Just saw this now… linked in a friend’s comment to my last Facebook post about yet another apocalypse… (Brace yourselves.)
This is so funny. A smug, arrogant, condescending, “thoughtful” letter by deluded idiots to explain to us what has happened when we wake up one day to find that those who accepted Jesus (but none of those other pesky false gods) are nowhere to be seen, having been raptured. So “kind” of them to stoop to us, eh? Because you know, one day most of them will just up and vanish, and straight away, we’ll mosey on over to the most whack-job Christian website to find out what the fuck is going on. I gather the internet will be fully functional during the apocalypse? No doubt my available bandwidth for downloading movies will be much improved, since the righteous won’t be around to download porn.
I did not read to the end… they lost my interest when explaining that even unborn babies would be raptured right from their mother’s wombs. (Hallelujah!) And this is written in all sincerity without any clue of how horrible that would be. Also, they seem to be confused by their own definition of the rapture, which appears to be a belief that the physical human bodies will disappear – presumably they will literally ascend into Heaven just like Jesus. (Hallelujah again!) So how does an unborn foetus get physically raptured, pray tell? Mysterious ways?
It’s funny for all the wrong reasons. I’ll quote it in entirety to save you the trouble of clicking the link… The paragraphs don’t break up too well in the quoted text. I’ve done my best to insert line breaks, but maybe it’s better to follow the link to their lunatic site after all. And if you’re anything like me, it should be impossible to read that drivel right to the end…
Anyway, there is no polite way of putting this: If you believe in the rapture, you are an idiot and you deserve whatever ridicule comes your way.
A Letter Written To Those Left On The Earth
Following The Rapture Of The Church
Greetings. As you read this letter, we can only imagine the fear and despair you face, for this is being written for viewing only after the disappearance of God’s people from the earth. The fact that you are reading this letter indicates that you have been left behind.
You are no doubt stunned, shocked, afraid, and remorseful. We would like you to consider what we have to say here as instructions for life following Christ’s rapture of His church – which is what has happened.
Anyone you know or knew of who had placed his or her trust in Christ alone for salvation has been taken to Heaven by Christ. Let us show you from the Bible exactly what has happened. You won’t need this proof by now, because you will have experienced the most shocking event of history.
But as this letter was written beforehand and we are confident that we will be gone, ask yourself, how did we know? Here’s how, from 1 Corinthians 15:51-57. This is what the great missionary evangelist, the apostle Paul, wrote to the Christians at the church in the city of Corinth:
“Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:
Death is swallowed up in victory. O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?’ The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Let’s paraphrase some of that so you’ll understand it clearly. When Paul says we shall not all sleep, he means that we shall not all die. And he’s saying that this corruptible being (mortal human being) must put on an incorruptible body which is to last for all of eternity.
When these things have happened, when the Christians who have already died and those that are still living receive their immortal bodies, the rapture of the church will have taken place.
Every person who believed in and accepted the sacrificial death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has anticipated His glorious return for them. And as you read this letter you can be assured that these believers have already seen the fulfillment of Christ’s promise when He said: “I will come again and receive you unto Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.”
We believe that all such people were literally taken from the earth, leaving everything material behind. If you have discovered that millions of people are missing and that babies and children have vanished, you know what we are saying is true.
Up to a certain age, which is probably different for each individual, we believe God may not hold a child accountable for a decision that must be made with heart and mind, fully cognizant of the ramifications.
You may also find that unborn children have disappeared from their mothers’ wombs. We can only imagine the pain and heartache of a world without precious children, and the deep despair of parents who will miss them so.
Paul’s prophetic letter to the Corinthians said this would occur in the twinkling of an eye. You may have seen a loved one standing before you suddenly disappear. We don’t envy you in that shock.
The Bible says that men’s hearts will fail them for fear. That means that there will be heart attacks due to shock. People will commit suicide in their despair.
And you now know of the chaos that will result from Christians disappearing from various modes of transportation, with the loss of firefighters and police officers and emergency workers of all sorts. Cars will drive off of roads and planes will fall from the sky. There will be such wreckage that it may take weeks or even months to clean up the initial disasters caused by Christ’s rapture of the church.
