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if Jesus will come back for the good christians 'like a thief at night'... what happens to other countries ?


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Old 06-15-2008, 05:18 AM
Vito Vito is offline
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Actually, we're all on our own spiritual course that began long before we were born and will continue long after these physical bodies die. Ultimately, though, each of us will reach a point of spiritual maturity - the A-HA! moment when the work of the Holy Spirit is completed and we attain "enlightenment" or whatever you wish to call it.

This same process is occurring in all of us, religious or not, and regardless of which religious tradition we are following in our short stint on Earth. The references to a rapture (that word isn't used in the Bible) or Christ coming like a thief in the night pertain to that individual experience that we will all undergo in due time - but exoteric Christian doctrine misconstrues those references to infer that there will be some point in time, here on Earth, when Christ will return and magically take up all believers.

It's easy to see why people would rather believe in the "group" explanation however, because then we are not personally responsible for our own spiritual journey - instead we just say a prayer for "salvation" and then bide our time until jesus magically comes and takes us away - and leaves behind all those "sinners" who didn't have the sense to say that simple prayer.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:20 AM
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other countries........there fu ced
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:22 AM
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'Like a thief at night' means when we do not expect Him. Or thieves in your area call you efore hand and make an appointment with you to get into your house. Nobody will know the exact date / time of the Rapture (only God).

All who will participate in the Rapture (just one) will have the experience at the same time no matter their actual location through the world. The "rapture point" will be up in the atmosphere, we all will meet Jesus in the clouds.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:25 AM
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He'll start in Grenwich at 9:30PM, and the rapture will follow a precise 24 hour global circumnavigation and thus take place in one night.
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:27 AM
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Jesus will return to earth the same place He ascended to heaven in Israel. All will see Him in all nations.
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