The only RAPTURE that the Bible knows is the one coincident with the Second Coming/Ressurection/Judgment. It is sad that the only choices in the "survey" reflect a Dispensational viewpoint. For 1800 years of Christianity, NOBODY taught a secret Rapture/7 yr Tribulation/Second Coming. I submit that Christ is ruling and reigning NOW (from the right hand of the Father) and there He shall stay UNTIL HIS ENEMIES ARE MADE HIS FOOTSTOOL (Ps 110:1) which is when He delivers up the Kingdom to the Father.(I Cor 15:24-28) This is connected with THE END (Gk telos) which is the end of a purpose. The TELOS of an acorn is an Oak tree. The TELOS of this age is the full development of the Kingdom, that is, making disciples of all nations (Mt 28:28-30). Christ has ALL the power NOW he will ever have. There is no need for dramatic demonstrations of power for entrance into the Kingdom. Correcting the Jewish concept of an earthly political kingdom on many occasions, Jesus insisted that it is here NOW (Matt 12:28), does not come with observation (Lu 17:20) and that it grows over time (Matt 13:33). Personally, if we Christians dedicated ourselves to the advancement of the kingdom (Matt 6:33) and avoided the sensational doctrine of a secret Rapture, I am sure we would see great blessings from heaven.
Great Sermon! AMEN AND AMEN. Everyone should listen to this entire series. When I was 7 years old my pastor (Dispensationalist) always said that God was all powerful. Yet, he kept saying that our efforts in the Gospel Era would fail because Satan was the Prince and Power of this world. I could not understand how an OMNIPOTENT God could or would allow defeat. Thank the LORD he delivered me from the Pessimism of Dispensationalism. Bless you pastor for preaching the TRUTH.