Saturday, October 11, 2014

Re: Movie and television shows about the Rapture and those left beind

Still reading, but I saw an article on The Blaze that only confirmed what I feared:

The Blaze interviewed William Lane Craig of ReasonableFaith.org is an outspoken critic of the rapture theory

Luke 17:20-37 also mentions an instance in which one person is taken and another left behind, reading in part, “I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”

Craig said that it might be a mistake to always assume that the person who is being taken away is being “saved or rescued.” Instead, he wonders if the individual being removed is the nonbeliever.
“It’s usually assumed that the person who is taken is being saved or rescued but in the previous verse Jesus talks about in the days of Noah — Noah was in the ark and the other people were the ones who were taken away from the flood,” he said. “It’s possible that the one taken means taken away in judgement and destroyed.”
The theologian then pointed to scripture in Matthew 13 in which Jesus delivers a parable about wheat and weeds that are growing together in a man’s field. The Blaze

I fear that these such shows and this type of belief is becoming more and more common.  One can see where a person wouldn't even blink an eye if suddenly,  "bad christians" were suddenly rounded-up and taken away in the night.

The others left would surely they were indeed the "good christians"

Just a few thoughts...

1 comment:

Christine Erikson (aka Justina) said...

the pretrib rapture idea is refuted by reading 2 Thess chapter two entire chapter nothing out of context, Matt 24 Jesus says AFTER the Tribulation of those days, Dnaiel chapter 7 entire chapter read carefully, the antichrist will come from an empire that doesn't exist yet, these beasts are FOUR kingdoms to arise after Daniel so are not the four of the statue dream, in the statue dream the Kingdom of Heaven is first established by Christ's death and Resurrection and in the four beasts dream/vision, He comes back with judgement to destroy the antichrist WHO PERSECUTES THE SAINTS UNTIL THE SECOND COMING. Since judgement and rule by the saints is shown, this is the Second Coming. Statue dream is over and done with.

now the pretrib cult has spawned the character you correctly dismiss. the gathering to be burned is about the last judgement not the rapture which is the catching up of us to meet Jesus in the sky, and out of the way of the wrath of God, to which we are not appointed. THE TRIBULATION IS NOT THE WRATH OF GOD. It is what will bring God's wrath in response to it.