“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed; in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1st Corinthians 15:51-52 VW Edition
“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” 1st Corinthians 15:51-52 KJV
“For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shouted command, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together at the same time with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 VW Edition
“For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1st Thessalonians 4:16-17 KJV
The surest sign that you have that you have entered this time period known as the Tribulation is the fact that there will have been people who ‘disappeared’. So what happened?
Recently I have read a book called The Late Great Planet Earth by Hal Lindsey to see what setoff a huge belief and movement for many years within the evangelical churches throughout the United States that set a precedent for decades about a widespread belief of the pretribulation Rapture, the Tribulation, the Antichrist, etc. I will end with saying that while a lot of accurate information was written, there are portions that I wholeheartedly disagree with from a biblical standpoint, as well as the times in which it was written, the communist concern of country after country falling to such a dictatorial decree, seemed to weigh heavily on the author’s biases.
Nonetheless, the idea in there was that there was going to be a huge number of people who disappeared which would cause planes falling from the skies, vehicles crashing, etc. Quite a dramatic scene indeed! While I am not going to nit-pick the book or the vast numbers that the book was seemingly leading people to believe, things have changed.
As time went on, the apostasy of the Church, as prophesied would happen in the Bible (2 Timothy 4:3-4; 2 Peter 3:4; 2 Timothy 3:1-7) became more predominant. This, in and of itself, would rightfully suggest that the amount of people who were truly Saved would be in decline throughout this time. This would greatly lower the number of those whom would meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4:17) and would align with the times in which the Rapture actually happens to be probably much less people than most preachers would have considered originally.
How many people will actually have been Raptured from an apostate country like the United States of America will remain an open-aired question that will only be answered when the Rapture occurs. As time goes on, the apostasy will continue to grow and therefore the amount, just as the amount of churches that no longer preach or believe such things, will continue to increase.
While one could surmise that the event will still be quite dramatic, I would not be surprised if the numbers seen in places such as communist China with their underground movement would surpass those seen in the United States.
Furthermore, considering that there are over a billion Catholics and even more Muslims in the world, both of whom follow pagan religious systems, you have large amounts of countries that would have a small portion of their respective populations who would disappear. This is to say nothing about other major pagan religions across the world. Just how many in Haiti with its’ voodoo would disappear?
The suggestion here is that there will have been many people who disappeared across the world, but the number of people that will have disappeared will have been much likely FAR lower than what many who still talk about such things would have suspected. What will make the deception even deeper will be the fact that there will be NUMEROUS people who claim to be Christians who will still be on the earth, so this will lead to arguments over who/why these people who disappeared, disappeared.
Take Spain for example. In 2022, according to a quick search on the internet, there were 56% of respondents who said they were Catholic and 39% who said they were ‘non-religious’ with only 2.8% who said they were ‘other religious’, the rest didn’t answer the poll.
So if we were to rightfully assume, as the Roman Catholic paths do not lead to Christ, that the far vast majority of Catholics will have been left behind (assuming there could be some ‘newborn babes in Christ’ (1 Peter 2:2), as it would be possible to be Saved, as the God’s Word does not return void (Isaiah 55:11), therefore there could be some individuals who through their own reading and prayer could repent towards God and by faith believe into Jesus Christ as their Savior (Acts 20:21), but not yet realize they are involved in the religious arm of the Babylonian system…) and then you have the 39% who simply will be Left Behind, that leaves 2.8% to work with.
Now it would not be far fetched to say that 98% of the 2.8% are not truly Saved, as the Bible makes quite clear that ‘few find it’ (Matthew 7:14), so for the sake of argument, let’s go with that number of 98% of that portion are not Saved.
Spain’s Population (2022) 47,615,034
2.8% Other Religious Equals 1,333,220 People
2% Guesstimate Saved Equals 26,664 Persons
It would not be shocking if the number of truly Saved persons was half of that number or even less. However, for the sake of argument, that is approximately 27 thousand people who might be driving, flying an aircraft, sitting at work or sleeping in bed when they meet Christ in the air. Still that number amounts to approximately 1 out of every 1786 people that would disappear.
So if you lived in a city in Spain that had an approximate population of 50 thousand inhabitants, you might expect 28 people to have disappeared. I would suspect, that unless you actually knew the individual(s) who disappeared, this would probably be disturbing, but not so noticeable.
