Frightening article on American evangelicalism
The following quote is taken from this CBS article which I found through TheLogo.
All four evangelical Christians, however, agree that they feel confident that they won’t be “Left Behind”.
But do evangelicals think they will live to see the Rapture?
“My thinking is I sure hope so. I think it’d be really cool,” says Ice.
Rev. Peter Gomes, a Baptist theologian at Harvard University, is one of this country’s preeminent Christian thinkers. He says that the chief source for such belief is a highly controversial book of the Bible: Revelation.
The chief source for the doctrine of the rapture is the book of Revelation? There is nothing in the book of Revelation that clearly communicates anything like the rapture. There is one paragraph in 1Thess 4 that stands as the only the only solid support for this doctrine. Note: Reading the whole article gives me the impression that Gomes is describing evangelicals and not necessarily his own theology.
The description of evangelicals in the US is almost frightening. It talks about evangelicals moving from their cultural defensiveness to “come into possession of what they felt was once rightfully theirs” and seeing America as God’s tool to fight a religious war.
For many the line between secular power and God’s power are blurred.