The rapture is a very controversial topic among Christians. While many just ignore it altogether, others hang their hopes and even their faith on it.
Will the rapture really happen before any tribulation events? Will some people be "left behind" when the prophesied rapture occurs? Will all true believers be watching tribulation events from heaven? Many evangelicals are convinced that these things are so, as I was, for twenty-eight years. I say "was" intentionally... These questions and their answers provided … Continue reading TWO VIEWS OF A RAPTURE
Last time I discussed the hopeful but faulty application of Jesus' words "You do not know the day or the hour" to the pre-tribulation rapture theory. This post, excerpt 7 of my book* continues on from there... The “imminence” view assumes that the starting moment of the tribulation, including the very day and the time of … Continue reading RAPTURE 7: FAULTY IMMINENCE- CONTINUED
Welcome back to excerpts from my book "All Left Behind: The Case Against the Pre-Tribulation Rapture". I was once a zealous defender of the pre-trib. rapture, but came to see things very differently when I eventually faced up to certain scriptures I had previously ignored, and analysed them more realistically. Here then is installment 6, … Continue reading RAPTURE 6: IMMINENCE
Will believers really be taken into heaven before any trouble comes upon the world? That was my conviction for twenty-eight years. I was wrong. Welcome to the fifth excerpt from my recent book, "ALL LEFT BEHIND: THE CASE AGAINST THE PRE-TRIBULATION RAPTURE". Some believe, based on the words of Paul, that there's coming a day … Continue reading RAPTURE 5: DID PAUL SAY THE CHURCH WILL BE TAKEN INTO HEAVEN WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT BEFORE THE TRIBULATION?