“Brothers and sisters, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not based on knowledge.” (Romans 10:1-2 NIV)

What drove Paul to ignore the personal dangers and return to Jerusalem (Acts 21:13). The answer is given above: He was strongly motivated to be a lifesaver. To sit back and do nothing would doom the Jews living in the Holy City. They would perish because of their lack of knowledge.

Those who come forward to expose lies and deceit are not looking for personal attention. They want their message known even though there may be hell to pay for blowing the whistle.

When the prominent Christian editor, Marvin Rosenthal, broke from the “any moment rapture” (PTR) camp, and published Biblical arguments that formed the basis for the Pre-wrath rapture position, his former compatriots spread rumors he had a mental disorder. Rosenthal lost his prestigious editor position (and perhaps his reputation with many) because he proclaimed the truth of Bible prophecy. Of course, there was a reluctance to endure the negative consequences that had to follow, but great men are not swayed by fear.

The zeal of the Pre-tribulation rapture (PTR) advocates may seem commendable, but it is not according to knowledge. Truth and salvation are inseparable twins. Deceit and destruction are as well. Paul loved his fellow Jews, therefore, reluctant or not, he had to go into the city with a history of killing the prophets and crucifying the Messiah. Who better to proclaim salvation through Christ than a former persecutor of Jesus’ followers? The truth would prevail… and if he died, he died.

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