You said " Many people see the Flood and Noah's escape as a parallel phenomenon to the Rapture....." Actually, I have always heard and been taught, that Noah and the Flood are a picture of Israel going through the Tribulation, which the Lord delivers them from at the end. And Enoch, which is taken to heaven prior to the flood is a picture of the Church escaping the Tribulation via the Rapture. Which is correct, time will tell. This is just another thought on the subject. I tend to agree with Israel as Noah and Enoch as the Church. Well, if Dr. Owour is correct and the rapture is indeed imminent then who cares. Also, for the second time this week I heard the term imminent used concerning the rapture. Dr. Owour, and then Pastor Chuck Smith said so this week on Pastor's Perspective. Chuck tends to be more guarded these days in using those types of terms, so I was surprised to hear him say so. After all, imminent means, well imminent!