Rethinking the Rapture Theories

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Author encourages clarity and understanding, not dogma about end times

Trapped by the Pre-Trib Rapture ISBN 9781612158945

Trapped by the Pre-Trib Rapture

In view of Jesus’ apostasy warning of Matt. 24:10-11 and the human tendency to cling blindly to familiar tradition, Christians need to be careful to properly weigh all rapture timing theories.

If the popular pre-Tribulation rapture theory is wrong, many evangelicals who cling to it will risk “falling away” by impulsively abandoning faith in a “pre-Tribulation Jesus,” writes author Randall L. True in his new book, Trapped by the Pre-Trib Rapture ($15.99, paperback, 978-1-61215-894-5). This book teaches how to avoid that spiritual trap. True encourages readers to consider the seven rapture timing secrets and presents—in simple balanced logical steps—the major biblical inferences for the pre-Trib and post-Trib rapture theories, proposing that believers balance their rapture faith based on the various strengths of the evidence for each theory.

“Rapture timing is not clearly stated in the Bible, and it is not an essential doctrine of salvation,” says True, who is a retired licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist. “To believe any rapture timing theory in a 100 percent dogmatic way is dangerous to spiritual health. In view of Jesus’ apostasy warning of Matt. 24:10-11 and the human tendency to cling blindly to familiar tradition, Christians need to be careful to properly weigh all rapture timing theories.”

Trapped by the Pre-Trib Rapture gives a fair presentation of the two major theories and then asks the reader to make an informed evaluation. In the sections explaining the post-Tribulation rapture inferences, True presents evidence that the “seven-year” portion of the “future” section of the book of Revelation (6:1—20:6) describes seven self-contained concurrent narratives, each ending with YHWH’s wrath and the 24-hour Day of the Lord. He also presents a theory about the “mystery” in chapter 10. Bottom line, says True: “I passionately want to reduce the number of casualties to faith that will occur in the near future if the pre-Tribulation faith-train collides with an actual post-Tribulation rapture in the Great Tribulation.”

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Trapped by the Pre-Trib Rapture through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Trapped by the Pre-Trib Rapture is available online through xulonpress.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and in e-book formats.

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