The Rapture, the Anti-Christ, and Obama

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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/09/08/some-see-biblical-visions-of-doom-in-syria-trouble/2780827/

The above article articulates a common view of America, that of Rapture Theology: “You have some prophecy teachers that argue that the tribulation has begun now. So every time something happens, it has to fit into the narrative”.  It cites the sale of books by John Hagee and Perry Stone, two firm rapture believers.

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The modern idea of the rapture is quite novel.  In 1827 John Darby suggested that Jesus would call up to heaven those faithful on earth before a period of trial on earth (the tribulation), wherein the anti-Christ would reign.  This was contrary to the view at the time, which was held all the way back to the Apostles, and this heretical view was popularized by Presbyterians, Baptists, and Congregationalists.

The Catholic view is that life will be going on as normal until Jesus comes back to earth.  We will go out to meet him in…

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