Monday, August 18, 2014
John Bunyan dismissed the " Rapture "
At least in my old cassette tape rendering of his Pilgrim's Progress recorded by Christians Listening in 1988 through Paraclete Press , read by Stuart Spencer , Bunyan dismisses the " Rapture " as a fallacy . In chapter 20 of this version , as Christian talks with Ignorance about reaching heaven's gate , it is stated ; " The pilgrims then began to inquire if there was no other way to the gate to which the men answered yes . But only two , Enoch and Elijah , had been permitted to tread that path since the foundation of the world , and no others will until the last trumpet shall sound . " There may be other versions of this particular rendition which has 23 chapters and 266 pages , and was mildly edited by Hal M. Helms .