Chapter 52: The Rapture Tragedy
The book of 2 Thessalonians records, defines, and reveals what will happen. The passage cannot be separated for convenient interpretation, just as the Nephilim narrative cannot be separated from the flood narrative. The revealing of the Antichrist clearly includes the rebellion, the abomination, and the mark of the Beast. It is not the signing of the covenant. I clearly understand that my position is contentious among Christians, but this is also the point! Mainstream Christendom believes in “pre- trib” rapture, and if a pre- trib rapture does not come about, they will witness a spectacle of immense and tragic proportions. In addition, achieving the covenant may take a series of accords, the first of which may not be negotiated by the Antichrist. This would cause even more humiliation of the saints, if so.
The saints will slander the person who negotiates the Covenant of Death with unrestrained veracity in the face of world opinion, just when the people of the world at that time will be uplifting this individual as the greatest person of our time and any time. The saints will slander the Antichrist in a Kamikaze fashion, for they will expect to be safeguarded from incrimination by virtue of what they will incorrectly believe to be imminent rapture. The future Antichrist, however, will be portrayed as the greatest hero in the world at that time, untouchable as far as the masses will be concerned. And yet, the saints will be attacking him unceasingly as the evil, false messiah of prophecy.
The saints will be perceived as religious fanatics, intolerant to change and to other races and religions. They will be declared relics who fanatically hold on to the so- called barbaric and primitive past. Others will label them enemies of the New Age; the new, universal religion; and the New World Order, who are ferociously attacking the alleged savior of humankind. The saints will be in their most vulnerable state and poised for genocide from the New World Order and Babylon.
The saints will wait patiently and hopefully to be rescued from the coming genocide, but the rapture will not come for another three- and- one- half years. The saints will be humiliated and discredited beyond understanding because of this. All will be just as prophesied: First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3–4
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