While I don’t think there will be a pre trib rapture I sure hope you are right. The devil is having a field day. We should love each other and prayerfully await an answer to all these questions. We don’t need to divide over them. I could build a good case for a number of positions so I have come to the conclusion that we need to be ready because probation could close any minute by our death. I don’t find the fact that we don’t agree all that surprising or annoying – what is annoying we mistreat each other over these things.
Hang in there and try not to let it get you down.
Hi Todd. I was just reading one of your articles and you mentioned the "Flat Earth Society". I thought you were joking. And then I Yahoo'ed them. They really do exist! I busted out laughing, and they think Christians are crazy?? Keep up the good work!
I would like to reveal myself to you, it may well be that l am the true Christ ,l know there are many who claim to be as it is in our nature ,as we are all made of the same stuff ,the three infinitudes which are the body of the almighty ,each of us has own portion ,but any portion of infinity also has the same properties as the whole . Please do not hate me... I belive my role is the judgment of this era on this earth ,as l reveal myself to you if you are unable to accept me as being true the world will be judged . As Lott was asked to bring forth from Sodom those of faith .It is not I who wishes any form of harm but as it is the angles who receive my bliss my rapture as my blessing on them and they see all the so called faithful ignoring me rejecting me abusing me ,I said do not hate me for what I am ,as I have no hate for you only good instructions so that you may enjoy the rapture ,and beyond all ,even time and space ,
For several years RR has been on my daily menu to read and study.
I just read your latest articles under the Nearing Midnight column andI thought both were particularly well written and informative.
The first, about the Hollywood and moral depravity were so very true. It is why I so very seldom go to movies any more. They seem to appeal to the lowest rather than the highest in our hearts.
I was particularly interested in the one about the anti-christ. I know that lately it has been popular to believe that he will be muslim. I have read quite a few articles, columns and editorials about it but your article was the first to clearly, and I believe accurately, outline how that is not possible. Appealing to the prophecies of his coming in Daniel 7 makes it quite clear.
Thank you for your site and your ongoing contributions. Not that I always agree with you but you clearly think things through.
I want to thank you for the RR website. It has been such a beacon to me. I did not grow up Christian and had very little teaching of the truth. I went to a Bible study years ago, not to long before I got saved, and the subject was the rapture. I had never heard of it and did not know if it was true. After I got saved I never heard much about it in the church that I went to. Somehow I found your site and what a blessing it has been to me.
The writers are so precious and give so much of themselves to write the articles and do the research. I wish it was possible to write to everyone of them and tell what they have meant to me. I read every article that gets posted.
I am now joyously preparing for the soon return of our Lord and Savior.
Your crown and mansion must be magnificient in heaven.
Hi Todd -- Read your piece on evolution-NOT and loved it. Just a thought:
One -- On speaking to a youth group at our church about evolution-NOT I received this question “You don’t mean we should stop believing evolution and start believing that creation was all there is—we grew up getting evolution fixed in our mind that that’s the way God did things. How else could of He have done it”?
Two -- A pastor at another church told the third service that he had been confronted with the need to interleave evolution with creation and then said, “We weren’t there so perhaps God has use something like evolution to accomplish His purpose”. The next evening I was in a Bible study with one of the men from that congregation who came in all happy that his pastor had ‘solved’ the problem by ‘allowing’ the integration evolution and God. It turns out that his wife was the headmaster at a Christian academy and now she had an answer for all the kids who asked about evolution.
Three – I was cured about my own misgivings once and for all in college when there were a series of lectures on the human cell. It turns out those cells are not just hanging around in a simple ‘bag’ but are totally nursed by a very complex double layer cell membrane. Nothing goes in that is not carefully introduced to the cell by an elaborate mechanism—it is so easy to think that things just go in and out. Nothing goes out that isn’t planned to go out and aided by specialized proteins permanently placed throughout the cell wall. The end of the lecture pointed out that all cells, even the amoeba, MUST have a cell membrane of equal complexity. It may not have quite as many complex protein systems at work because they may not need the same array of nutrients as we do—but the single cell that started life (that is postulated by evolutionary theory) had to be fully developed in complexity in order to support the life processes going on in the cell—from the very beginning. No rudimentary cell membrane will do—no half-baked, somewhat operational membrane is up to the job. Full formed from the beginning. Period.
Thanks to you guys there at RR – it is so encouraging day after day to be reminded of God’s perfect grace and His plan to catch us away—and not too many days from now.
I have followed your rapture ready website since sometime in 2007. I had a rapture dream one night. When I awoke, I went to the computer to search for rapture related websites or stories. The homepage of my internet explorer is set to msn. When I clicked on the explorer icon, instead of the homepage opening to msn, it opened to rapture ready. I had never heard of your site prior to this. I took this as divine intervention and have followed it ever since.