One would assume that in countries like the United States the numbers would be much higher, perhaps 100 people in a town of 50 thousand, maybe 200 or 300??? Yet in countries like India, it might hardly make a difference, let alone Muslim countries. On a broader pen, if we were to consider that as the man God used to teach both of us authors and servants of God, the Bible, that the percent that he always thought was that 99.999% of what calls itself Christian is not truly Christian, then we would have some dramatic differences in numbers.
World Population (2022) 8,000,000,000
99.999% Possibly Not Saved Equals .001% Saved or Approximately 80,000 Persons
If that were the case you would have 1 in 100,000 people who would have disappeared, therefore you might not even have one in a city of 50 thousand people in Spain! Let’s hope that things will not have turned out to be that bad, but perhaps they will???
“Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8b VW-Edition
“Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?” Luke 18:8b KJV
So however many people will have been reported worldwide to have disappeared, the fact that people will have disappeared will be a well-established fact. The question then turns into why did they disappear and what happened? Also understand that the ‘powers that be’ which control the media, both social and traditional, will assuredly come out with reasons that are unbiblical. In other words, they will lie to everyone on the face of the earth, with government officials purposely perpetrating this lie IN ORDER to deceive and further cause the decimation of those Left Behind, trying to ensure, through the Devil who led them all astray:
“So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who leads the whole world astray; he was cast out onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:9 VW-Edition
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Revelation 12:9 KJV
What can be known is that there will be a ‘lie’ that is given as the explanation to why people disappeared.
“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who are perishing, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be judged who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12 VW-Edition
“Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” 2nd Thessalonians 2:9-12 KJV
In the book The End, there is more said on this regarding the fact that God will allow those who knew the Truth and refused it to believe this lie, this grand delusion, yet considering TO BE ANNOUNCED BOOK is geared to be read by those after people have disappeared, the focus will be on the event having occurred and the lie already now known, whatever it turns out to be. In The End, there was mention of aliens (of which is simply a demonic deception) being the reasoning potentially given by government authorities.
In the past couple of years, suddenly there has been a revived interest in such things and with the recent congressional hearings on UFO’s, this certainly still stands out as a plausible explanation that –might- be given by governments, but once it has occurred, whatever the lie might be, will be known. Simply know this, THEY ARE LYING! The Bible prophesied that they would lie and as we know God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18) we can be ascertained that whatever excuse they might have concocted will be nothing short of a bold-face lie to try and hide the True reasoning behind the disappearance of people.
Just know that during this time period, the satanic government system is alive and well.
So why did they disappear?
So how many planes will have fallen from the sky? How many vehicle accidents as the driver disappeared? One thing that should be mentioned and is HIGHLY controversial here, but might well be used as an excuse to help push the lie, is what about the babies and young children?
“But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days!” Matthew 24:19 VW-Edition
“And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!” Matthew 24:19 KJV
The assumption from Christian (both big ‘C’ and little ‘c’, True Believers and false believers) has always been that when the Rapture happens there are no more babies on earth and the little children (sometimes all children, depending on who you ask) will be taken. The always depict mother’s without their babies, parents without their children and oddly enough, from the little I have seen, always focus on western countries in this regards, not places like India or China, etc. Why not? Certainly God is no respecter of persons (Acts 10:34), certainly He who Created every single race from one blood (Acts 17:26) cares nothing about some slight different physical characteristics.
“Far be it from You to do such a thing, to slay the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be as the wicked; far be it from You! Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Genesis 18:25 VW-Edition
“That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?” Genesis 18:25 KJV
So taking a look at what is believed that the Bible teaches on this subject, briefly, understand that after the disappearance has occurred, the matter will then be known. If God took all of the babies and little children/children, then He did, for certainly He does what is right. If He did not, then He did not, for certainly He does what is right.
Yet if He did not, then know that this age-old question about what happened to the people who never heard the Gospel prior to the Gospel spreading across the globe (think South America prior to explorers or most of Africa prior to David Livingstone) has always been a hotly debated topic.
The same has been asked about why God allows the evil that we see with our eyes, sickness and death, as well as other problems that happen in our world to occur. Well the chapters on Authentic Biblical Salvation will help explain this issue.
Know this though, that God Created the conscience and man is without excuse.
“Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called an apostle, separated to the gospel of God which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures, concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was made of the seed of David according to the flesh, and defined as the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Through Him we have received grace and apostleship unto obedience of faith among all nations for His name, among whom you also are the called of Jesus Christ; to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout all the world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of His Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers, making request if, by any means now at last, I may prosper by the will of God to come to you. For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be strengthened; that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, that I often planned to come to you (but was prevented until now), that I might have some fruit among you also, just as among the other Gentiles. I am a debtor both to the Greeks and to the barbarians, both to the wise and to the unwise. So, as much as is in me, I am ready to preach the gospel to you who are in Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone who is believing, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; even as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is clearly recognized by them, for God has revealed it to them. For ever since the creation of the world the unseen things of Him are clearly perceived, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they know God, they do not glorify Him as God, nor are thankful, but become vain in their reasonings, and their stupid hearts are darkened. Professing to be wise, they become foolish, and change the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. Therefore God also gives them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who change the truth of God into the lie, and fear and serve the created things more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. For this reason God gives them up to vile passions. For even their women change the natural use for what is contrary to nature. Likewise also the men, abandoning the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another, men with men performing what is shameful, and receiving the retribution within themselves, the penalty which is fitting for their error. And even as they do not like to have God in their full true knowledge, God gives them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting; being filled with every unrighteousness, sexual perversion, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, depravity; whisperers, defamers, haters of God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do them, but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1 VW-Edition
“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God, (Which he had promised afore by his prophets in the holy scriptures,) Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead: By whom we have received grace and apostleship, for obedience to the faith among all nations, for his name: Among whom are ye also the called of Jesus Christ: To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me. Now I would not have you ignorant, brethren, that oftentimes I purposed to come unto you, (but was let hitherto,) that I might have some fruit among you also, even as among other Gentiles. I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith. For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.” Romans 1 KJV
Know also that if –anyone- were to at ANY point in history seek God, He will still be and would have been found by them (Jeremiah 29:13). God has His ways and His means, therefore mankind is without excuse, we as individuals are without excuse.
Even today there is a way that seems right to an individual, but is it?
“There is a way which seems right to a man, but the end of it is the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12 VW-Edition
“There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” Proverbs 14:12 KJV
What about the jungle of ideas out there? Is Salvation easier now or 500 years ago? Consider that there is so much misinformation, false doctrine, distractions and everything else this world throws at us, that most are no better off than having lived in dark Africa, prior to Livingstone beginning to spread God’s Truth to the inhabitants. One still must seek and when they do, He will be found by them.
While this book may very well be read by people who will have been Left Behind and the truth will be able to be ascertained, what appears to be a huge deception being laid by people who have wrote about such times as the Tribulation could very well be in play here.
This is not to suggest that these authors and preachers who taught that all of the babies and little children who might be some of those persons who will have went missing when the Rapture occurred were false, but rather that they were mistaken. We are going to look at this from a few different aspects, then the presentation of how such beliefs, regarding the disappearance of all babies and children, could potentially cause a hodge-podge of false preachers to arise during those times.
First and foremost, the babies and little children, those not yet of the age of accountability, who have one parent who is truly Born Again and Saved will be taken at the Rapture. So for that group of people, there would be wholehearted agreement with them, but it is all of the rest of the babies and little children that there would be disagreement about.
The basis for belief is based off of the Bible:
“For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy.” 1st Corinthians 7:14 VW-Edition
“For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.” 1st Corinthians 7:14 KJV
The intent here is not to provide more questions than answers. This is not an in-depth study of such topics and not the focus of this book, which is simply to provide some answers to what happened, what to expect and point people who read this book prior or during the Tribulation to the real solution: Jesus Christ. However, this false belief of all babies and children being Raptured, part of the disappearance, could very well provide fuel to further the deception that will be told to the world, for those who have been Left Behind.
The problem here lies within the belief that all babies and children will be taken at the Rapture. First let’s take a look at this from a simplistic simple common sense argument.
At the beginning of the seven year time period, rightfully called the “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7), but known by most as the Tribulation or Great Tribulation, the end is here in a sense, but it is not the final end. The final end comes seven years after the Rapture, not imminently.
Now the question would arise as to what the so-called ‘age of accountability’ is and then we could get into other complex issues, resulting in more ‘what-ifs’ and other questions, but rather understand this is a basic simple argument and not the basis of this book. However, usually one would consider a child somewhere between five and seven years old to hit that age of accountability, knowing the difference between right and wrong and having enough understanding to acknowledge the precepts of God, thereby being able to be truly Saved by repenting towards God and placing their faith into Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
“But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2nd Corinthians 11:3 VW-Edition
“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” 2nd Corinthians 11:3 KJV
So the basic argument here is that there would, in theory, still be enough time for a baby to hit the age to understand Salvation and therefore be Saved prior to the actual return of Christ (Zechariah 12:10). Of course, even then there will still be people left on the face of the earth, albeit a large portion of the population around the world will have died during the seven year time period.
