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See The Timing Of The Rapture Of The Church- Whether It Is Imminent Or Not

When the scriptures are kept in context, a person will see whether The Rapture of the Church can happen at any time (being Imminent), or whether there are certain major events that need to precede The Rapture. The confusion is not because the Word of God is not clear, but
because many people and teachers interpret the scriptures out of context. God knows exactly how to say things clearly. God's Word does
not need our interpretation.

The problem is that many authors explain certain key verses out of context, and have tried to get certain verses to fit their view, or a view
they have been taught. This has led to confusion about The Rapture. God has not left out key information so that we would be confused. 

The Bible cautions us about being deceived regarding The Rapture, and The End Times. Matt 24:3-4, ". . . Tell us, when shall these things be?
and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you."

Jesus then lists many different events that would precede His Coming to rapture His followers. Deceived is a very strong admonition. The
Word also states about us being deceived in 2 Thes. 2: 1-3, "Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day
of Christ is at hand. 3 "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day
(The Rapture) shall not come, except . . ." Paul then lists 2 main events
that precede the Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. Deception causes error in our Christian walk, and it allow the enemy to come into our life.
It often opens up other areas for being deceived.

It is imperative that we study the related scriptures in context and not allow pre-conceived biases to interfere with what the Bible states.
2 Tim. 2:15, "Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Don't try to
come-up with another theory; allow the Bible to interpret what it says. When the verses are read in context, all other related verses make
more sense, and then a person will be able to see clearly the whole picture regarding the timing of The Rapture- whether Pre Trib., Mid Trib., Post Trib. Post Trib/Pre Wrath, etc.

To see the complete picture of the End Times and the timing of The Rapture, all the pieces need to be arranged in their proper context.
The particular verses of scripture cannot fit in a forced manner, with certain verses either being omitted, or explained in a manner which is
out of context. All the verses, when properly arranged will naturally fit in context. It will actually show a unified and clear picture regarding
the End Times or Latter Days, and the timing of The Rapture. When this is done, clarity will result, instead of confusion.

When we can see how these scriptures fit together, (as pieces of a puzzle) we will also not be deceived regarding the events of the End
Times, and the timing of The Rapture. Jesus cautioned His disciples about being deceived, and this caution also applies to all Christians.
Matt. 4:4, �And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.� He then immediately states an entire discourse about
the End Times- in Matt. 24. So that we also are not deceived, about the End Times and The Rapture, we need to take heed, to what the Bible
says. Therefore, we should study what the scripture say about the Signs of the End Times. Then, when certain End Time Events begin to
appear, we won�t be caught off guard, but will recognize them, and know whether the �Sign of Jesus� Coming� is truly Imminent.

The Tabs on top of this page provide much relevant information regarding The Rapture. There are also some key foundational terms,
which many people don't understand, and which causes confusion. Many people have found this information to be very helpful.

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The following chapter headings are the specific chapters in "The Rapture And Daniel's 70th Week Unveiled."

Table of Contents

 Introduction    7
       Part I- Understanding Foundation Principles, And End Time Terms.  11
 1. Why Is It Important To Study Bible Prophecy?  12
 2. Does The Bible Specifically Talk About A Rapture?       16
 3. What Emphasis Does The Bible Give To End-time Deception?  19
 4. What Is End Time Smorgasbord Theology?     21
 5. What Are The Different End Time Views?    23
 6. What Is �The Day Of The Lord,� and How Is It Different From
     "The Day Of Christ?"
 7. Are �The Tribulation� And �The Wrath� The Same, Or Are They Different?  31
 8. Are The Rapture And The Second Coming The Same, Or Are They Different?  35
       Part II- The Crux Of The Matter   40
 9. Why Is 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4 Foundational To Understanding The Rapture?  41
 10. How Will We Know When The Man Of Lawlessness Is Revealed?   46
 11. In 2 Thes. 2:7-8, Does "Taken Out" Imply The Rapture Takes Place Before                      
        The Antichrist Is Revealed?
 12. Does Matthew 24 Support a Pre-Tribulation Rapture Or Not?  51

 13. Does The Rapture Take Place Right After The Antichrist Is Revealed,                             
       But Before The Tribulation?

 14. When Does The Tribulation Period Begin?    61
 15. Is The Imminent Return Of Jesus The Next Main Event In Bible Prophecy?    66
 16. How Difficult Will It Be Before The Tribulation?     75
 17. When The Lord Returns, In 1 Thes. 4, Are The Raptured Saints Already With Him?   81
 18. Who Are The Elect?   86
 19. Does The Book Of Revelation Show That The Church                                                           
       Is Raptured Before The Tribulation, And Before The Seals Are Opened?
 20.  What Is The Mark Of The Beast?     101
       Part III- Daniel�s 70th Week      109
 21. Why Is The 70th Week of Daniel Foundational To Understanding The End Times?  110
 22. What Are The 2,300 Days In Daniel 8, and Why Is It Foundational                                   
       To Understanding The 70th Week?
 23. Why Was Antiochus Epiphanes IV Not The Antichrist?  127
 24. What Are The 1,290 And 1.335 Days In Daniel 12?    130
 25. How Many Days Does The Wrath Last?    141
       Part IV- Walk Wisely       144
 27. Will You Know How To Live When The Mark Of The Beast Is Required?    149
 28. What Is The Most Important Thing In Life, And How Can You Be Sure
 You�ll Go To Heaven?

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