Get “Rejecting Rapturemania” Now!

Due to the multitude of requests, we are making our Ebook available now. Forget “Left Behind” and the 4 Blood Moons, and make some sense of the Second Coming for your family and friends ahead of time. Use this resource for your sermons to debunk, once and for all, this false teaching and establish in the […]

Rejecting Rapturemania

by Fr. John A. Peck & Fr. Barnabas Powell In anticipation of the major Hollywood movie “Left Behind” which will hit theaters Oct. 5th, Preachers Institute is offering a booklet to help Orthodox Christians (and any others) understand what the Rapture is, where it came from, and what the Church teaches, and has always taught, […]

Prominent Christian Philosopher: “Movie’s Claims About The Rapture Are False.”

by Morgan Lee Several months before “Left Behind” opens in theaters, a prominent Christian philosopher is reminding the American church that the movie’s claims about the rapture are false. “This doctrine is not really found in the book of Revelation. If you read the book of Revelation, you won’t find any mention of the rapture […]

Rapturemania is Nothing New

On the Second Coming of Christ An Interview with Elder Cleopa Inquirer: Father, what can you tell us about the exact date of the Second Coming of Christ? Elder Cleopa: Christ’s true Church provides us with a number of apt testimonies which show that God did not entrust this date to anyone, neither to angels, nor to men, nor even to […]

“Left Behind” and the Corruption of Biblical Interpretation

by David Carlson In this time of global uncertainty, terrorism, sniper attacks, and threats of war, one style of religious writing has catapulted to the top of best-seller lists. Known as the Left Behind series, these fictional works proclaim that the end of the world as imminent. This apocalyptic view is “straight from the Bible,” […]

In Case Of Rapture – Nothing Will Happen To This Car

by Fr. Peter Preble Several years ago I was driving behind a vehicle on the highway and I noticed the bumper sticker on the back. It was kind of funny and I will admit I laughed out loud. The bumper sticker read, “In case of Rapture this vehicle will be left unattended.” OK, I thought […]

Farewell to the Rapture

by N. T. Wright   Little did Paul know how his colorful metaphors for Jesus’ second coming would be misunderstood two millennia later. The American obsession with the second coming of Jesus — especially with distorted interpretations of it — continues unabated.  Seen from my side of the Atlantic, the phenomenal success of the Left Behind books appears […]

Rapture Theology’s Ominous Origins

by Fr. John A. Peck Origins of the Rapture actually don’t go back that far, but farther than you may have been taught (if you were taught!). First of all, the word ‘rapture’ is not even included in the Scriptures, and was unknown as a theology or a doctrine by the Church for well over […]