Being Rapture Ready in a Post Abortive World

My husband preached a message called ‘Are You Rapture Ready’ last night and how close we are to the coming of Christ. And my husband was right, we need to get back to the basics of ministry to bring in the harvest, not entertain it – we are asleep in a modern church that does not preach beyond getting saved, if at all.

THE QUESTION IS THIS: ARE YOU RAPTURE READY?

I would have never thought that the ‘new normal’ for women is being post-abortive. But stats show that 43% of women under 50 years old are post-abortive and half are more than once. Being Prolifers, we aspire to save unborn babies from abortion death. Being in Prolife Ministry is quite different – we are just as concerned about the soul of the pre-abortive and post-abortive moms and dads because they are on the cusp of making OR has made a decision that will change their lives forever. These men and women, even boys and girls, go in and out of abortion facilities EVERYDAY and little notice is given to their eternal soul. But one day I received a call from a faithful sidewalk counselor/minister who was at the abortion facility; she said that a young woman got an abortion and asked her this question:

“WILL I GO TO HELL FOR GETTING AN ABORTION?”

‘For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.’ (1Thessalonians 5:9, NKJV)

This post-abortive woman was worried about going to hell! Now, that does NOT happen every day! Most of the newly post-abortive women that leave that place are usually not very concerned about their eternal soul. God used this one woman to re-open my eyes to the real need of these women – THEY NEED TO BE MINISTERED TO.

It’s easy to get distracted with our daily lives, but every day people die, most not knowing the LORD, spending an eternity they unknowingly chose because no one shared the Gospel with them.

THEN THE QUESTION IS THIS: ARE YOU RAPTURE READY?

Case in point: There is a man that is an Associate Vice President at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Sounds pretty cool, eh? You would think that a person of this ‘stature’ in the Church would know many things about the Bible, the Church, etc. On his blog was this statement regarding the content of his site: ‘Casual Contemplations on Christ and Culture’. CASUAL CONTEMPLATIONS ON CHRIST AND CULTURE….just making sure you were paying attention. This is why the Church is sound asleep; it’s killing itself with subjective worldly rhetoric and nonsensical junk that is entertaining the troops instead of making soldiers of Christ. Is this man ‘rapture ready’? Only God knows because the evidence is unclear.

ARE YOU RAPTURE READY?

If your church is not teaching this, ask your Pastor why. But if he won’t, find a new church….because you affect others around you, you have a responsibility to know this and to be ready to give an answer when the question is asked, ‘Am I Rapture Ready?’

‘Now we exhort you, BRETHREN, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all.’ (1Thessalonians 5:14, NKJV)

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4 Replies to “Being Rapture Ready in a Post Abortive World”

  1. I always remember the words of Pastor Mike Spencer of Life Training Institute. He explained that every abortion clinic should have a sign over its door that reads, “This abortion facility is made possible by the churches in America.” The silence of the Church enables death’s lullaby.

  2. [Hello, KLL. Good blog. I saw the following composition on the informative net. Lord bless.]

    (This article reveals research that is No. 1 on the “hate list” of many “fundy” Christians because it shows that their idolized “rapture” belief – the inspiration behind Lindsey’s and LaHaye’s all-time bestsellers – is only a 19th century invention and that credit for it long given to John Darby should go to a long unknown 15-year-old girl in Scotland!)

    Margaret Macdonald’s Rapture Chart !

    “church” RAPTURE “church”
    (present age) (tribulation)

    In early 1830 Margaret was the very first one to see a pre-Antichrist (pretribulation) rapture in the Bible – and John Walvoord and Hal Lindsey lend support for this claim!
    Walvoord’s “Rapture Question” (1979) says her view resembles the “partial-rapture view” and Lindsey’s “The Rapture” (1983) admits that “she definitely teaches a partial rapture.”
    But there’s more. Lindsey (p. 26) says that partial rapturists see only “spiritual” Christians in the rapture and “unspiritual” ones left behind to endure Antichrist’s trial. And Walvoord (p. 97) calls partial rapturists “pretribulationists”!
    Margaret’s pretrib view was a partial rapture form of it since only those “filled with the Spirit” would be raptured before the revealing of the Antichrist. A few critics, who’ve been repeating more than researching, have noted “Church” in the tribulation section of her account. Since they haven’t known that all partial rapturists see “Church” on earth after their pretrib rapture (see above chart), they’ve wrongly assumed that Margaret was a posttrib!
    In Sep. 1830 Edward Irving’s journal “The Morning Watch” (hereafter: TMW) was the first to publicly reflect her novel view when it saw spiritual “Philadelphia” raptured before “the great tribulation” and unspiritual “Laodicea” left on earth.
    In Dec. 1830 John Darby (the so-called “father of dispensationalism” even though he wasn’t first on any crucial aspect of it!) was still defending the historic posttrib rapture view in the “Christian Herald.”
    Pretrib didn’t spring from a “church/Israel” dichotomy, as many have assumed, but sprang from a “church/church” one, as we’ve seen, and was based only on symbols!
    But innate anti-Jewishness soon appeared. (As noted, TMW in Sep. 1830 saw only less worthy church members left behind.) In Sep. 1832 TMW said that less worthy church members and “Jews” would be left behind. But by Mar. 1833 TMW was sure that only “Jews” would face the Antichrist!
    As late as 1837 the non-dichotomous Darby saw the church “going in with Him to the marriage, to wit, with Jerusalem and the Jews.” And he didn’t clearly teach pretrib until 1839. His basis then was the Rev. 12:5 “man child…caught up” symbol he’d “borrowed” (without giving credit) from Irving who had been the first to use it for the same purpose in 1831!
    For related articles Google “X-Raying Margaret,” “Edward Irving is Unnerving,” “Pretrib Rapture’s Missing Lines,” “The Unoriginal John Darby,” “Open Letter to Todd Strandberg,” “Deceiving and Being Deceived” by D.M., “Pretrib Rapture Pride,” “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” and “Scholars Weigh My Research.” The most documented and accurate book on pretrib rapture history is “The Rapture Plot” (see Armageddon Books online) – a 300-pager that has hundreds of disarming facts (like the ones above) not found in any other source.

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