The Rapture is the Resurrection: The Biblical Rapture – Clearly and Concisely Explained
by Gary Stearman
Today, even non-Christians are using the term, “rapture.” Late-night TV comics mock it; agnostic intellectuals view it as childish imagination. Some churches ignore it; others spiritualize it to the point of insignificance. However, among Christians serious about Bible prophecy, a growing debate about the rapture has emerged. They all agree that God’s judgment of this world is near at hand—The Seven-Year Tribulation.
But there is radical and growing disagreement about the role of the Church will play. Some think we’ll be “fighting the good fight,” by going through all or part of this horrific “judgment day.” But in Paul’s epistles, there are many affirmations of comfort and hope, keyed to those living Christians who will be “caught up together,” to be with the Lord in glorified resurrection bodies … before the Lord’s judgment falls upon a perpetually-adolescent world. This message is designed to bring life and immediacy to his advice in 1 Thessalonians 4:18: “Wherefore, comfort one another with these words.”
This hour-long message by Gary Stearman, delivered before a LIVE audience, is already being hailed as one of the most detailed and encouraging messages ever delivered on this subject. Skillfully building a strong, logical foundation, then building upon it and answering objections along the way, Gary weaves a tapestry of hope—the result of over 40 years of deep biblical study as a pastor and Bible teacher. This is the message to give to the serious Rapture skeptic. The Rapture isn’t easy escapism. It’s the resurrection of the Church Age and the Bride of Christ! It’s the first time we all meet Jesus together! IN THE AIR!!