I believe that if you will read the parabel carfully, you will see that the Scripture DO NOT SAY THAT ALL TEN WERE BELIEVERS. ALL were virgins. ALL carried lamps. ALL went out to meet the bridegroom. ALL waited for his coming.25 “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. 3 Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
6 “And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming;[a] go out to meet him!’ 7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’ 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.
11 “Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’ 12 But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’
13 “Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour[b] in which the Son of Man is coming.
All ten of the virgins were believers. The five wise virgins were "prepared" for the coming of the groom (that being Christ). Many would argue what the "being prepared" means exactly, I would assume that it means something along the lines of "the wise virgins not only believed but lived their faith", so they had faith and works to show. The foolish virgins believed and were also waiting but had not provided the necessary works to compliment their faith, in other words they had an empty faith. When they knew the groom had arrived they hurridly attempted to make up for their lack of preparedness but it was too late.
Note that this phrase ( ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’) is used in other parables in like circumstances.
Not so my friend. Jesus is coming the next time in the clouds at the Rapture. He will not come to the earth but will come to remove the Church before the wrath of God falls on the earth and the un-believers.28 so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation. Hebrews 9:28
Jesus Christ will return Once!
There are not many Comings, Appearing's or Returns as others have tried to say.
He will return only once, and stay here to rule and reign from Jerusalem.
Glo.........the church is full of those who presume that they are saved when in fact Jesus will say...........Major, if they weren't all believers they would not have been waiting for the Bridegroom in the first place.
Just like He did with Noah!
"Noah didn't leave the earth."Just like He did with Noah!
Noah didn't leave the earth.
Jesus will return a second time!
There is no Pre-trib Rapture.
No where does God ever say He will Rapture His people away to heaven.
Jesus will return a second time, and remain here to reign and rule here on earth.
I for "one" would have to disagree with the results of any Biblical analysis that rejected the Rapture.Have to agree with you JLB. A couple of years ago one of the elder members here,
Revlynn I believe, did a full analysis of the scriptures that support a "Rapture" and
to the last, each of them suggested that whatever it was would be post-Tribulation.
Answer: Because there is no such scripture about the Lord's imminent return anywhere in Scripture.How can we watch for the Lord's imminent and sudden return if He cannot return until after all the tragic events of the 7-year
I can only remember one preterist that we had here, but I honestly can't remember who it was. I seem to remember that he was treated very unfairly.
Pre-tribulation Rapture is really not a "false doctrine". It may or may not be true (I have no personal opinion on this btw), but it isn't a "false doctrine". That term is getting thrown around WAY too often leading me to believe that there is a misunderstanding of what qualifies as a false doctrine. Since our beliefs regarding the order of events is fairly irrelevant to all things regarding Salvation (I guess unless you ARE a preterist or JW), I don't see the need to throw around accusations such as this. It implies that if others do not agree with your interpretation then they must not be saved. That is always the implication of terms such as this and I would consider the usage to be little more than bullying.
No I'm the biggest opponent of preterism on this forum....See? I want even grace the name with a capital "P". Gee you've been here sucha short time....How could you possibly know??I am probably the biggest opposition to Preterism there is on any Christian Forum.
The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Doctrine is a False Doctrine plain and simple.
I would not have said it if it were not true.