Back to the Beginning

Back to the Beginning

The Rapture

An idea first mentioned in 1830 by Margaret Macdonald
A theology first developed in 1830 by John Darby
A theology spread by Cyrus Scofield in early 20th century
A theology taught by Dwight Moody and Billy Graham
A theology further emphasized by Hal Lindsey and Tim LaHaye

Matthew 24:36-44

The second coming will be like in the days of Noah
The good stays and the evil is taken away

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

The dead in Christ will rise first

We will meet them in the sky

Revelation 4:1

John received a glimpse

The idea isn’t to take everything to another place.  The idea is to make all things on earth the way God intended them from the beginning. (Revelation 21:1-4)

The door of the ark was closed by God. (Genesis 7:16)

Jesus is the door through which we enter eternal life. (John 10:9)

Right now the door is open, but in an hour we do not know, the door will close. (Matthew 24:36, 1 Thessalonians 5:2, 2 Peter 3:10)