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The End of the Age and the Rapture of the Church

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The doctrine of the Rapture can be traced back to the early to mid 19th century. Before that time, there was no mention of a two-phased eschatological (end times) coming of Christ. In 1830 Mary Macdonald reportedly received a vision from God regarding the Rapture.

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John Darby, of the Plymouth Brethren, fascinated with the events surrounding this teaching popularized it. With the Oxford University publication of the Scofield Bible financed by Zionist, Samuel Untermeir, around 1908, the Rapture doctrine began to infiltrate Christian churches. It's success has been nothing less than phenomenal.

However, little did ministers know that the Scofield Bible was a Zionist initiative whose purpose was to create support for Zionism and a Jewish state. According to Charles Carlson, this was before 1948 so they had no reason to suspect they were being used to create favor and support for what is today known as Israel. See the video documentary.

Another connection not often mentioned is that of Charles Darwin. We get to his work via Frances Galton, who made his wealth from the slave trade and is known as the father of eugenics—the science of selective breeding that proposed human improvement of the species by encouraging or permitting reproduction of only those people with genetic characteristics judged desirable.

Frances Galton was the wealthy half-cousin of Charles Darwin and financed his “Origin of Species” only that was not its original title. The original title is: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle of Life.” This book became the “science” that justified Zionism according to the following quotes.

The theory of evolution produces youth without Christian principles who energetically propel the moral spiral downward. Unsurprisingly, evolution is still one of the most powerful tools for Jewish supremacists, next to communism/liberalism and persuasive media. The theory corrupts and weakens human societies, making them vulnerable to Judaic/secularist one-world rule…Why doesn’t the scientific community abandon Darwin’s failed hypotheses? Simple: The Jewish-dominated media and educational establishment are determined that, like unconditional support of Israel, Holocaust mythology, hate laws, and “civil rights” favoritism, there will be no end to the relentless force-feeding of evolution. Belief in evolution is a prerequisite for Jewish supremacism’s new-world order.

http://zionistoutrage.com/2011/05/17/jewish-supremacists-use-evolution-t... (This web page is no longer active but the information is yet available on the internet archive WayBackMachine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130302113558/http://zionistoutrage.com/201...).

According to John Hagee's book, 4 Blood Moons Something Is About to Happen, he argues that the end of the age is the second coming of Christ, but not the rapture of the church. However, the Bible teaches that the end of the age stands opposite to the Christian age (what is known in Scripture as the age to come).

The Age To Come

The age to come is the age in which the resurrection has occurred.

"But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are the sons of God, being sons of the resurrection" (Lk. 21:35-36)

Resurrection and the second coming (parousia) are equal in time according to 2 Timothy 4:1.

"I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ who will [is about to, mello] judge the living and the dead at his appearing and His kingdom:"

  • judgement
  • of the living and the dead
  • at Christ's appearing
  • and [at] his kingdom

This means the resurrection is concurrent with the second coming of Christ. However, Dispensationalists such as Hagee teach that the Rapture occurs after the second coming. This is apparently contrary to the text above.

As we note from the text in Luke, resurrection comes in the "age to come", which is the eternal age that has no end. It is incorrect to place a Rapture at the end of an age that has no end. The age to come also equals the kingdom age and it is emphatically stated the kingdom age has no end, Isa. 9:7, Lk. 1:32-33.

How Do We Determine When The Age To Come Arrives?

It arrives at the end of the age called "this age" in Scripture which is always in juxtaposition to the age to come. Consider the following texts:

Concerning the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, God said it will neither be forgiven him, either in "this age" or in "the age to come", (Matt. 12:31).

In a similar text regarding persecutions, Jesus tells his disciples they would not only receive a hundredfold now in "this time"...but also in "the age to come", eternal life. Compare Luke who uses "this present time" versus "the age to come" (Lk. 18:30).

What is the present time or "this age" of which Jesus spoke? He spoke of the age in which he and the apostles then lived. They lived in the Jewish age. It was the age of Moses and the Law.

In 1 Corinthians 2:6-8, Paul spoke of the rulers of this age who were coming to nothing, meaning their rule and authority was about to end. He identified the "rulers of this age" as those who crucified the Lord of glory.

In 2 Cor. 4:4, he said the "god of this age" meaning Satan blinded the minds of those who did not believe. It is the unbelieving Jews whose eyes Paul said were "blinded". "What then? Israel has not obtained what it seeks; but the elect have obtained it, and the rest were blinded. (Rom. 11:7).

Therefore, "this age" which stands over against the "age to come" in Scripture is the Jewish age.The age to come and which followed the Jewish age is the now present Christian age which has no end.

The End of the Age and the Destruction of the Temple

The Jewish age came to an end when the Romans destroyed their temple in 70A.D.

But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the mist of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance that all things which are written may be fulfilled. (Lk. 21:20-22)

Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things things take place." (Lk 21:32).

All their genealogies were destroyed rendering it impossible to trace their lineage back through the Levitical priesthood. Thus it is impossible to reconstitute the temple worship according to Moses Law.

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