Series #1 Fables & Myths: PreTrib Rapture, New Temple, New Babylon & A Man as THE Anti-Christ
Priest Rebera, Resume Animal Sacrifices?
Darby, MacDonald & Scolfield
The following is pasted with permission: A widely held end-time view is that a seven-year time of trouble called THE GREAT TRIBULATION will take place at the end of this age after God removes His born again believers by a snatching away [aka the Rapture]. Few know the origin of the doctrine, nonetheless it is generally accepted as an established fact. However, having an interpretation of a few puzzling Bible verses doesn’t mean the explanation is true. It may be an incorrect conclusion as there is no direct scriptural support for it.
Yes, there are verses we interpret as a seven year-tribulation, but not one verse in the Bible says we are going to have such a time. The dogma has a most dubious beginning.
On October 31, 1517, in response to the Roman Catholic Pope's proclamation that new fees must be paid by the laity to help build St. Peter's Basilica; an angry Priest - Martin Luther - nailed a sheet of paper with 95 complaints on the chapel door objecting to many manmade dictates. Until then, the generally accepted view of Bible prophecy was “linear historic,” that Revelation was in the process of being fulfilled throughout the Christian Era. However, in the 16th century, a new view of Bible prophecy was devised beginning with a Jesuit priest.
Installment #1 of Six
Enter the Jesuits
In the 16th and 17th centuries, Reformation leaders were calling the Roman Catholic hierarchy the “Whore of Babylon” the New Testament book of Revelation Chapter 17. In its attempt to put a halt to the true Gospel of Christ, the Roman Catholic Church began a counter‐reformation, during which two Jesuit priests were commissioned to initiate doctrines that would derail the reformation and they almost succeeded. Revelation 17:4-5
"The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth."
FIRST, IN 1591 AD: THE FUTURIST VIEW developed and popularized by Jesuit priest Fr. Ribera who claimed that Revelation would not be fulfilled until the end of the Christian Era. He taught there would be a:
Sound familiar? It should, Ribera is the father of dispensational eschatology.
A new temple in Jerusalem? That's man's plan, but it's not going to happen.
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 Ellis Skolfield [not to be confused with the late Cyrus Scofield] - August 23, 1927 - April 26, 2015: Nondenominational Biblical conservative preacher and author who in the early 1950s received his formal theological training from Columbia Bible College, Columbia, South Carolina. Fish House has been publishing Skolfield’s studies on Revelation since 1983. Some of his books are out of print; others are considered standard reference works by many churches. His book THE FALSE PROPHET about Islam is downloadable as are many of his publications all at no cost here.
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