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Originally posted by AshleyD
reply to post by CallMeMaury
Hey. I disagree and made a thread about the rapture. Part of the OP refutes the incorrect belief that the concept of the rapture began with Darby and McDonald. Like you, I don't really care to debate the rapture either but if you have the time or interest, HERE is the thread that will explain the other side.
Could the rapture be a church conspiracy to keep us all in line in the hope of being included in that glorious moment? Perhaps. But one thing is for sure, the rapture doctrine did not begin with Darby or McDonald.
1 Billion people disappeared from the world
Originally posted by justamomma
ANYTHING that takes the "power" out of your own hands and places it into another's (whether the "another" is a person or concept, etc) is an illusion. mark that down, take notes, and listen up.
we have been given everything we need by our creator in order to exert control over our own lives. don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
the rapture, in my humble opinion, is merely something that ppl WANT to believe bc it is easier than being responsible for the condition we find ourselves in. who wants to go through hard times? ya think the ppl that have been tortured and/or died for their beliefs or for their countries or anything else that gave purpose to their life wanted to go through that? no, but they did.
i wanna know why this "special" group thinks they are any more important than the rest of those who have died for those same basic beliefs feel they are worthy to escape what many others have had to go through.
really, i am curious and am not mocking (bitter perhaps, seeing that it is essential to all of the rest of us that those who hold to this idea of a fairy tale rescue not deny their personal responsibility and what have been given inside; and the concept of rapture allows for just that... a denial of the very thing that was lovingly placed w/in us)
[edit on 29-6-2008 by justamomma]
Originally posted by TechnoFan21
Yes, the Rapture is a complete hoax. There will not be a massive "disappearing" of peoples when the end has come.