Does it really matter if you have the incorrect eschalogical (end time) view?

Some say it will all pan out in the end, why does it matter?

2 Peter 3:16 tells us in the context of eschatology (end time) doctrine that those who don’t have it right, “twist the scriptures as they always do, unto their own destruction.”  This accusation is substantial.  It carries a lot of weight concerning the need to get it right.   No matter what the view is the one view can use this statement to point a finger at the opposing view.  Fact is, there can be only one right view.

How can you know you have the correct one?  Peter does imply that study of the Word is necessary to not be unlearned.  There is another issue surrounding this subject that needs consideration.  That is the issue of deception.  Jesus and Paul both tells us, “Let no man deceive you.”  Matthew 24:4, Mark 13:5, Luke 21:8, 2 Thessalonians 2:3.  Therefore because of these warnings we can know there is a great deception surrounding this end time issue.  How do we keep from letting the door of deception open?

Paul tells us that it is God who allows the great delusion from the deceiver 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12.  The door to deception can be opened two ways. One ways is by not loving the truth, and the other is by loving pleasure.  Being deceived is like marring a lie. Who do you love?  It feels so right when it is happening.  It’s difficult to embrace the hard things in life.  Often we avoid persecution any way we can.  Many become politically correct just to avoid making waves, even though they disagree.

The Pretrib view provides this open door for deception.   Jesus promises us tribulation, “These things I tell you that, in Me, you may have peace.  In this world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”  We go to great lengths to avoid it.  Tribulation is the word that describes the trials that the saints must endure.   It’s another word for trials.  Jesus tells us that there is a time of great tribulation coming.  The pretrib doctrine capitalizes the word Great in great tribulation, and lumps it together with God’s wrath and thus tells us it’s not for them.  How convenient this is for the flesh!  Don’t get me wrong, we are not assigned to wrath, but throughout scripture God has promised His protection… Psalms 91.  A Psalms 91 experience or being protected in the clef of the rock through a storm is no picnic or stroll through the park.  A young whippersnapper may find it amusing in the short term, but tribulation is just that.  No flesh runs to it.

A Psalm 91 (post-trib) view does not have an open door to deception through the love of pleasure.  It knows the bride must be purified through persecution and tribulation 2 Timothy 3:12.    Both sides could point the finger and say the other is unlearned.  The fact of the matter is that most who believe the pretrib doctrine don’t feel the need to study it.  There is no reason, because they don’t plan on being here to experience it.   They have been conditioned so.

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  1. If you say the pretrib paves way for deception, give us scriptures that prove it . Because Matt. 24:29-30 states it clearly that the tribulation is actually before rapture. It is right for you to say that the righteous will go through tribulation and it is scriptural but you it is inappropriate to use your own pressumptions which in this case is extreme i.e false to try to make people not to go to hell. We are to understand the word, and preach it in its truth and simplicty

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    1. Matt 24:29, 30 KJV Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
      [30] And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

      I’m looking for the clarity that the rapture is before the tribulation… hmmm, I’m at a complete loss, perhaps you can help me. It appears that “Immediately after the tribulation… then shall appear the sign of the Son of man…” I see a very straight forward timeline.

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  2. You can’t be more wrong that anyone who believes in the pre trib rapture view thinks there is no reason to study it, in fact, watching for the Lord’s return motivates one to keep his garments clean and holy. A good book to consider is Fred DeRuvos “Post Tribulationists say the Darnest Things ..about the Pre Trib Rapture”. I have read may quotes in my studies from people who have quoted things like this, and it certainly has never been MY experience in 40 years of studying to say something like that . Kim Hislop

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    1. If you are going to quote me, please quote me correctly. What I stated was:

      The fact of the matter is that MOST who believe the pretrib doctrine DON’T FEEL THE NEED to study it. There is no reason, because they don’t plan on being here to experience it.

      I did not imply all or anyone. I said MOST. I know that there are a FEW who actually study it, but MOST have read a book or listened to a preacher or teaching and feel they are covered.

      Both Jesus and Paul preface their end time teachings with, “Let no man deceive you.” Yet the entire pretrib doctrine is ALWAYS taught by man…ALWAYS! You cannot introduce to me today a person who has not been taught the pretrib doctrine except by MAN. The sub-title of this site is, “Reference the Word”. That is the bottom line. So many rich pretribbers selling their book. So few actually reading the Word, and if they do, it’s always through the lens of the pretrib doctrine mindset. For this reason I focus on and expose the foundational teachings that MAN has come up with to support the pretrib lie. The separation of the rapture from the second coming is all founded in lies… the time of Jacob’s trouble, 70th week, rapture/second coming separation, Israel vs. the church, etc.

      Go ahead read your book, that’s your choice, but I suggest opening your bible instead. Put aside the doctrines of man and see what God has to say.

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