Religions predating the bible
First you have the Jews and Israel as one group, the redeemed Church as the second group, and the unsaved gentiles which make up the rest of the world population at any given time.Today we present for your consideration a second installment of our Bible Believers Guide To Understanding The Differences Between The Rapture And The Second Coming. Paul says in 2 Timothy that believers will receive crowns in ‘that day’ that takes place at the time of the Rapture of the Church.John, in Revelation 4, is taken up in type in the Rapture and when he gets there he witnesses elders with crowns 2 chapters before the start of the time of Jacob’s trouble in Revelation 6.In the modern era, we take for granted that the Hebrew Bible is a text—written words, displayed in chapters and verse.How and why did writing spread from the closed circles of royal and priestly scribes to the lay classes?It was this spread of Hebrew writing in ancient Palestine that democratized the written word and allowed it to gain religious authority in the book we now call "the Bible." When the Bible became a book, the written word supplanted the living voice of the teacher. This textualization marked one of the great turning points in human history, namely the movement from an oral culture towards a written culture.Matthew paints a picture of stark terror and physical judgments falling upon the Earth, and then people shall see the ' Son of man' coming down from Heaven.Paul on the other hand, talks about none of these things being connected with the Rapture of the Church.
The page you requested cannot be displayed because you do not have access to this forum or this forum is currently offline.If you wish to access this forum, please contact the administrator of this site.If you have any questions, please contact the site administrator. If religion is here because of God, how could God allow this?What the heck was God doing during all this time that we have been around, folks?