The Early and Latter Rains
The early Church understood the essence of what worshippers today seem NOT to Understand. Can generations of false teachings account for the loss of a general awareness of a significant prophetic illustration?
The early New Testament Church was no less interested in Bible Prophecy than are people today. Living in an age of relentless persecutions and mortal danger, such subjects had a relevance with them much greater than anything we can relate to. Yet, their prophetic resources field was relatively limited, compared to what we have currently. But even so, in many ways, certain fundamental truths were as knowable among pre-Christian generations as they are today. In fact, without the distortions absorbed into Christian Theology from first century Gnosticism, some things were more easily understandable then than now.