reply to post by Afterthought
Well that is a strange theory, but let me try to set you straight about
the Rapture. No one on earth knows WHEN this will occur. What happens
at that time is, when Jesus appears in the clouds to believing Christians,
and they are raptured, or "snatched" away to join him in Heaven.
All of the believers in Christ who are dead in their graves will ascend
first. Then the living believers in Christ will ascend next. This is when
Jesus comes for his bride, or church, or saints. It means the same.
When the Rapture happens, millions and millions, possibly hundreds of
millions of people will instantly disappear from the face of the earth.
There won't be any doubt as to when it actually happens. Try to imagine
all of the airplane pilots who are Christians instantly disappearing.
Thousands of aircraft will crash and burn and will take to their death all
who are not believers. Trains will wreck, boats and ships will wreck,
and just imagine millions of people being gone in a flash that are driving
down the highways and interstates. There will the most horrific things
happening all at once. If you are a believer in Christ and have Jesus as
your savior and salvation, then don't worry, you will disappear in the
blink of an eye with the rest of the believers.
The ones left on earth are obviously those who have not yet accepted
Christ as their savior. Many millions of people will instantly put their faith
in Christ. Untold millions won't because they just will not accept the fact
that the Rapture really happened. They will blame all of the people
disappearing on some sort of UFO and Alien thing along with a hundred
other false beliefs.
The people who are left on the earth after the Rapture will start living in
what is called the Tribulation period. It is seven years long. During that
time, there will calamaties on the earth not seen since Biblical times.
This will be the time that the Antichrist will appear and start taking over
the planet. People will fall on their knees worshipping this monster. He is
the one that will require you to have the mark of the beast in order for
you to survive through the seven year Tribulation. Without the mark, you
will not be able to buy or sell anything. If you take the mark of the beast,
it is totally irreversible. Once you take the mark, you can never change
your mind and say, "ok, now I am going to change my mind and ask Jesus
to come into my life and save me." Too late !!
If you are not raptured, then you will have to decide on what you are
going to do from then on. Will you ask Christ to save you, or will you ask
the beast (antichrist) to provide for you? Either way is a ticket to eternity.
One is an eternity in Heaven and the other is an eternity in Hell. There
are only two choices with no in-between.
I hope I have answered some of your questions. If you have more, fire
away and I will try to help you in any way I can.
In addition, the poles moving together or the earth flipping on its axis
or the reverse of the poles have nothing to do with the Rapture. These
types of things may very well happen at some time on earth, but you
won't be raptured or disappear because of losing gravity for a short time.
That is the hardest part of your question to deal with. What is everyone to
do? Are we to walk around tethered to something constantly so we don't
all float away?
[edit on 10-4-2010 by endtimer]