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You all do a magnificent job of turning the “Blessed Hope” into the “blessed hopelessness.” What do you care if someone believes in the Rapture? I certainly do. And I don’t apologize to any of you for it it.

The post trib philosophy is a nasty, toxic, angry series of rants founded on congratulating each other about theological purity and welcoming the painful suffering ahead. I’ve yet to meet a post-tribber that wasn’t a vicious egomaniac, inviting people to share in glorious suffering and death as part of Christian religion. Sound like anyone else you know?

I rarely engage in these food fights. But the bottom line is, you all can’t prove you are right any more than I can.

“Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.” (Rev 3:10 KJV)

Enjoy your grim suffering. I’ll take my chances. Now get back to congratulating yourselves and attacking your fellow Christians who are at peace with you.


28 posted on 03/22/2011 7:53:49 AM PDT by Luke21
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To: Luke21

Where was I attacking anyone?


31 posted on 03/22/2011 7:56:00 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Luke21
Now get back to congratulating yourselves and attacking your fellow Christians who are at peace with you.

Ironically, yours is the nastiest post on this thread so far...

34 posted on 03/22/2011 7:58:56 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Luke21

A lot of what you say has been on my mind reading this thread. If one cannot discuss the Bible without being rude, then they should probably not do so.


44 posted on 03/22/2011 8:30:26 AM PDT by Grunthor (hcg diet, down 32 lbs in 5 weeks)
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To: Luke21
The post trib philosophy is a nasty, toxic, angry series of rants founded on congratulating each other about theological purity and welcoming the painful suffering ahead. I’ve yet to meet a post-tribber that wasn’t a vicious egomaniac, inviting people to share in glorious suffering and death as part of Christian religion. Sound like anyone else you know?

A matter of perspective, perhaps. From where I sit, the most "nasty, toxic, angry series of rants" tend to come from certain of the dispensationist caucus.

52 posted on 03/22/2011 11:08:14 AM PDT by Lee N. Field (Never argue eschatology with a crazy person.)
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To: Luke21

“The post trib philosophy is a nasty, toxic, angry series of rants founded on congratulating each other about theological purity and welcoming the painful suffering ahead. I’ve yet to meet a post-tribber that wasn’t a vicious egomaniac, inviting people to share in glorious suffering and death as part of Christian religion. Sound like anyone else you know?”

I’ve known some post-tribbers that fit your description, however, most, like myself, have no great desire of getting killed or persecuted anymore than you do. I am a former pretribber, after much study I discovered what I was doing was reading into the scripture my preconceived theory. I was shocked to find my beloved pretrib rapture wasn’t there.

So, does this make me all these things you described? I don’t think so, I just believe the Bible is right and we should let it correct us, rather than the other way around, i.e., getting the Bible to agree with what we believe.

By the way, it wasn’t just the Bible, the historical record played a big part in my conversion from pretrib to post-trib also. History shows no evidence of pretrib belief until the early 19th century in England. While, on the other hand, unanimous evidence for post-trib from the earliest writings of church history persisting until the rise of pretribism some 1800 years later. My reasoning was simple, how can a doctrine be truth without historical support?


54 posted on 03/22/2011 10:14:16 PM PDT by sasportas
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