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rapture

A state of great joy, delight, or ecstasy.
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Of course, when speaking about the end of the world, rapture is not meant to mean a synonym for joy.
Dispensational Theology eventually became a mainstream teaching of many congregations and does much harm to Christians reared under it," says Bollenbach, "by substituting rapture rather than Christ and the Resurrection as the blessed hope of those who believe.
An example of an unfulfilled Biblical prophecy is the so-called rapture of the church.
The short scene recreates the opening of the game, when the player first enters the underwater city of Rapture through a lighthouse in the middle of the ocean.
I have come to find speculation regarding the end times and the Rapture to be nothing but harmful ("Do Catholics believe in the Rapture?
The critically acclaimed 2007 video game Bioshock let players explore Rapture, an abandoned undersea city built on a capitalist ideal by an Ayn Rand-inspired figure.
Rapture Hair and Beauty, which used to be on Church Street, has just opened for business and Bramina will soon be offering lunchtime customers quick, homemade Italian food.
Rapture Hair and Beauty, which was on Church Street in Cardiff, has just opened for business while Bramina is expected to soon start offering lunchtime customers fast-served home-made Italian food.
If Rashid helps us to contextualize violence and fear in the present day, being evoked in Nameera's shots of slaughtering chicken, then there is sufficient room for rapture.
From the strengths of different views on the Rapture and the Millennium to the sequence of events predicted in the end times, this is a Bible-based analysis packed with scholarly yet lively surveys certain to interest any concerned about the Rapture.
Omnific Publishing, a female-owned and operated independent publishing company specialising in romantic literature, announced on Friday that Penguin Group (USA) has acquired rights from the company to publish two of Sylvain Reynard's titles, Gabriel's Inferno and Gabriel's Rapture.