Once again, will not the Judge of the whole earth do what is right? (Genesis 18:25)
So now let’s take a look at another reason that the babies and children will still be here and this use an example from the Bible that provides us an insight into the world during a time of God’s just judgment.
If one truly believes, as all of the authors and preachers who seemed to be in agreement, that all of the babies are taken (once again, I would ask ‘why’?), but have they never heard of Noah and the Flood?
“And Jehovah said to Noah, Come into the ark, you and all your house, for I have seen you as being righteous before Me in this generation. You shall take unto you of every clean animal seven and seven, a male and his female; and two each of animals that are not clean, a male and his female; also seven and seven of the flying creatures of the heavens, male and female, to keep seed alive on the face of all the earth. For after seven more days I will cause it to rain on the earth forty days and forty nights, and I will obliterate from off the face of the earth all living substance that I have made. And Noah did according to all that Jehovah commanded him. Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. So Noah, with his sons, his wife, and his sons’ wives, went into the ark because of the waters of the flood. Of clean animals, of animals that are not clean, of flying creatures, and of everything that moves upon the earth, two by two they went into the ark to Noah, male and female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. On the very same day Noah and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark; they and every living thing after its kind, all animals after their kind, every creeping thing that moves on the earth after its kind, and every flying creature after its kind, every bird of every wing. And they went into the ark to Noah, two by two, of all flesh in which is the breath of life. So those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And Jehovah shut him in. And the flood was on the earth forty days. The waters increased and lifted up the ark, and it was high above the earth. The waters prevailed and greatly increased upon the earth, and the ark moved about upon the surface of the waters. And the waters prevailed with abundant force upon the earth, and all the high hills under the heavens were covered. The waters prevailed fifteen cubits upward, and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved on the earth: flying creatures and animals and living things and every creeping thing that moves on the earth, and every man. All in whose nostrils was the breath of the spirit of life, all that was on the dry land, died. So He obliterated all living substance which was on the face of the ground: both man and animal, creeping thing and flying creatures of the heavens. They were obliterated from off the earth. Only Noah and those who were with him in the ark were left alive. And the waters prevailed upon the earth one hundred and fifty days.” Genesis 7 VW-Edition
“And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation. Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female. Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth. For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth. And Noah did according unto all that the Lord commanded him. And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood. Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth, There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth. In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights. In the selfsame day entered Noah, and Shem, and Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife, and the three wives of his sons with them, into the ark; They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went in unto Noah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, wherein is the breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth. And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of beast, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth, and every man: All in whose nostrils was the breath of life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days.” Genesis 7 KJV
In this instance, one where’s God’s Truth should be noted to those who are Left Behind that this is serious business, understand that only Noah, his three sons and all of their lives, eight souls in all (1 Peter 3:20) were the only survivors.
During that worldwide cataclysmic Flood, all others drowned, including all of the land and air animals, as well as the creeping things (insects), except that which was on the ark.
Does this not set a common sense argument were at minimum such a belief should be questioned and if this is being read during the Tribulation, perhaps an insight into showing a reasoning behind this belief having been false.
For during that time, only eight people were Saved, this means that the babies and children were not Saved. Now when the great disappearance happens(ed), there is not some sort of immediate end to all of civilization, but rather the inhabitants of the earth have entered the darkest people in the history of the world.
More dark than during the ‘days of Noah’? Yes, because at least during that time, there was Noah who was seen righteous in the eyes of the Creator (Genesis 6:9), along with his family, but immediately after the Rapture happened, there were NO MORE righteous left on the face of the earth, albeit people will begin to be Saved soon thereafter.
So why is this an actual problem, this problematic belief held by so many? Simple, this certainly has the potential to be used as fuel for the fire to further the agenda of the Antichrist, the False Prophet and antichrist world governmental system.
So while the ‘lie’ that will be told (2 Thessalonians 2:11) can not possibly be known prior to this time period, one can logically assert that it will be repeated by governmental officials, the media, as well as religious leaders of all sorts of supposed Christian faith who will still be here, some (or perhaps many) with all of their congregation intact, just as it was before the great disappearance.
As these preachers, deacons, pastors, reverends, ministers, missionaries, evangelists, Pope, priests and other religious leaders will by and large still be here, as they were not truly Saved, they will undoubtedly by and large, some even believing the ‘lie’ with no hope of Salvation (see The End book for details), be amongst those joining hand and hand with the government and media to further this deception.
