The Baptist Church and its prognosticators not only mess up the plan of salvation, they also teach false theories concerning the second coming of Christ. The return of Christ is the time of judgment. Matthew 16:27. “For the Son of Man shall come in the glory of His Father with His angels; and then He shall reward every man according to his works.“ Note the word ”then”–then he shall reward every man. When will this take place? At His coming with His angels. There is no dual coming, dual resurrection, tribulation and rapture, that is taught in this passage!! Peter, Mark 8:38 says: “whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also show the Son of Man be ashamed when He comes in the glory of His Father with His holy angels.” There is no time for millennialism or the rapture, Jesus says it will be when He comes with His angels. This brings on a real hard problem for the Baptist Church because there is no mention of the tribulation, no mention of the rapture, and no mention of His third coming, and a regrouping of all His angels. The Baptist tell us that when Jesus comes back the second time, He want be “in His glory,” He will come as a coward, a their. John wrote by the inspiration of the Spirit, in the John 5:28-29,: “the hour cometh, in which all that are in their grave shall hear His voice and come forth. They that have done good to the resurrection of life, they that have done evil under the resurrection of separation.” Again Paul, according to the inspiration given him in Luke 20:35 says: “they which are accounted worthy to obtain that world, and resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage.” The millennial theory has no support in the Word of God and will not stand in the light of Scripture nor reason!
Many of the Baptist go back to Zechariah 14. “And His feet shall stand in that day upon the Mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the East, and the Mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the East and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.” Jesus cried: “Oh, Jerusalem, Jerusalem; thou that stonest the prophets and killeth them that were sent unto thee. How often would I have gathered thee as a hen does her brood under her wing, and you would not. Behold your house is left unto you desolate.” A mountain was the government in prophetic parlay and the Jews were the people whose house of worship was totally destroyed when the kingdom of heaven brought war on Jerusalem in A.D. 70 and washed her in her own blood! Jerusalem had to pass through the fire to be refined. The city was taken by the Romans, the houses were rifled, and all the riches taken away, the women were ravished and crime was sanctioned by law. Half of the city was carried into captivity, to be sold or enslaved: it was a great and terrible day! God made use of the Roman nations to scourge the Jew for the killing of His Son. Jesus said: “this generation shall not pass until all these things be fulfilled.” In Mark 13:3, the Bible tells us “that Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives when Peter, James, Andrew and John came to Him and asked Him the question, ‘Lord when shall these things be?” The last time that Jesus stood on the Mount of Olives is recorded in Acts 1:12 when He ascended up into heaven. He will never stand there again, for when He comes the second time, there will be no Mount of Olives to stand on. It will be destroyed as the rest of the planet will be. 2 Peter 3:8-12. The great mountain, the ceremonial law, was in the way of the world’s conversion and the preaching of the gospel. This mountain had to depart and the hills be removed, the covenant of peace was then brought in through the preaching of the gospel to them that were “afar off and to those that were nigh.” A new and living way was opened in Jerusalem, which gave man the forgiveness of sin and the promise of eternal life. As Isaiah had prophesied, Isaiah 40:4,”every valley shall be exalted, every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.” By speaking of the valley, the way was open for the wayfaring man (the Jew), Isaiah 35:8 and the path to salvation would be open to the fools.” To those who had never been in covenant and separated from God, the Gentiles, who were “afar off”, a people with NO access to Him, would NOW have joint access to God, the Father.”