The Rapture (2017-06-04)

The Rapture is a sensational teaching of many conservative Christian denominations.  The idea is that Jesus will return to earth, and literally lift up into heaven all the "faithful", including those who have died.  A sensational event it would be, for sure!  This is based on taking literally some Gospel verses.   In Unity, we don't accept every Gospel verse as literal; Jesus often spoke in parables and figures of speech, and his disciples even complained about this; see John 16:25 and 29.  We see the Rapture as a metaphor about lifting up our thinking to the level of love and oneness with God.

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