Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Secret Rapture? ~ Chad Fatula ~ 3/10/13 PM

The Secret Rapture???

1Pe 1:7

I. What it isn’t.

    A. It is not a secret.

    B. It is not one of several chances.

II. What it is.

    A. Parousia means coming.

    B. Epiphanoia means appearing.

    C. Apokalupsis means revelation.

During his 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy often closed his speeches with the story of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives: On May 19th, 1780, aka “New England’s Dark Day, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, "The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought." Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. Instead of fearing the dark, we're to be lights as we watch and wait.

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