A relatively new concept in Christian understanding regarding the end times before the second coming of Derived from a Greek term meaning anointed and is equivalent to the word “messiah” from Hebrew roots. The anointing references the act of installi... more that is primarily followed by some branches of North American Protestants. The term generally refers to the pre-tribulation theory that that God’s comes from the Latin word “to choose” and is used to identify those chosen by God. In the Old Testament, the twelve tribes of Israel are the elect... more will be raised up to heaven prior to the period of time (usually believed to be three years) when God will pour down tribulation and judgment before Derived from a Greek term meaning anointed and is equivalent to the word “messiah” from Hebrew roots. The anointing references the act of installi... more comes in his glory to establish his kingdom on earth. This concept first became popular in the 1830’s through the preaching of John (c. A.D. 6–100) was a Jewish fisherman, chosen by Jesus to be one of his 12 Apostles, and appears to have developed an especially close bond wi... more Nelson (A.D. 1800–1882) John Nelson Darby was an Irish Bible teacher who featured prominently in conservative evangelical movements in Ireland. He is consi... more and gained further credibility and wider acceptance through the influence of the (A.D. 1917) Publication of the second edition of the Scofield Reference Bible, which becomes the most important text for the Dispensationalist movemen... more in the early 20th century.