Conditions For Going In The Rapture

Q. What conditions are there for us to be raptured when we are born again? What brings me to this question is Matt. 25:1-13 the parable of the 10 virgins, 5 with oil and with out oil. It looks like 5 did not make it.

A. The first verse of Matt. 25:1 tells us that the Lord is speaking about the time of the 2nd Coming, because the word “then” means “at that time”. Matt. 24:29, 30, & 36 all tell us that “that time” is the time of His coming after it’s too late for the Rapture no matter when you think it will happen.

But there are other clues that tell us the parable of the 10 bridesmaids can’t be about the church. First of all the banquet comes after the wedding, so when these 10 wake up the wedding is already over. And second the Church is the Bride of Christ not a bride’s maid. No bride is ever excluded from her own wedding, and especially not by the man who’s marrying her. In this Parable the bride is never mentioned. And third there is only one Bride, not 10.

The parable of the 10 virgins has to do with Tribulation Survivors, some of whom will go into the kingdom while others will not.

The only condition for going in the Rapture is to be born again before the Rapture occurs.

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