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Just wondering---will the widespread use of self driving cars signal the imminence of the rapture?

Posted - February 22, 2018

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  • 23668
    There is no rapture, so nope.
      February 22, 2018 2:21 PM MST
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  • 7344
    Thanks for answering.  You posted your age recently, but I don't know if you were old enough to have seen the bumper sticker that read "In case of rapture, this car will be unmanned."
      February 22, 2018 2:33 PM MST
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  • 23668
    I have seen them but I was young and really didn't know what they were talking about. Now, I know they didn't know what they were talking about.
      February 22, 2018 2:43 PM MST
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  • 2672
    Nice catch on those bumper stickers Tom. Didn't think of it that way. Lol
      February 22, 2018 5:00 PM MST
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  • 7344
    Yeah---my wife and I were over at our granddaughter's while she finished her nap...I had too much time on my hands and started letting my mind wander.
      February 23, 2018 3:52 PM MST
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  • 2672
    lol
      February 23, 2018 4:07 PM MST
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  • What do you base "no rapture" on? The word "rapture" isn't found  in scripture, but the event is more than adequately described. Mainly by Jesus.
      February 22, 2018 2:45 PM MST
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  • 23668
    The church is not leaving. We will be here until the end and beyond. True understanding of scripture clears it up. 1 Thess is not talking about any rapture. It is talking about Jesus' 2nd coming, His returning to the earth to rule and reign.  Not coming to earth to remove the church and then leaving. This will take place at the end of the Great Tribulation. Not before and not in the middle. 

    This post was edited by my2cents at February 22, 2018 4:49 PM MST
      February 22, 2018 4:47 PM MST
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  • 2672
    Hello uncle bob, what is your definition of the rapture?

    (EDIT: Following is article from 1993)
    Will You Be Caught Away to Heaven?
    MANY people believe that they will go to heaven when they die. But some think that they will be caught away to heaven in what is called the rapture. Is that your expectation?
    The rapture is “the sudden disappearance of millions and millions of people without so much as a trace of where they went!” So said one Protestant evangelist. According to the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, the term “rapture” refers to “the church being united with Christ at his second coming.”
    Some find it disturbing to think of leaving friends and family members behind to meet Jesus Christ. Yet, many believe that the rapture must occur. Will it take place? If so, when?
    Varied Views of the Rapture
    The Bible shows that before the start of Christ’s promised Thousand Year Reign, there will be a period called the “great tribulation.” Said Jesus: “Then there will be great tribulation such as has not occurred since the world’s beginning until now, no, nor will occur again.” (Matthew 24:21; Revelation 20:6) Some place the rapture ahead of the great tribulation. Others expect it during that time. Still others think that the rapture will come after that unparalleled distress.
    The posttribulation view was predominant until the early 19th century. Then, in England there developed a movement headed by a former Church of Ireland clergyman, John Nelson Darby. He and like-minded Anglicans became known as the Brethren. From his Plymouth base, Darby traveled to preach in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe. He asserted that Christ’s return would occur in two stages. It would begin with a secret rapture, in which the “saints” would be caught away before a seven-year period of tribulation devastated the earth. Then Christ would appear visibly, accompanied by these “saints,” and together they would rule on earth for a thousand years.
    Darby stressed the need to be separate from the world, and those sharing his views eventually became known as the Exclusive Brethren. B. W. Newton headed a different faction that believed in the rapture but not in a pretribulation one. Posttribulation advocate Alexander Reese maintained that “the Secret-Rapture theories are a menace to the hope of Christ’s Coming.”
    Pretribulationists believe that this difference in viewpoint is serious enough to affect “the nature of [their] hope in relation to the coming of Christ.” Others place confidence in a “partial rapture theory,” believing that those who are most loyal to Christ will be raptured first and the more worldly will be taken later.
    Many evangelical groups herald an imminent rapture of faithful Christians. In view of differing opinions, however, a booklet published by Britain’s Elim Pentecostal Church says: “Whilst we subscribe to a broad outline of events related to the return of the Lord Jesus . . . , freedom is allowed in the interpreting of prophecy according to the conviction of the individual. Many accept a non-dogmatic position, patiently waiting for the events themselves to unfold the prophetic programme.”
    God’s inspired Word, the Bible, is the standard by which we need to measure the truthfulness of all beliefs. (2 Timothy 1:13; 3:16, 17) Therefore, what does it say about the rapture? This post was edited by texasescimo at February 22, 2018 7:28 PM MST
      February 22, 2018 4:59 PM MST
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  • 5483
    Not so loud, Tom.
    You may incite some crazies to give away their stuff and run out to the desert to stare at the sky. This post was edited by Don Barzini at February 23, 2018 3:53 PM MST
      February 22, 2018 6:09 PM MST
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  • 2672
    I missed the Halbot comet, don't wanna miss da next one!
      February 22, 2018 6:20 PM MST
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  • 7344
    lol
      February 23, 2018 3:53 PM MST
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  • 5483
    You mean the Hale-Bopp Comet?

