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Revelation Chapter Four

Revelation 4:1-2, “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.  And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. ” I admit that I have difficulty interpreting this passage of Scripture, the entire chapter of Revelation four. But I will give it a shot. I have heard MANY preachers use verse one above to teach a pretribulation Rapture. I disagree with that interpretation. The apostle John was miraculously taken up in a vision of the heavenly city. This is not the Rapture! I have heard dispensational preachers teach that the church is no longer mentioned after Revelation chapter three, because the Church is removed from the world at the Rapture. As nice as that sounds, I don't see any Biblical basis for assuming that Revelation 4:1 is referring to a futur
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