“THAT’S NOT BIBLICAL!” That’s a response I received to a recent tweet about the book “Left Behind”. The response continued: “the RAPTURE is NOT BIBLICAL”. Now, you may be wondering what my tweet said in the first place to deserve such a harsh, UPPERCASE, reply.Here is what my tweet said, “Just finished reading the first ‘Left Behind’ book in the series. Pretty awesome book.”
In other words, I enjoyed the book. I thought it was a good book. The characters were interesting. The storyline was creative. But, it appears it can’t be good (to some people), if it’s not 100% Biblical.
This response certainly lends support to one of the negative Christian stereotypes out there: that Christians are just too stuffy.
Matthew 24:39-41 seems to be relevant to the discussion about the rapture. But yes, there are many different views or interpretations of the tribulation period (pre, mid, post). Read about some of the different Rapture views on wikipedia. (And yes, I know that wikipedia is not Biblical either. But it does have a decent coverage of the topic area. It’s worth reading to get a good summary of the different views).
In fact, I rarely read books of fiction. I enjoy the intellectual and spiritual growth gained from non-fiction books. However, this non-fiction book was recommended to me and I thought I would enjoy basking in a creative story. Call it a mental break from my normal study time.
Must something be Biblical to be good (or enjoyed)?
Ok…so here is the question of the week: Must something be Biblical to be good (or enjoyed)?
ps – if you’ve read the Left Behind series, tell me what you think about it too.