A SERIOUS WARNING CHRISTIANS IN NORTH AMERICA MUST HEED.
I WILL NEVER FORGET THE URGENT MESSAGE given to the student body during Chapel hour in my Bible College so many years ago. The guest speaker was a missionary who worked with CHINESE CHRISTIANS. He took the podium, and shared the following message with a look of great somberness on his face.
”The following message comes from Christians living under COMMUNISM IN CHINA. It is a lesson for ALL Christians facing end-time persecution all over the world. DO NOT USE ’THE RAPTURE DOCTRINE‘ as an ESCAPIST doctrine from persecution for Jesus’ sake! Many Christians in China, however, made that mistake, and HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED.”
”When it appeared to Christians across China, that THE COMMUNISTS WERE ABOUT TO TAKE CONTROL OF THEIR COUNTRY, reportedly many Christians went to their pastors in China and asked questions like, ‘PASTOR, IS JESUS GOING TO RAPTURE US OUT to save us from the Communists???"
”And the report came back from China that MANY PASTORS GAVE THEIR CONGREGATIONS FALSE ASSURANCES OF HOPE. MANY were led BY THEIR PASTORS to believe that ’Jesus would come’ just in time to save them from what they knew would be terrible persecution from the Chinese Communists.”
“But as we all know, JESUS DID NOT COME IN TIME TO SAVE THEM. And the report came out of China that, after the Chinese Communists seized power, MANY CHRISTIANS WERE ARRESTED THROUGHOUT CHINA, including their pastors. Communist persecutors imprisoned them, and they were beaten and tortured and killed under COMMUNISM.”
”AND BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT GIVEN WARNING TO PREPARE THEIR HEARTS TO ENDURE PERSECUTION AND SUFFERING FOR JESUS, MANY CHINESE CHRISTIANS FELL AWAY. Some reportedly cursed GOD and their PASTORS from inside prison and labor camps, for example saying, ‘PASTOR, WHY DID YOU LIE TO US! You TOLD us that JESUS WOULD COME TO RESCUE US! And HE DID NOT! HOW can I still BELIEVE IN GOD AND WHAT YOU TEACH???”
Sadly, during my years of investigative journalism uncovering and exposing THE PLANNED PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH UNDER THE COMING NWO TAKEOVER OF AMERICA, I was to meet many Christians across America who had THE SAME KIND OF RESPONSE TO MY WARNINGS.
ONE WOMAN SAID, “OH, I DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT YOUR INFORMATION....JESUS IS GONNA RAPTURE ME OUTTA HERE FIRST!”
I noted that she had neither CHAPTER nor VERSE from the Bible conclusively proving that SOMEHOW, before she could even suffer the loss of a hangnail for Jesus’ sake, SHE WAS GOING TO GET RAPTURED OUT! WOO-HOO! She must have had SOME KINDA “prophetic word from the Lord,” SOMEHOW knowing “THE DAY AND THE HOUR” of when He is coming for His own...insider information that even JESUS HIMSELF does not know, BUT ONLY THE FATHER!
PUH-LEEZE, BODY OF CHRIST ACROSS AMERICA! SPEND MORE TIME EXAMINING THE WORD OF GOD!
NOWHERE IN THE BIBLE DOES IT EVER STATE THAT JESUS WILL TAKE HIS CHILDREN OUT OF THE WORLD WHEN OUR FRIGHTENED FLESH, FEARING PERSECUTION, WANTS HIM TO DO SO!
REMEMBER...JESUS DID NOT COME IN TIME TO RESCUE THE TENS OF MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS WHO SUFFERED AND DIED UNDER GRIM COMMUNISM OVER THE PAST ONE HUNDRED YEARS.
Nor did He come in time to rescue the Christians who suffered and died under the deadly sword of Islamic persecution in recent years under ISIS in Syria and Iraq and beyond.
THE WORD OF GOD STATES CLEARLY in Matthew 24 that in the end times IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO HIS RETURN, Jesus stated to His disciples that ALL NATIONS WOULD HATE THE CHRISTIANS AND DELIVER THEM UP TO TRIBULATION AND TO BE PUT TO DEATH for His sake. And ONLY under an antichrist one world government of THE BOOK OF REVELATION can ALL nations simultaneously hate and persecute the Christians worldwide.
JESUS warned that MANY would hate one another, betray one another and fall away from the faith. BUT, He added, “He that ENDURES TO THE END, the SAME shall be saved!” NOT ”HE THAT IS RAPTURED,” but rather “HE THAT ENDURES TO THE END,” remaining faithful unto death to Jesus Christ.
