"For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled." (Luke 21:22)
I don’t blame an obviously demented 89 year old for delusions of godhood and bizarre proclamations. I can hear those from any homeless guy on a park bench, or from an Alzheimers patient who insists his parents are still alive and it’s WW2.
What I blame is the media that gives this kind of ranting a forum!
First- nobody knows( and not everyone on the planet believes) in the return of Jesus. You are free to guess every year and, eventually , someone will be right; but giving every guess or delusion press is criminal.
Second- in our current media climate- if Jesus returned during football season, He would be ignored or maybe mentioned as a postscript after post-game shows.
As Christians it is our job to spread the good news of salvation through the sacrifice of Jesus to anyone who will listen.
It is not to create FUD.
I can’t really imagine why any Christian would want to be “raptured”. When the world is at its worst, who else will stand and proclaim Jesus, to those who still live, if not us?