The Rapture

The word rapture does not appear in the Bible, but it is a term frequently used to mean the Second Coming of Jesus. After His resurrection, Jesus returned to heaven, and the disciples watched as He rose into the sky. The Bible says, “While they [the disciples] watched, He [Jesus] was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men [angels] stood by them in white apparel, who also said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven’ ” (Acts 1:9-11). One point stands out in these verses: that the Jesus who returns to Earth the second time is the very same Jesus who lived here on Earth with us and went back to heaven following His resurrection.

In this episode of the Simpsons Homer thinks he’s received a sign from God to say when the Rapture will be… but was he right? Moreover does the TV clip promote belief in God or mock it? GCSE Unit 1 Section 1 can have questions about TV affecting belief in God.


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