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Time to Check In Again on the "Rapture Countdown"

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.  

Reader Comments (7)

I was greatly enlightened by the link you provided. I had no idea civil rights, wild weather and liberalism) were all apocalyptic signs. I will spend this evening studying my Bible to find the passages specifying these signs. Apparently in the past my Bible reading must have been distracted and I missed them.
January 2, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterreg
REG - It's a marginal reading that's why you missed it <grin> Happy New Year bro!
January 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpb
Ya, you (we) Amils allegorize EVERYTHING. Why can't you see that we need a new temple with re-instituted sacrifices that are efficacious for sin? Oh, wait, isn't that why Christ came?

January 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermatt
pb, btw you recently preached at my mother in law's church who was raving to me about how good the guest preacher had been last Sunday. After a short while I figured out it was you. Thought you would appreciate the feed back! If you ever get a permanent home let me know. Happy new year!
January 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterreg
<i>" But do these guys ever have a moment of self-reflection? "</i>

I wonder. I've listened to some of the pop guys' podcasts, now and again. The lesson to take away is to be mindful (as they seem not to be) of one's own presuppositions.

And I do not recognize my own position in their maledictions.
January 3, 2014 | Unregistered Commenter"lee n. field"
As I looked at the site further, some of the footnotes explaining the ratings are hilarious. For example:
Beast Government: Pinellas County, Fla., students are paying for lunch by waving one hand over a palm scanner. [We know that the Book says that the reign of the Man of Lawlessness starts in a P{inellas County HS. From student body president on to sitting on the throne in the rebuilt temple.]
Supernatural: There has been an increase in the number of UFO sightings [ET was a demon in disguise].
Ecumenism: A key Italian political leader proposed the creation a "palace of religions" in Rome. [Because what an obscure, unnamed Italian politicians are the best justification for pulling conclusions out of one's hind quarters]
January 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterreg
How is it that if we as Christians can't stop slapping each other around, that we should expect others to even listen to the Word? This sounds like "pick me over them, pick me". Well God used many to take the message out, not just one. I suggest we all work together. BTW here is the real link to "palace of religions".
February 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterseeuthere

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