An argument could be made, one which may very well seem to ‘make sense’ to the far vast majority of so-called ‘christians’ or to the world at large and that argument could be that the Rapture of Christians (they might agree with there being a Rapture, but they will not agree that it was true Believers, but the ‘bad’ people) was not true and the proof is not only that their false congregants are still there, but the babies and little children are still there as well.
This would point people into the direction to believe what the government officials and media puppets ‘lie’ is regarding what will/has occurred. Yet, understand that those reading such things as this book during that time must simply make up their own mind and believe God and His Word, the Bible. What God says is absolutely true and will come to pass, believe Him, if nothing else!
“Remember this, and be a man; refresh the memory of your heart, you who rebel. Remember the former things from a long time ago; for I am the Mighty God, and there is no other; I am God, and no one else is like Me, declaring the end from the beginning, and from antiquity things which are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure; calling a bird of prey from the east, the man who executes my counsel from a distant land. Indeed, I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have formed it; I will also do it.” Isaiah 46:8-11 VW-Edition
“Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors. Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure: Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.” Isaiah 46:8-11 KJV
Enough has been said on that topic, it was necessary to be included, though not a problem in a world prior to the great disappearance, one which would assume to be exploited toward furthering the satantic lies that will be leading the world towards the battle of Armageddon during the Tribulation.
So what happened?
Quite simply for those reading this during that time period, you were Left Behind, you were not truly Saved, even if you thought you were and there will be NUMEROUS people in that position.
The Rapture occurred, the world has entered the darkest period of human history (Matthew 24:22) and God’s wrath will be on display, as well as His mercy to those who still repent and accept the free gift of Salvation.
“Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent, because He has established a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has appointed. He has given assurance of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31 VW-Edition
“And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.” Acts 17:30-31 KJV
“For by grace you are saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not of works, that no one should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 VW-Edition
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 KJV
Before getting into the nuts and bolts of some things that will occur and what things might be like during that time period, the solution needs to be offered. Please read through the next several chapters going over Salvation from a point of view that is unique and well worth reading through.
For this book is not a science fiction thriller designed to spark the interest in the minds of those who read it, but it is some basic information about the Tribulation, as well as pointing individuals to the real solution, the same solution that was there prior and still exists now: Jesus Christ.
“God, Who at various times and in various ways spoke in times past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, Whom He has appointed heir of all things, through Whom also He made the worlds; Who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His essence, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself made purification for our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become so much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. For to which of the angels did He ever say: You are My Son, today I have begotten You? And again: I will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son? And again, when He brings the Firstborn into the world, He says: Let all the angels of God do homage to Him. And of the angels He says: Who makes His angels spirits and His ministers a flame of fire. But to the Son He says: Your throne, O God, is forever and ever; a scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your Kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; therefore God, Your God, has anointed You with the oil of gladness, beside Your companions. And: You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the works of Your hands. They will be destroyed, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail. But to which of the angels has He ever said: Sit at My right hand, till I place Your enemies as Your footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for those who are about to inherit salvation.
Therefore we need to more abundantly heed the things we have heard, so that they do not slip our minds. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various works of power, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? For He has not put the world to come, of which we speak, in subjection to angels. But one testified in a certain place, saying: What is man that You are mindful of him, or the son of man that You look upon him? You have made him, for a little while, less than the angels; You have crowned him with glory and honor, and set him over the works of Your hands. You have put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that He put all things in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But at this time we do not yet see all things subjected under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little less than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the Author of their salvation complete through sufferings. For both He who sanctifies and those who are sanctified are all of one, for which reason He is not ashamed to call them brethren, saying: I will declare Your name to My brethren; in the midst of the assembly I will sing praise to You. And again: I will put My trust in Him. And again: Here am I and the children whom God has given Me. Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and set free those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For indeed He does not take on the form of angels, but He does take on the seed of Abraham. Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in the things pertaining to God, in order to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tested, He is able to help those who are tested.” Hebrews 1 & 2 VW-Edition
“God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds; Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high: Being made so much better than the angels, as he hath by inheritance obtained a more excellent name than they. For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him. And of the angels he saith, Who maketh his angels spirits, and his ministers a flame of fire. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning hast laid the foundation of the earth; and the heavens are the works of thine hands: They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail. But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool? Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?
Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. For if the word spoken by angels was stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompence of reward; How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will? For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. But one in a certain place testified, saying, What is man, that thou art mindful of him? or the son of man that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him. But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren, Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. And again, I will put my trust in him. And again, Behold I and the children which God hath given me. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.” Hebrews 1 & 2 KJV