I have noticed a disturbing trend in the tone and content of the site's articles lately. I find a lot of name-calling, finger-pointing, and many statements that I consider hate speech. Some writers flourish in the time honored art of bashing our politicians and our church leaders. Some writers have ventured way off-topic, talking about aliens, ufo's, and the return of the nephilim. To the unsaved soul, someone seeking answers, or the curious, we would not look like Christians. Our thoughts would not read like someone whose main focus is on God, love, hope, faith, and good. No, it would look no different than the world, them pointing their finger at us and we pointing back at them. A conflict where both sides lose. Our mission should be to show a way of life that is radically different than any other philosophy or lifestyle out there. One that flies in the face of all that is sane, logical, socially acceptable, or politically correct, yet succeeds and flourishes. Also, looking like far left/right field conspiracy theorists does nothing but turn people away.
Some of the newer articles depart from the basic priciples of the Bible and the life that Jesus lived - a life that we should all strive to live. His love and mercy should shine thru in everything that we do. We need to be transparent in word and deed and truth. If we see any wrong in a brother/sister, church leader, or branch of faith and write about it negatively, all we accomplish is to hurt people - Christians and sinners alike. A few of the articles I read recently have ridiculed and mocked the reader for being "lost" or "left behind." We push away the very people that we attempt to attract and help. If God gave you the spirit of discernment to see the wrong, don't write about it - pray about it. That is the only way to really make a change for the better. Give it to God. I know some things need to be written about, but could we please stay on topic and distance ourselves from the names? The Bible teaches that we are to pray for our leaders, not bash them, ridicule them, or call them names. Pray and vote are the only 2 weapons that a Christian has in the realm of politics. Are we get so righteous, high-minded, and elitist that we can pronounce judgement on anyone that disagrees with our way of thinking? The article "A Special Place in Hell" - who are we to judge? There is so much name dropping and accusation in the Israel Watch that I cannot bear to read it anymore. I'm not all gloom and doom. I appreciate humor as much as the next person, but some of the article titles are offensive if you are a sinner just looking at the site for the first time. Some are elitist, that if you are not in the "In-Crowd," you will not get the "In-Joke" or the "In-Statement." A wise person once told me, "The truth, plainly spoken, is not easily misunderstood." Getting saved and following Christ is one of the easiest things to begin, yet we are the ones who make it so complicated that most people are put-off by it.
Who am I to judge? I'm no one. I've never written an email to you before, nor submitted an article. I have read every article on this site. I have noticed a subtle, but now glaring change in the content of the site. It's your site. I'm not judging, just offering my viewpoint and sharing my thoughts and feelings. Please look at the site with new eyes, as a sinner would their first time here. Please ask the writers to review their articles and edit, re-write, or delete offensive or not Biblically sound articles.
The truth is that the internet will eventually go under UN control. This site will become restricted or deleted because the world sees Christianity as offensive and counter-productive to world peace/unity. The internet may not even work after the rapture due to the loss of infrastructure and natural disasters. So that limits our time to act as NOW! I always thought the aim of this site was to educate people what the rapture is, the signs to look for, and how NOT to be left behind. Remember, the only thing that we CAN take to heaven is other people - our family, friends, and maybe a stranger that we don't even know. We can't do this by and within ourselves. Jesus said, "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men to me." All we have to do is lift Him up in word and deed and He'll do the rest. He said so. I'm sorry for such a long email. I appreciate you reading this. I hope that I've helped and not hurt, for that was never my intention. Peace and Blessings in the name of our Lord.
Hi, my name is Alicia and I would just like to take the time and say thank you for your encouraging articles. I was at home today cooking and something told me to google God's Rapture( not sure why). I ended up on your site and I'm viewing it in an entirely different light. When I've heard of it in the past, it was never personal or applicable to me. Boy was I wrong. I am a Christian and do believe and love the Lord but I've been feeling recently like I'm not utilizing my gifts as best as I should.( ok I am straying a bit here).
I have spent most of the day just reading various articles on the site and have become so motivated just to win as many souls for Christ as I can. I read what you said about people wanting to help but never stepping up after. Please let me know how I can make a difference by helping you. I do look forward to getting a list from you. I do believe God brought me to your site today and I will spread the word about it as much as I can. Continue to do a wonderful job spreading God's word. Most of us young people can't relate to things in the bible as they would apply to us and that's what really drew me in with the articles.
Once again thank you for taking the time, you've somehow revived my spirit and I am so happy that God's love is being shared.
