Satire and the Christian / Rapture and Resurrection
Satire and the Christian – Satire is a very old literary form that is a popular form of social commentary, but it accomplishes nothing if it’s not rooted in truth. Ann Coulter uses satire, as she did in her column that appeared between Passover and Easter. It’s a breezy style, but right on the story of the Exodus. To show how bad war is, she explained that the worst generation was raised by the Greatest Generation. Among other points made in this most important broadcast is that we need to be careful when reading the Old Testament not to read our culture, our times, our values back into it.
Rapture and Resurrection – Did you realize there are nearly 1.5 million web pages that use the expression “rapture”? This doesn’t include “pre-tribulation” nor “pre-tribulation rapture.” Common sense should say something to us when we encounter something like this. If the Bible was all that clear on the issue, do you suppose we would have this breadth of disagreement? And why all the hyper-ventilating about it? Underlying most schisms in the Christian faith is this idea that there is a select group of Christians. According to C.S. Lewis, “Passion for the Inner Ring is most skillful in making a man who is not yet a very bad man do very bad things.” And one of the bad things that can be done is to pit brother against brother. This is a subject you need to understand.
This program is also available in the Death and Resurrection series.