Aaaah the Rapture. Nothing gives the Christian more comfort than to know that when the going gets tough, the Christians will get going courtesy of God's massive evacuation plan. But, can we really expect to be carried off for a 1000 years and then return for a while just be to carried off again? Does this sort of plan fit with the balance of Scripture?
The Left Behind Series is a well written body of fiction that has turned into popular Christian theology. But, it is not supported by the Bible when all of the Scriptures are taken into account.
While eschatology is too broad a subject to cover in one sermon, I have tried to cast a vision for a more biblical expectation when it comes to the Rapture.
When I first posted this intro for the sermon on the Rapture, I was pretty new to Sermon Audio and didn't realize folks ACTUALLY READ the comments. I wish now I had provided a bit more detail. This is a brief expansion to the first entry. The whole study of exchatology (end times)is one with a great deal of disagreement by good and learned theologians. At the center of the debate is the idea of the Rapture, the Kingdom (present now or coming in the future), and where the destruction of Israel in 70AD fits. This message is intended to put the destruction of Israel into historical/eschatological perspective and also to consider the idea of the Rapture, particularly whether or not the Bible teaches that Believers will be raptured before the judgement day.