Job’s Rapture

I couldn’t resist adding this thought that the book of Job counteracts any “End Time” rapturist / left behind type eschatology. This is particularly fitting for today, being the 21st May, which Harold Camping has publicly promoted as being the day of final judgement.

The very nature of Job and indeed God’s dealings within the OT disallows for this kind of easy escapism.

Instead of Job being caught up to God – we see that God came to Job: which is what Christ did when he came to live with us; and it was while he was with us that he showed us God’s ways to live within a broken world…Job shows us that we are not exempt from the struggles and trials of the world – rather that through them God is still with us and will journey with us through them to the end.

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I'm an average aussie guy who has lived perhaps a not so average life.
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4 Responses to Job’s Rapture

  1. Stuart says:

    Raptural Science – Raptureology – Will never get off the ground 😉

  2. Stavros says:

    When will He come, what the heck is He waiting for – humanity aint changed one bit and I don’t see any significant changes to Humanity in the near future. Not well humans rule. So what’s the delay in His coming. “Behold I am coming quickly” he said – its a very long quickly don’t you think. It’s no wonder the first followers Aka, Paul, Matthew etc etc got it wrong and later changed their tune to the tome of His arrival. So I am not surprised others get it wrong too. You are right, in the OT and NT, the Godly and the remnant went through the same issues, trials and misfortunes as those who served the Baals, Tamuz’s or Dagons of their time. Some escaped death, but not all were lucky enough, and yet others got through unscathed. It’s how the cooky crumbles 🙂

  3. Craig Benno says:

    Perhaps we misunderstand what Jesus meant by coming soon. Personally, I believe that passage is speaking of the out pouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.

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