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Rapture Happens: Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins Left Behind


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Oct 5, 2015
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North East USA
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Slightly Liberal
By William Healy

After the mysterious disappearance of as much as half of the U.S. population a frightened Tim LaHaye told reporters, "I don't know what happened."

This catastrophe, unexpected by many, has sent millions of Americans to their seldom read Bibles. In 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 St. Paul wrote, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

Evangelical Christians have believed that this would happen before the tribulations foretold in Revelation, leaving only the unsaved to face the Four Horsemen of the Apocaplace: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death.

Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins wrote a series of sixteen best selling novels fictionalizing this event, which has been called "the Rapture."

At 700 Club Headquarters in Virginia Beach, Virginia Pat Robertson, Gordon Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, and Wendy Griffith refused to return reporters' phone calls.
You do realize LaHaye's books were novels, fiction, not true, with no basis in fact, right?
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