Saturday isn't the end of the world, as some have carelessly bandied about. It's Judgement Day! The end of the world isn't for months after... October 21st (which I will be able to remember, as it coincides with my mother's birthday).
I was having a hard time figuring out what the deal with the specials on pet care for the enraptured... if the end of the world were at hand, wouldn't the pets be similarly SOL? Now I get it.
The True Believers go Saturday, and the rest of us party till October. This is particularly convenient for Seattle SInners, as its been a really awful winter and spring, and I'd really hate to miss sailing season. And the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Show. And while its sort of a drag that it will be the last one, it sure takes the edge off varnish-guilt.
There are a few questions left unanswered in the chronology below (courtesy of the eBible Fellowship). WIll it be a rolling rapture? One time zone at a time? So, being in Japan, will the saved go first, leaving the rest of us to the Pachinko Parlors? And if its rolling, could we beat the rap for a while by flying West? What about the people on the International Space Station? Someone has to sort this stuff out.
TIMING OF IMPORTANT EVENTS IN HISTORY
11,013 BC—Creation. God created the world and man (Adam and Eve).
4990 BC—The flood of Noah’s day. All perished in a worldwide flood. Only Noah, his wife, and his 3 sons and their wives survived in the ark (6023 years from creation).
7 BC—The year Jesus Christ was born (11,006 years from creation).
33 AD—The year Jesus Christ was crucified and the church age began (11,045 years from creation; 5023 calendar years from the flood).
1988 AD—This year ended the church age and began the great tribulation period of 23 years (13,000 years from creation).
1994 AD—On September 7th, the first 2300-day period of the great tribulation came to an end and the latter rain began, commencing God’s plan to save a great multitude of people outside of the churches (13,006 years from creation).
2011 AD—On May 21st, Judgment Day will begin and the rapture (the taking up into heaven of God’s elect people) will occur at the end of the 23-year great tribulation. On October 21st, the world will be destroyed by fire (7000 years from the flood; 13,023 years from creation).
It's all a load of manure... no just godhead would end the world on my mother's birthday. And She'd probably take the sinners first, anyway... why give the slackers 5 extra months? This just doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
The monument at the hypocenter of the Nagasaki atomic bomb... now THERE was an end of the world.