The Left Behind reboot with Nicolas Cage has Christians talking about all things rapture. Oh, joy.
I suspect that the continued cinematic production of such a ridiculous and counter-biblical narrative will only serve to wake folks up to the undeniable truth that rapture theology is nothing more than a baptized escapism–sort of a neo-Gnosticism. And it has only been around since the early 19th century.
Dr. Ben Witherington III, evangelical professor of NT for doctoral studies at Asbury and St. Andrews, has recently completed a video for Seedbed entitled “Where Did Rapture Theology Come From?” (10-8-14).
This brief history of rapture theology is worth watching.
For those interested, I’ve posted the following on rapture theology:
It has been another great year here at the blog. In fact, it has been the busiest year so far with almost 80,000 views! Thank you for reading and giving your feedback along the way. You encourage me to keep blogging.
ReKnew.org featured my writings six different times this year. Thanks to Terri and all the gang at ReKnew! You guys are a blessing.
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Please do me the honor of reflecting back on this year’s many posts and let me know if you there was one or two that especially ministered to you. (It may be a post that’s not mentioned above.) I sincerely thank you!
You can expect one more post in 2013. There, there now. Dry your eyes. 🙂 Stay tuned for a personal Christmas post from the Flowers family.