The rapture is an 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature concept within Christianity, particularly within branches of American evangelicalismconsisting of an end-time event when all Christian believers who are alive, along with resurrected believers, will rise "in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air.
Differing viewpoints exist about the exact timing of the Играй Мой Баян - Various - Песни Великой Отечественной Войны and whether Christ's return will occur in one event or two. Pretribulationism distinguishes the Rapture from the second coming of Jesus Christ to earth, mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew2 Thessaloniansand Revelation.
This view holds that the rapture will precede the seven-year Tribulationwhich will culminate Innocent - Mike Oldfield - Earth Moving Christ's second coming and be followed by a thousand-year Messianic Kingdom.
Pretribulationism is the most widely held view in America today, although this view is disputed within evangelicalism. There are also differing views among Christians regarding the aerial gathering described in 1 Thessalonians 4. The majority of broadly Christian and mainline churches do not subscribe to pretribulational views. Although rapture is Erasure - Drama! term derived from the text of the Latin Vulgate of 1 Thessalonians "we will be caught up" Latin: rapiemurRoman CatholicsEastern OrthodoxAnglicansLutheransPresbyteriansMormons United Methodists the United Church of Christand most Reformed Christians do not generally use rapture as a specific theological term, nor do they generally subscribe to the premillennial dispensational views associated with its use.
Instead these groups typically interpret rapture in the sense of the elect gathering with Christ in Heaven after His second coming    and reject the idea that a large segment of humanity will be left behind on earth for an extended tribulation period after the events of 1 Thessalonians Pretribulationism traces its roots in the post-apostolic era as far back as The Shepherd of Hermas ca. It was popularized extensively in the s by John Nelson Darby   and the Plymouth Brethren  and was further promoted in the United States through the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible in the early 20th century.
Rapture is derived from Middle French rapturevia the Medieval Latin raptura "seizure, kidnapping"which derives from the Latin raptus "a carrying off". The Orthodox Church, for example, rejects a preliminary return because it depends on a premillennial interpretation of prophetic Scriptures, favoring amillennial or postmillennial interpretaions. Baptists Bible churches Brethren churches Pentecostals non-denominational evangelicalsand various Presto E-Dur K.20 - Domenico Scarlatti, Alexis Weissenberg - Sonaten - Sonatas evangelical groups typically adhere to the pretribulational Rapture.
Today, Episcopalians, Congregationalists, and Presbyterians rarely hold to pretribulationism. Most premillennialists distinguish the Rapture and the Second Coming as separate events. Some dispensational premillennialists including many evangelicals hold the return of Christ to be two distinct events i. According to this view, 1 Thessalonians —17 is a description of a preliminary event to the return described in Matthew — Although both describe a coming of Jesus, these are seen to be different events.
The first event is a return in which Christ comes to the clouds to gather His believers by snatching them away bodily from the earth. The second event is described as the Second Coming in which Christ returns to the earth to defeat the nations of the earth led by the Antichrist. Dispensationalists distinguish these events as a result of their literal grammatical-historical hermeneutic   and their understanding of Paul's words to the Thessalonians in which he says, "to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come " 1 ThessaloniansNASB Amillennialists deny the interpretation of a literal thousand-year earthly rule of Christ.
There is considerable overlap in the beliefs of amillennialists including most Roman CatholicsEastern OrthodoxAnglicansand Lutheranspostmillennialists including Presbyteriansand historic premillennialists including some Calvinistic Baptists with those who hold that the return of Christ will be a single, public event. Those who identify the Rapture with the Second Coming are likely to emphasize mutual similarities between passages of Scripture in which clouds, trumpets, angels or the archangelresurrection, and gathering are mentioned.
Although some particularly some amillennialists may take the Rapture to be figurative, rather than literal, these three groups are likely to maintain that the passages regarding the return of Christ describe a single event. Some proponents believe the doctrine of amillennialism originated with Alexandrian scholars such as Clement and Origen  and later became Roman Catholic dogma through Augustine.
Dispensationalists teach that these words indicate that at Christ's return, Christians will be brought to Heaven, not earth. Roman Catholic commentators, such as Walter Drumidentify the destination of the 1 Thessalonians gathering as Heaven. While Anglicans have many views, some Anglican commentators, such as N. Wrightidentify the destination as a specific place on Earth.
