One of my chess buddies has been chiding me about the Rapture. If you don’t believe in the Rapture, he says, you won’t get raptured when the Rapture comes. I don’t understand this. You’d think, if it was in the Bible, all churches would have taught this doctrine: and it wouldn’t have taken theologians 1,800 years to discover it.
My wife explained for me.
“It’s like Monopoly,” she said. “Look at all the people who put money under Free Parking, and it’s yours if you land on it–but that’s not in the printed rules. If they do that with something simple like Monopoly, imagine what they can get up to with Christianity.”
I’m not here to say anyone is wrong for believing in the Rapture. Maybe I’m wrong for not believing in it. I just can’t find it in the Bible, that’s all.
Anyhow, we’re stuck here till the Rapture comes; and while we’re here, I think we ought to stand and fight, while breath is in us, against what the Heathen are doing to our country and our world. Why should we hide under the church-pews while the ungodly “radically transform” America? They’ll only come for us there in the end, after they’ve done everything else they want to do.
When Moses sent men to spy out the Promised Land, the spies all returned with scary stories about great giants living in walled cities, compared to whom “we were in our own sight as grasshoppers.” But one of the spies, Caleb, said, “Let us go up at once and possess [the land], for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13: 33 and 30)
I’m not here to wait for the Rapture. I’m here to fight.