Reverse Rapture: when your clothes go but you stay!

"Reverse Rapture" cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward
“Reverse Rapture” cartoon by nakedpastor David Hayward

I used to be terrified of the rapture. The Christian culture I grew up in instilled and nourished this terror.

To be honest, being a virgin at the time, my greatest fear was it happening just before my wedding night.

Although our wedding night was rapturous, it was of a different kind.


8 Replies to “Reverse Rapture: when your clothes go but you stay!”

  1. Honest to goodness. Historic Christianity teaches nothing like the idiotic Left Behind series. Somebody should have those people’s hides. All the sects fled to America to spread their particular aberrant doctrines and then spawned a whole lot more weird groups.

    Wikipedia on rapture: “With respect to the rapture, Catholics believe that this event of their gathering with Christ in heaven will take place, though they do not generally use the word “rapture” to refer to this event. An event that would happen in the second coming of Christ.[7]

    There are many views among Christians regarding the timing of Christ’s return (including whether it will occur in one event or two), and various views regarding the destination of the aerial gathering described in 1 Thessalonians 4. Denominations such as Roman Catholics,[8] Orthodox Christians,[9] Lutherans, and Reformed Christians[10] believe in a rapture only in the sense of a general final resurrection, when Christ returns in his Second Coming. They do not believe that a group of people is left behind on earth for an extended Tribulation period after the events of 1 Thessalonians 4:17.[11]

    Authors generally maintain that the pre-tribulation Rapture doctrine originated in the eighteenth century, with the Puritan preachers Increase and Cotton Mather, and was then popularized in the 1830s by John Darby.[12][13] Others, including Grant Jeffrey, maintain that an earlier document called Ephraem or Pseudo-Ephraem already supported a pre-tribulation rapture.[14]

    Pre-tribulation rapture theology was popularized extensively in the 1830s by John Nelson Darby and the Plymouth Brethren,[15] and further popularized in the United States in the early 20th century by the wide circulation of the Scofield Reference Bible.”

    I suppose one could be terrified of the end of the world and Christ’s return, as per orthodox teaching, if you believe in it. One could also be terrified of dying, or war or a million other realistic things… We need to deal with our myriad fears somehow, and to believe that God has matters in hand, is actually helpful.

  2. “……….my greatest fear was it happening just before my wedding night.” Lol……..don’t people have sex in heaven David?

  3. LOL!!! A bit of Divine Nudism, I would suppose, is exposed in your cartoon!

    So many wish to use that Garden of Eden image for certain arguments….. especially the need to keep on gardening in the nude, among other things…. 😉

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