“What is the Rapture of the church?” The word “rapture” does not occur in the Bible. The concept of the rapture, though, is clearly taught in Scripture. The rapture of the church is the event in which God removes all believers from the earth in order to make way for His righteous judgment to be poured out on the earth during the tribulation period. The rapture is described primarily in 1Thessalonians 4:13-18and1
Corinthians 15:50-54. God will resurrect all believers who have died, give them glorified bodies, and take them from the
The rapture will be instantaneous in nature, and we will receive glorified bodies at that time. (1 Corinthians 15:51-52), “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed”. The rapture is the glorious event we should all be longing for. We will finally be free from sin. We will be in God’s presence forever. There is far too much debate over the meaning and scope of the rapture. This is not God’s intent. Rather, in regard to the rapture, God wants us to “encourage each other with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:18).
What is the Tribulation? How do we know the Tribulation will last seven years? The tribulation is a future seven-year period of time when God will finish His discipline of Israel and finalize His judgment of the unbelieving world. The church, made up of all who have trusted in the person and work of the Lord Jesus to save them from being punished for sin, will not be present during the tribulation. The church will be removed from the earth in an event known as the rapture.
The time has come that there will be a one world government and a one world religion. We see that it is setting up the stage now to prepare the coming of the Antichrist. But Antichrist will not come until there will be first the world wide chaos. And from the world wide turmoil he will appear to solve the problem of the world.
Your Bible reveals that there will be a “New World Order” soon—and that it will surprise and shock most of mankind! A genuine “New World Order” will soon be set up on this earth. Most religious people do not understand this. Most ministers do not understand this either. But it is coming soon! Christians have increasingly been adopting spiritual views that come from Islam, Wicca, secular humanism, the eastern religions and other sources. Because we remain a largely Bible-illiterate society, few are alarmed or even aware of the slide toward syncretism—a belief system that blindly combines beliefs from many different faith perspectives. All this is no surprise, as scandalously many churchgoers cannot even name the four Gospels—let alone truly understand what they say!
The one world religion described in Revelation 17:1-18 as “the great harlot” will be part of the end times scenario. Several characteristics of the one world religion. The false religion will dominate all the “peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues” of the earth (verse 1 and verse 15), meaning that it will have universal authority, no doubt given by the Antichrist who rules the world at that time. Verses 2-3 describe the harlot as committing adultery with the “kings of the earth” referring to the false religion’s influence among the world’s rulers and influential people.
Pope Francis intend to help the global elite achieve their goal of uniting all of the religions of the world under a single banner? Will he be instrumental in establishing a single global religion for the glorious “new age” that the global elite believe is coming? After he was elected, the cover of Time Magazine declared Pope Francis to be the “New World Pope”, and since his election Pope Francis has made it abundantly clear that he is going to make ecumenical outreach a top priority. He has spoken of his “determination to continue on the path of ecumenical dialogue”, and he has already held a number of very high profile ecumenical meetings.
The global elite know that even with a one world economy and a one world government, humanity will never be truly united until there is a single global religion. Unfortunately, this one world religion that they are seeking to establish is diametrically opposed to the Christianity that we find in the Bible. By throwing out Biblical truth for the sake of friendship between men and women of different religious traditions.
For a long time the Popes of Rome not only has worked hard to reach out to leaders from various Christian traditions, he has also made it a point to try to acknowledge the mutual bonds that they feel with all other religions. Pope Benedict kissing Muslim leader to show that Muslims worship and pray to the “one God” that he also worships. This “all roads lead to the same God” philosophy is a hallmark of the one world religion that the global elite have been slowly building toward for decades.
I do agree 100% with Pastor Perry Stone’s presentation that the Muslims are the Antichrist. But why Pope Benedict kiss the Muslim leader?
Of all religions in the world, the hardest to be amalgamated or to combine to be a one world religion is the Islamic. That is the reason why the Popes of all ages are trying hard to befriend with the Muslims, to the extent of humiliating act of kissing a Muslim leader. I do believe that eventually, it will be done because the Catholic Church and Muslims have one purpose: To annihilate or to obliterate Israel from the face of the earth. Islamic religion has a blasphemous name in their foreheads as the Antichrist. But near the end of the three and a half years of the great tribulation, all religions including the Islamic will be converted to Catholicism. Because the real Antichrist (the beast) will perform signs and wonder and even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men. The first beast and the second beast will do signs and wonders. So, even the Muslims will be terrified.(Matthew 24:24 / 2 Thessalonians 2:9 / Rev. 13:13)
Only the Vatican fits in, the discretion in Revelation as the City that becomes a harlot and the Babylonian religion. But in the end the Antichrist will destroy Vatican and Catholicism. At its heyday during the Antichrist, Vatican and Rome will be the world center of commerce but it will be destroyed (read the whole chapter 18 of Revelation.)
In Revelation 6:1 to 2, the Antichrist is seen riding in a white horse with abow without an arrow. That means he will conquer the world without a single shot. He will conquer the world with his oratorical ability and with all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders. The frantic populace will race to proclaim this powerful, smooth-talking peace maker who will head the world as their savior. But before this will happen, there will be rapture of all born again believers in Christ.