Here's one resource: http://www.bibleinfo.com/st/lb/history.html  (Margaret
McDonald's "vision" is supposed to be the official beginning of the doctrine of
rapture).

Stacy Smith wrote:

> I would like to start by laying a foundation to support our view that this
> is a modern invention, the Scottish concept of rapture, I mean.  How do I
> go about this?  I believe it is only by doing this that I can lend any
> credence to our views that a person not inclined to believe in modern-day
> prophets would accept.
>
> Stacy.
>
> At 09:55 AM 11/21/2002 -0700, you wrote:
>
> >If she has a well-developed theological vocabulary, start by telling her our
> >eschatology is mildly millennarist, but not developed to the point where
> >we worry
> >about either pre- mid- or post-millennarism. We also reject the late
> >19th-century
> >Scottish innovation known as "rapture."
> >
> >Stacy Smith wrote:
> >
> > > My sister is asking about our view of end times.  Since this gets very
> > > complicated--explaining things even from the beginning basics to someone
> > > who really has no desire to convert--how would you suggest I explain this
> > > subject to my sister?  I am in a quandary.
> > >
> > > Stacy.
> > >
> >
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“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
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