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To: mlocher; Quix

Just for argument’s sake, read 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4. The phrase “shall be caught up” is from the Greek, harpagésómetha, translated to Latin as rapere, where we get the word Rapture.

No, I don’t buy into the comic book version, but the term and concept is taken from the Bible.


16 posted on 10/07/2008 9:02:54 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehrling
Just for argument’s sake, read 1 Thessalonians, chapter 4. The phrase “shall be caught up” is from the Greek, harpagésómetha, translated to Latin as rapere, where we get the word Rapture.

Thanks for the information. As you know, many words from other languages make it to the English language. The context of 1 Thessalonians is inconsistent with the argument made by Miller in the 1800s and Rev. Jeremiah.

17 posted on 10/07/2008 9:09:44 PM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: mnehrling; mlocher
No, I don’t buy into the comic book version, but the term and concept is taken from the Bible.

You mean with people disappearing and leaving behind a rumpled pile of clothing, and folks looking around wondering what happened to Cousin Agnes? And a bunch of pagan folks going on to live their lives like in the Left Behind pulp fiction series?

When most folks today here the word "rapture" they have been conditioned to think of the pre-tribulational "secret rapture" invented by JN Darby and CI Scofield, and popularized by John Walvoord, Chuck Smith, and Hal Lindsey and a host of others.

True comic book stuff.

51 posted on 10/08/2008 6:48:20 AM PDT by topcat54 ("The selling of bad beer is a crime against Christian love.")
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To: mnehrling

Thank you for the explanation. I didn’t know that.


131 posted on 10/08/2008 4:24:50 PM PDT by Marysecretary (.GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL)
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