Greetings from the Rapture

Post Rapture Journal: Day 2

It’s been an interesting last couple of days.  I’ve managed to barricade the doors and stock up on ammunition but am yet to hear the moans and distant screams of the undead masses.  Is it because I figured “end of the world” automatically meant “zombie apocalypse”? Possibly, but more likely is the fact that over the last four or five years I’ve been looking for any reason to go into full apocalypse mode.  However, this certainly isn’t the post-apocalyptic wasteland I was anticipating.  In fact the weather’s pretty nice, the people still have a relatively brain-free diet, the internet still works and vacant cars don’t litter the roads blaring their alarms for hours on end.  The undead masses are pretty friendly; intelligent even.  That being said, the barricades I’ve erected around my house have brought an onslaught of open-mouthed, slow-walking onlookers. The majority of whom went down after a few well placed shots.  My fight carries on.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll scrounge for food.  Enough fun and games.

Here’s my take on this whole rapture deal.

Harold Camping, an 89-year-old evangelical broadcaster, and a group of his followers, sponsored a multi-million dollar ad campaign that warned the world that May 21st would be the Day of Judgement for all mankind.  The messages spanned across every form of media: Online, TV, Radio, Newspapers, etc.  The group did literally everything in their power to make sure people were aware of their potentially impending doom.

Now I believe in the Second Coming and that one day it will happen.  Jesus will return and everyone who believes  will be returned to paradise.  In my mind it’s not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.  But here’s the thing, the Bible clearly states that no one knows when Judgement Day will occur, Matthew 24:36 states “But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only’ …” That day and hour meaning the Second Coming.  If that doesn’t seem set and stone, here’s another angle.

2 Peter 3:10 goes like this, “But the day of the Lord will come like a theif…” which is repeated in 1 Thessalonians 5:2 “the day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night.”  My idea of a thief is a darkly dressed figure slinking through the shadows, striking from the darkness and appearing from nothing.  Harold Camping’s idea of a thief is someone who openly tweets the location and time of the house he’s going to jack while shouting “I’M NOW ROBBING YOUR HOUSE” over a megaphone.  Get the idea.  Nobody knows when it’ll happen.  The rapture could happen before you read the end of this sentence, really.  That is the uncertainty everyone in existence has surrounding the issue.  No warning, no messages, just… BOOM rapture.

Thanks to MC for the awesome sermon this morning.

Hope everyone’s enjoying their summer,
TP

P.S. Canadian Victoria Day > American Go-To-Work Day

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