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While researching the teachings on our “meeting the Lord in the air”, or as it is commonly called, “The Rapture” of the Church.
The question arose as to why a “Secret Rapture” Before the Tribulation Period is so popular and commonly taught in churches today,
since it’s not what is actually described in scripture.
* See some of my other posts on this topic for more details of why the “rapture” comes at the end of the tribulation period
and not before.
Today I am just sharing a very short/abbreviated history of the Secret Rapture teaching that has been commonly taught ( and retaught )for the last 150 years.
Namely; That Darby taught this in the Brethren Church, and at many other Bible Prophecy conferences in England, and later made at least 6 speaking trips to the United States. Between 1859 and 1874.
He was well received by those who saw the prophecy in Revelation as “future” events, yet to occur. As many others at the time had been teaching them as “historical” and all having occurred in the past.
The “futurist” view is more accurate than the “historical” view, but the Rapture still occurs at the end, upon the return of Christ to rule and reign, and not before the tribulation period begins.
Saved by Grace,