Reclaiming the Rapture: Restoring the Doctrine of the Gathering of the Commonwealth of Israel


End-times Bible prophecy is like a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle partially done. Many godly people have come before us establishing the borders of the puzzle. Parts of the faces and landscape are taking form, yet without the box cover showing the finished product, no one really knows how it ought to look when it is entirely assembled. The timing of the rapture is a puzzle-piece incorrectly placed by many mainstream theologians.

Authors Dr. Douglas Hamp and Chris Steinle take a fresh look at the rapture based on extensive Bible prophecy and a literal interpretation of the Scriptures. It’s time to rethink God’s purpose for the rapture: Is it an escape or a preparation for something greater? The rapture was prophesied from Genesis to Revelation. Why have dozens of rapture prophecies been overlooked by mainstream theology? Explore the ancient texts and discover God’s clear and consistent revelation of end time events.

* Explore dozens of rapture verses.
* Understand the logic behind Paul’s eschatology.
* Learn why the Day of Lord includes God’s indignation, the rapture, and Second Coming.
* Enjoy dramatic vignettes from the Millennium Chronicles that bring Bible prophecies to life.
* Consider the connection between the rapture and the redemption of the body.
* Rethink the Gathering of Israel and how it applies to the Church.
* See why Paul insisted the dead must rise first.
* Know the signs preceding Christ’s return.
* Includes four charts and three vignettes to showcase the authors’ conclusions.



Introduction: What’s Wrong with This Picture?
1: “Where’s the Beef?” and “Where’s the Verse?”

  • “Where’s the Beef?”
  • Shadows
  • The Intimidating List
  • Where is the Pre-Tribulation Rapture?

2: Coming Like a Thief in the Night

  • The Thief in the Night in Second Peter

3: The Day of the Lord is the Second Coming

  • Events Before the Day of the Lord
  • Elijah

4: The Return of Jesus Vignette from The Millennium Chronicles
5: Unwinding Common Pre-Tribulation Assumptions

  • Who Is Returning from Heaven with Jesus?
  • What about the Church of Philadelphia?
  • Will Christians Experience God’s Wrath?
  • The Mystical Meta Tauta

6: The Unmysterious Timing of the Rapture

  • The First Passage with the Resurrection, Rapture, and the Lord’s Coming
  • The Rapture (Gathering and Hiding Away)

7: Unmysterious Rapture Timing Verses

  • Verses Affirming the Resurrection
  • Rapture/Gathering Verses
  • The Resurrection/Gathering at Christ’s Coming
  • Verses Placing the Resurrection Before the Rapture/Gathering
  • The Resurrection/Gathering at the Last Trumpet/End of Days
  • Verses Associating the Resurrection with the Indignation / Judgment on the Nations

8: First Century Expectations of the End of the Age

  • The Hope of the Pharisees
  • The Afterlife in Modern Jewish Thought
  • Christian Belief in the Resurrection

9: Revelation is Thematic – Not Chronological

  • All the Mountains and Islands Flee Away
  • Angels are Stars
  • “And” versus “Then” in Revelation

10: Paul’s Two Scheme Dimensional System

  • Schemes, Forms, and Appearances
  • Power, Resurrection, and Subjection
  • The Rapture in Technical Terms

11: The Veil Between Heaven and Earth

  • When Do the Heavens Pass Away?
  • There is a Veil Between Heaven and Earth
  • The Two Veils
  • We Are Like the Boy in the Bubble
  • Adam and the Adamáh

12: The Veil Vignette from The Millennium Chronicles
13: Reclaiming the First Thessalonians Rapture Narrative

  • The Coming of the Lord
  • Translating the Rapture Verse
  • Harpagēsometha
  • What’s Up with “Caught Up”?
  • Where Do We Go from Here?

14: Tree of Life – New Body Transformation Vignette from The Millennium Chronicles
15: Christ’s Last Enemy and the Rapture

  • Why the Lord Tarries
  • Then Comes the End
  • Daniel and the Thessalonian Connection

16: Putting It All Together: What Happens on the Day of the Second Coming?