Take care that you are not deceived

Take care that you are not deceived.  Matthew 24:4

Dispensationism  people believe that there will be a “pre-tribulation rapture”–

they believe that before the beast (1) takes over (2) makes war on the saints, and (3) requires his mark on each person’s body, that all Christians will be “raptured to heaven”. No scripture actually states this will happen.  

The Bible does not teach a pre-tribulation rapture. It teaches tribulation. Because these people believe that they will not partake in tribulation, they are not spiritually or physically preparing themselves, or their children, for what is to come. They cannot see the truths of the end times prophecy. They are so strengthened in deception that they cannot see nor hear. Not only are they deceived, they condemn anyone who does not believe in a pretribulation rapture.


The nature of deception is that you really believe what is false and that you disbelieve what is true. The only way that someone can come out of deception is if they really love the truth. If someone truly loves the scriptures, he will change his beliefs to conform to the scriptures when he sees that he is wrong. Unfortunately, most people feel that they have too much to lose by changing their false belief system. What if a dispensationalist preacher accepted the truth that he has been preaching a lie? Do you think his preacher friends will congratulate him for leaving deception? Do you think his dispensationalist congregation will be happy with him? There is a good chance that he will lose his place and position. Because many love the praise of men more than the praise of God, they will stay in deception rather lose their position or standing in their community. They cannot even afford to think that their beliefs may be wrong. You have to really love the truth to run this race.

Dispensationalism is a heresy taught all across the face of the earth in Bible colleges and seminaries. It is preached and taught from pulpits, in books, and videos. If you go to a dispensationalist church, the people may hand you an armload of books to read about dispensationalist schemes. They will invite you to sit through their heretical Bible studies and maybe have you watch dispensationalist teachers on videos or in conferences. They will use all kinds of sophistry in their sermons. They will take scriptures out of context and wrest with them in the most amazing ways. They will say that you are not a “Bible-believer” if you refuse to believe in dispensationalism. They will also tell you that you have to, “rightly divide the word of truth” as if the scriptures will lead you to dispensationalist conclusions. Then they may send more books home with you to read. If you remain unconvinced, they may berate you, and maybe even call you a heretic and hell is your destination.

DISPENSATIONALISM IS CONFUSED, with many differing views:  

If a dispensationalist gives you a Bible, it will probably be a Scofield Reference Bible so that you can read Scofield’s opinions and become a dispensationalist. There is typically one person in a church that is sold out to dispensationalism and he is labelled the “prophecy expert” in the church.

The book of Romans teaches that God has not forgotten nor cast away Israel–his people which he foreknew, but they have to be saved by the blood of Jesus like anyone else and they have to obey the scriptures like anyone else. We are now one family: the Christian Israel of God.

The Bible teaches that there is a dichotomy between the Jew’s religion and the church of God–the Jew’s religion is a false religion, Revelation 3:9, NOT the counterpart of the gospel. Paul was a Jewish man, in the Jewish religion. He left the Jews’ religion and came into the church of God.

Galatians 1:13 For you have heard of my membership in time past in the Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and tried to destroy it. 

1 Corinthians 12:2 You know that you were Gentiles, confused by dumb idols, even as ye were led. [by false teachers]

1 Corinthians 12:12-13 The LORD our God is one LORD. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

1 Corinthians 10:32 Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.   

  Jews: the citizens of the State of Israel,

Gentiles: every godless person,

the Church of God: every true Christian.

The separation is only between the true Church of God and everyone else, be they Jews or Gentiles. Ephesians 2:11-18