Sunday, August 07, 2005

The word "rapture" comes from the Latin verb "rapiemur" which means "carried off" or "caught up". It was used in the Latin Vulgate (about 405 A.D.) translation of1 Thessalonians 4:17, which is the primary biblical reference to the event in question. The Rapture is a term most commonly used to describe an event in certain systems of Christian eschatology (study of the end times) whereby all true Christians are taken from Earth by God into Heaven.
(ref: Wikipedia)

Ok so rapture is sketchy and not without its critics. However I managed to get my hands on the Rapture Index, just in case.

The Rapture Index has two functions: one is to factor together a number of related end time components into a cohesive indicator, and the other is to standardize those components to eliminate the wide variance that currently exists with prophecy reporting.
Those number of related end time components features false Christs, Satanism,Volcanoes, EarthQuakes all the usual indicators of Pre-Tribulation. My advice is to avoid drinking kool-aid at church parties.


whitney said...

ah yes.. the rapture. i rememeber a while back we watched movies in church about this stuff.. all i remember from the movies and people talking was that, the united nations is evil.

Anonymous said...

My Inaugural Address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions!

At: http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/spaceman

Your jaw will drop!