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  •  Hmm...I'm getting Rapture mixed up with (1+ / 0-)
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    Armageddon and End of Times which feature prominently in the John Gospel. Doesn't the notion of a Rapture come from all the weirdness found in John's Gospel?

    •  The rapture comes from (1+ / 0-)
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      The Revelation...assumed to have been written by John as a very old man exiled on the island of Patmos, I believe.

      Found on the internet: "Liberals see George Orwell's 1984 as a cautionary tale. Conservatives see it as a blueprint."

      by Rev Steve on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 06:57:44 PM PST

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      •  Dispensationalism (3+ / 0-)
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        Modern "rapture" theology, the left behind (an interesting phrase to go with "turn the other cheek") kind, was created by John Darby. Dispensationalism is not from the RC tradition. There may be some other kinds of rapture but the crazies are Darbyists.

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