Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. Revelation 3:10.
One: An hour of temptation is coming. It is an hour in comparison to the ages of general tribulation that have fallen on parts of the earth. It is an hour, only a short time, yet an exceedingly intense time. It contains more tribulation than that of all the previous ages combined.
Two: It will be upon all the earth. It will not be in only the “trouble spots” of the earth; the entire earth will feel the full weight of its fury.
Three: Those who kept the word of his patience during times of general tribulation will be kept from the time of great tribulation. During these times of general tribulation, faith is exercised to wait in patience for His Return: Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain (Jms 5:7).
Four: Believers will be kept from (Gr. ek) the terrible hour. They will not go through it, but will be kept from it. This is a key passage demonstrating that the Rapture of believers will take place before the terrible time of trouble. The coming Tribulation is one unit composed of Seven Seals containing Seven Trumpets and Seven Vials. We will not go through any part of it.
About the Author
J.A. Moorman has written the following scholarly books defending the King James Bible and the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek words that underlie it:
1. When the KJV Departs from the "Majority Text."
2. Early Manuscripts, Church Fathers, and the Authorized Version.
3. Forever Settled
4. Missing in Modern Bibles-The Old Heresy Revived.
5. Samuel P. Tregelles-The Man Who Made the Critical Text Acceptable to Bible Believers.
6. 8,000 Differences Between the Textus Receptus and the Critical Text.
7. Bible Chronology: The Two Great Divides.
8. The Biblical and Observational Case for Geocentricity.
These well-documented works and are replete with evidence which he has gleaned from his own resources as well as references found in the British Museum, British Library and other libraries in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
He has been the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in London, England since 1993. A great deal of his time, and on a nearly daily basis, is spent in distributing Gospel Literature on the crowded streets of London and beyond. May God bless his unfailing service to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS.. 5
The Promise Given to the Believing Church. 12
CHAPTER 1: The Nature of the Tribulation. 13
CHAPTER 2: The Rapture and Return Contrasted From Scripture. 27
CHAPTER 3: Reasons for the Pretribulation Rapture 57
INDEX OF WORDS AND PHRASES.. 85
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES.. 93
ABOUT THE AUTHOR.. 107