- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Questions about Bible Prophecy and the End Times
- Published on Thursday, 19 November 2009 11:26
We are not at liberty to decide which reading we prefer based on its support for our interpretation of the Scriptures. That decision must rest on manuscript evidence.
The "Day of Christ" (Philippians 1:10; 2:16) is linked with the end of our testimony on earth and the assessment of our service at the judgment Seat. Following 2 Thessalonians 2:2, Paul writes, "...that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed..." The earliest "that man of sin" could be revealed would be at the beginning of the 7 year period (Daniel 9:27), generally referred to as "The Tribulation." This would appear to teach that the Rapture follows the beginning of the Tribulation, a teaching inconsistent with several other passages.