Where is the Rapture in the Book of Revelation?

Rapture

I spent much of my 20s in a Pentecostal church which stressed the rapture. What is the rapture? It is the belief that God will rescue his people from earth. I will get into the […]

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My Eschatology Has Changed (But It’s Not the End of the World)

Eschatology

When we speak of eschatology, we must remember that there are a couple of aspects to this doctrine. It both refers to what will happen to the world when Jesus returns and what happens to […]

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Did Paul Write 2 Thessalonians?

2 Thessalonians

You may or may not be aware that there is some disagreement among New Testament scholars about how many of the letters Paul actually wrote. The “authentic” letters, that is the letters that they are […]

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What is the Apocalypse?

Apologetics and Theology

Ever since I was a teenager and right until today, I have enjoyed stories set in a post-apocalyptic world. There is something fascinating about watching humanity rebuild after the apocalypse. One of my current favourites […]

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Would Jesus Buy the Rapture?

Over at the CNN Religion blog, Jay Parini wrote an article called “Even Jesus Wouldn’t Buy the ‘Rapture.’” This is a response the new television series called The Leftovers. I have no interest in defending that […]

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Anti-Christmas

I hate to do this on Christmas Eve, but since this is my 666th post on this blog, I decided that I needed to post on the Antichrist.  What do we know about the Antichrist? […]

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Suffering, Protection and the Pre-Trib Rapture

There was an interesting conversation at our most recent class on Romans.  We were looking at a number of passages on suffering. “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.” […]

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Health, Sex and the End of the World

In Hitchens’ chapter “A Note on Health, to Which Religion Can Be Hazardous,” he continues his tirade against religion.  This chapter is really just more of the same.  Hitchens’ goal is not to offer a […]

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Will There Be a Rapture?

With claims a number of months ago about a predicted rapture and the hugely popular Left Behind series from a few years back, the concept of the rapture has hit the mainstream.  What are we […]

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