first, thank you for your response.
second, now not meaning to begin a long disagreement dialogue on the rapture subject, i will mention that i do hold to a post-tribulation rapture, hence the reasoning in the post on the religion segment of free republic.
check out the detail here, if you wish and thank you again for your response.
PRE-TRIB RAPTURE = HOAX
I lean pre-trib myself, but like you I prefer not to but heads with others who dissagree. There are plenty of tribulation forums outside of FR for those kind of debates.
But regardless of our differences there, I think you would agree with me that something horrible has been set in motion in the last few years - and that we are witnessing events leading to last days.
As a young Christian in the 1970s I got caught up in reading all of those end-times books in the Bible Book stores. The book captivating me the most, being Hal Lindseys book The late great Planet Earth. The books were fascinating at the time, I could hardly put them down - but the predictions even with the Biblical reference also seemed a little far fetched at the time. Yea, it could all happen, but it would take a hundred years or more I thought.
Those end-time book writers said we would someday be able to purchase about anything with the swipe of the card, even a telephone call, the vending machine and a parking lot? A stretch in the 1970s, but now I hardly ever carry cash or coin anymore. Other that the coffee kitty at work I can go weeks without coin or paper money. To be completely cut off from it would be no big deal. As long as the card scanner worked. Oh and did I mention you could use the card all over the World? How possible was that in 1972? Now we are having China, the EU, and others saying we need to move to a global currency, and now for the first time ever we are listening. Which brings me to the next topic.
ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT?
We have come along way on this one since Hal Lindseys book, havent we? Hard to visualize in the 1970s. Now, its something even the main stream media is picking up on. We can now communicate at the speed of light anywhere we want because of the World Wide Web and satellite communication. We can and are letting the Worlds economy, or our nations dept to other nations, and environmental treaties push us in that direction of a one World Government.
ONE WORLD LEADER / ANTICHRIST?
In 1972 It was a great mystery how one man could enter the World stage and become so popular in such a short amount of time, and how this popularity will cross borders. After all he will only have 3 1/2 years to position himself for the abomination of desecration. Not saying Obama is the One, but with Obama coming out of nowhere in just a few months to become almost a Godhead to hundreds of millions of his Koolaid drinking followers all over the World. I can say now, that this mystery has been solved. If he is not the One, the real antichrist is waiting just off stage, and Obama is preparing the world to accept One leader.
THE NEW TEMPLE.
Now this should really give us who believe in the End-Times prophecies in the Bible something to contemplate. There has been talk about rebuilding the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem For the Abomination of Desolation to happen, the Temple would have to be rebuilt, right? Well there is serious talk of it now. News story from 5/26/09 Raad Salah: Netanyahu will Try to Rebuild the Jewish Temple