The sign reads, “”In case of the disappearance of True Christians, there are instructions located in the above box to help those who are left behind.”
Kristen sent me the link to this from a blog she reads. It was spotted in a small baptist church which hosted a piano recital.
A few thoughts…
- This could be a reason why there are fewer and fewer True Christians out there. I’m just saying if I saw this at the back of my church, I’d go home and Google a Rapture Box-free place to worship.
- I’m actually curious to know how many people really believe in a pre-tribulational rapture, like the one of Left Behind and Harold Camping fame. Or are we, collectively as evangelical leaders, just kind of giving it a wink and a nod and I’m breaking some sort of honor code by mentioning it?
- As a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, a place that has hung it’s hat on this but somehow turned down the publication of the Left Behind series, I can pass the test of all the Bible verses which create the concept of a pre-tribulational rapture. Let me tell you, it’s pretty thin from a hermeneutics perspective. But I passed the test.
- The Sunday after the rapture, is the pastor going to take an offering and/or do an altar call?
- Let’s say that all the True Christians suddenly disappeared from the planet. What are the chances people are going to read Left Behind, slap their heads, and say… “Oh, we missed it. This is why this happened!?“
- I looked, you can’t buy this on Kirk Cameron’s website for $149.99. But he should totally sell it.
If you’re offended– I’m not mocking you. I’m poking fun at something we, as conservative evangelicals, have hung our hats on. I’m one of us. This is part of our heritage as much as big hair and jean skirts. Every theological twist/turn has things like this. These are part of our identity. We laugh because we know.