15 Commonly Held BIBLE Myths Associated With the Rapture of the Church and Second Coming of Jesus

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1.      There is a 7-year "tribulation" period prior to the second coming of Jesus to reign on the earth [no, there is not one Scripture in the entire Bible which speaks of a 7-year "tribulation" period; c/p. Tribulation Verses Wrath and The Body of Christ in Seven Prophetic Pictures of the Rapture; see also Rev. 7:13-14, The Book of Revelation in Verse-by-verse Outline].

2.      The hinderer of lawlessness or restraining force of 2 Thessalonians 2:6 is the Church or the Holy Spirit [no, see The Hinderer of Lawlessness, 2 Thess.2:6, The Thessalonian Letters in Verse Outline].

3.      The Rapture of the Church occurs at Revelation 4:1 [no, see Rev. 4:1, Rev. 6:12-17, and Rev 7:9-10, The Book of Revelation in Verse-by-verse Outline].

4.      The European Union is the revived Roman Empire, the 10 toes of Daniel 2:41-43 [no, see Endnote #9 on Revelation 13:3, The Chronological Revelation].

5.       The Antichrist comes from Europe [no, see How To Quickly Locate the Antichrist in Scripture, The Antichrist Revealed].

6.      Antichrist is a world ruler [no, see Rev. 13:1-8, The Book of Revelation in Verse-by-verse Outline; see also How To Quickly Locate the Antichrist in Scripture, The Antichrist Revealed].  

7.      Ezekiel 38-39 is the battle of Armageddon [no, see World War III, Coming Events in Bible Prophecy; see also Ezek 38:1, Ezekiel 37-39 in Verse Outline]. [See also ]

8.      Revelation, Chapters 2 and 3 represents the "Church age" [no, the present dispensation is call the dispensation [age] of grace (Eph. 3:2), not the age of the church; besides this, the "Laodocian" church—the apostate church—will be left on the earth when the "Philadelphian" church is Raptured, and the age of grace will continue until Jesus returns to reign on the earth (and...whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (Acts 2:21)].  

9.   The Church is in heaven in Revelation, Chapters 4 and 5 [no, see notes on Revelation 4 and 5, The Book of Revelation in Verse-by-verse Outline].  

10. In Matthew 23, 24 and 25 Jesus is talking to the Church [no, this prophetic passage concerns Israel; see Matthew 23-24, Footnotes 1, 2 and 3, The Prophetic Gospels in Verse Outline].

11.   There are 7 raptures in Scripture [Jesus, the Church, the 144,000 (the manchild of Rev. 12:5), the 2 witnesses, Enoch, Elijah, and Paul. No, to be "raptured" means to be snatched out of danger.  Only the Church, the 144,000, and the Apostle Paul were or will be raptured (see 1 Thes. 4:17, The Thessalonian Letters in Verse Outline); the the remainder ascended or will ascend to heaven, without the presence of any danger.].  

12.   The manchild of Revelation 12:5 is Jesus [no, see Rev. 12:5, The Book of Revelation in Verse-by-verse Outline].

13.   The war of Revelation 12:7 occurred when Lucifer got kicked out of heaven [no, see Rev. 12:7, The Book of Revelation in Verse-by-verse Outline].

14.   The false prophet of Revelation 13:11-17 is the Pope [no, see Endnote #12, The Chronological Revelation].

15.   The harlot woman of Revelation 17 is the Catholic Church [no, see Endnote #28 and 29 Revelation 17:18, The Chronological Revelation. See also The Mystery of Mystery Babylon Revealed.].

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