Michael Pahl at the stuff of earth has a very interesting post on the popular myths of evangelicals. His post deals with the evangelicals’ view of the “pre-trib rapture”
One statement that Michael wrote deserves attention:
The four main historic eschatological views of Christianity – historic premillennialism, amillennialism, postmillennialism, and dispensational premillennialism – all find representation within current evangelical scholarship.
Read Michael’s article by visiting the stuff of earth.
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary
Tags: Rapture, Tribulation
Very interesting blog. Have you seen historian Dave MacPherson’s bestselling 300-page book THE RAPTURE PLOT (Armageddon Books online)? He spent decades searching for long forgotten or hard to find early 19th century “pretrib rapture” documents, a good number of which he found in British libraries. He found, for example, that Darby was not original on any aspect of dispensationalism, that a little known British group had preceded him, and that all of the earliest developers of that theory revealed that their earliest arguments were based on only unexplained types and symbols because, as they confessed, they had been unable to find any clear Scripture supporting a pretrib rapture! The same book reads like a detective story and has mountains of documentation and I can heartily recommend it. Lord bless. John
Dear John,Thank you for your comment. Darby was a member of a group called the Plymouth Brethren. Darby was a millenarian who developed a theory about the second coming that Spurgeon called “a heresy.” I have not heard of Dave MacPherson’s book. I will check the book a read some of MacPherson’s discoveries. Thank you for this information.Thank you for visiting my blog.