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Rapture, Y2K, millenium madness

End times topics draw passionate responses

I grew up in a legalistic church that thrived on apocalyptic teachings, end-times prophecy and debates on the rapture. I'm still recovering. I like the Lutheran response, that of grace. Instead of worrying about mysteries that may be real or may be symbolic, we need to focus on the mission we've been given from God: reveal the kingdom to the world.

Rachel B. Bowman
Timberville, Va.

Thank you for the great series of articles on "Millennium madness" (December). It was quite refreshing to see some honesty concerning the love of God rather than hearing doomsayers talking about the rapture, the beast and the fear of God.
Alfred Bertke
Minneapolis, Minn.


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