Skip to comments.Misread Rapture? (Christian critics of 'Left Behind' series)
Posted on 01/24/2002 12:12:38 AM PST by BurkeCalhounDabneyEdited on 07/12/2004 3:36:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
The apocalyptic 1995 novel "Left Behind" and its eight sequels have sold 50 million copies. The Christian end-of-the-world epic by authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins has spawned a Hollywood movie and sparked renewed interest in Bible prophecy.
Despite its enormous success, "Left Behind" is being criticized on theological grounds by some Christians who say the story of worldwide tribulation following a sudden "Rapture" of born-again believers is based on a faulty interpretation of the Bible.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
But all of these people here, no so much more than what is written in the Bible. Seems The Lord would have consulted with them for accuracy before it was written?
I can't argue with you there. It just seems to me that a church's position on escatology (sp?) is directly related to how much emphasis they put on envagelisim. Churches that place the events in Revelation in the future tend to be more evangelistic. Churches that place Revelation in the past tend to be less evangelistic. Why, I don't know.
I would have to agree with you. A good book I read on this is 'The Latest Word on the End Days' by C.S. Lovett. The last 45 days of the tribulation will be the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, while on the earth will be God's wrath, which Christians will not suffer.
Consider this: Christians will rule with Jesus for 1000 years after the tribulation. Who will we rule over? How about those who are not Christian, but did not accept the mark during the tribulation. There has to be someone there.
I have been searching for that old article about McCain being brought up on Congressional ethics charges for being accused of raping the wife of another former POW.
I came across this, and thought that you should see it.
From the Southern Poverty Law Center:http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:59xjDlJgzGMJ:www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp%3Fpid%3D124+McCain+/+2000+/+Freerepublic&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=33&gl=us
If McCain and his editors followed the usual rules of journalistic ethics, steering him clear of subjects related to his partisan beliefs, his hate-group membership might not be an issue. But the 43-year-old Georgia native, who left the Rome News-Tribune (circulation 17,000) for The Washington Times in 1997, has specialized in subjects that are vital to League of the South members: race, religion, guns, immigration, and controversies over Confederate flags and “heritage.”
An avid poster on Internet discussion groups, McCain has aired strong personal views on these subjects. In December, New York Press media critic Michelangelo Signiorile published some of McCain’s contributions to FreeRepublic.com, written under the pseudonym BurkeCalhounDabney.
McCain asserted that the civil rights movement inspired “black criminality” by encouraging people to get arrested at demonstrations. “I am disturbed by [Jesse] Jackson’s idea that ‘breaking white folks’ rules’ was somehow inherently just,” McCain wrote. “If rules were to be broken merely because they were the work of white folks, then hasn’t Jackson gone a long way toward explaining the explosion of black criminality that began in the 1960s?”
Signiorile, who was alerted by a reader to McCain’s postings, told the Intelligence Report he was “amazed” by what he found. In one posting, McCain suggested that Harvard University President Lawrence Summers be “persecuted and run out of town” for supporting gay rights.
In another, McCain gave his take on interracial relationships: “[T]he media now force interracial images into the public mind and a number of perfectly rational people react to these images with an altogether natural revulsion,” McCain wrote. “The white person who does not mind transacting business with a black bank clerk may yet be averse to accepting the clerk as his sister-in-law, and THIS IS NOT RACISM, no matter what Madison Avenue, Hollywood and Washington tell us.”
Shortly after Signiorile’s story appeared, and McCain’s extremist views began to circulate around journalistic and political circles, every posting by BurkeCalhounDabney was deleted from FreeRepublic.com
Hmmmm.... BurkeCalhounDabney’s FR account and postings were deleted per his request.
It just doesn’t sound like John McCain.
Maybe that's why: a different McCain.
I bet it is a different McCain, not Senator John McCain.
It looks like we came to the same conclusion. I finally noticed that the post never mentioned any first name or title.
It still makes Freerepublic sound like a racist rightwing loon web site, though.
There’s a lot of stuff posted here I don’t agree with. However, I would hope what is good and true that is posted here may, in the long run, work to persuade or at least drown out those posting nutty and bad stuff.
It sounds as though it may have been a good thing that the other McCain asked to have his posts removed.
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