By: Robert Serreyn
Question? Is it true that if you have heard the gospel before the rapture, you cannot be saved after the rapture?
No, this is NOT TRUE.
Those that teach this lie USE 2 Thessalonians 2:11 as their SO-CALLED proof text.
(2 Thessalonians 2:11) And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
This verse is speaking of the time AFTER the rapture after the Anti-Christ is in power(3-1/2 years into the 7 year Tribulation Period) the LIE is that he(Anti-Christ) DECLARES himeself to be God.
The MOST IMPORTANT factor to remember here is that when the 7 year tribulation period begins it begins with ALL LOST PEOPLE all the saved where RAPTURED out.
(1 Thessalonians 4:16,17) For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: (17) Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Those who where left behind and NOT TAKEN at the raptured and HAVE NOT trusted Jesus Christ as saviour when the Anti-Christ in the middle(3-1/2 years) of the 7 yeartribulation period DECLARES himself to be God THOSE WILL BE the ones that will believe that lie.
2 Thessalonians 2:11 IS NOT a proof text that those that have HEARD the gospel BEFORE the rapture cannot be saved after the rapture.
The Proof of this is this:
The Two Witnesses and the 144,000 are saved AFTER the rapture, so therefore they HEARD the gospel BEFORE the rapture, and MANY lost people will get saved DURING the 7 year tribulation period BECAUSE of the witnessing of the Two Witnesses and the 144,000 and alot of these lost people heard the gospel before the rapture but DID NOT believe on the The Lord Jesus Christ and his finished work(death,burial,resurrection) on the cross as the COMPLETE PAYMENT for their sins.
The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8
-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24
–BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9
“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23
IT IS THAT SIMPLE – THE GOSPEL TRUTH