MUST SEE TV TONITE, A&E 'Road To Rapture'greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
See this program!
-- For (email@example.com), September 09, 1999
Why don't you give a description? Would be helpful.
-- Moore Dinty moore (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 09, 1999.
yeah! we mighta already seen it and don't know it! What a waste of valuable time that would be..(unless it was a long time ago, and we forgot the story line, or we really hoped to be able to watch it again so's we could find out who wrote the opening piece)....ALRIGHT, MR. KIMBALL, ALRIGHT, ALREADY!!!
-- Jay Urban (email@example.com), September 10, 1999.
I don't do troll alerts, but...
-- number six (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 1999.
Very few understand Revelations! They talked about the Seven Seals and few realize that the Book of Daniel was sealed until the final days of this economy or System. The removal of the seals was an opening to the understanding of Daniel, (Dan 12:9 KJV) "And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
It was also stated...(Heb 1:2 KJV) "Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;"
Thus the last days are those days since the Resurrection and Revelations is a history of the last days. Revelations means just that a revealing of things to come from the point they were given and not some seven year period in the future.
A good example of this is the little book (Rev 10:10 KJV) "And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter." Why is it called "the little Book? The Bible was kept hidden from the people by the church, it was large, written in Latin and unaccessible to the "lay" people. It was Gutenberg who printed the first Bible and latter King James distributed it to the masses. Thus the little book.
The Rapture Theory is what is Known as a false hope. Paul said his hope was in the Resurrection. "Study to show yourself approved..."
-- Mark Hillyard (email@example.com), September 10, 1999.
"And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end."
I will forever be fascinated by the syncronicity of these words as they relate to the controversy over the Torah Codes.
-- a (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 1999.
I can tell you what would probably upset me about a show like this. Anything that claims to speak for a group of people, particularly Christians, is usually quite narrow, biased and tends to paint them with stereotypical but inaccurate colors. (e.g. 'all blacks are lazy)
For example, most Christians do not believe in the concept of the 'False Hope', nor do they believe that the Rapture requires any violent action on their part to precipitate. Most are not sure when the Rapture will come, and understand it is to protect men from the wrath of God, not the wrath of man.
Now if this show 1) shows a very defined group 2) supports its suppositions and conclusions with defined printed material that has long and traditionally been agreed with and voted on by same defined group and 3) refrains from biased speculations and inferences, then it might be okay.
-- Mumsie (Shezdremn@aol.com), September 10, 1999.
I managed to catch most of this presentation and was somewhat fascinated with the content. It dealt with apocalyptic religious groups and their beliefs regarding the end times. As is the case with most of A&Es documentary type shows, this was done well and was not meant to demean or slander. They featured and interviewed quite a few Christian survivalist groups and there were some comments made regarding Y2K issues. I found it to be most educational and worthwhile viewing.
-- Not (email@example.com), September 10, 1999.
The Road to Rapture on A&E
Friday, September 10 1:00 AM - 3:00 AM EST
The Road to Rapture
Meet the "True Believers" who await the "End Time", the glorious day when they will "Rapture" and be lifted up into hea
They believe those left behind will face years of war and social chaos, and some are stockpiling weapons for Armageddon. Explore the underlying biblical prophecies of this view. A 2-hour special presentation. (cc) [TV PG]
And yes, the text is cut off after "hea" in the listing. Kinda sloppy on A&E's part.
-- Mac (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 10, 1999.
Yah. A&E and religion. Sure. Is that right after 911 Big Police Gun Battles or possibly after "The History of Stag Films". What a farce of a channel and then to let them dish out religion!!! A&E has never to my knowledge presented an accurate "documentary" on anything involving the Bible. They twist it and blend it with the occult and new age. Blech. Yech. Ugh.
-- tt (email@example.com), September 11, 1999.