The rapture is fundamentalist teaching made up in the 1800s, says Jay Parini. It’s not in the Bible, but is an entertaining plot device for an HBO series.
“The rapture concept is relatively new. It started with an Anglo-Irish theologian, who in the 1830s invented the concept. This may come as a shocker to many, but it’s a fact: Before John Nelson Darby imagined this scenario in the clouds, no Christian had ever heard of the rapture.”
My theory (seriously a graduate school paper) is that the rapture and Pre Millenialism as a whole is part of a worldwide response to Modernism, much like Sovietism….
The implications are clear for everybody and especially religions the government may seek to censor.
Paul tells Guardian change in Ukraine is US-backed coup, a view opposite to that of his son, Senator Rand Paul
He cant prove US NGOs involvement.
For god’s sake My Dear Betsey try to write me oftener and give me the picture of your heart in all its varieties of light and shade.