According to the Bible, is there such thing as ‘the Rapture’?

20 09 2010

Revelation is easily the most widely-misunderstood and confusing book in the entire Bible. And for many, it’s the scariest!

Is Revelation a detailed map of political world events that we are currently experiencing? Or is it a symbolic allegory describing the general triumph of God over evil? Or… is it something else entirely?

Ironically, Revelation was originally written to make things clear to 1st century Christians!


James-Michael Smith (M.Div, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is a teacher/speaker who writes as the national Methodist Examiner and The Olio. He served for five years as pastor of discipleship at Good Shepherd UMC in Charlotte, NC where he oversaw the church’s PASSAGE school of theology, Discipleship, Adult Education, FUSION Young Adult Ministry, Men’s Ministry and Small Groups. He speaks on occasion at CharlotteONE, a citywide worship gathering of young adults in the metro Charlotte area. He loves teaching about and discussing obscure biblical passages, philosophy of religion, the Hebrew Bible, and theological or spiritual truths (as well as anything pertaining to the Simpsons, MMA, or Ron Burgundy).


Why you WANT to be left behind


Where did Rapture theology come from?


James-Michael Smith’s ‘Revelation: A Guided Tour of the Apocalypse

Revelation and our current politics

To order the DVD study course click here.


James-Michael Smith’s YouTube channel.

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James-Michael Smith ‘What is the Bible?


Greg Boyd’s sermon about ‘Left Behind’


For more info about ‘Rapture theology’ click here.










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20 09 2010
What is the Bible? « Jeff Figearo's Blog

[…] Smith on ‘the book of Revelation‘ Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Lecture on CoolidgeMen in Black II (2002) […]

20 09 2010
James-Michael Smith

Thanks for sharing, man! I really appreciate it!

20 09 2010
jfigearo

No prob! Definitely enjoying all your vids and material 🙂

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