This is one of my favorite posts from 2019.
In this post I want you to think. All of my posts I hope are intended to cause you to think. But today I will compare Evolution Theory with Rapture Theory. First let’s look at how Evolution is treated within the Teaching community; then we can move to the Rapture Theory.
David Gelernter, who has been a proponent of Darwinism since boyhood; and was a prominent writer and I think is still a Yale professor, now believes it time for science to drop Darwin’s outdated theory of evolution.
Gelernter most assuredly has distanced himself from the theory but not without persecution for doing so. He states: “I am attacking their religion,” he concluded. “It is a big issue for them.” Of course, this is referring to his scientific community. In June, Gelernter stated that Darwinian scientists “destroy” those who ever try to diminish its importance to science.
His views are seen in the Claremont Review of Books, essay where he wrote, that Darwinism “has failed,” and also called out scientists to move past Darwin and his theories. His argument is that this theory “evolution” simply doesn’t give the explanation that is needed for one of the most important components of modern science: just what is the “origin of species”.
Then there is the essay, “Giving up Darwin, “ in the: the Cambrian explosion, as well as many discoveries in the molecular biology field, which have obliterated Darwin’s theory of evolution as he understood it to occur. His take is that “Most species enter the evolutionary order fully formed and then depart unchanged,” Gelernter wrote. “The incremental development of new species is largely not there.”
He alluded to “intelligent design” as a theory needing exploration, one at least as important as Darwinism to science. He wrote:
“Darwin’s theory” where “new life forms evolve gradually from old ones in a constantly branching, spreading tree of life,” just ain’t proven.
So, “Those brave new Cambrian creatures must therefore have had Precambrian predecessors, similar but not quite as fancy and sophisticated. They could not have all blown out suddenly, like a bunch of geysers.”
In his coming out he softens the blow of his inclusion of intelligent design by letting us know that it is not his favorite theory, but makes clear that it is an “absolutely serious argument,”. To him it is the very “first, and obviously most intuitive that comes to mind.”
Raptures connection to Evolution
So what about Rapture? This summer I met with my cousin and his wife Bill and Katie Fischer. He was telling me how he was castigated in his bible study group for his bringing up of his belief concerning Israel and the Church, which impacts his Rapture understanding. It’s true, we are often castigated for pointing out Bible verses that destroy a pre-Trib Rapture Theory that has over time “evolved” into “truth”. The impact and implications of these two 1800’s theories “evolving” into “truth” are equally significant. And both have played an important role in the falling away of many from God’s truth. Why do I state it this way? — because there is only one truth in Gods mind and we are to be taking on His mind (the mind of Christ). We can consider theories, because those considerations are part of the journey, but to elevate one to “truth” without total scriptural support is blasphemy.
If only believers would understand that neither of these theories (evolution or the Pre-Trib Rapture) are proven from scripture. I have written so much about what scripture states on this topic of Rapture, and when it must occur that I hesitate writing more, yet I am still inspired beyond my own abilities. Certainly my high school teachers would agree. My inspiration began in college much to some of my high school teachers chagrin, because they (not all) labeled me as being non- college material. Just happened to be around the time I committed my life to the Jesus of the scriptures, and became a real rather than fake believer. At that time I said teach me all I need to follow in your ways. He has not disappointed. I’m still learning, but I know the difference between theory and Truth. Scripture explains Truth, scripture never gives full support to Theory. Theory always leaves one with pointed contradictions from scripture until it becomes proven as truth.
Theory is not supposed to become truth until proven. In the case of Biblical theory it must be proven from the scriptures without contradiction. If our theory presents a “truth” that collides with a truth of scripture, we have not arrived at doctrinal truth. God is truth and He cannot lie. Jesus is truth and He is the Word, which cannot lie.
The pre-Trib rapture causes men in Christ saved during the Tribulation to be left out of the resurrection that is said must occur before the Rapture.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
1 Thessalonians 4:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. (KJV)
The pre-Tribulation Rapture in effect makes what Paul teaches here to be incorrect. And to say that no one who dies during the Tribulation is asleep in Christ is to deny that only in Christ can man be saved.
The facts expose the truth.