Worthy to Escape: Why All Believers Will Not Be Raptured Before the Tribulation

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WestBow Press, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 424 pages

Many Christians base their understanding of the end times on the popular pretribulation rapture view. They expect that Jesus will rescue them "just-intime" before the tribulations of the Antichrist. However, few people realize that every single biblical promise of being raptured at that time is conditional on personal spiritual readiness. Eminent Christian leaders such as A.B. Simpson, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, as well as Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mission, first taught this biblical perspective of a conditional rapture.

In their captivating account, the authors take their readers on a fascinating journey through the pages of the Bible, showing how biblical prophecies from Daniel to Revelation point toward not just one but two raptures: a conditional fi rst fruits rapture for the ready "wise virgins" of the church, and a later rapture for "foolish virgin" believers who are spiritually unprepared. Packed with fresh scriptural insights, this book will prepare and equip you for the times ahead!

"Worthy to Escape makes for a thoroughly intriguing read! It is rare for Christians to apply the Hebraic traditions regarding marriage to the rapture. That and the book's strong focus on spiritual intimacy set it apart from the majority of end times writings."
--Messianic Rabbi Ed Rothman, Hon. M. Div., Hon. Dr. M.S. & J.C., Seed of Abraham Messianic Congregation, St. Louis Park, MN

"Everyone should become familiar with the fi rst fruits rapture. I highly recommend this book!"
--Rev. J. McCracken, Team Leader, TrueBridge Family of Churches

"Any student of eschatology needs to read this book and consider its insights. Bible colleges and seminaries should use it as a reference work and make it required reading."
--Pastor T. Porta, Grace Gospel Church, Cambridge, MN

 

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Well written, detailed to a fault, however, given their exceptional, and in the case of Mr. Zenz, Ivy League academic background these men can make complex subject matter understandable. More to come after I finish. Read full review

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I have for a long time harbored doubts about the pretribulation belief that every single believer, regardless of their spiritual state and of their willingness to "watch," will be raptured before the tribulation. Somehow, that just never seemed right. For me, it plainly contradicted the scriptural exhortations to be ready and to watch.
As I read this book, I had a real "wow" moment. Finally, someone had put into words what I had been suspecting all along. Regardless of what you believe about the end times, I can only recommend that you examine this book's scriptural arguments. The authors do a great job building their arguments from a sound scriptural presentation. Let God's Word speak to you in a fresh way. I consider "Worthy to Escape" to be a must read book!
David B. Turnidge
 

Contents

Introduction
1
The End Times World Order and How We Got There
22
What It Means to Be Engaged to Jesus
61
Recovering End Times Truth Throughout History
86
Scriptural Evidence for the First Fruits Rapture
102
Why There Will Be Two Raptures
143
Rapture Battle and the Appearances of Christ
160
Focus on the Spirit
178
Focusing on the Narrow Path
205
The Origin and Rise of the Antichrist
231
The Tribulations Begin
264
Gods Wrath and the Fall of Babylon
300
The Final Battle and Entrance Into the Millennial Kingdom
335
What That Means and How We Can Prepare for it
363
Conclusion
401
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Marlon Sias with a BA in Bible and theology from St. Paul Bible College, has been studying and teaching end times scriptures for forty-seven years. Adrian Zenz holds two master's degrees and obtained his doctorate in anthropology from the University of Cambridge (England). He studies New Testament Greek besides teaching and preaching at his local church.

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