April 24, 2014

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble. Judgment Day: An Orthodox Christian Perspective

rapture

Source: Huffington Post |Fr. Peter-Michael Preble Several years ago I was driving behind a vehicle on the highway and I noticed the bumper sticker on the back. It was kind of funny and I will admit I laughed out loud. The bumper sticker read, "In case of Rapture this vehicle will be left unattended." OK, I thought it was kind of cute. But how accurate is this bumper sticker? I will state right up front that the Orthodox Church does not support the so called doctrine of the Rapture. In this post, I will attempt to explain why. I will also state right up front that I do not consider myself a Scripture Scholar or a professional theologian. So what is the so called doctrine of the Rapture? Rapture is a popular term used by some Protestant Evangelicals for the rising of the faithful from the dead. We Orthodox do believe that all of the faithful will be raised from the dead. There is a tendency of belief in the Rapture or what is called "pre-tribulation." This belief states … [Read more...]