Heresy is a term that has been bandied about for decades, yet no one truly examines the concept. A heretic is someone who knows the truth, yet refuses to acknowledge it to himself or to others. When I looked at the meaning of this word in a dictionary I keep on my desk at work, I came to the conclusion that I myself was a heretic. I knew that I had two options. I could die as a heretic, or I could repent, ask for God's forgiveness and move forward. I chose the latter.
I too have seen the rapture in many visions I have had during prayer. I wasn't clear on what I was witnessing, but the details were memorable. I too saw the golden crowns and the white robes. I never saw the feet, but when I heard others speak of gold shoes, I re-examined the visions and saw the gold shoes. I now know that I was witnessing the rapture and the commencement of the millennial reign of Christ. It was difficult for me to acknowledge the truth of his coming kingdom, particularly because of my Jewish heritage. But I thank God for the people who have written on this Blog for the past several weeks, because they have gently and lovingly led me to the truth, and to an acknowledgment of who I am in Christ.
When we come to a place when the truth stares us in the eye, those among us who desire a world of truth are compelled to surrender to its gaze. We cannot help but see that the world is what we ourselves have made it, and in order for it to be different it is we who must remake it. It is we who must decide that tomorrow can and will be different. And, most importantly, it is we who must change.
A Former Law School Dean