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Why the Rapture should be left behind — Part 3

“If you were to die tonight, do you know if you would be going to heaven?”

Maybe you’ve been asked this question or maybe you have presented this question to someone else. Most likely it was proposed for the purpose of leading someone through the Christian Gospel message.

But, does that question really get at the heart of the Christian message? Does “going to heaven” one day summarize Jesus’ mission and purpose?

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Laura Daronatsy
Why the Rapture should be left behind — Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we examined the American history that led to the creation of the Rapture doctrine. This showed the relative newness of such thought and its absence from the majority of Church history. When there is a new idea, we must be ready to put it to the test by evaluating its Scriptural support.

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Laura Daronatsy
Why the Rapture should be left behind — Part 1

Getting left behind. It was a genuine fear of mine as a young Christian in high school. I was always about 98.99% sure I would be raptured with Jesus’ people in the end-times. Yet there was always a fear that I would wake up and all my friends and family would have been taken to heaven without me. I grew up with the Rapture as a foundational truth for understanding hope.

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