Suzi (23 May 2011)
"So many comments/jokes/snarks toward the 21st!"
I don't think I've heard so many
non-Christians talking (even in snide ways) about the Rapture in my
whole life! I can remember, when I was little, finding an old
'memeographed' copy of a "The World Will End" on such and such a date
paper on the school grounds. I didn't tell my parents, didn't tell my
friends...I kept that paper and waited for that day, so scared...I
remember, on the said date, I thought the 'day ended' at sundown (funny
how I just figured that....not at midnight, huh). I sat at our kitchen
table, watching the sun drop lower and lower in the West...we live in
the Valley, and back then the sky was so clear you could see the
perfect outline of the hills every evening. I was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
scared. I don't know know what I thought was going to happen...but as
the sun touched the edge of the hill, I just waited, waited...till that
last little orange dot disappeared. I swear the air was deathly still,
I was probably holding my breath too. Then. Nothing happened. Looking
back, that very well could have been one of the things that 'turned me
off' the Bible, since the paper had all kinds of references to verses
and such. Wow.
So, now the 21st has passed...as I posted this to a friend of my daughter's on Facebook, what do you think?
Do you think this 'two strikes against him' man has done more harm or
good? I know a lot of people were looking up the Rapture, and a lot
heard/read people setting things to rights...but do you think it did
any good? Or did 'we' all just sound crazy (as he did)?
Maybe some people will get something out of it, maybe it will help
people be aware, or at least be prepared when it does come. I just hope
that it can create some Watchers, who will not be taken unaware.
I feel sorry for those who were led astray from him, they definitely need prayer. I will happen someday.