Has the Rapture started ?

by wobble 41 Replies latest jw friends

  • wobble

    Do you think that the Rapture has started, slowly with the celebs,MJ FF etc ?

    When is it YOUR turn ?



  • drwtsn32

    Not sure. Has the man from Mars started eating bars?

  • TheOldHippie

    "Do you think that the Rapture has started, slowly with the celebs,MJ FF etc ? When is it YOUR turn ?"

    1. Yes - I think it has started, it will be sort of an ongoing process, lasting for decades, centuries, perhaps even millennias.

    2. In about 30 years I will have reached the first line and will be somewhat reluctantly waiting for my name to be whispered.

  • Colton

    No, when our Lord and Savior utters the words, "Come up here!" to his church and all those who received Holy Spirit will instantly be changed from what is mortal to immortal in a twinkle of an eye to be forever with the Lord.

    Then the world will be in spiritual darkness during the time known as Tribulation.

    1 Corinthians 15:51

    Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: "Death has been swallowed up in victory."

    Revelation 11:12

    Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up here." And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on.

  • Chalam

    Hi Wobble,

    I think you need to have a read!

    Rapture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    It is a one time event.

    Matthew 24:29-31 (New International Version)

    29 "Immediately after the distress of those days
    " 'the sun will be darkened,
    and the moon will not give its light;
    the stars will fall from the sky,
    and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.'

    30 "At that time the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and great glory. 31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

    All the best, Stephen

  • blondie

    So why just because a person's name is in the news makes them a candidate for the "rapture." Update: 150,000 people die everyday, 2 celebrities do not a "rapture" make.

  • TheOldHippie

    Correction: 190,000 die every day.

  • blondie

    Sorry, I guess that makes the point better, right? Just took the first Google account I found.

  • TheOldHippie

    World population: 6,600,000,000. Death rate: 0.9 %. Number of deaths = 59,400,000 per year. Per day = 162,740. Today, MJ, FF + 162,738 more who never got it to the front page. Regretfully, 'cause their next of kin surely grieved just as much.

  • drwtsn32

    I'm glad Blondie made an appearance in the Rapture thread.

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