my new dawn

falling or flying?

Posted on: July 7, 2009

2 Thess 2:3

“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come except there come a FALLING AWAY first…and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition.”


It seems a lot us Christians who believe we are living in the last days don’t realize how most of our Bibles may not be translating this particular piece of Scripture in the most accurate manner.

It usually says “falling away”, so many folks think Paul is talking about a lack of true faith in the Body of Christ during the end times.

Now the Greek word for “falling away” is apostasia. Sounds like this has gotta be talking about apostasy – right?

But some scholars say the Greek word ‘apostasia’ would be more accurately translated into English as the word ‘departure.’

Now that changes the whole meaning of Paul’s statement!

Our Bibles usually say “falling away” when maybe they should be saying “FLYING AWAY.”

Sure sounds like the rapture to me. 🙂

And not only that…it means Paul is saying the RAPTURE must come FIRST.

And so the rapture would come like a thief in the night – as the Bible said it would – to those who weren’t waiting and looking for Jesus.

Maybe because most folks wouldn’t pay attention unless there was a special sign to give them warning first – before the rapture happens.

Tell me – does a thief call your house to ask you if it’s okay to come over and break in?


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