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Original Post: 5/24/11
How is the doctrine of the Rapture not considered heresy?
There, I said it. I have honestly been thinking about how to ask this question without coming off as offensive or sound like I am calling people the "H" word which has been applied to me as well as has often been applied to some of my friends. I want to make that it is clear I am not trying to label anyone, anything.
One of the main arguments I hear about "heretical" doctrines is that the majority of the historical church did not hold to such beliefs and therefore, they are rendered unorthodox and heretical.
However, the Rapture seems to only date back to around the 18th century as far as I can tell (made popular by John Nelson Darby), and is not even held by most Christians in the world today, and yet it has become, in some camps, crucial and even a non-negotiable doctrine.
Seems to me the scriptures are clear about God coming to dwell with God's people, not God's people going to dwell with God.
What are your thoughts? Would love to see a real discussion around this topic.
i Would love to hear from both sides on this.