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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5 Theological Positions I Have Changed Over the Years

Theological Positions

Winston Churchill once said, “Those who never change their minds, never change anything.” A change of mind is not a sign of weakness but of strength. There have been a number of areas related to […]

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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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Does Revelation 3:10-11 Teach the Rapture?

Rapture

I came across an internet meme with the following message, “The Rapture in the Book of Revelation: Revelation 3:10,11.” Does this passage really teach the rapture? “Because you have kept my word about patient endurance, […]

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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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Six Things Christians Say

Steve McSwain wrote an article in the Huffington Post titled 6 Things Christians Should Just Stop Saying.  While I can think of plenty of things that Christians say that I disagree with or find annoying, […]

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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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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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