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Rapture: The End-Times Error That Leaves the Bible Behind Paperback – March 1, 2004
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This has always bothered me. Lately, due to the tremendously popular (but very poorly-written - am I the only one who has noticed this?) Left Behind series, the rapture and pre-milleniumism has seen a resurgence.
Yet, for me, there was always something tickling the back of my brain, telling me that something wasn't right.
His book on the rapture is devastating to the rapture cult: he shows, in methodical and well-researched fashion, how the Bible has been twisted by rapturists into supporting their heretical beliefs. Currie unravels the twistings and shows how *all* scriptural prophesies that rapturists point to have been fulfilled!
He goes through Daniel, Zechariah, Jesus Olivet Discourse, and the Book of Revelation. He points out the rapturists flawed assumptions and gives detailed historical data (much of which I had never known unitl now) supporting the fulfillment of each prophesy in the early church.
He also gives a great historical overview of previous "rapturist" and "end-times" believers, from 150AD to the present. The book is well-documented, and his research bibliography is extensive.
Even if you are not a Catholic, you will find this book challenging; it will certainly force you to re-examine the populist notion surrounding Christ's second advent.
The author was thorough and comprehensive, yet the book was written in down-to-earth layman's terms. It answered a lot of questions I had about biblical prophecy and Revelation.
This book provided the best approach I've read concerning the Catholic view of the Apocalypse/Revelation, and the "end times."
By the way, Catholics DO believe in "the rapture," (cf. I Thessalonians 4:13-18). We just believe that it will occur in conjunction with Christ's 2nd coming. There will be no "secret rapture," with a 7 year Great Tribulation following.
It is good to have Mr. Currie on board the barque of St. Peter. Thank you, David Currie!
David's book is well researched and not difficult to read. I highly recommend it to anyone. I look forward to his next book since both his books have been so helpful.
David Currie's book, "Rapture: The End Times Error that Leaves the Bible behind" is a seminal analysis of apocalyptic literature in the Bible, and a comparison of the interpretations of the amillenialist (those who believe humans will not know the date of the end of the world) and premillenialist (those who think they can tell you the exact date when the world ends) camps. He provides examples of how people' attitudes towards life and ideas of responsibility in life can be influenced of solely dependent upon which end-times scenario they believe. He surveys modern literature in the field, but the advantage of this book over its contemporaries is that the meat of the book centers on the Bible itself. He compares the results of his biblical exegesis and the biblical exegesis of the premillenialists, with historical documents from the Roman Empire, and Jewish scholars such as Josephus, and writings from a few of the early church fathers.Read more ›
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Good in depth study of the "original" understanding of the End Times. Especially helpful in revealing how the modern day rapture viewpoint developed.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
This book is awesome. It helped me to understand the historical nature of the Book of Revelation and the meaning that it has for the future.
This book may be a comforting read for institutional and Catholic Christians since it upholds the Preterist viewpoint. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gavin W. Finley
This book is total Heresy. Not biblical by any means. It flies in the face of everything the Bible teaches. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Scentist
This is a book many will reject out of hand. But if they stay with it, it will open their eyes with regard to many passages' meaning beyond that usually accepted today,... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Margaret Mcconnell
Excellent book. Very thorough discussion of the amillenial interpretation of end times compared to a premillennial view. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David minix
I used to give rapture videos to people at work in my Protestant days...
This book made me cringe with how little I understood Daniels 70 weeks and the events of 70... Read more