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Christians: whenever there's a rapture rumor, you secretly get excited about the possibility of going to heaven and you start doing everything for the last time on Earth, amirite?

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I'm a Christian and I don't believe in any rapture rumors.

A lot of Christians have un-biblical assumptions about the rapture. Nowhere in the Bible is a pre-tribulation theory (such as described in the "Left Behind" series) made explicit or even inferred. Jesus expected his followers to suffer, and would not be happy with a Christian who is so eager to jump off to heaven when things heat up. Paul, even though he obviously expected the end times during his lifetime, was an example of suffering and discipled his church with the idea that suffering produces growth and character. At the same time he looked to a future day when God's people would be blessed and his enemies be judged.

I think the main pre-trib theories of rapture come from
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 http://www.biblegateway.com/pas...mp;version=NIV
Matthew 24:36-41 http://www.biblegateway.com/pas...mp;version=NIV

I can see where rapture theories were interpreted out of these passages, but I believe that the tribulation comes before the final judgment, and the final judgment is probably what each of these passages are referring to.

I don't think we, as Christians, are supposed to know. The Bible just says keep your lanterns full, obviously meaning to always be prepared.

Chipss avatar Chips No Way 0Reply

Us Catholics were warned of the False Prophet, so, no, no we don't. Plus, I still got allot of good stuff to do, Jesus can't take me yet, man!

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