The Rapture Cult: Religious Zeal And Political Conspiracy (1977)

If we are to conclude that the book of Revelation was indeed written as an urgent coded warning to the Christians of the first century, what then was the message? It warned of two things. One was the impending destruction of the City of Jerusalem and the Jewish theocratic state; the other was the impending persecution of Christians by the Roman Empire.

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Timothy Weber: How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend, with Responses (1998)

The close tie between evangelicals and Israel is important: It has shaped popular opinion in America and, to some extent, U.S. foreign policy. To understand how it developed, one must know something about how many evangelicals interpret Bible prophecy and what difference their beliefs have made in the world of politics. Continue reading “Timothy Weber: How Evangelicals Became Israel’s Best Friend, with Responses (1998)”

Is the Rapture Biblical — and Will Non-Christians Really Be ‘Left Behind’? Theologians Battle Over End Times Prophecy

As for the rapture as embraced by Rhodes, among others, he said it isn’t found in the Bible, proclaiming in an episode of his radio show last year: “There’s not a rapture in the sense of a pre-tribulation rapture.” Continue reading “Is the Rapture Biblical — and Will Non-Christians Really Be ‘Left Behind’? Theologians Battle Over End Times Prophecy”