Depending on when you’re reading this letter, you may have already found that martial law is in effect in many places, emergency measures trying to keep evil elements from looting and fighting over the spoils of what is left. Governments will tumble and there will be international disorder.
You may wonder why this has happened. Some believe this is the judgment of God on an ungodly world. Actually, His judgment will come upon the Earth following the rapture. Strange as this may sound to you, this judgment is God’s final effort to get the attention of every person who has ignored or rejected Him.
He is allowing a multi-year period of trial and tribulation to come to those of you who remain. He has removed His church from a corrupt world that seeks its own way, its own pleasures, and its own ends.
The Bible tells us that God’s Holy Spirit has acted as a restrainer on evil. We know the Holy Spirit is in His children (believers) and they are now gone. Without this restraint evil is unleashed. Demonic forces at war with heaven are free on the planet, as God has removed His hand and said in effect, “If you don’t want me world, try it your own way.”
We believe God’s purpose in this is to allow those who remain to take stock of themselves and leave their frantic search for pleasure and self-fulfillment, and turn to the Bible for truth and to Christ for salvation.
We want to encourage you that your loved ones, your children and infants, your friends, and your acquaintances have not been snatched away by some evil force, some invasion from outer space, disappeared into a parallel dimension, etc… The airwaves will be flooded with theories. What sounded ludicrous to you before might sound logical now, but it is not.
Even if evidence, such as video or audiotapes show that your loved ones are indeed alive and either on some form of space station or on some other planet, you can be sure that this evidence is fabricated by those who have come to power following the disappearance of Christ’s church.
With that said, we want to warn you personally to beware of a leader who will come to power. He will be a very charismatic man who will bring peace out of the chaos that will follow the rapture.
People will be very afraid and will pull in together to defend against this outside influence and will be desperate for some world leader to protect and provide. The one source of protection and provision is the Lord God Almighty through His Son Jesus Christ the Messiah (Rescuer). The world will look for a person. The answer is in no other name, but Jesus Himself. This world leader will likely arise from obscurity to become a world leader – similar to Hitler’s rise from obscurity. One of his first tasks will be to sign a peace agreement with the nation of Israel – God’s chosen people.
Interesting that this treaty is signed at this time. Perhaps at the moment the ink is dry, God orders the rapture or Israel’s enemies capitalize on the rapture chaos and attack Israel only to wish they didn’t and a desire for peace and containment quickly erupts before more land is lost to Israel who is backed by God Himself.
World leaders have been trying for years to get this treaty signed and put into action. Bible prophecy teaches that this world leader will accomplish what no other man could.
He may then order the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem and permit the Jewish people to resume their ancient sacrifices. A few years of fake “peace” will ensue.
This peace will also be realized within the current world’s churches as he causes all of the Earth’s religions to be encapsulated in a one-world religion. This religion will likely have as its base the church system of Rome and some form of universalism.
A great time of famine will then begin on the Earth. Even in countries that have never been touched by mass starvation, there will be very little to eat and drink. So bad will these days become that it will take one day’s wages to feed one person.
After Fukushima gold prices fell as people wanted liquidity. Don’t think gold and silver will save you. Trust in the Lord.
The droughts, ecological devastation, and animal deaths will soar.
With the chaos and the fear of more mass disappearances people will huddle together.
Wanting to account for people, manage colossal problems with ownership and title, wanting to seize property to pay for the ensuing economic collapse, identify any “alien” intruders, eliminate identity theft related to managing global massive bank defaults, this leader will also organize the world’s currencies into one form of commerce.
Just as the agreement terms change frequently with all of the online retailers, the agreement will change and in order to purchase anything people will have to take a mark on either their foreheads or right hands.
This mark will include the numbers 666 in some form – whether as a barcode tattoo, RFID, NFID implant or some other variation. Anyone taking this mark will be forever separating themselves from God’s gift of salvation.
Whatever you do, even unto physical death and torture, do not allow this mark to come upon you or your family/friends. If you take this mark, you will be forever separated from God.
