Has anyone seen the movies Left Behind or read the books by Tim LaHaye?
I understand that the eschatology theologybehind these books is premillennial dispensationalism.
And as a good reformed theologian, I do not necessarily agree with everything according to premillennial dispensationalism.
But I was thinking about an aspect that is not really researched or thought about much, due to the fact that the debate has so many other great aspects and debatable points. And the debate is refuted even before this question can even be asked.
Why do the bodies of the Christians who are raptured disappear? In the Left Behind Movie the rapture of the saints living and dead occurs. The Christians living just disappear all that is left is their clothing. Do the followers of premillennial dispensationalism think that the living raptured Christian bodies (the bodies themselves will just disappear?) I tend to think that rather what could happen if premillennial dispensationalism were true (which is unlikely) is that the actual phyiscal human bodies themselves would stay on earth while the souls of the Christian are raptured….
I mean yeah their possesion like clothing will stay behind on earth but will not also the bodies, the temporary menas of earthly humanly living, a bodily gift from God also be “left behind?” I tend to think that the human bodies would stay on earth dead, albiet no pain would occur in this rapturing death but i don’t think that human bodies would go to Heaven, where our souls will go and get new bodies….but I am just hinking out loud…
Anyone else have any thoughts?
Yeah I know it is a little morbid and leads to more questions but something interesting to think about. (LOL)