INSIGHT INTO BIBLE PROPHECY #127
What Jesus 'Should' Have Said
by David Vaughn Elliott
If the popular Rapture theory were correct, Jesus would have used very different examples. Jesus would have said, "As the days of Enoch were . . ." or "As the days of Elijah were . . ." Righteous Enoch disappeared out of this world and the world continued on (Gen. 5:21-25). Elijah's case is even more striking. After the whirlwind took him up into heaven, fifty men went searching for him for three days (2 Kings 2:1-18). Now that has the flavor of today's Rapture doctrine! That has the flavor of the "Left Behind" series. There is only one problem. Jesus never said, "As the days of Elijah were"! Jesus said, "As the days of Noah were."
Jesus never said, "As the days of Enoch were." However, He did say, "Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot . . . it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed" (Luke 17:28-30).
The comparisons that Jesus made are with Lot and Noah. Both involved the immediate destruction of the wicked, while the righteous were saved. Both eliminated any possibility of the wicked having a second chance to hear God's word and repent. Both were the end. The case of Sodom, of course, was not the end of the world; but it certainly was the end of Sodom and Gomorrah. Those cities have never been found. Those people never lived long enough to wonder what happened to Lot. There were no chariot wrecks or search parties. God simply blotted them off the face of the earth with fire and brimstone. Jesus said His coming would be like that. (Taken from Chapter 15 of "Nobody Left Behind." The entire chapter carefully contrasts the Rapture theory with Bible truth.)
NOTE: Nobody Left Behind is now at the printer and is set to be available before September 10, 2004. As soon as that happens, I plan to send you a link to a brand new website full of information about the book as well as details of how you can order your copy. I will also send information for those of you who do not have a connection to the Internet.
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