The Ten Virgins Parable is NOT about the Rapture

Read the details carefully. Whatever you want to call these events, the “gathering together” –what we usually call the Rapture– occurs, as Jesus said in Matthew 24, “immediately after the Tribulation“. That’s after the plagues of the trumpets of Tribulation occur.

While we are with Jesus, then, the vials of the period we call “The Wrath” are poured upon the Earth and the plagues of the vials of the wrath of God are poured out on the ones left on the surface of the Earth.

At the end of “The Wrath”, that’s when Jesus descends from Heaven with a shout and the saints with him, and defeats the armies of the Antichrist at Armageddon.

The parable of the ten virgins and the oil and the bridegroom cannot point to a pre-Trib rapture. That would contradict the multitude of scriptures that state in plain English, clear language, that it is after the Tribulation.

“Those who are asleep in the church” are the ones who think they will not have to face the hardship of the Tribulation, and then they’re using escape from the Tribulation to sell Salvation too. Our missionary work was one of the most awake movements that grew from the Jesus People movements of the 1960s and 1970s, I myself having led dozens and maybe hundreds to the Lord in three Latin American countries and in the States. “Be ye also ready”.

In fact, when Jesus said, “for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh”, he very well could have been talking about the any-minute pre-Trib Rapure, because just before that he said:

Too many Christian “scholars” have said Pre, so many have believed it:

43 But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

So be ye ready like the “goodman of the house”, as in “had known what watch the thief would come”, that’s when “he would have watched”. But so many Christians will have their house broken up by either (1) the surprise that ALL the saints were “left behind”, or (2) an even greater “falling away” from disillusionment by the ones who believed a false prophecy, or by the ones who thought they were saved and now think they are not.

The Rapture is a different event from the “Second Coming” if you mean the (1) “gathering together” of Matthew 24 “immediately after the Tribulation of those days” is different from (2) the descent with a shout and with the saints at Armageddon.

The unsaved will know about the Rapture, like Jesus said:

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

The “parable of the fig tree” that follows the above passage represents the re-establishment of the geopolitical and quasi-Jewish-by-the-flesh nation of Israel, which would presage the events of the end times, and would lead into the generation that would see the return of Jesus Christ in the clouds. This is probably before the Marriage Supper of the Lamb. “They that understand among the people shall instruct many”.

The Antichrist with the antichrists might very well tell the world that this is an alien invasion or something in fact. After all, the Illuminati are already calling themselves with a new nickname: “Interplanetary guardians”.

I have studied this “like the Bereans”. Pre-Tribulation Rapture is a brand-spankin’ new doctrine as of the early 19th century. Kind of suspiciously coincides with the rise of the those “interplanetary guardians” as a new geo-political force, you might say.

We’ve been led to false doctrine (I was beforetimes myself once) by the Scofields and the Darbys and the Westcotts and the Horts. It might even be a doctrine of devils to get Christians to sleep through much of the Antichrist rule, just like they are right now with a lower-case “antichrist” in the White House… Huckabee would talk nice to him and lift him up if the big bad “O” ever went on his show. The guy could chip half the Christians in the country in their right hand and they might even think it’s okay because they can’t believe it’s Trib time.

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7 Responses to “The Ten Virgins Parable is NOT about the Rapture”

  1. elijah1757 Says:

    “The guy could chip half the Christians in the country in their right hand and they might even think it’s okay because they can’t believe it’s Trib time.”

    So true!

    Another great damage the pre-trib lie is responsible for is the emasculation of the ‘Faith’.

    Our Founding Father’s pledged life, wealth, and sacred honor to be free. If Washington, Henry, Adam’s, and company would have been ‘pre-trib’, we’d all be British.

    Patrick Henry would never have said, “give me liberty or give me death” but rather “get me the heck outa here.”

  2. trutherator Says:

    And the false shepherds failing to prepare the flock for fleeing, for the wilderness. Many of them are preparing the flock. But the denial syndrome on “Christian radio” is appalling! Feel-good puff pieces and no relevance to reality.

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  6. boldncourageous Says:

    Pick and choose which verses you want to apply to you concerning the Word of God and the rapture. I pick pretrib therefore I don’t have to experience tribulation (sarcasm intended). Tribulation… well that’s just for the Jews… how ridiculous. Matt. 24 has this problem throughout it concerning dispensationalism. No one knows the day or the hour… that’s the rapture… Right? Wrong, unless you consider rapture and second coming one in the same! Matt. 24:29-36… READ IT! it’s clearly what pretribber would refer to as the second coming. If no one knows the day or the hour of the second coming then you cannot have a rapture exactly 7 years prior that tells you when it’s going to happen! That’s the beauty of the dispensational teaching, you can just apply the verses that you want to concerning yourself, and give the unwanted ones to the Jews like a good Nazi. Ooh.. ouch, okay that is truly offensive, but step back and take a look at what’s happening with the attempt to separate Israel from the church concerning the end-time doctrine. How absurd to dump what you don’t want onto the Jews.

    Concerning the placement of the rapture and the 10 virgins… I don’t guess, conjure it, or assume it’s placement. The Word tells us where it is Rev. 16:15, right after the 6th bowl judgment:

    Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

    Obviously, Jesus is STILL coming like a thief for those who are watching and keeping there garments white. Many virgins who were watching in the parable (Matt. 25) didn’t make it to the end. They didn’t have the oil to go the distance… totally unprepared. They thought it would have taken as long as it did, and that the bridegroom would have got there earlier. Unfortunately that sounds just like my pretrib friends. Surely, Jesus doesn’t put the rapture that far along in the timeline! Jesus tells us that those who are unprepared for tribulation and persecution will immediately stumble… Mark 4:17. Paul speaks of this stumbling in 2 Thess. 2:3 when he states that the falling away or apostasy must take place first prior to Christ gathering us together with Him. Such a HUGE danger the pretrib doctrine presents to lukewarm christians.

  7. elijah1757 Says:

    BoldnCourageous, Very informative and enlightening article. And thank you for the link. To get an understanding of how many of the pre-trib believers might be overwhelmed during the tribulation, Elie Wiesel’s ‘NIGHT’ gives us a clue. This is his story of the Holocaust as a teenage Jewish boy from Transylvania.

    From the rumors the Jews heard weeks and months before to the day they were detained. If fortunate, they might have been able to pocket a few family photos before being lined up in the streets awaiting transport. The cruelty and inhumanity begins at the outset with no food, water, or even bathroom breaks given as they stand in line for hours.

    This is what we need to prepare for. Not that it will happen like this to everyone, or anyone for that matter but it is the point. Imagine sitting with your loved ones in the comfort of your home just like any other day. At once, a commotion is heard from your front yard. Heavy diesel engines sounds, men yelling, and lights flickering through the window shades.

    “BANG, BANG, BANG, on the door…..OPEN UP! THIS IS THE POLICE. COME OUT WITH YOUR HANDS ON YOUR HEADS!

    This is how quickly tribulation can unfold. But when you hear those “familiar” sounds, because you have been expecting them, it will be much easier to say at that moment, “the Lord told me this was going to happen. And He also told me, “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. – Isa 43:2 KJV

    And He said ‘WHEN’, not ‘IF’!

    Blessings and safe passage to all. In Jesus’ name.

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