BY MICHAEL MANVILLE
07.27.2005 10:20 | DISPATCHES
I encourage everyone to wander over to Rapture Ready, a website that "scientifically" tracks the return of Christ and the final fight between good and evil.
The group's Rapture Index uses 45 separate variables (among them floods, false Christs, conditions in Israel, Inflation, and Apostasy) to determine the nearness of the Rapture. Currently the Index is at 150.
Here's a sample from the Index:
15. Moral Standards:
The scourge of gay marriage upgraded this category
And my favorite:
The death of Pope John Paul will likely prove
to be a net benifit to the movement calling
for the intergration of world religions.
The French no vote on the EU constitution has
downgraded this category.
25. The False Prophet
Obviously. Also check out their FAQs, which include this:
The departure of the pope obviously increases
the chance for the next pope to be the false
Will the Antichrist be a homosexual?
This question arises from the following Scripture about Antichrist:
“Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all” (Dan. 11:37).
Many Bible scholars believe that the phrase “desire of women” here means that Antichrist, the world’s last and most terrible tyrant, will be homosexual. Other scholars believe that the “desire of women” mentioned here refers to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, as longed for among Jewish women who desire that the prophesied Christ be born to them.
Another opinion might be more accurate. That is, this man will be so arrogant that nothing and no one can deter him from loving himself above all else. He will, much like Adolf Hitler, consider himself far too important to give much regard to women –especially to one woman.