Confronting the Pre-wrath Doctrine

I have less of a problem with the pre-wrath doctrine than the pre-trib doctrine for one simple reason.  Pre-wrath does not teach escape from tribulation.  That however does not make it a correct doctrine  There are serious issues in not embracing tribulation and persecution as I’ve addressed on earlier posts. .

Pre-wrath however has the same signature as pretrib.  It has borrowed several ideas from the pretrib.  Like multiple returns of Christ and a separation between tribulation saints and the bride…. not all pre-wrath believers subscribe to the second.

The signature of a false doctrine is the foundational issues are founded in speculation and opinion.  One foundational issue that is embraced by both of these doctrines is the multiple returns of Christ.  The pretrib has a return prior to the tribulation period and another at the end.  The Prewrath has a return at the 6th seal and another at the end of wrath.

All speculation pertaining to Scriptures can be smashed by Scriptures.  False doctrines are created by partially knowing the Scriptures.  It is unfortunate that they are started by wild imaginations that produce ideas that take the Word of God off course.  Because the pretrib doctrine has been around for several generation, the idea of multiple returns is so excepted that many think the concept is addressed in the Word.  It is not.  The Word always addresses a singular return.  Multiple returns must be read into the Word.  Unfortunately many think that reading between the lines is necessary in where the Word is concerned.  The whole of the Word gives us a singular return:

Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep

2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up

Matt. 24:35,36  Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only

Here in these Scriptures we understand that the resurrection from the dead is at the end where heaven and earth pass away.  When Lazarus died his sister dialogued with Jesus, “I know he will be raised in the resurrection at the last day…”  Jesus did not refute with her and tell her “another” resurrection as the pretrib and prewrath teach, but rather allowed that teaching to be taught as truth.  It is the same teaching throughout the Word, as we first see in Job.  There is only one physical resurrection from the dead and it happens when the heavens and earth pass away.  Not some conjured event prior to the end as the prewrath and pretrib doctrine have pulled out of thin air.

This issue is further addressed on my other pages… see the one about multiple events of a thief in the night and separating the rapture from the second coming.

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