Skip to comments.Rapture Safety cards prepare parishioners, airline-style
Posted on 07/07/2006 4:16:26 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
PINE BLUFF, Ark. Last Days Bible Church has taken a novel step to prepare people for the Rapture: under each seat in the sanctuary is an airline-style safety card giving instructions for what to do when the Rapture takes place.
"It's a way of getting people's attention," says pastor Mark Eckers, who preaches often about the end times. "We are concerned about people's Rapture preparedness."
Ushers hold up the Rapture Safety cards and give a complete safety demonstration before each service, even pointing out exit routes for people who are not taken by the Rapture.
For believers, the cards depict various Rapture poses they may strike when the trumpet sounds: the flange pose, with both arms pointed down like a badminton birdie. Or the more popular Superman pose: one knee up, both arms held skyward.
"When the Rapture happens we want saved and unsaved people alike to get through the experience safely," says Eckers. "We're especially concerned that no one get trampled, because, of course, the ushers will be gone."
Sacred cow alert!
Words fail me.
. Wasn't that the sequence for the "dead albatross" kick in Karate Kid VI?
When I was a little girl I was afraid to take a bath for fear the Rapture would come and lift me up out of the tub naked, and I'd go floating up to Heaven with no clothes on and everyone would be pointing and laughing. ;^)
Come the Rapture, I'm going to get me a sporty new car and a nice piece of oceanfront property.
I also agonized about that, but I wasn't going to talk about it here... ;^)
Somebody's been watchin too many bad movies.
Is the word, "rapture" in the Bible?
Sure...It's in the same chapter where you find the word Trinity
Rapture takes two
OTTAWA The Rapture occurred March 31, 2005, at 9:43 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time and took both people on the planet whose theology was exactly correct.
Dan Wilson of Ottawa, Canada, was snatched away while sleeping.
"He spent years refining his eschatological scheme," says his wife. "Just last week he told me he had it all right, but I still disagreed with him on a minor point. I regret that now."
Rejna Thanawalla of New Delhi, India, also experienced the Rapture, say friends.
"She knew exactly what the books of Revelation and Daniel meant," they say. "Sadly, none of us listened to her."
In a surprise, Tim LaHaye says he was "slightly wrong on the subject of the Beast," and was left behind. Other prophecy experts say they, too, botched minor points in their end times charts.
"Looks like we'll have to stay and wait this out," said one disappointed pastor.
Good sense of humor there!
Da-n, where did everyone go? What did I do with that card?
Actually the word rapture is in the bible....a Latin Bible. The latin for "caught up," I believe, is something like "rapturos" or something like that.
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