[quote=Phantom1539]Check out this quote:
*“All the saints and elect of God are gathered together before the tribulation, which is to come, and are taken to the Lord, in order that they may not see at any time the confusion which overwhelms the world because of our sins.” *
-Pseudo-Ephraem (c. 374-627)
I’ve seen websites which claim other refgerences to rapture in the father’s writings, but can’t cite them. Still, this one is bad enough. Anybody got an explanation?
The reason that the word Pseudo is put before Ephraem is because the writer of the “Sermon on the End of the World,” from which this quote comes, is claiming that he is writing in the name of Ephraem. To my understanding, there is little if any scholarly data to say that this man really was, and that Ephraem actually wrote this sermon or taught it’s ideas.
Also, in this very sermon, the writer makes it clear that he believes the Rapture is to begin within three and one half years. Obviously, this did not happen!