Friday, April 25, 2008

Left Behind!

This morning Joyce got an email from her dad and attached to it was this video ...





A rather graphic illustration of what's known in theological terms as the Rapture of the Church. That little video brought back memories of a trick we once pulled on our son Andy.

One Sunday, following the morning church service, Andy went with the youth group on some lunch outing. The rest of us came home, changed into our scruffy clothes and had lunch. As we were eating, we got the idea of staging a "Rapture" for Andy's benefit. So after lunch we fetched our fancy clothes from the hamper and arranged them around the dining table. When Andy drove up, we ran and hit in the bathroom.

Andy walked in and after a moment, we heard him wail, "Oh no! I've been left behind. My family has been raptured ... {pause} ... and they took their underwear to heaven with them."

Damn! I knew we forgot something.

6 comments:

LadyBugCrossing said...

LOL! He's quick...
I don't know that my children would have realized that the underwear was missing...

Bob said...

And Andy has great comic timing. He paused just long enough to make that underwear punchline really effective.

Jerry said...

I used to be a pre-trib premillennialist.

However, I have finally come to the conclusion that the only Biblically defensible position is to be a "pan-millennialist" (It will all "pan out" in the end.)

My biggest problem with "the rapture" is the fact that the primary scriptures actually describe it as "the coming of the Lord", and appear to be accompanied by lots of fanfare. No secret removal there.

Amillennialism is probably the "best fit" to my present understanding of Scripture, but I don't see a need to commit to any one view.

Bob said...

Jerry--
Death to you, infidel! (Why should I argue? You'll find out amil is wrong soon enough. Though Reform Theology does lend itself to anti-semitism, so do be so careful there.)

Jerry said...

If I wasn't assured of your love I would be worried.

When someone with Ranger training says "death to you" I take notice.

;>)

Bob said...

Jerry--
Of course you're loved. What's not to love?