Image via Wikipedia 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, incites emotionally charged discussions about the resurrection and the rapture. Students of John Nelson Darby, credited with popularizing modern Dispensationalism cite the text as incontrovertible proof of the Rapture. However, these exegetes (scripture interpreters) violate hermeneutic principles in their application of the text. The following demonstrate some of the errors glossed over by futurists and pre- tribulation rapture advocates. Resurrection in 1 Thessalonians 4: Are We Who Alive Dead?, addresses the specific audience of the text. The problem with most interpreters on the Lord's return is that they read themselves versus the audience into the text. We show this as a faulty premise. We Who Are AliveAnd Remain Paul addresses first ...
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