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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-03 06:17 PM
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36. Tinoire's correct about the crap theology behind the series
Dispensational premillenialism was concocted by Scofield (as in, the Scofield Reference Bible) in the 1800s. It has never been, nor is it today, the accepted orthodox position of the vast majority of Christians. It is typically a fundy position which gained popularity in the 1970s with the publication of Hal Lindsey's book, The Late, Great Planet Earth. Lindsey posited, inter alia, that the symbols of the Book of Revelation (NOT "Revelations"!!! pet peeve mode off) such as scorpions were actually literal things like Vietnam-era military helicopters. The basic outline is that there is the Rapture, followed by seven years of tribulation, followed by the Second Coming of Christ which initiates the 1,000 reign of Christ ON EARTH. Somewhere in there, you've got to figure in a number of judgments, etc. (e.g., the Lake of Fire judgment, the Sheep/Goats judgment, etc.). It's a rather tortured attempt to harmonize Revelation with some of the O.T. prophets (Daniel is a favorite of the fundies).

I'm amazed that you people are reading this pap series.

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