‘Left Behind’ Author Tim LaHaye Fires Back at Anti-Rapture Apologist

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“God’s Word is just that—God’s words, and He meant what He said. Those who do not believe in the rapture do not understand that the first teaching of the rapture dates back to the first century when the Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Paul to write it into the Holy Scripture.

“Not believing in the rapture does not mean you are not a Christian. Like some of my friends, Craig is an a-Millennialist, who like Augustine in the 5th century taught that the Word of God was inspired and to be taken literally, except for prophecies, and they were to be taken spiritually, allegorically or symbolically.

“The problem with this is it eliminates 28 percent of the Bible from our understanding and removes the ‘blessed hope of Christ’s return’ for His church, which is clearly taught in Titus 2:12-14. Craig and those that think like him need to read my book, A Quick Look at the Rapture and the Second Coming, for in it, I examine 15 differences between the rapture and the Second Coming. They occur at least seven years apart for they are separated by the seven-year Tribulation that the Lord Jesus warned would some day come on this Earth as the worst time in all of world history. (See Matt.14:21)

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