By taking this mark you are in effect declaring that your hope is in this new One World Government and not in the One True God. Those not taking the mark will be arrested and likely put to death. Endure this with the knowledge that it was predicted to you before it occurred. The same God who predicted this will be awaiting your arrival in the kingdom of Heaven if you are forced to endure unto physical death.
Beheading appears to be the preferred method. Sorrow may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning: Psalm 30:5.
During these times the earth will be undergoing great upheaval. The book of Revelation describes some horrific times through a series of judgments. More than one-third of the world’s population of seven billion people will die. Meteors, earthquakes, what may be nuclear disaster, war, famine, and many others.
This is no time to mess around with indecision. This leader will receive some form of a mortal wound to his head and will be declared to be dead. However, he will recover and dramatically change the world scene. He will disband the one-world church and will declare himself to be god. He is not. He has forced everyone to take the mark to avoid identity theft, but he is the chief identity thief and the father of lies.
Pay very careful attention when two witnesses appear in Jerusalem in defiance of this wicked world leader. These two men are prophets and they will speak justly in judgment against the world. They will be dressed in sackcloth, which will make identifying them easier. They will also have miraculous powers. Listen carefully to these two men and do not disobey them because they are from God.
After 3 and 1/2 years he will stop the Jewish sacrifices while in the Jerusalem Temple and break his promise of peace with the nation of Israel. This will usher in 3 and 1/2 years of unprecedented war and turmoil unlike anything the world has ever seen or will ever see again.
The plagues on the earth, up to this mid-point, have been unspeakably horrific. You haven’t seen anything yet and the last 30-45 days will be ferocious as the earth prepares for the return of Jesus Christ, THE LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, WHO WILL RULE WITH AN IRON SCEPTER AND ON HIS THIGH IS WRITTEN THE NAME “KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS”.
In fact, the Earth and its resources will become so depleted that only with the return of Christ at the end of the second 3 and 1/2 years would anyone on the Earth have hope to still be alive.
The self-declared world leader will promise strength and peace and security, but the Bible says he will speak out blasphemies against God and will persecute and seek to destroy the saints of the Most High.
This person is known in the Bible as the antichrist. He will make many promises, but he will not keep them. You must trust in the promises of God Almighty through His Son, Jesus Christ.
It doesn’t make any difference, at this point, why you’re still on earth. You may have been too selfish or prideful or busy, or perhaps you simply didn’t take the time to examine the claims of Christ for yourself. The point now is, you have another chance. Don’t miss it.
There is a difference between the intellectual ascent to God’s existence spoken of in James 2:19 and the ongoing active-present tense relational, obedient, abiding, submitted faith described in Ephesians 2:8-9 or John 3:16.
You may know about Him in your head, but when you look in the rear view mirror of your life did it make any difference in how you lived? God said that those that were His would become like Him – Romans 8:29.
Of course many self-proclaimed Christians will say none of this is true, in attempts to rationalize their own theology, beliefs and life style. Their way is the road to hell.
The disappearance of the saints and children, the chaos left behind, and the despairing of the heartbroken are evidence that what we’re saying is true. Pray that God will help you.
Receive His salvation gift right now.
Resist the lies and efforts of the antichrist, who is sure to rise up soon. Remember, he will deceive many. Don’t be counted among them. Bible prophecy is history written in advance. We urge you to find books on this subject or find people who may have been experts in this area but who for some reason did not receive Christ before and were left behind. Study so you’ll know what is coming and you can be prepared.
No matter what you do, it may not be enough to be prepared. Help each other. Be generous. There is no fear in Love. God is Love. We never make decisions out of fear. Philippians 4:4-9 – There is no life in reliving your sin or wallowing in fear. There is life in completely acknowledging your utter depravity together with His complete HOLINESS. When you put those two fully opposite truths together in one thought, great praise, service, and faith comes forth and you will know what to do.
2 Peter 3:3-9 (NIV):
“Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens came into being and the earth was formed out of water and by water. By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.”
Many have scoffed. They’re either no longer scoffing, dead or scoffing louder than ever in rebellion. Tragic.
Many will ask how God can be good to allow this horror.
