The Christine Car Club

Not a member of the CCC? Come on in and register...membership is FREE!

Dedicated To The Restoration And Maintenance Of The 1957-1958 Plymouth
HomeCalendarFAQUsergroupsRegisterLog in
Happy Anniversary CCC!
Latest topics
Yesterday at 5:16 pm by 58belvedere

» Need Help with Brake booster
Thu Jun 07, 2018 5:25 pm by 58belvedere

» An Unlikely Teacher
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:57 am by Christopher L. Faddis Usn

» steerting coulmns solutions?
Tue May 22, 2018 7:30 pm by 57belv

» Edna's Roland LeBay
Mon May 21, 2018 7:29 pm by Serge

» Hustler stick
Thu May 03, 2018 7:37 pm by Serge

» 58 Front Liscense Plate brackets
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:47 pm by cooltoys1

» Dual Quad (GC) 350: Progressive or Parallel
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:41 am by Bloodhound1958

» No Regrets
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:10 pm by eva_392

» Wanted 57-58
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:06 am by 58belvedere

John Carpenter Shout Out!
Alexandra Paul Shout Out!
Christine Movie Soundtrack
Youtube Filmscore Mix

Share | 

 A Rapture?

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
CCC Chaplain
CCC Chaplain




Posts : 2407
Points : 3270
Reputation : 4
Join date : 2012-10-12
Age : 58
Location : Ontario, NY

PostSubject: A Rapture?   Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:51 am

Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18

The soul of every person eventually enters into eternity. However, heaven is not the default destination of every soul. It is the true hope of the genuine Christian, who has put their faith in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. If you are that genuine Christian who is relying on Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection for your salvation, you will go to heaven and will get there in one of two ways: by death or perhaps by the Rapture.

Whenever the subject of the Rapture comes up, there is controversy. Some critics argue the validity of the Rapture in Scripture and even point out that you won't find the word "rapture" in the Bible, but that depends on the translation of your Bible. If you have a Latin translation, then you have the word rapturous, from which the word "rapture" is derived. And the word rapturous comes from the Greek word harpazo, which is mentioned 13 times in the New Testament.

The most well-known verse that refers to the event called the Rapture is found in 1 Thessalonians 4:16–17: For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. That term, "caught up" is translated from that Greek word harpazo, which means to take forcibly, to snatch, or to catch up. And that is what the Rapture will be.

Insight: Have you heard of Hal Lindsey's The Late Great Planet Earth (1970) and the more recent Left Behind Series (books and movies) by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins? Imagine this. Some day...will you will be going about your business and suddenly in a microsecond, be caught up into God's presence, meet Jesus Himself face-to-face and be reunited with your loved ones? Or...will you be left behind, wondering what happened to all the people around you?

Dear Lord, I have just read a little about the Rapture and the controversy surrounding it. Whether it will be an actual event in Your great plan or not, I can't ignore the fact that untimely deaths occur each and every day. Please give me the desire to be ready for either day. I want to spend eternity with You. Please draw me close to You, so I will come to believe that Jesus died for my I will be ready. In Jesus' Name, Amen.

1958 DeSoto Firesweep 2 dr ht
1958 Plymouth Belvedere 2 dr ht
1968 Plymouth Fury III

And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life, he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.
1 John 5:11-12 cheers
Back to top Go down

A Rapture?

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Christine Car Club :: Non Automotive Off Topic Section :: CCC Fellowship In Christ-