Post Tribulation Moment #9 No Pre-Trib Rapture
Taught Before 1830
Because the pre-tribulation rapture is not found in scripture whatsoever, we have to ask ourselves thequestion, where did this doctrine come from? Well, first of all, it was never taught before the year 1830 that there is any record of whatsoever. And believe me, there are a lot of books, commentaries, theological treatises, tracts, sermons, pamphlets that were written before 1830 that still exist today.
1830 wasn't really that long ago, and there's all kinds of documentation of what people believe, what they preach. There are all kinds of theological works. And yet not one scrap of paper before the year 1830 that teaches a pre-tribulation rapture. Now, I've seen s lot of people will try to pretend that someone taught it before 1830.
I googled the history of the pre-tribulation rapture, and there were all these websites with people saying "I've got proof that someone taught it before 1830!" But when you click on it, it's a joke, because I clicked on most of them and they just said "well here's people that taught pre-millenialism before 1830." Well, we're not talking about pre-millenial! We're talking about pre-tribulation rapture. I believe that rapture is before the millenium, so does any Bible believing Christian.
But this pre-tribulation rapture was never taught before 1830. I clicked on another one and they said "oh, here's a baptist from the late 1700's, he preached the pre-tribulation rapture. I clicked on it and read the quotes, and he was saying that the rapture happens when Jesus Christ comes in the clouds approximately 3 and a half years before the millenium. That's not a pre-trib rapture! because I believe that the rapture happens approximately three and a half years before the millenium. But that is not pre-tribulation doctrine, because the pre-tribulation doctrine teaches that Christ comes in the clouds 7 years before the millenium.
And so the pre-tribulation rapture crowd is really grasping at straws, and really scrambling to find somebody who taught this before 1830. But it's not out there, it doesn't even exist. Now the Bible tells us in Hebrew 13:9, "Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, not with meats which hath not profited them that have been occupied therein." And so, the pre-tribulation rapture is a divers and strange doctrine because it's completely foreign to scripture, that's why no-one even THOUGHT of it, until around the year 1830, there's no evidence that anyone even dreamed of such a thing, because it is so foreign to scripture.
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Faithful Word Baptist Church
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Pastor Anderson of Faithful Word Baptist Church