Doug Stauffer ~ Deliverance or Devastation, Son of God or Son of Perdition?
God’s Wrath versus The Pre-Tribulation Rapture. http://www.BibleDoug.com
Doug’s desire is to prove the Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church. The Tribulation Period is split into two periods of 1260 days. Titus 2:11 tells us to look up for the blessed hope and the glorious appearing of Jesus Christ. I Thessalonians 5:8 “…for God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.” The blessed hope is when we obtain salvation from the wrath to come. Romans 13:11 “…for now is your salvation nearer than when we believed.” Jeremiah 30:3 refers to Israel coming back as a nation (1948) and the Day of Jacob’s Trouble (Great Tribulation). Daniel’s 70th Week, Daniel 9:24-27 is the Great Tribulation Period. Joel 2:31 “The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood before the great and the terrible day of the Lord come.” Joel 3:15. Matthew 24:29.
The Day of Christ is not the Day of the Lord. Philippians 1:6, 10, 2:16. The Day of Christ refers to the rapture. I Corinthians 1:8, 3:13, 5:5. II Corinthians 1:14. II Timothy 1:12. The Day of Christ is the rapture. The Day of the Lord follows the Great Tribulation Period. II Timothy 1:18, 4:8.
Day of Christ-
A Day of Blessing/Reward.
For The Church.
A Heavenly Hope.
Time To Be Eagerly Anticipated.
Day of the Lord-
A Day of Judgment.
For Rejecters of Christ.
An Earthly Wrath.
Time To Be Feared and Dreaded.
The Trumpet Alarms
Zephaniah 1:14. The Day of the Lord. Revelation 6:12. The sixth seal. Zephaniah 1:7. Revelation 8:1. II Peter 3:3-7. The Day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night. Christ’s coming for the Church is mentioned repeatedly as a primary theme of the Thessalonian books. The writings give us peace, hope and comfort. This is contrasted with references to His Second Coming. I Thessalonians 2:19. I Thessalonians 1:9. No scriptures in the Word of God teach pre wrath or mid tribulation. I Thessalonians 4:17. In Doug Stauffer’s opinion, I Thessalonians 5 refers NOT to the Rapture but to the Day of the Lord.
Consider some facts about how a thief operates-
A thief comes unexpectedly; the world will not be ready at Christ’s Second Coming.
A thief does not take everything; Christ will not take everybody but limits His gathering to His jewels (Jewish believers).
A thief leaves much more than he takes. The Bible says that few are saved and the majority have rejected the way of escape. Matthew 7:13.
I Thessalonians 5:9. The Blessed Hope and Rapture of the Church.
II Thessalonians describes the Mystery of Iniquity. (Antichrist). Satan will become a man. We are with the Lord at His coming.
We are in for a pre-tribulation rapture, we are not in for God’s wrath.
There will be a great falling away (apostasy) prior to the rapture, THEN the Man of Perdition will be revealed. Michael the archangel is hindering the man of sin from being revealed.
We are looking for the blessed hope. Amen.
What are you waiting for?
The signing of the covenant?
The War in heaven?
The Breaking of the Covenant?
The Abomination of Desolation?
Fleeing into the Wilderness?
The Sun and Moon to be darkened?
The Angels gathering the Elect?