And here is another URL link for a fuller discussion by Wright about what he was discussing on the Colbert Report
In light of recent discussion about the faith of Stephen Colbert I offer this interview with my friend Bishop Tom Wright from earlier in this year. See what you think.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
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I absolutely agree with him on the grounds of the resurrection and heaven. Heaven is a temporary local, something where we eventually will move beyond when we are resurrected and live in the new heaven and the new earth.
But, I believe he misrepresents premillenialism a bit. Premillenialism also rejects the notion that we will live in heaven forever. It views the rapture itself as a temporary event, something which will eventually be undone. It is a preserving of His people fromt the days of judgment, not "bringing them home" so to speak.
The ABC report was interesting, but as usual, the press doesn't get theology.
They made NTWs views on the resurrection as some sort of novel unorthodox invention. They also made it seem as if all American Christians believe in the pre-trib rapture.
wait, Brett, are you telling me there are alternatives to pre-trib and there are American Christians who believe those alternatives...?
How can this be?
It must be a sign of the apostasy of the church in the last days. lol
I think the editors of the news program were the ones that misrepresented the pre-mill view.
They acted like the resurrection was some new type of doctrine.
Amazing isn't it?
The nerve of John to write revelations not just for 21rst century end-time Christians.
I think the newscasters went even further. Mind you, I dont actually espouse Tim Lahaye's views, but I used to, and even Wright's comments were off. However, Wright's were more exaggerations, while the newscasters' were flat out errors.
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