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Summary

There continue to be many questions concerning the "Rapture" of the Church and its apparent contrast with the "Second Coming" of Jesus Christ. Where does this strange view come from? Is the term "rapture" even in the Bible?

Clearly, the idea of the Rapture can be considered the most preposterous belief in Biblical Christianity. The situation regarding the doctrine of the Rapture is painfully similar to the famous quote by Dr. Richard Feynman, speaking of quantum physics:

"I think it is safe to say that no one understands quantum mechanics...in fact, it is often stated of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. Some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it, in fact, is that it is unquestionably correct."

©2002, 2016 Chuck Missler (P)2016 Chuck Missler

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Comprehensive overview of the subject.

I have a lot of respect for Dr Chuck Misler as a Bible teacher. This book I thought was a good overview of the subject, but in places suffered from the pre-concieved notiion that the Rapture will be a "pre-millenial" event. In places huge assumptions are made without any real backup from scripture, or logical argument just becuase of the authors assumption about the timing of the event. I would love to have seen the pre-millenial evidence presented as comprehensively as the other information. Otherwise, I thought this was worthy of 5 stars, and would grace anyone's library.

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Very expository

A very expository Book. Really explained some of the Myths about the Rapture. God bless.

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  • jape55
  • 04-09-17

Stay Alert, Watch and Pray - get this book!

While we watch and pray for that great Catching Away, it's so wonderful to gain insight and to be reminded, lest we too fall asleep and fail to remain alert (like the 5 unwise virgins). Dr Chuck Missler remains ever sensitive to Gods leading, and I like many others, so appreciate his sharing this gift with the rest of us. "Even so, Come Lord Jesus"

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  • JennySue
  • 10-10-18

Absolutely wonderful!

Extremely powerful and thought provoking book which goes so much deeper than simply discussing the Rapture. The author sites everything with Bible verses, and defines words that are unknown to most. He goes into extraordinary detail on ideas and verses that are important in what he is discussing.

This book has brought me so much more wisdom to help me understand the Bible and end times, and I began to cry happily as he concluded in chapter 15, as he was describing Jesus in endless different ways; ways that one could never imagine, that he portrayed as poetry. Beautiful, simply beautiful!

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  • Tricia
  • 29-09-17

loved it

this book was very enlightening, an eye opener, a must read/ listen. I love it

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  • Peetza
  • 01-12-20

Fairly standard rapture theology, some oddities

The general theology of the book is pretty standard... more or less, the rapture is real and pretribulation.

Where it gets a little weird is that there is some unnecessary insertion of notions regarding "technology" God might need for resurrection, some incorrect application of Quantum Mechanics and some other strangeness about how we might be more than just our physical bodies, as if that is a new (or controversial) idea in Christian circles.

Missler actually mentions the (fictional) technology demonstrated in Jurassic Park to explain that perhaps God only needs a bit of information to reconstruct our bodies and says something like "maybe that's found in the Book of Life". This is such an odd and unnecessary extrapolation. This is the God that SPOKE THE UNIVERSE into being.... a universe which is at least 90 billion light-years across, created "ex nihilo"... out of nothing... He doesn't need "technology" or anything else external to Himself to create/recreate us.

Missler also goes down a rabbit hole of Quantum Mechanics regarding the simple biblical statement "twinkling of an eye" (1 Cor 15:52). First of all, the notion of breaking this statement down to some specific time seems overtly pedantic. There is no theological question or mystery to be solved here. Second, the actual explanation he gives is incorrect, or at least unknown. We don't actually KNOW whether or not time itself is "quantum" or continuous (Siegel, 2019). So, we have a completely extraneous explanation, based on at best incomplete and possibly flat wrong conjecture... about a point that didn't need to be explained anyway.

Finally, Missler makes some statements regarding the supposed problems ( I guess he's trying to solve some problem, although I don't know what it is) of resurrection and what or maybe where we "are" between when we die before the rapture and when the rapture actually occurs. He makes a statement that we are perhaps more than our physical bodies. I don't know if this is supposed to be "tongue in cheek"... that is my only logical explanation for it... as it is so obvious and plainly part of Christian doctrine as to qualify as a fundamental presupposition. OF COURSE we are more than our bodies. I really don't understand the purpose of this whole section of the book.

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Siegel, E. (2019, November 08). Even In A Quantum Universe, Space And Time Might Be Continuous, Not Discrete. Retrieved from https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/11/08/even-in-a-quantum-universe-space-and-time-might-be-continuous-not-discrete/?sh=71f75eda3598

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  • Precious
  • 28-10-18

The Rapture

Very good book. The rapture is coming. Praise the Lord. I hope you all ready. Jesus is coming soon.

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  • Gary Gray
  • 05-08-18

Nothing Better

I've been a fan of Dr. Missed for several decades and have listened or read several terrific lessons but I believe this is easily one of his very best. So much info given . Faith is our ticket. Get this book to see how simple God has made salvation for the world. Me & you and all of the rest of y'all Be blessed.

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  • Sue
  • 15-10-20

Who said what at the last supper

I’m sure it was either a typo or a slip of the tongue, but the narrator said it backwards. Jesus told Judas to go do what he was going to do, Judas didn’t tell Jesus that.
Marvelous book though.

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  • 14-10-19

Christianity's Largest Blessing & Truth

Excellent the rapture is real, praise Jesus in the highest ! thank you Doctor Missler. Miss u
Chuck Smith and the old tent
yeshua

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  • 04-01-19

hanging on to every word. I love the work of Chuck

I listened several times. this book is a keeper. what the church needs now, today.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-18

Solid 5 stars all around

Enjoyed this work art founded on the solid truth of God's word. Truth always prevails.

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