I was shocked/not shocked to see that the new Left Behind movie released recently has sparked lots of rapture haters, from Christians no less, who fervently denounce this as a biblical doctrine at all! I am surmising from Mr Rosenberg's title that this is one reason he wrote the essay in defense. It is a good, fast apologetics course in itself and I thought this piece was one of the best Joel has done in a long time.
The essay explores the following subjects
- What exactly is “The Rapture”?
- Is “The Rapture” a Biblical concept, or merely a fictional plot device?
- What does the term mean?
- What are the implications of “The Rapture”?