ENDURING PERSECUTION ”UNTO THE END” does not indicate “A QUICKY RAPTURE ESCAPE’ from persecution, but rather a Christian enduring to the end of one’s life, remaining FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH...including through persecution and martyrdom.
Do I personally BELIEVE that Jesus’ coming is very soon??? ABSOLUTELY! All the end times signs of His soon return are here in our world today.
But it is dangerous and presumptuous for Christians in North America to believe that SOMEHOW ”WE ARE GONNA GET RAPTURED OUT” before end-time prophecy is fulfilled in the North American continent which indicates that both persecution and martyrdom for Jesus’ sake is COMING.
One American pastor even gave a sermon trying to prove that we were all going to “raptured out” BEFORE we could suffer any persecution for Jesus stating, “Jesus doesn’t WANT a BRUISED BRIDE!” Hmmmm.
Well, let’s check that theory out against 2,000 years of Church history....and MILLIONS OF MARTYRS WHO DIED FOR BEING FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH throughout the centuries.
Christians have been hated and crucified, tortured, imprisoned under false charges, tempted to DENY JESUS OR DIE, and MORE over these past 2,000 years. Lots of “bruised brides” for Christ, wouldn’t you say???
In closing, I would remind you of the words of Jesus, in which He stated that the time would come for many Christians, when they would desperately WISH for the day of His coming, but He nevertheless WOULD NOT COME WHEN THEY WANTED HIM TO COME.
THE TIMING IS IN THE HANDS OF GOD ALONE.
TRUE PASTORS and genuine shepherds over the flock of God will always seek to PREPARE THE HEARTS OF GOD’S PRECIOUS PEOPLE to courageously face and endure PERSECUTION FOR THE SAKE OF JESUS CHRIST. A true lover of eternal souls would NEVER mislead God’s people with false doctrine and false promises!
Let’s face it: people who ARE PREPARED FOR COMING CRISES, will be BETTER enabled to ENDURE AND OVERCOME such CRISES, than THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN PREPARED. PREPARATION IS ALWAYS CRITICAL FOR SUCCESS!
IN CLOSING, let us as Christians therefore LEARN A LESSON from what happened to THE CHRISTIANS IN CHINA. Many pastors reportedly soothed their fears of persecution with false promises and heretical doctrines which I call “RAPTURE ESCAPISM HERESY”.
Chinese Christians, informed that they would be “RAPTURED OUT“ before they could suffer and die under COMMUNISM IN CHINA, subsequently cursed both God and their pastors when they discovered THIS DOCTRINE SIMPLY WAS NOT TRUE as China fell to COMMUNISM!
Sadly, they had NOT been adequately warned by many pastors, and therefore they had NOT prepared their hearts sufficiently through praying and fasting to face their coming TIMES OF TESTING.
And as a direct consequence, MANY TRAGICALLY FELL AWAY when the persecution came at last. And the end of every Christian who falls away and DENIES JESUS CHRIST can only be ETERNAL DAMNATION, even as the Bible makes clear.
Friends, DON’T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU! AVOID such pastors with false distorting doctrines regarding “THE RAPTURE.” As a genuine Christian who truly CARES about the eternal souls of God’s beloved people, I exhort you to spend MUCH time in prayer (and fasting IF your health permits) seeking God about what I have shared, and what you see unfolding in America today.
Of COURSE we as Christians can SEE clearly the evidence of Jesus’ SOON RETURN and the CATCHING AWAY OF THE SAINTS! Nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom, famines and plagues and earthquakes in diverse places...IT’S ALL HERE AND MORE.
BUT not ONE of us knows THE DAY NOR THE HOUR when we shall be taken out of this world. Therefore we must ALL as Christians PREPARE OUR HEARTS TO ENDURE AND OVERCOME whatever persecution or tribulations we must face for His sake, in these days which we live in.
“For the Lord Himself will descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 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.” I Thessalonians 4:16-17
Even so, COME LORD JESUS! AMEN! But IF He tarry, let us also praise Him throughout our trials and testings for His Name’s sake in these days, remembering: “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.”
Always remembering that GREAT IS THE REWARD of those saints who are persecuted and ENDURE FAITHFUL UNTO THE END.
-Pamela Rae Schuffert
(And really, this report is NOT ONLY for Christians in NORTH AMERICA/CANADA to learn from, but for CHRISTIANS ALL OVER THE WORLD AS WELL.-PRS)