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The rapture and the tribulation.

Submitted: 8/8/2009
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Question: A silly doctrine, as you call it, is specified in God's word 2 Thess Cp 2 : 7, 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He[d] who now restrains will do so until He[e] is taken out of the way. He who restrains it is referred to who ? and taken away, where is 'He' going to removed to ? it is the Holy Spirit that is with the church in this present age, and therefore He is the One that is going to be taken away to reveal the man of lawlessness. Christ promised to never leave us or forsake us, and so to remove the Holy Spirit is the only way to bring the tribulation. according to the entire book of Ephesians. i am as clean and as pure as i can get by the blood of Jesus. suffering tribulation won't make me any more pure. i find you to be ignorant and without revelation of truth.

Answer: Your conclusion that the phrase 'He is taken out of the way' refers to the removal of the Holy Spirit from the earth is pure speculation. You have provided absolutely no basis for drawing this conclusion. Moreover, the early church endured much tribulation and the Holy Spirit was right there comforting and strengthening God's people. Also, purification is an ongoing process, not a one time event. Please read 1 John 3:3 and 2 Corinthians 7:1.