Sanderson1611’s false teaching on when Noah entered the Ark

Anderson wants to bolster his false rapture teachings by claiming that God’s wrath fell on the very same day that Noah and Lot were saved.

This claim is only true regarding Lot – not Noah.

For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” Matthew 24:38-39

Christ didn’t say the rain fell on that day – he says the people outside remained ignorant until the flood came.

Noah entered the ark 7 days before the rain fell:

For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth…. And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood…. And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.” Genesis 7:7-10

So there was a delay of 7 days for Noah. Lot was different, the destruction of Sodom happened on the same day he left.

Christ gave the examples of both Noah (7 day delay) and Lot (no delay) to show us that there are two different raptures.

Noah = pretribulation rapture of the Church = the bride

Lot = end of tribulation rapture of tribulation saints = 5 wise virgins

Christ’s words are carefully chosen – he does not say that the flood came on the very same day as Noah entered the ark:

And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.” Luke 17:26-27

Yes, “the flood came” but this was 7 days later. For the example of Lot, Christ makes the point of emphasizing that it was on the very same day:

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” Luke 17:28-30

And notice that Christ gave the example of Noah first, and the example of Lot second. The church is raptured first – then the tribulation saints later. Notice that all of Noah’s family was saved, but that Lot lost his wife. The church has salvation, but tribulation saints must endure to the end to be saved – they are not the same. Notice Noah is saved by going into the ark and is saved on the water, but Lot is saved from the fire.

There is no “the rapture” in the Bible – there are several raptures.

Steven Anderson thinks the church is going to go through the tribulation, but this is false. The true church is saved before the tribulation starts, and the verses Anderson uses in his attempt to prove a post-tribulation rapture actually only apply to the saints who are rescued at the end of the tribulation right before Armageddon. The tribulation saints don’t have a guaranteed salvation  – like the 10 virgins only 5 were actually saved because they had oil and were ready.

SAnderson1611 doesn’t read the Bible carefully so he rushed into a false teaching that he can only defend by misrepresenting what the Bible actually says. A red flag for identifying a false teacher is that they always change what the Bible says.


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