This is the wrong question. The question is why did He put up with our complete depravity for so long and why even today does He continue to slowly turn up the heat and the speed of His judgment, longing for all to come to faith? Why did He create us? Why did He put up with this? Why has He endured our rebellion, hatred, apathy, and slander for so long? Why did He allow for the torture and murder of His sinless Son to save us? Why – because He wants to share Himself. He is Love. Love shares. He has been sharing Himself for six millennia though mankind has largely rejected Him.
Listen! Faith is acknowledging that the One God is the Three-In-One Father-Son-and-Holy-Spirit and submitting yourself to His Lordship, trusting in Christ’s atonement for your sins.
He freely offers you forgiveness, pardon, and eternal life if you look to Him (John 3:14-15). There are things He commands. If we reject His commands, we reject His salvation.
We are not at all saying that you have to perfectly comply or have a perfectly HOLY heart. You can’t. We are not saved by what we do, but by who He is. We’re saying it’s not just some statement with your mouth. Saving faith as described in the Bible is not passive. It is active, ongoing, and relational. It perseveres even when you make a mistake. It is willing to endure to the end, not denying the free salvation found in Jesus Christ.
When you know who you are without Him (depraved, guilty, and getting what you deserve) and know that He is HOLY HOLY HOLY and there wasn’t a snowball’s chance that you should ever be granted an audience with Him, except at the coming judgement to hell, then wild horses won’t be able to hold you back from obeying once you understand the mercy and grace He has extended you.
Our problem is that we elevate ourselves and denigrate Him.
Many try to marginalize some of His commands. He asked that we Love, we Trust, we submit to baptism, we care for widows, orphans, those in prison and on and on. When you find an area where you fall back in fear or indignation or try to split hairs on some point of theology, you’re missing the point.
If you accept God’s message of salvation, His Holy Spirit will come into you and make you spiritually born anew. You don’t need to understand all this theologically. You can become a child of God by praying to Him and receiving Him right now. Recognize and acknowledge to God and before men that Jesus is God’s Son and the only Way to Heaven. Acknowledge in your heart the He alone is your provision for sin. And seek out another believer to baptize you “in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38; Mark 16:16). If you do this and hold onto your hope you are saved, born again, a child of God. It is now our prayer that you be strengthened and guided by His Holy Spirit during the cataclysmic events that are about to unfold throughout the world. Trust in God and know that He will guide you through all of this and give you strength and everything that you need.
Remember, this is everyone’s last chance to escape eternal separation from God and His love. Like you, others will be searching for answers to what is happening in every family, in every city, in every country on Earth.
As best we can understand, without salvation, at your death you will be sent to Hades, where you will wait for the completion of this seven year nightmare and then through a coming 1,000 year millennial period when Christ has returned to earth and restores order and the health of the planet. Once all these things have been made new, all those who are dead or alive, but unsaved will meet God, in what is called “The Great White Throne Judgement”.
On this horrific day, everyone who is not morally perfect and has rejected the free gift of salvation in Christ, will be cast into the abyss of Hell.
We believe judgment will be fair. It is doubtful that Satan will ever leave Hell, but the point of judgment is to judge and provide appropriate merited recompenses. We don’t expect that God will be in any way malicious, but He will exact just vengeance. We would not at all be surprised to learn that those who didn’t know Him will simply burn up in the Lake of
John 10:9-10 (NASB):
“I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
John 3:16 (NASB):
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
But if you have come to know and trust Him then shine like a righteous light before men! Stand strong if you are required to give your mortal life for the sake of Christ. Remember that the moment you close your eyes on this life you will open them again in the presence of Jesus Himself. Eternity with Him is an eternity more than the few short years left here. Endure it with joy, sharing your faith always!
He, and all of your missing loved ones and acquaintances will be waiting to greet you and welcome you to the Kingdom of Heaven.
May God richly bless, guide, and strengthen you through the trials that are being poured out onto the world.
May He make His light to shine through you into a world He desperately wants to reconcile to Himself. May you be a great soul winner in these final days of His harvest, and may you be rejoined to your loved ones as soon as His will permits.