Okay, I'll tell you what. I am going to hand you a real easy Way to prove to everyone listening to this thread that I am dead wrong about you being a Christian, and to shut me up.Istlota, you can speak all you want to the catholic history/protestant history/history of Christianity, etc...But, Please do NOT apply YOUR experiences or views of Christianity TO ME. --You don't know my life nor my so-called "religious" background.
If you pass this test, I will immediately apologize for falsely accusing you of being something [a Christian] you are not. And, I will also put you on my ignore list which will indirectly prevent me from submitting any more responses to your posts.
Ready? Okay, here goes. It is just a simple question.
The doctrine of the Rapture is central to everything Christians believe about who God is, who Jesus is, and who they are. They [you?] believe Jesus is going to _physically_ come back to Earth and _physically_ catch them up in the air 'in a twinkling of an eye'.
Various Christian sects and denominations have different views of exactly how and when this is supposed to happen. But all of them I know of buy into the Rapture as being some sort of _physical_ transformation rather than the _spiritual_ transformation that I, and the previously mentioned thread about Jacob's Ladder and the Pineal Gland, say it must be.
So, here is the test. The question. Ready? Here it comes ...
Do you believe Jesus is going to _physically_ Rapture his true followers?