The Rapture

Don Stewart    In this book we will take an introductory look at one of the major issues on the subject of Bible prophecy popularly known as the “rapture” of the church. The term rapture refers to the “catching away” of living believers to meet Jesus Christ. This happens at the same time as the resurrection from the dead of those who have died “in Christ.” While many Christians know certain things about this important doctrine there is still much ignorance about the subject. Indeed, too few Biblebelievers can explain what they believe about this coming event let alone correctly give details of other views. This book attempts to clear up this lack of knowledge.
Introduction
Question 1 What Is The Rapture Of The Church?
Question 2 Why Should The Subject Of The Rapture Be Studied?
Question 3 What Specific Truths Do We Learn About The Rapture From Scripture?
Question 4 What Are Some “Do’s and Don’ts That We Should Keep In Mind When Studying The Subject Of The Rapture?
Question 5 What Is The Relationship Of The Rapture To The 70th Week Of Daniel?
Question 6 What Are The Various Views That Bible-Believers Hold Regarding The Timing Of The Rapture?
Question 7 Should We Attempt To Attribute Motives As To Why Certain Positions On The Rapture Are Held?
Question 8 Why Do Some Bible Believers Contend That There Is No Such Thing As A “Rapture?”
Question 9 What Are The Biblical Problems With The “No Rapture Theory?”
Question 10 Why Do Some People Believe That Not All Christians Will Be Raptured? (The Partial Rapture Theory)
Question 11 What Are The Biblical Problems With The Partial Rapture Theory?
Question 12 Why Is The Mid-Tribulation Rapture View?
Question 13 What Are Some Of Biblical Problems With The Mid-Tribulation Rapture Position?
Question 14 What Is The Pre-Wrath Rapture View?
Question 15 What Are Some Of The Biblical Problems To The Pre-Wrath Rapture View?
Question 16 What Is The Post-Tribulation Rapture Theory?
Question 17 What Are Some Of The Major Objections And Biblical Problems With The Post-Tribulation Rapture Theory?
Question 18 What Is The Pre-Tribulation Rapture View?
Question 19 What Are Some Of Major Objections To The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Position? How Are They To Be Answered?
Question 20 Is There Anything That Must Take Place Before The Rapture Of The Church Occurs?
Question 21 Can Anyone Know The Exact Date When The Rapture Will Take Place? (Date-Setting)
Question 22 What Will Happen To Babies, Young Children, And The Mentally Challenged When The Rapture Occurs?
Question 23 How Should Believers Conduct Their Lives In View Of A Pre-Tribulation Rapture?
Question 24 What Final Observations And Conclusions Should We Make About The Subject Of The Rapture?

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