Some of these were so giddy as to ascribe to the wax moth the virtues that are normal only to well-disciplined bees.

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Matthew -31 is the hands down favorite passage of Pretrib Rapture deniers, yet contained in those passages is the very proof that the Rapture of the Church and the Second Coming are two separate events.

Matthew paints a picture of stark terror and physical judgments falling upon the Earth, and then people shall see the ' Son of man' coming down from Heaven.

Commentators of varying stripe are defending the institution as a 'building block' without which society will fall apart. Law sometimes struggles to keep up with those changes- and sometimes it pushes them on.

And our gay- friendly prime minister has pledged himself to advance the cause of 'gay marriage' as the next step to equality now that same sex civil unions are so widespread as to be uncontroversial. But the types of Christianity that are keenest on keeping up with tradition ( Catholicism, the Russian and Greek Orthodox, and some Anglicans- especially the evangelicals) can't cope with gayness.

Paul on the other hand, talks about none of these things being connected with the Rapture of the Church.

Furthermore, Paul says in the Rapture that Jesus comes for us personally and pulls us up into the clouds with Him, but Matthew says Jesus sends His angels for His elect at the Second Coming.

There are 3 groups in the Bible that God can be talking to any any given time, they are not the same.

First you have the Jews and Israel as one group, the redeemed Church as the second group, and the unsaved gentiles which make up the rest of the world population at any given time.

The same is true of Orthodox Judaism- as opposed to the Reformed and Liberal traditions.