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It's Not Cool To Cherry Pick Scripture

Anonymous9982 Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 10:31 AM
Get a clue Ed. There is NO RAPTURE and this is not about that. The Lord doesn't take lightly those that MOCK His own. 2 King 2:23-25 And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them. And he went from thence to mount Carmel, and from thence he returned to Samaria.
Younger Wrote: Mar 29, 2013 11:41 AM
Yes, Anonymus9982, there is no Rapture mentioned in either passage of Revelation quoted. Indeed, the idea of a Rapture was never taught by Christians until in the nineteeth century, when a few people dreamed it up.
With Easter approaching and the Astroturf groundswell for same-sex marriage at its apex, I thought I'd put in a plug for the Bible, whose integrity and timeless principles are under increasing assault in our culture.

In fact, what sparked this column was a warning by a nationally prominent Republican to his party that it ought not go "Old Testament" and oppose same-sex marriage.

I don't want to turn this column into a rant about same-sex marriage, but I cite this example to illustrate a common tendency to bifurcate the Old Testament and the New Testament and to paint Jesus Christ as a...