Then and Now Preterist Podcast
Rapture Questions AnsweredJune 23, 2013 Ed Stevens
The volume of Listener Feedback has been heavy in recent weeks, so we share some of the best of those questions and comments with you, and then give our response. We first correct a historical goof I made in last podcast, then reply to a FaceBook critic. Questions and comments deal with last week's story of the heifer giving birth to a lamb, the huge significance of the Neronic persecution, and several other issues related to the first century rapture. We look at the implications of 1 Cor 13:12 ("know all things" and "see face to face") for the saints who lived and remained until the Parousia. We show what impact the literal rapture idea has on our resurrection views, especially against the Collective Body View (CBV) of some preterists. The suggestion by some of our critics that the silence after 70 could be explained by all the remaining saints being confused by the Hellenizers is debunked. If you still have doubts about a first century rapture, this is one podcast you will want to listen to over and over again. Several of our listeners share their good explanations of how they came to understand the rapture idea. They explain it better than I do. If you wish to have the PDF written lesson outline for this podcast, simply email us to request it (firstname.lastname@example.org). Be sure to mention the date of this podcast when you email us.