“I am going to let everything in God’s hand, for Him to do things for me”, said the addict. " I am going to be baptized next Sunday, and after that everything will be different because God will help me," he replied. As an alcohol/drug co-dependency counserlor, I get to hear this statement over, and over. Three days after he was baptized, however, a woman appeared in his life. Women happen to be one of the reasons my friend falls to a relapse. Despite the fact my friend was baptized, he was not able to finish the program and was kicked out for misconduct (he overexceeded his phone calls). Now he lives on the streets again, while the protestant church keeps on preaching their Rapture’s doctrine, and my friend, the addict asks why?
When I started to write these lines, I was not sure if I could finihshed them because I could be interrupted by the Rapture. Plus, I could be damn for write against the “only way to God’s millenium, the Rapture”. While many people have gain benefit from this doctrine, there are many more that are not so lucky. Some are not so lucky because the theory of the Rapture has its down sides. For example, if I am waiting for the Rapture, why do I have to learn to live among my non-pro-rapture neighbors? Or why do I have to search for God’s blessing when I know that as pro-rapture believer my name is written in the book of life, and I will join Christ in the sky? (Are We Living in the End Times? page 24.) By Tim La Haye and Jerry B. Jenkins.