Are You Ready for the Rapture?, Or, Learning to Laugh with God at Dispensationalists
Which is why there is no better recourse than to laugh. And what better way to laugh at these people than to read what they are writing? Thanks to Travis Ables for his post that linked to a site that offers endless hours of laughs.
At the Rapture Ready message board, there are numerous threads on any topic relating to the Rapture. For the sake of this post, I picked just one thread that seemed particularly interesting, titled, "American and these end times" (demonstrating the characteristic learnedness of such message boards). The question under discussion is, essentially, the following: Why is America not mentioned in end-times prophecy? Here are samples of some of the posts for our reading pleasure. I guarantee this will brighten your day.
"How are u so sure the REASON America ceases to be mentioned at all in end-times propehcy is due to the Rapture of the Church? I ask because I would like to hear opinions, but also because my own personal belief is, America is gone from end times prophecy because she will have ceased to exist as a super-power nation as
she (and we; I am in America) will be destroyed. ... The Rapture WILL occur, since God says it will."
"I agree with you that the US is not even hinted at in prophecy because we will be taken out by something at the beginning of the Tribulation or maybe even before. God will punish the US for claiming to be HIS nation while being idolators and immoral......the same way He punished ancient Israel for living that way while claiming to be His people."
"I do feel God raised us up and graced us to help birth and be a friend to Israel. We have done that."
"Well to give the statistics, from the war on Christmas last December 91% of the Americian population claims to be Christian. The population of the U.S. will reach 300 million this year so each persentage piont is 3 million people. So if only 80% truly believe thats still 8 out of every 10 people you see will be gone with the rapture. Which wont leave enough people to keep the lights on in most of the country especially throughout the heartland. ( 85 % is what ive been praying for and my wife calls me a cockeyed optimist) realisticly id guess between 70 and 80 persent which would destroy this country as a superpower, to many experianced people gone to work what has to work for sociaty to keep functioning. Well my 2 cents worth. While were on the subject anyone know the persentages of Christians and Messianic Jews liveing in Isreal? Ive been wondering if the Issiah passage about Jacobs fat becomeing lean could also be do to the rapture."
"I have at least 3 reasons for the absense of America... 1) We are just absorbed by the one world government and become part of the AC's community 2) We are financially destroyed and like many have said cease to be a world power 3) I am thinking maybe although unlikely that not even the writers of the bible knew and that maybe america was a suprise by god very unlikely like I just said already 4) War another theory that many choose to look at. Although I forget where but I saw an article that said the bible described Israel as a woman being lifted on eagles wings which could mean the US protecting Israel during the Tribulation."
"you also have to remeber that there is most likely going to be a lot of destruction and lives lost when the Rapture happens.........planes crash, cars crash into other cars and buildings , etc. when those in them are Raptured. and yes, i've read the Left Behind series also but i truely believe this is the way it will be.......so it won't be just those who are Raptured that will be gone.......which is going to add possbile thousands to the total. millions raptured + several thousands dead .......just in the U.S.A."