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Billy Graham’s Daughter Compares Missing Malaysia Plane to Christians Going to God

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Australian officials are rushing to an area in the ocean to check debris that may be part of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.

While the families of the victims wait for word on their loved ones, Billy Graham's daughter Anne Graham Lotz claimed the missing plane is what it will be like during the "rapture" when millions of Christians suddenly disappear, leaving non-Christians behind on earth.

Lotz wrote on her blog:

Is this worldwide sense of shock and helplessness, of questions and confusion, of fear and grief, a glimpse of things to come?  Is this a small snapshot of what the entire world will experience the day after the rapture of the church? Because the Bible is clear. There is coming a moment in time when Jesus will come back to gather to Himself all those—dead and alive--who have put their trust in Him.  And on that day, the world will be asking, Where have all the people gone? Not just 239 of us, but millions of us.

Lotz is not the only well-known Christian to push her view during other people's tragedy.

According to The Christian Post, in 2013, on the day of the devastating Oklahoma City tornadoes, Christian author John Piper tweeted, "Your sons and daughters were eating and a great wind struck the house, and it fell upon them, and they are dead. Job 1:19."

After much public outrage, Piper took the tweets down, but he has made similar statements after natural disasters that devastated other people, noted Christian blogger/writer Rachel Held Evans.

Sources: The Christian Post, Rachel Held Evans, Anne Graham Lotz

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