Lists are always a big deal around the New Year, so I thought I'd check in to see how "Rapture Ready" I need to be (Click Here).
Since our friends at the "Rapture Ready" website haven't updated yet for 2014 (as of this writing), I can report the good news that the "Rapture Index" stands at 183 on December 30, 2013, down from the year's high of 188.
I know Jesus spoke of famine, wars, and earthquakes in the Olivet Discourse, but I'm not sure he was speaking of distinctly American interests such as unemployment, inflation, high interest rates, and "the economy." Apparently, volcanoes, ecumenism, and anti-semitism are a problem (they are a "5"), while the antichrist and tribulation temple are not (they stand at "3").
I guess I can relax a bit until things crank up back again to 188 or better.
These folks mean well, and granted, Christians should eagerly anticipate the return of the Lord. But do these guys ever have a moment of self-reflection? Might this approach not be so "biblical" after all? Of course not, they are invincibly right. Besides, what do I know . . . I am amillennial, and don't take the Bible seriously.