I have a problem with the rapture. And there are two very good reasons why.
- First, because the scriptures do not teach it (contrary to what its proponents claim).
- Second, because the church for 90% of its existence (for the first 1,800 years) never taught it.
But more importantly, I believe the Church’s present belief in the rapture is indicative of a dysfunctional, underlying mindset that leads us to engage with this world in a way God never intended
But let’s start by looking at scripture.
(At the end, we’ll tell you how to get a free copy of Stephen’s book 10 Reasons Why The Rapture Must Be Left Behind)