Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Are Your Plans for May 21?

We used to see the May 21, 2011 Judgment Day ads on buses, but it seems they have spread wider. I just saw a FamilyRadio Google ad showing the same thing. Now, I’m not sure if the ad is for a conference or just a general warning for the actual rapture. But shouldn’t it come as a thief in the night? Actually, my dad has mentioned a particular calculation that does come up with 2011 as the year of the rapture (but *sigh*, are you aware of the many schools of thought regarding rapture and the tribulation years – I keep hearing pre-trib, mid-trib, blah blah). It factored in the fig tree factor (Israel becoming a nation) and the number of years a generation according to the Bible has… I can accept knowing the year, because the Bible says we can know the general time, but the exact date? Are we to sit at home waiting to hear the trumpet? I don’t see why really. It can be heard anywhere in the world of course and no amount of soundproofing will block the sound. Let’s see. I have a checkup + ultrasound appointment on Saturday, then we have to go to church for team worship practice and choir coaching for the music school recital (you may want soundproofing for this as I'm singing, heehee -- just kidding, the choir is actually sounding very good) and then we have to shop for shoes for Marguerite’s flower girl outfit… Oh well, whenever it may come, I’m ready.

4 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

OH well, I'll be busy. If the world ends...

right...

spinninglovelydays said...

I guess May 22 could be very anti-climactic...

I Love-Hate America by Bing said...

I don't remember if I had made a comment here....but if I didn't---this is my thought about that "rapture"---there's no such thing as rapture. It is a man-made concept devised by heretics and false priests. It's just contrary to what the Bible says.
Of course, Judgment Day comes, but that is when Jesus Christ comes back again and the world is going to be destroyed and a new world is going to be created.
All we need to do is to be prepared----Jesus will come back...and preparing means doing what God wants us to so others will glorify Him through us.

spinninglovelydays said...

I appreciate your input, but it just so happens that my faith does believe in the great rapture. The term itself is not biblical, but it refers to an event that is mentioned repeatedly in the Bible. Rapture, as I'm sure you know, is just a noun that refers to great joy or the act of being caught up or carried away. Either way, it makes sense to use it to refer to that event pre-tribulation (not yet the Second Coming) when all believers will be removed from the earth and spared from the 7 years of tribulation. I understand that there are many schools of thought regarding the end times, but it so happens that this is what I believe in.