End of Days....
I’d be interested to know from contributors to OST just what their various stances are with respect to End-Time teaching. I was brought up in a pre-tribulation, pre-millenial doctrinal environment which confidently expected Christians to be spared the persecutions of the Antichrist via the kind of ‘secret rapture’ endorsed by Tim LaHaye, Hal Lindsey and others. Nowadays I din’t seen any Biblical support for pre-trib rapture — at best, Christians can only expect a mid-trib ‘exodus’, but even that is dubious. I realise that this kind of thread could lead anywhere, not least to a discussion regarding the identity of the Antichrist — man or corporate body etc. Or has the Emerging Church ditched any belief whatsoever in the Second Coming?