Last One Standing wrote: First, I think this is strictly an internal debate--ordinary Joe or Jane does not know what the Rapture is. Second, I don't think William Craig will convince any Christians to change their opinion on the matter. It would be better for him to trace the history of dispensationalism from Darby onwards. It would be good for people outside the walls of Christianity to understand the debate because it motivates many political actions, such as supporting the current nation of Israel (which is not a religious state and whose liberal policies would upset many of its conservative US supporters). You could say that it would be as good for US citizens to understand the difference between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, since they seem to be fighting each other in the world.