Why I Do Not Believe in the Rapture

One year on vacation, I visited a church were I was guest speaker in the morning and just a guest in the evening.  The moderator for the evening was showing a series of video lectures on the Second Coming of Christ.  When discussion time came, the moderator, knowing my stance, asked, “Does anyone here not believe in the Rapture?”  I silently raised my hand.  Another lady, with a long history in our denomination whipped around in shock, “I don’t believe it!” she declared, “A Nazarene pastor who doesn’t believe in the Rapture!”

But there are a number of problems with “rapture theology”.  Two are crucial to the thinking Christian:

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Welcome home to the Lewis & Clark Young Marines

We at Safe Harbor Church of the Nazarene would like to welcome the Lewis & Clark Young Marines to their new home in our facility.  As of the first of May 1st, they have received the keys to their new rooms and joined us in planning how we can further the outreach this church is able to provide to its community.

This organization is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and”is a non-federal entity. It is not part of the Department of Defense or any part of its components and has no governmental status.”

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Easter Sunrise Service

The Center of the Gospel

I’ve grown more and more concerned about the church of today. We’ve turned our attention to using the Bible to prove any number of points. We try to prove the existence of God to those who refuse to be convinced. We fight over creation, prayer in the schools, “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, mangers in the town square, whether to say “merry Christmas” or “happy holidays.” We mount campaigns over same-sex marriage while our own divorce rate rises. We fuss about marijuana, sex education, and a host of other issues, claiming that moral values are plummeting. And it may be true.

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"All Souls Will Be Safe"