Questions and Answers

Question and Answers page is a place where you can ask any question about the Bible , doctrines, some thing of interest, current events as they relate to the Bible.

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9 comments on “Questions and Answers

  1. This is a great question Christian.

    Actually the word Rapture is not found in the English AV text. It is a Latin word, a translation of the Greek word harpazo. the problem here is that the meaning of the Koine Greek word is unknown. If you go to a Strong’s concordance what you read is a classical Greek meaning placed on the a Koine Greek word and we are not sure if the meanings are the same. That is because 1) we don’t have any original scriptures in Koine Greek text only copies of them and 2) there has not been discovered any Koine Greek word dictionary to define the Koine Greek words from.

    So we are left to trust in God’s promise to preserve his word to all generations (Ps 12:6,7) and for us it is the Authorized Bible

    Thess 4:13-17 ¶ But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be

      caught up together

    with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

    Harpazo is translated “caught up”. Now a few ideas on this caught up have led some to assume that believers will fly away as sang in the old hymn “I’ll fly away to glory” but that may not be entirely true. We may fly but then again if we take the words in English at their words it means we will be caught up. That is very quickly taken as if by force like a fish caught up in a net. How that catching will be done is not said in the text but if I compare what we learn in 1Cor15:51, 52¶ Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
    52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
    it is in a twinkling of an eye in a moment of time. It would seem that there will be no time to fly it seems we will just be there in his presence very quickly and changed at the same time. Now it may be hard for us to grasp that but God is able to do far above what we can imagine or think (Eph 3:20).

    One of the problems many have here is that they are always trying to put times on when this will happen and that is where they will fall in error. some teach that this will take place during the tribulation at one of the seven trumps because of the mention of trump in 1Cor15 but there is not proof of that. But what does fit in is what is found in 2Thess2:1-3¶ Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. ¶ Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;. You see the gathering which is the caught up to be with the Lord comes during a time of falling away from faith in the word of God. We know this by the context of verse two where Paul speaks of them being troubled as by spirit, words (thing taught) or by letter (words sent to them by him as teaching) that this day is at hand or already happened. So he explains that it will not happen until there be this falling away from faith in the word of God, that is the Bible (we are seeing that today) and when it does happen the Son of perdition will be revealed.

    Simple answer to if there is truly a rapture is, Yes. Just not the way many think it will be though.

  2. Peter what a good question.

    well it has often been said that some group of people started calling believers in Christ Christians in derision. But of course there is no proof of that.

    Here is what the Bible says and I will add my two cents.

    Acts 11:22 Then tidings of these things came unto the ears of the church which was in Jerusalem: and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch.
    23 Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.
    24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
    25 Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus, for to seek Saul:
    26 And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch.

    I added the context to the verse that tells us when they were first called Christians so that we could see that they were possibly called this not by unsaved as a mocking but by Paul and Barnabas or others that were there in Antioch. I tend to say it was Paul.

    We are often told that Christian means “little Christs” but that would not be a very good translation. So instead of going to greek words we will just look at the preserved English text. Christ means anointed and the noun suffix of -ian means “one that is related to” so if we take it as literal Christian means “Anointed ones”.

    This is attested by the very words of Paul when he wrote, 2Cor 1:21. 22 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts. Every believer is anointed by the Holy Ghost according to Paul. So it does make sense that Paul was the first to call them Christians when he arrived at Antioch seeing they had been anointed by the Holy Ghost.

  3. re: the church and judging: the churches are involved with the beast in revelation.
    they are corrupt and will not submit to GOD’S HOLY WORDS KJV. they’re for the most part highminded and i will not go into those temple. Read Matthew 24;
    there shalll not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be thrust down.
    they do their good deeds for to be seen of men, and play church and preach the gospel for gain. when I Corinthians 9:18 said different.
    to execute vengenance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people: to bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; to execute them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the Lord. Psalm 149:7-9

  4. rapture: they take one verse and make a doctrine about it and sell you another book to read and take you away from the holy scriptures. John 5:39

  5. Hi Kathlene thank you for joining in.

    While the gathering of the saints into the clouds is a truth afforded in the AV the term Rapture is not and it gives us a strange understanding of what the gathering is. But it is what it is a gathering into the clouds both the dead in Christ and those of us who remain, it happens in a twinkling of an eye so it is not a flight or a flying away, and during that trip the corrupted bodies of the dead in Christ are changed to incorruptible bodies and us living mortals will put on immortal bodies and be with Christ forever more.

    No need to sell books that AV Bible is all one needs. Did you know that every plot of every movie or book can be found in the AV Bible? So as Solomon said there is nothing new under the sun.

    While organizations are and may be involved with pushing the agenda of the anti-christ the truth is those organizations are not the church. The believers in Christ are the true church, the body of Christ is the church. and the true church is not in league nor ever could be with the devil.

    God will do what he says he will do and you can bank on that. Just keep on believing the word of God, throw away the books of men and just get so immersed in studying the AV Bible, learn to rightly divide it and to live by it. don’t be a follower of men, be a follower of the word of God as found in the AV for they are his words and they will never fail and he will never leave you nor forsake you.

    God bless

  6. Guy you posed a question that really needs more clarification.

    Now some believe that the word faith is archaic and so newer translations replace the word faith with the word believe. Now if this is what you are questioning then stick to the AV and the word faith. Because only in the AV did God inspire the translators to use the word faith, faithful, believe, believing believeth and belief in English so you would have a clear preserved word of God for your understanding and application. The words faith and believe and their different renditions as noted above were used to translate the same Greek word but that is because there is a difference so God led or inspired them to use different English words.

    Now when you come to the AV you will find there are a few words for Believe as seen above. They are “Believe (131uses), Believing(8uses), Believeth(39uses), and Belief(1use)” each one of these uses is depending on the context for your understanding. Faith is found 231 times in the Bible, and Faithful is found 78 times. Newer translations often confuse the word believe and faith by translating faith as believe and believe as faith. Leaving the Christian to study languages they don’t understand nor ever can and they end up just trusting a scholar rather than God and his word as found in the AV.

    We are not here to translate Gods word. When it comes to those of us who by faith believe that God kept his promise to preserve his word (Ps 12:6,7) to every generation as found in the AV, we believe that God has inspired a perfect translation into today’s Trade Language of English so we don’t have to translate it when we study. That part is already done. What we must do is look to the translation and its context in the AV to determine what it is that God is telling us and apply it to our lives.

    Yes, there is a difference between Faith and Believe and the AV is the only translation in which you can easily find the differences so you can better understand it and apply it to your life. Understand the English words as found in the AV and you will see that this is true.

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