This may be new territory in interpreting the scripture for a lot of you. I grew up primarily in a futurist interpretation of Revelations which is the view most often presented in charismatic churches. However though a lot of study and research I found that a partial preterist view makes much more biblical sense. Here is a well written article in that direction. I would encourage you to read it with an open mind.
The parable of the wise and foolish virgins or the 10 virgins when wrongly interpreted suggests that Christians will be left behind in the rapture. The traditional interpretation of this parable centers around what the oil represents. It is pertinent to note traditionally it is interpreted that the oil represents the Holy Spirit. As such believers were taught that if there is no oil in your lamp, that is, if you are not filled with the Holy Spirit, you will not be allowed to enter the marriage of the Lamb. So there you go. That’s the interpretation of the parable. Hence you can lose your salvation.
Problems with the traditional interpretation
How do you have oil in your lamp? Let me rephrase that. That is a wrong question. Both set of virgins actually had oil in their lamps. Just that one set of virgins had oil to spare, while the…
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