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« Reply #90 on: September 27, 2012, 11:53:43 AM »

I think in Thessalonians when it mentions "meeting the Lord in the air," it is actually a reference to Daniel chapter 7.  And "meeting the Lord in the air" doesnt mean we will meet Christ in the air then continue floating to heaven.  My understanding is that when a king was coming to visit your city/country in ancient times, people would go meet him half way, then walk back the rest of the way with him.  Similarly, when we "meet Christ in the air," we will come back to earth with him as he restores creation. 

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« Reply #91 on: September 27, 2012, 12:15:02 PM »

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Well that's how I read it, in any case.
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« Reply #92 on: September 27, 2012, 12:19:46 PM »

Ah, the issues of dogmatizing a prophecy before it happens Smiley

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« Reply #93 on: September 27, 2012, 12:38:34 PM »

My understanding is that when a king was coming to visit your city/country in ancient times, people would go meet him half way, then walk back the rest of the way with him.  Similarly, when we "meet Christ in the air," we will come back to earth with him as he restores creation. 

That's how I understand it.
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« Reply #94 on: September 28, 2012, 01:27:55 AM »

Oh, seeing a thread started by our dear sister Martha brings back a lot of memories. May her memory be eternal!
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« Reply #95 on: November 05, 2012, 08:47:00 PM »

Ah, the issues of dogmatizing a prophecy before it happens Smiley

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