A Question on the Rapture and the Media
So, here’s the question. Given the reality that the rapture is a relatively recent innovation, why is it so often presented in the media as typical of Christian belief? Now perhaps I’m hearing the wrong reports, but from what I’ve seen the observation seems accurate. My hunch is that the media simply lacks precision when it comes to theological ideas, language, and the history of Christian belief, but one might expect a good reporter to read up a bit on the history of the ideas on which he or she reports. Whatever the case may be, there are a majority of Christians through history who have held and presently hold distinctly different ideas about the coming of Christ. I find it somewhat peculiar that we didn’t hear much about all that in the conversation surrounding the rapture prediction.
I’d like to hear from you. Did you hear any reports that discussed the history of the rapture theory as a context for discussing Camping’s prediction?