    This post was edited by Don Barzini at February 22, 2018 6:32 PM MST
      February 22, 2018 6:31 PM MST
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  • 2672
    Maybe? I'm from Texas so spailing ain't my specialty but I can tell ya all bout them crop circles!
      February 22, 2018 6:53 PM MST
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  • 5483
    So who writes your other posts? :) This post was edited by Don Barzini at February 22, 2018 7:14 PM MST
      February 22, 2018 7:01 PM MST
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  • 2672
    Okay, ya got me. It's hit and miss with me. I misspelled Eskimo when I made my user name and didn't know it for quite a while. Thought of fixing it but it's pretty much me now.
      February 22, 2018 7:10 PM MST
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  • 5483
    I liked how you ran with the joke. 

    Misspelled “Eskimo”, really? Yet you nailed ”Pretribulationists”. 


    This post was edited by Don Barzini at February 22, 2018 7:24 PM MST
      February 22, 2018 7:23 PM MST
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  • 2672
    You read all of that? WOW! That word is not in my normal vocabulary. It was a copy and paste. I edited that post to reflect that. Sorry, and thank you
      February 22, 2018 7:38 PM MST
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  • 5483
    All of it up to the propaganda at the end....
    I knew somewhat that this is not your conversational style, nevertheless I’d read different articles about biblical tribulation before.  This one was consistent with what I’ve read. 
      February 22, 2018 8:07 PM MST
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  • 2672
    Propaganda? That article was geared toward people that have some belief in the Bible and some belief in a rapture. Since it's not in the Bible or defined in the Bible, their are different understandings of the rapture. In line with 2 Tim 3:16, as you read other scriptures, the different interpretations of the so-called rapture start to crumble.

    For those that reject both the misunderstanding of the rapture as well as reject the Bible, the article would be meaningless. For those I would likely refer them to something like our thread (here) in hopes that they would click one of the links in my description that may be of interest to them.


    https://answermug.com/forums/topic/46649/can-you-trust-the-bible-below-are-some-links-that-may-at-leas/view/page/1

    Can you trust the Bible?

    Historical Soundness



    Here are all of my questions that are left after answermug did their big update and lost everything prior to it:
    https://answermug.com/forum/dashboard/my-topics
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    A few that I would discuss with open minded non-believers:
    https://answermug.com/forums/topic/11001/did-jesus-really-exist-what-do-both-modern-and-ancient-authori
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    https://answermug.com/forums/topic/18166/how-did-life-begin
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    https://answermug.com/forums/topic/18482/are-you-familiar-with-the-prophecy-about-the-timing-of-the-messi

      February 23, 2018 4:21 AM MST
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  • 46191
    If Trump is still drawing breath, there is no rapture.

      February 22, 2018 6:34 PM MST
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  • 33701
    Next Tuesday.
      February 22, 2018 6:49 PM MST
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