I do not know who or what this Website is. I got to it I don, know how, but if you really believe in the 'rapture' may God really open your eyes. I have been studying this subject & related ones for over 40 years. This is one of Satan's biggest lies. Do not believe me or contact me, just study the KJV with the Strongs.
Make sure it is not a basterdize version of either one. That is it you really want to know God truth.
Just heard a news report say that the Social Security Admin's new list of "Baby Names" has the name Noah at the top = Does this mean we are entering the "Days of Noah?"
I'd laugh if I didn't remember how much more work reaching the lost has to be done!
All praise be to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Thank you for your obedience, witness and testimony John. You are correct in the fact the afflictions are only getting stronger, let us rejoice in the Lord as we keep our eyes on the prize; the crown of glory in the resurrection from the dead along with Christ Jesus!
God sent me to your site tonight at 1am to receive comfort, wisdom and knowledge. He is ever faithful and always on time!
I believe that very soon the antichrist will be revealed and the world will fall into the second half of the great tribulation period. Have you heard about the the government making the microchip mandatory in March for anyone who receives a government check, social security, welfare, etc?
I can't wait until Groom comes to get us, His bride! I can't wait to be free of the shell and home with our King Jesus! I thank God for the Holy Trinity!
What a gift the Son (word) and the Holy Spirit! I am sold out to the Lord God Almighty!
Thanks again for your surrender to Christ! I look forward to meeting you sometime soon! Until we meet again!
Keep up the good fight and finish the race strong!
Dear Mr. Strandberg and Mr. James,
I have enjoyed visiting your site the last few years and reading the various articles. I recently read one of your contributor’s pieces concerning a review of the movie Frozen. I’ve attached an article that I would appreciate you sharing with Christina who authored the Frozen piece. It’s written by another Christian who actually references one of the animators who worked on Frozen and what he had to say concerning the movie’s message.
The article states, “Longtime Disney animator Mark Henn, who worked on Frozen, agrees that the film has a Christian message, but not a blatant one. The film even contains a brief glimpse of what looks like a flowered cross and a coronation service. Referring to the film, Henn told the evangelical Christian Broadcasting Network: “Christian families can use [Frozen] to talk to their kids ultimately [about] honest, sacrificial love … [T]hey can just peel back the layers a little bit and … just have conversations about that.” http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/25/disney-frozen-religious-allegory
Like many Christian parents, I found nothing wrong with Frozen. I felt the story had good lessons, the greatest being that true love is sacrificial and drives out fear allowing us to make mistakes and be who God created us to be. In my opinion, Frozen is a fun and innocent fairytale with some tried and true lessons. I believe it’s popularity stems from the fact that it’s message is one that’s relatable and resonates with people.
It is what it seems to be...innocent. It seems both unwise and irresponsible to try and project additional “agendas”that simply aren’t there....such as it having a “gay agenda”. As a Christian, I wholeheartedly realize that we all have to be very careful about what we engage in and allow into our homes. We have to be guided by God and ask for His wisdom to ascertain what He does and does not want us to engage in. I do, however, think there are times when people, if not careful, can make the mistake of becoming so blinded by intense legalism that they see only what they want to see, even if it’s sorely inaccurate.
Perhaps I’m wrong and Disney has a “ hidden agenda” with this film, but in all honesty, I don’t see it for more than what it appears to be...a sweet film with heart and a worthwhile message.
Thank you for your time. I look forward to your reply.
I found your website by chance. I'm more of a deitiest (sp) or agnostic anymore. I used to attend church and was even a youth group leader. But people and religion have turned me away from church but not my belief that god exists. But maybe the bible was written to just explain things people couldn't explain at the time.
That being said, I find your website very logical and informative.
Thank you for making it. I will be there reading things for a good while.
Hi Mr. Todd. I just wanted to say thanks to you and your staff. You are bold and you tell the truth and it is a relief. A wealth of information is on your website and I don’t know how you keep up with the times that we are in. It appears that everything is happening so fast with end times events. I will pray for you and your ministry.
It pains me that a person obviously as intelligent as you could believe this nonsense about Santa For Adults.
But your site (www.raptureready.com) is great--even for godless atheists like me--a lot of entertainment content there!
But, trying to save your soul, permit me to make a prediction: there will be no rapture/second coming/any other supernatural stuff during your lifetime. I hope you will remember my prediction in the future (I hope you live long and well!) and admit to yourself--"yes, that godless atheist was right after all. No rapture. Damn."
I dare you to print this email on your site, haha.
