Is the Rapture the Real Deal?
What is the truth concerning the Rapture? In this book, Todd Netland tackles these issues, using the Bible as his guide. He explores the different eschatology viewpoints--pre--Trib rapturism, post--Trib, mid--Trib, pre--Wrath, and Dominion Theology. He explores the strengths and weaknesses of each of these positions, coming to his own conclusion concerning the timing of the Rapture. He delves into a historical evaluation of such notable people as John Nelson Darby, Edward Irving, and Margaret MacDonald. For example, was John Nelson Darby a plagiarist who stole his ideas about the Rapture from Edward Irving and Margaret MacDonald or was he a godly man who got his views concerning the Rapture from painstaking study of the Scriptures? Included in this book are two chapters with fictional short stories centered around the Rapture.
Netland feels that the Rapture is an extremely important event that will have a huge effect on the whole world.