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#1 Kelley

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Posted 10 February 2021 - 09:48 PM

What is the stance of the CMA on the rapture of the church.
There are so many 'new' theories popping up,about this subject.
I am very muchso in need of substantially sound doctrine, backed by scripture, and would greatly appreciate CMA reference,...
Please?

#2 Theodore Rice

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Posted 14 February 2021 - 04:28 PM

The Statement of faith, https://www.cmallian...eliefs/doctrine, reads "The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent (32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service"

 

However, I have had several friends who didn't believe in a premellinial rapture in C&MA churches, but that is not the official position of the Alliance, and is counter to my own beliefs, being inconsistent with 2Thess 2:8, 9: "For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders," The only one who can hinder the wicked one (antichrist) is the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit indwells believers, the church, and can't be "taken out of the way" without taking the church out of the way. " "Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his", Romans 8:9. Therefore, believer do not have to worry about the antichrist or taking on the mark of the beast, because they won't be here.

 

The church is never mentioned again after the lukewarm church, the seventh church of Revelation. I believe we live in that time now, but it will soon end.

 

However, I am speaking for myself there, not the C&MA. Their position is clearly stated in the Statement of Faith


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Posted 14 February 2021 - 04:32 PM

I don't consider when Christ returns as a vitally important issue, though of course rightly dividing the Word of Truth IS important. The real issue is that when Christ does return, He finds us serving Him faithfully and doing His will.


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