It's my understanding that dispensationalism believes in a "pre-tribulation" Rapture. It's the idea that God has 2 purposes in history - one for earthly people (Isreal) and one for heavenly people (the Church). They think when Jesus came he offered Isreal an earthly kingdom, but they rejected him as Messiah so God created a the church to reign with him in heaven.
But since God's promise to Isreal is unconditional, he will fulfill them they've just been put on hold until the heavely people are removed from earth in the Rapture. Most believe that since Isreal has bee re-established as a nation the Rapture could happen at any moment. Some extremists work to bring power to Isreal in hopes of causing the Rapture.
I don't believe this at all and I have no idea who Al Cuppet is so I don't know what he believes.
at 10:58 PM on Mar. 27, 2009