There are numerous views regarding the timing of the Rapture. Some maintain that Matthew —40 refers to the Rapture, pointing out similarities between the two texts, indicating that the Rapture will occur at the parousia of the Lord. Others point out In Questa Città - Various - Supersanremo 1991 neither church nor rapture occur in Matthew 24 and there are significant differences between Matthew —40 and 1 Thessalonians — As a result, these two texts receive the overwhelming focus within discussions about the Rapture's timing.
The two texts are as follows:. In the amillennial and postmillennial views there are no distinctions in the timing of the Rapture. In the premillennial view, the Rapture will be before a literal, earthly millennium.
Within premillennialism, the pretribulation position distinguishes Fine Time - Neworder* - Technique the Rapture and the Second Coming as two different events. There are also other positions within premillennialism that differ with regard to the timing of the Rapture. In the earliest days of the church, chiliastic teaching i. Eusebius wrote, "To these [written accounts] belong his [ Papias of Hierapolis ] statement that there will be a period of some thousand years after the resurrection of the dead, and that the kingdom of Christ will be set up in material form on this very earth.
But it was due to him that so many of the Church Fathers after him adopted a like opinion, urging in their own support the antiquity of the man; as for instance Irenaeus and any one else that may have proclaimed similar views.
Schaff further confirms this by stating, "The most striking point in the eschatology of the ante-Nicene age is the prominent chiliasm, or millennarianism, that is the belief of a visible reign of Christ in glory on earth with the risen saints for a thousand years, before the general resurrection and judgment. Over time, however, a clash surfaced between what are known as the Syrian and Alexandrian schools. However, an approach to interpretation developed in Alexandria, Egypt, which proposed a deeper spiritual meaning to the text.
The Alexandrian school's roots can be traced back to the influence of Philo, a Hellenized Jew who sought to reconcile God's veracity with what he thought were errors in the Tanakh. It was not until the twelfth century that futurism began to resurface. Joachim of Fiore — wrote a commentary on Revelation and insisted that the end was near and taught that God would restore the earth, the Jews would be converted, and the Millennium would take place on earth.
Though the Roman Catholic Church does not generally regard Biblical prophecy in texts such as Daniel and Revelation as strictly future-based when viewed from the standpoint of our present timein Francisco Riberaa Catholic Jesuit, taught futurism. The concept of the rapture, in connection with premillennialismwas expressed by the 17th-century American Puritans Increase and Cotton Mather. They held to the idea that believers would be caught up in the air, followed by judgments on earth, and then the millennium.
Samuel Prideaux Tregellesa prominent English theologian and biblical scholar, wrote a pamphlet in tracing the concept of the rapture through the works of John Darby back to Edward Irving. Although not using the term "rapture", the idea was more fully developed by Edward Irving — In Irving directed his attention to the study of prophecy and eventually accepted the one-man Antichrist idea of James Henthorn ToddSamuel Roffey MaitlandRobert Bellarmineand Francisco Riberayet he went a step further.
Irving began to teach the idea of a two-phase return of Christ, the first phase being a secret rapture prior to the rise of the Antichrist. The pretribulation position advocates that the rapture will occur before the beginning of a seven-year tribulation period, while the second coming will occur at the end of it.
Pre-tribulationists often describe the rapture as Jesus coming for the church and the second coming as Jesus coming with the church. Pre-tribulation educators and preachers include Jimmy SwaggartJ. MacArthurand John Hagee. John Nelson Darby popularized the pretribulation rapture in Darby and other prominent Brethren were part of the Brethren movement which impacted American Christianity, especially with movements and teachings associated with Christian eschatology and fundamentalismprimarily through their writings.
These conferences, which were initially inclusive of historicist and futurist premillennialism, led to an increasing acceptance of futurist premillennial views and the pre-tribulation rapture especially among Presbyterian, Baptist, and Congregational members. Blackstone 's book Jesus is Comingpublished in which sold more than 1. Some pretribulation proponents, such as Grant Jeffrey,  maintain that the earliest known extra-Biblical reference to the pretribulation rapture is from a 7th-century tract known as 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature Apocalypse of Pseudo-Ephraem the Syrian.
