The flesh-indulging deception of the pre-tribulation rapture (which claims those in the end times too scared to stand up for Jesus will somehow be whisked to heaven while those willing to die for Jesus are “losers” who are “left behind.”) might not have any support in the Bible, but it has plenty of support among the deceptive leaders of the New Age movement.
“The people who leave the planet during the time of Earth changes do not fit in here any longer, and they are stopping the harmony of Earth. When the time comes that perhaps 20 million people leave the planet at one time there will be a tremendous shift in consciousness for those who are remaining.”
–Barbara Marciniak, Bringers of the Dawn
Another woman, a channeler of a space alien she calls “Ashtar,” claims aliens will use energy beams to bring about a Great Evacuation.
Those who nervously cling to the unbiblical pre-tribulation rapture deception will use New Agers’ testimonies as “proof” to validate their fantasies over the clear teachings of the Bible.
These (for the most part) channeled (demonic) fables give aid and support to the unbiblical pre-tribulation rapture deception. In fact, the ONLY group boosting the yarn of the pre-tribulation rapture more than apostate teachers is the New Age.
Why would the New Age help to publicly promote the idea of a pre-tribulation rapture?
Call it a professional courtesy between two groups with similar goals.
“But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, And the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”
In the parallel account in Matthew 24:31, Jesus adds: “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet,”
So, Jesus is in the clouds (at His Second Coming, NOT His Third or Fourth): he sends His angels to gather together His elect with a great sound of a trumpet, the angels gather His elect and take them to meet Jesus, who’s waiting in the clouds.
Wonder what that’s all about?
NOTE: Someone asked “If the rapture is not a ‘salvation issue,’ why discuss it?”
Because the rapture is a END TIMES DECEPTION issue and Jesus commanded his followers to not be deceived.
“But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.”
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece originally appeared in End Times Prophecy Headlines: January 22, 2016.]
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