The rapture is a racket

Tuesday November 13th, 2 Thessalonians 2: 1Concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered to him, we ask you, brothers, 2not to become easily unsettled or alarmed by some prophecy, report or letter supposed to have come from us, saying that the day of the Lord has already come. In Barbara Rossings book, “The Rapture Exposed,” she begins with her first sentence, “The Rapture is a racket.” Oh how we love to think we have the inside track, that we are in the know and others are out. All those visions of two men walking up a hill, one disappears and one’s left standing still, stir in our veins with all those visions of leaving this place behind, and in the process, those who didn’t see things the way we did, and fill us with joy. Sounds good, feels good, energizes individuals and congregations alike. Only trouble is, it is a racket and has more to do with power and money than with Jesus. There is no room from grace and rapture in the same church, and Jesus is the bringer of grace.


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