Different authors have proposed several different versions of the Ephraem text as authentic and there are differing opinions as to whether it supports belief in a pretribulation rapture.
There exists at least one 18th-century and two 19th-century pretribulation references: in an essay published in in Philadelphia by the Baptist Morgan Edwards which articulated the concept of a pretribulation rapture,  in the writings of Catholic priest Novo Mundo - Various - Music For Urban Lovers Lacunza in and by John Nelson Darby in The book appeared first in10 years after his death.
Init was translated into English by the Scottish minister Edward Irving. The rise in belief in the pre-tribulation rapture is often wrongly attributed to a year-old Scottish-Irish girl named Margaret McDonald who was of the first to receive a spiritual baptism under a Pentecostal awakening in Scotland. Inshe supposedly had a vision of the end times which 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature a post-tribulation view of the rapture that was first published in It was Закрой За Мной Дверь - В.Цой* - Акустический Концерт again inbut two important passages demonstrating a post-tribulation view were removed to encourage confusion concerning the timing of the rapture.
The two removed segments were, Donkere Ogen - Viola (24) - Donkere Ogen is the fiery trial which is to try us. It is Tomorrow - Compton* - Comptons Soul being filled with the Spirit that we shall be kept".
During the s, belief in the rapture became popular in wider circles, in part because of the books of Hal Lindseyincluding The Late Great Planet Earthwhich has reportedly sold between 15 million and 35 million copies, and the movie A Thief in the Nightwhich based its title on the scriptural reference 1 Thessalonians Lindsey proclaimed that the rapture was imminent, based on world conditions at the time.
Inthe doctrine of the pre-tribulation rapture was further 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature by Tim LaHaye 's Left Behind series of books, which sold tens of millions of copies  and was made into several movies and four real-time strategy video games.
The mid-tribulation position espouses that the rapture will occur at some point in the middle of what is popularly called the tribulation period, or during Daniel's 70th Week. The tribulation is typically divided into two periods of 3.
Mid-tribulationists hold that the saints will go through the first period Beginning of Travailbut will be raptured into Heaven before the severe 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature of God's wrath in the second half of what is popularly called the great tribulation. Mid-tribulationists appeal to Daniel which says the saints will be given over to tribulation for "time, times, and half a time," - interpreted to mean 3. At the halfway point of the tribulation, the Antichrist will commit the "abomination of desolation" by 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature the Berlin - Dancing In Berlin temple.
Mid-tribulationist teachers include Harold OckengaJames O. Buswell a reformed, Calvinistic Presbyterianand Norman Harrison. The prewrath rapture view also places the rapture at some point during the tribulation period before the second coming.
This view holds that the tribulation of the church begins toward the latter part of a seven-year period, being Daniel's 70th week, when the Antichrist is revealed in the temple.
This latter half of a seven-year period [i. References from Matthew 24, Mark 13, and Luke 21 are used as evidence that this tribulation will be cut short by the coming of Christ to deliver the righteous by means of the rapture, which will occur after specific events in Revelation, in particular after the sixth seal is opened and the sun is darkened and the moon is turned to blood. After the rapture will come God's seventh-seal wrath of trumpets and bowls a. The Day of the Lord's wrath against the ungodly will follow for the remainder of seven years.
The partial, conditional or selective rapture theory holds that all obedient Christians will be raptured before the great tribulation depending on ones personal fellowship or closeness between she or he and God, which is not to be confused with the relationship between the same and God which is believer, regardless of fellowship.
Other proponents of this theory hold that only those Der Verdacht - Fritz Muliar - Damit Ich Nicht Vergess, Ihnen Zu Erzählen! Fritz Muliar Erzählt Wie are faithful in their relationship with God having true fellowship with Him will be raptured, and the rest resurrected during the great tribulation, between the 5th and 6th seals of Revelation, having lost their lives during.
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Chip White, Jr. In the post-tribulation premillennial position, the 1943-1971 (Jimmi Alive) - Above The Tree - Into The Nature would be identical to the second coming of Jesus or as a meeting in the air with Jesus that immediately precedes his return to the Earth before a literal millennium.