The Secret Rapture teachers claim that during the tribulation those not raptured will be given another chance to be saved. But nowhere does the Bible speak of people being saved after Jesus comes. Actually, the Bible teaches the opposite. “He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still. And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me” (Revelation 22:11, 12). Evidently probation closes just prior to the Second Advent. And the evil doers will say, “the harvest (day of second coming) is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20).
When Jesus comes the second time, He carries “in his hand a sharp sickle” (Revelation 14:14). This is the reaping time after centuries of the sowing of the seeds of sin. This is the harvest time, and “the harvest is the end of the world” (Matthew 13:39). “And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth; and the earth was reaped” (Revelation 14:16). Truly did Jeremiah say, “The harvest is past … and we are not saved” (Jeremiah 8:20). There can be no saving after the reaping of earth’s harvest at the coming of Christ.
When Jesus appears, then “before him shall be gathered all nations” (Matthew 25:32). There will only be two classes in that great company. The destiny of each person has been decided by what he did before the coming of Christ.
The Bible clearly teaches that Jesus Christ will come the second time to rapture His redeemed and take them home with Him. The righteous will be caught up to meet the Lord in the air (1 Thessalonians 4: 17), whereas the wicked will be slain by the brightness of that coming (2 Thessalonians 2:8; Revelation 19:17, 18).
In His service,
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