50 DAYS TO UNDERSTANDING THE END-TIMES MORE ACCURATELY - DAY 10 : THE PRESUPPOSITION - AUDIO & VIDEO

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This is DAY TEN of the daily devotional.


I am releasing a 50 day daily devotional about the end-times as revealed in Scripture. Along with the text, I will be providing a video where I cover the text of the day, and @verbal-d will be providing an audio version of it. That way, whether you want to read, watch, or listen, you'll be able to enjoy this study as you wish.

The plan is to release this devotional over the next 50 consecutive days, but life may "get in the way." We will do our best, but please be patient with me if I fall behind.

The SoundCloud Audio from @verbal-d

The YouTube Video from @papa-pepper

The Text I Originally Shared on the @narrowminded Account

DAY 10 - THE PRESUPPOSITION

Many of the false ideas about the end-times come from the presupposition that “The Tribulation” is a fact. People who have this presupposition come to the table with this belief already a part of their theological foundation. Listed within other doctrinal truths, their belief system would look something like this: The Bible is the true word of God; Jesus died and rose again; “The Tribulation” is a seven year period of God’s end-time wrath; Jesus was born to Mary when she was still a virgin; Jesus never sinned. Perhaps those beliefs are even all part of the foundation of your faith. Here is where the problem comes in. When discussing possibilities about the timing of the rapture (when Jesus returns for His believers) three options are usually given. The choices consist of “pre-tribulational”, “mid-tribulational”, or “post-tribulational”. The problem with this is that the existence of “The Tribulation” is never allowed to be doubted in those options. “The Tribulation” is considered to be a fact upon which other concepts must be built.
If “The Tribulation” is not allowed to be doubted, then every view besides the pretribulational view becomes irrational. Since we are “not appointed… to wrath” (1 Thessalonians 5:9) then we cannot be present for God’s worldwide end-time wrath. If “The Tribulation” is believed to be God’s end-time wrath, and if we are not appointed to God’s wrath, then we cannot be here during “The Tribulation”. This is the foundational argument that pretribulationists will use to dismiss and discredit any view that challenges theirs. Since their minds are already locked into believing in the existence of “The Tribulation”, they cannot comprehend how anyone else could conclude that the rapture will not occur prior to the “Seventieth Week of Daniel”. When a person challenges this presupposition, they are presented with the three options of “pre-tribulational”, “mid-tribulational”, or “post-tribulational”. To translate this, the question posed to the one doubting the pretribulational view is, “If you don’t believe that the rapture occurs before God’s end-time wrath, then do you believe that it occurs in the middle of God’s end-time wrath or after God’s end-time wrath?”

As soon as the person answers this question as if it were valid, the conversation is effectually over.

After all, we are not appointed to God’s wrath. Because of this presupposition, every other view is irrational. If we are to speak more Biblically and accurately, we must substitute the “Day of the Lord” for “The Tribulation” when we are referring to God’s end-time wrath and substitute the “Seventieth Week of Daniel” for “The Tribulation” when we are referring to the seven year period mentioned in the Bible. One must view the rapture as occurring prior to God’s end-time wrath, so, Biblically speaking, the rapture will occur prior to the “Day of the Lord”.

Since the “Seventieth Week of Daniel” is not synonymous with the “Day of the Lord”, we are then free to determine whether the rapture will occur prior, during, or after the “Seventieth Week of Daniel”. Though it is possible for some to speculate that all true believers will be raptured prior to the “Seventieth Week of Daniel”, there is nothing in Scripture to necessitate this, and I believe that Scripture actually prevents this belief from being valid.

In fact, since God’s wrath is what believers are spared from, and God’s end-time wrath begins during the “Day of the Lord” which is a time when the Lord alone shall be exalted, and since the Antichrist will exalt himself at the halfway point of the “Seventieth Week of Daniel”, then to avoid God’s end-time wrath believers will not need to be raptured until sometime after the “Abomination of Desolation”.

Once the presuppositions are removed and Scripture is taken into consideration, this appears to be what the Bible testifies to.

Though this may come as a frightening possibility, it is not a Biblically illegitimate possibility.

Point: The existence of “The Tribulation” is a false presupposition that many already have.

CLOSER

Okay, if I haven't offended you yet, maybe today is the day. Please hang in there and see what you think. There are still 40 more days to go.

If anyone is really interested, I did post the entire volume through an alt account over a year ago. I did so as an experiment to see how hard it would be for a new user to get noticed on steemit, so I didn't let anyone know that I was doing it. You can click here to a post that has links to the entire 50 days of this devotional if you really want to read ahead. That information has always been available there since I first posted it. It is not the purpose of this series to just copy all of my previous work, but instead to transform it into some new outlets by releasing it in an audio and video format, to broaden the reach that this work has.

Again, though I will certainly never claim to know it all, I do believe that many are being lead astray by some popular beliefs. I hope that this project will be able to help many others understand the end-times more accurately. Thanks!

PREVIOUS POSTS

Just in case you are new to this series and wanted to check out the previous audio or videos, here are links to the posts from each day of this series.

Also - A special thanks to @allforthegood for helping design my cover image!

Until next time…

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Great job brother. This is hard work, that is a serious essay, but as you know people die everyday and go to hell so it is extremely important for believers in Jesus to share the biblical truth as clearly we can everyday and in every way we can.

I am still relatively new to following Christ so this series is a great aid to my growth in Christ.

Thank you. Blessings to you.

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New or not, I'm glad you are following Him. He's the only one who won't lead you astray!

Ooooh! Im going to have to sit down and binge read this series! When I was into churchianity, i hated talking about Revelations but now since I've gotten some insight...its so cool to hear other opinions and takes on it. We bought Michael Roods series on it a few years ago. And of course his "filter" is military so he sees a lot of military imagery in there!

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I hope that you like it. It was my understanding about it as of a few years ago. Still need to actually publish the thing.

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Thanks @fauzi03.

Very sensitive subject for many people. As a believer and Christian I’m glad that there are posts like yours.
Thank you!
Resteemed and upvoted!

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Thanks for the encouragement, it is not always easy.... for multiple reasons!

Your hardwork, appreciated.

Awesome post, good work.

Your post absoluty right and like your post so much upvote me dear

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Nice post keep posting
Happy New Year

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Thank you @beejayjung.

Vote or like for me..

happy holidays dear friend

Thanks @pap-pepper for the series, I got a little behind but was able to catch up today! My comments about today's post starts in Isaiah 46:10 - "Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done," I have looked into this and realized that we should pay attention to events in the past and in doing so might give us a little insight into the future. I say all of this because in Egypt EVERYONE experienced the first 3 plagues then on the 4th plauge that is when God made the distinction and seperated his people so that they would not receive any more plagues.

Exodus 8:20-23 "And the Lord said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh as he comes out to the water. Then say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 21 Or else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand. 22 And in that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, in which My people dwell, that no swarms of flies shall be there, in order that you may know that I am the Lord in the midst of the land. 23 I will make a difference between My people and your people. Tomorrow this sign shall be.”’”

Just something to consider!

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I don't want to agree with on Exodus.Chapter 8 please read chapter 7-8 very well and understand God word clearly.

It is important that the word is shared and you are doing a great job with this series. Sometimes I get that click in my head that is like when a young child gets what your tring teach them moments. And we all know I'm not a young child.

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