Do you believe that the bible is the inspired word of God? What do I mean by that; If Jesus says something do you believe it, or do you put church doctrine and mans traditions before the word of God?
Here is an example. Matthew 13:24-30 The Parable of the wheat and the tares.
All verses copied from BibleHub.com
24Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: 25But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? 28He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up? 29But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.30Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.
Jesus is going to explain this for us. In Verses 36-43
There are several points I want to bring out from this teaching.
36Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. 37He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; 38The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked one; 39The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels. 40As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world. 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; 42And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
This is Jesus speaking here to his disciples and also to us today.
Verse 37. He “Jesus” answered; (Just so we are clear Jesus is doing the talking and the teaching,) the Son of man “Jesus”
Verse 38. The field is the world The good seed are the children of the Kingdom. The tares are the children of the wicked one. 38. The enemy that sowed them is the Devil.
Verse 39. The harvest is the end of the world; and The reapers are the angles. Hows angles,(reapers)? God’s.
Verse 40. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.
Who is gathered out of the world first? The tares! They are gathered and burned in the fire. So shall it be at the end of this world. (this world age, the world as we know it today.)
Verse 41The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity;
- And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
S o what was just said here in these 2 verses. 1.Jesus sends out his angles and they gather everything that is evil out of the kingdom; this earth, where there are only 2 seeds 1 the seed of the children of the wicked one Satan and 2 the seed of the Righteous of Jesus.
In God eyes as it should be in ours there are only 2 type of people on the earth. The children of God, and the children of Satan. God does not look at us by race, color of skin or any other physical differences we may have. The only question He asks is how is your master, who do you serve Me or Satan. This is the standard we should have also.
43. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Do you have ears to hear God’s word with. After the children of Satan are removed not before; Those of us that are left here on earth as it says in 1st Corinthians 15. We that are left shall be changed in a moment in the twinkle of an eye at the LAST “THE 7th” TRUMP. We shall all (that is the good, the bad, the ----, The true Christiani and everybody else) be changed into spirit bodies because flesh and blood cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.
Zechariah 14, as well as Acts 1 Jesus is going to return to the Mt. Of Olives and when His foot touches that mountain top it will split in to making a 12x60 sq. mile valley where He will set up His earthly kingdom for ever.
So question #1 do you believe in the rapture?