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The Rapture: Christianity's Most Preposterous Belief

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There continue to be many questions concerning the "Rapture" of the Church and its apparent contrast with the "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ. Where does this strange view come from? Is the term "rapture" even in the Bible?

Clearly, the idea of the Rapture can be considered the most preposterous belief in Biblical Christianity. The situation regarding the doctrine of the R
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Published August 3rd 2014 by Koinonia House (first published December 1st 2002)
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Jacqueline Jones
Nov 12, 2014 Jacqueline Jones rated it it was amazing
Read This Book! Jesus is coming!!!

The best explanation of the rapture I have ever read. Carefully written and supported by God's Word. Buy it now!
Oct 11, 2014 Jeremy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I did enjoy the book, but I am still skeptical. Most rapture books are trying to prove the pre-millennial view of eschatology. I'm ok with that, but what I'm interested in is some real scriptural evidence of the thing most evangelicals seem to take for granted: the rapture. People claim a ton of references speak of the rapture but they are in fact only referring to the second coming of Jesus. The second coming of Jesus is held by Protestants and Catholics, pre-millennialists, amillenialists; in ...more
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Highly recommended

The contents are well presented, with some new insights for me, even after years of studying the Bible. The copy editing leaves something to be desired with an occasional missing or additional word, but the context clearly shows what is meant. Highly recommended for all students of the Bible, and for anyone interested in the "Left Behind" books or movies, as well as those curious about what God's next step will be in his program for the ages.
Dave Bryan
Nov 12, 2014 Dave Bryan rated it it was amazing
An excellent and honest review of what the Scriptures say ... and DON'T SAY about the "blessed hope" of Christ's return

An excellent and honest treatment of what Scripture says - and DOESN'T SAY - about the BLESSED HOPE of Christ's return for his Bride. As always, I appreciate DR. Missler's unbiased approach and open-minded treatment of the rapture.
Ron Thomason
Nov 23, 2014 Ron Thomason rated it it was amazing
Be Prepared

Always based on Scripture, Missler supports his theological understanding and interpretation. There seam to be signs indicating Jesus will return sooner than later. We do not know when, but we are warned every Christian must be ready. This book is the best discussion I have found yet. Take heed!
Amy Walker
Jun 06, 2015 Amy Walker rated it did not like it
The theory is based entirely on pride.

The author's explanation hangs on his belief that God wouldn't leave his people to suffer the tribulation. This belief is rooted in pride and self importance. The truth is.... the tribulation period is like the Refiners fire and the Lord will return at the LAST trumpet to "separate the sheep from the goats."
Angus Campbell
Sep 07, 2015 Angus Campbell rated it really liked it
Are you a committed follower?

Enjoyed the book, it is well rooted in scripture. To a committed Christ follower this book should be on this reading list.
Jan 04, 2015 Candy rated it it was amazing
Be ready!

This is a well documented,easy to understand,biblically sound account of what believers and unbelievers can expect. Powerfully persuasive for those who have eyes to see.
Bill McDonald
Mar 08, 2015 Bill McDonald rated it really liked it

Dr. Missler believes in a literal interpretation of the Bible in most cases. He is very careful to document his conclusions about the Rapture.
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Walt Phillips

This was a well written book well researched and interesting. I would recommend it to any serious bible student. Dr Missler exudes enthusiasm and is convincing.
Laurie LeVal
Feb 03, 2015 Laurie LeVal rated it it was amazing
Reaffirms my belief 5 fold!

He uses scripture to back up his "theories," and is brief in his reasoning and summaries. It just makes sense!
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Charles "Chuck" Missler is an author, evangelical Christian, and Bible teacher, and former businessman and Air Force officer. He is the founder of the Koinonia House ministry based in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Chuck Missler, an honors graduate of the United States Naval Academy, earned his Master of Science in Engineering from UCLA.[1] In 1999, Missler received a Ph.D. in biblical studies from the ...more
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“The ideology of amillennialism has some serious problems, because it denies many unconditional Messianic promises written concretely throughout the Old Testament. It essentially calls God a liar. The prophecies in the Bible may be fulfilled once or twice or even three times, but they are always fulfilled literally and powerfully.” 0 likes
“Some argue against the Rapture by saying the word doesn’t even appear in the Bible, but it does. As I’ve said, we have to read it in the Vulgate, the Latin version of the Bible. There the Greek word harpazo is translated rapiemur, the proper tense of rapio, the root of our English words “rapt” and “rapture.” 0 likes
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