Good afternoon, Mr. Cameron,
I just read this short story of yours. First off, I want to thank you for posting a writing that is well edited. Too frequently I find writings lacking in the grammatical necessities. As someone who works with languages and does translation, that is something I always notice with despair, but this time with great pleasure. Next, I wish to thank you for a wonderful short story. It brings to mind how, sadly, too many pastors are NOT preaching about the Rapture nor do they touch Revelation with a ten foot pole. It brings to mind my prayer that, starting with my own pastor, all would be touched with the urgency of the lateness of the hour and get past the fear of Revelation and simply preach the Rapture and salvation. I have enjoyed this short story immensely, so thank you. I noticed it is the second in your collection. What is the title to the first one, so I can read that one as well, please?
Thank you once again. Lord willing, we shall all meet in the air with the Lord Jesus! God bless you!
Just wanted to add my thanks for the excellent articles at your site.I've strolled through them over the last couple of years and have thoroughly enjoyed just about every word written.
You have encouraged and fed me, and since the church isn't doing much of that these days, believers must look elsewhere. So, thank you.
Just a note to say how much your site has helped me. It has educated me, comforted me, and blessed me immensely. Thank God for folks like you who care enough to get the good news out, and to warn people about God's approaching judgment. May the Lord continue to bless you in your efforts to point the lost toward God's Kingdom.
I want to thank you for your web site. Your daily update of news articles have been a tremendous blessing as we approach the coming of our Lord. It's marvelous info we can pass to our churches as we battle
the apostasies and and see the fulfillment of Scripture right
before our eyes. Thank you for letting God use you to help us see the
Scripture coming true
Kingdom Greetings in the name of almighty God, EX 14 VS 14 I want to begin by thanking God almighty for his infinite mercy and his grace opportunity to meet through this medium,i know you will be surprise to see this letter but i use this medium because it is the easiest and fay to reach you.Please pardon me if this by the grace of God that I visited the Internet and was privileged toast w find your contact. After prayerfully reading and studying your Web Page, I was spiritually charged, moved and thrilled. My spiritual electricity went stronger to find that you have what we need for spiritual growth. Right now I don't feel like my feet are touching the ground because of the desire that has been ignited in me by reading your web page. I humbly pray that the Holy Spirit visit your hearts and humbly spend time with us as our spiritual mentors. We hunger and thirst for your fellowship and teachings. If God provides the opportunity we beseech that brothers make a MACEDONIAN TRIP I hope to here from you my teacher Amen. God bless you in Jesus name Amen.
Many thanks for your site I just love all the information you have made available to those who are waiting “The Lord’s soon Return”
Finally i find an email for you. It's 2:55 a.m. in Japan right now, but I don't want to sleep without giving credit where credit is due. You've eased a load off my mind Todd, i'm happy to have found to have found your article. I was bible studying and needed a little clarity on where exactly we'll be when all hell (literally) breaks loose. I've read and re-read your Pre-tribulation rapture article carefully and cannot find any fault or sensationalism in your reasoning. Its sound, its simple and best of all its true! (joyful dance of Snoopy...)
The scriptures you used have given me such a sense of peace and assurance that i'm sure i'll be able to pass out as soon as i log off here, haha...
I just wanted to say thank you for a clear, lucid, "I'm not fighting with you, I'm just stating facts" article. You write with the easy air of a man who knows he doesn't have to make stuff up to prove anything- your use of God's word is astute and baseline- its clear you know how to apply it. God bless u, don't go silent on us as these evil days press on us. May you continue speaking His truth in faith and love.
Esther, (A Liberian in Japan)
Favour is where it doesn't rain. Grace is where God gives you an umbrella.
todd if christ was writeing this,,,how would he get your attention? why do you think christ is going to let anyone let alone the anti christ destroy 6 billion people? no matter how bad they are, all they have to do is ask for forgivness. at any time and they are saved, we have been living in the dellisuion for 6 thousand years, and now it is time that the veil to be lifted.the myth associated with the 666 numerical numbers was intentionally left wide open to reap the earth of all souls on earth to inherit the earth through all modern medicine and machines that produce life forms in that they may build the new jerurselem on earth itself with the help of other planets. think of it this way, how much education knowledge, and bar codes and eyes on your body and how many people would jump at the oportunity to build a human that would live forever? since 2000 exactlly the world ecomony has been in the bottom of the abyss. woldnt it be nice to have seven billion people totally employed day and nite if they want to build people who are working for god. they want to see people llive forever. think of it this way again, instead of the imaginary anti christ which does not exist,we have saved mostly probly seven billion people, we have saved them all. and even if the ones that are working on projects and they have their bar codes and numbers and all sorts of equipment that they wear would be remembered and frozen and brought back to life by other people. and further more the only man quialified to lead the world at the top of the world is the only man i have ever heard say yes we can, yes we can. obama. because once this kicks off you no longer have abama care worries, you no longer have ambesty worries, or lost of children , people and animals accounted for any where or anytime.