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Angel1
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03/12/07 04:21 PM

What started the rapture idea? [Post: #103001]

The following is an excerpt from an email newsletter I received from Prof. Kimball:

Carl Sagan comes out and suggests that extraordinary claims require
extraordinary proof and all of the sudden that becomes the bible for
science. It also happens to be the worst discovery protocol imaginable…a
really dumb idea. Science hides its head in the sand when it comes to
spiritual matters, though spiritual phenomenon are prevalent everywhere you
look.

What is worse is that in some cases whole churches are based on
an idea someone thought was important. I think of the “Rapture” groups of
today. No where in history was this a doctrine of a church until William
Miller and John Darby made it an issue in the 1840’s. The judgment of men
will not be accomplished by being raised from the earth just prior to a
fiery cataclysm. No prophet or anyone close to Jesus has every suggested
such a thing. The truth is that John Darby and William Miller were in big
trouble. They had predicted the end of the world and when that didn’t
happen they had to give the people something else as a substitute. They
had collected millions of dollars that they weren’t going to give back.

~ Namaste', Mark

Egoless person is not humble at all; nor arrogant;simply himself






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