If you haven't heard by now, The Rapture happens this Saturday! Don't know what the rapture is? Well, Six Feet Under (a groundbreaking HBO series), illustrates it fairly well in the following video (sans the very end...poor lady).
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. ~ 1 Thess 4:17
Harold Camping, an 89 year old televangelist that operates the Family Radio Network, has predicted that May 21, 2011 is *the day* of *The Rapture*. He has calculated this date from various verses in The Bible. I won't go through the lengthy "proof" of the calculation here, but you can read alllll about it on the eBible Fellowship website.
It's quite absurd to believe these folks that truly think that Saturday is IT. Even the Bible says no one would know exactly when the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would be!
No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. ~ Mark 13:32Despite this, some people have sold all their possessions and have been traveling the country in caravans warning people of the forthcoming Judgement Day. Talk about a bunch of Big Ole Messes! What are these people going to do on SUNDAY when they are still here? I envision and fear mass suicides on Sunday if the Rapture fails to take place. These date-setters have been around for thousands of years. Rapture dates have been set and then passed with nothing happening. Here's an EXHAUSTIVE list of failed and future dates...redonkulous.
Now, I am in no way knocking the act of spreading the "Good News", educating people about Jesus Christ, and/or preparing oneself for an event such as this (preparation should be a daily thing anyway!). HOWEVER, I think it's a waste of time trying to calculate the date of the Second Coming. WWJD? Jesus would look at you come Sunday morning and say, "BLAM! PSYCH! You're a BIG OLE MESS for believing in those false prophets!". If the Rapture *does* occur on Saturday I'm going to chalk it up to pure coincidence as I rise to the clouds. Preferably I hope it's a clear, blue-sky kind of day.
Anywho, if you DO believe in May 21, 2011 I suggest you craiglist all your possessions. Oooh! You could also Zaarly all your belongings! Zaarly is new and helps you buy and sell with people around you. Just make sure you sell for $0 since you won't need any dolla bills in heaven! Also, you might want to check into After the Rapture Petcare if you have any furry friends that will be left behind. If your pet is a honey badger, then don't bother with this. He don't care.