So… all the buzz has today being the big R-Day. I thought somebody said doomsday wouldn’t take place until NEXT year: 2012!! But, according to “Christian” (quotes are mine) radio host Harold Camping, the “Rapture” (the God’s elect people being taken up into heaven) will take place on May 21, 2011 at 6 p.m. local time. This event will sweep the globe time zone by time zone and the end of the world – as we know it – will take place five months later on October 21, 2011 (reported in a Wikipedia article).
So, according to media reports, God’s people will be enjoying a quick trip upwards later today during their 6 p.m. dinner time. Should I set up my webcam to record this at my house? Hahahaha – hmmm…
My last day on the earth? Predicted? In God’s Word?
Even Harold Camping’s staff has big doubts about the reality of the predicition. According to a USA article, 80% of them are reportedly looking forward to being in their office on Monday, the 23rd. Hmmm…
At least the yammer has people thinking. Or joking and laughing. Or hardening their hearts about what’s IMPORTANT and vital and of eternal consequence – the truth of God’s Word. ETERNAL REALITY…
“As in the days of Noah, so shall it be…” (Matt. 24:37-38).
*Sigh* As I check out the plethora of sites dealing with post-Rapture petcare, I’m not jumping to find someone to take care of my cat tomorrow – and for years to come. Apparently people are hitting the web to plan for survival and capitalizing on getting some goodies from those who are ushered up. I hate to imagine the money that was made from books dealing with post-rapture survival; I put that in past tense because, if today’s the day, you’ve missed the proverbial boat if you put off that buying decision.
The digital age of social media has definitely redefined how we plan our days – even our last one. Facebook and websites are enjoying hit successes as people scratch their heads about God’s plans for later today. Rapture – today?
Folks – get real. For those of us who actually READ the Bible, we can know what it says about the future. God’s hands. God’s thoughts. God’s will. They are ALL outside our imagination and firm planning. What should we be doing? Not looking at today’s date, but looking at a needy, lost, and dying world and heeding Jesus’ last words, as recorded in Matthew 28:19-20:
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”