image harmonizes with what Jesus taught and is consistent with the Greek text. The only unforgivable sin is blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.
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    What Really Is the Mark of the Beast

    There's something to be said for staying away from the "deep things of Satan" . . . But I say to you, the rest who are in Thyatira, who do not hold this teaching, who have not known the deep things of Satan, as they call them—I place no other burden on you. Revelation 2:24
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    Mark of the beast

    Amen. “Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth." Matthew 5:5
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    What Really Is the Mark of the Beast

    Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit is speech that comes from a heart that is irreversibly hardened against the truth. The good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth what is good; and the evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth what is evil; for his mouth speaks from that which fills his heart. Luke 6:45 The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin. When convicted, people will either repent or harden their hearts against the truth. If a person persists in rejecting the Spirit's conviction, He will cease striving with that person and their heart becomes irreversibly hardened. Only God knows when that point is reached. It's unforgivable because repentance is required for the forgiveness of sins. Those who fail to repent when convicted by the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven because they have rejected the only way of salvation.
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    What Really Is the Mark of the Beast

    Not true. “Therefore I say to you, any sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven people, but blasphemy against the Spirit shall not be forgiven." Matthew 12:31
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    Mark of the beast

    I've explained this before but am happy to do it again. Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Revelation 14:9-11 The verbs in red do not speak of an action that has happened at some time in the past. The tense of those verbs indicates an activity that is taking place in the present. If those verbs were referring to an activity in the past, don't you think it would be translated "worshiped" and "received" instead of worship(s) and receives in order to indicate a past activity? If you're serious about understanding the intent of the above passage, do a word study on those two verbs. What the above passage is stating is that those who receive his mark and worship the image are the objects of God's wrath. I think we can both agree on that. But given the tense of the verbs, the eternal punishment is for those who persist in worshiping the image and utilizing his mark to the end. The eternal punishment is for those who refuse to repent of worshiping the man of sin.
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