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Not long ago, during a conversation with a friend, the topic of Bible prophecy came up, and he shared a distressing incident involving a prophetic ministry. Apparently, this ministry has been facing scrutiny from the IRS regarding their methods of income generation. The IRS contended that since the majority of their income comes from book and DVD sales, the organization functions more like a business akin to Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

It is highly inappropriate for the IRS to intrude upon the financial affairs of any Christian ministry. Unless there were serious allegations of illegal activity, there was no justification for the government to target an organization solely dedicated to spreading the gospel message. We crossed a treacherous boundary when law enforcement was permitted to enter churches during the Covid-19 pandemic to ensure compliance with medical guidelines. Granting the state the power to oversee religious institutions brings us dangerously close to the brink of tyranny.

For many years, several of our viewers on PC computers have had trouble viewing the content of Rapture Ready. The screen resolution would cause many of the articles to take up two lines. On PCs running Windows 10, two very popular screen resolutions that give viewers problems are 1600 x 900 and 1366 x 768. The two resolutions that solve the problem are 1680 x 1050 and 1920 x 1080.

Windows 11 has largely fixed this problem, which amounts to about 50% of the PC market. Windows 7 has many issues, but only around 6% of PCs still use this version. Since smartphones hold 50% of the viewing market, the problem with Windows 10 is only experienced by around 10% of RR’s visitors.

A couple of months ago, I was doing a massive cleanout of my computer files, and I came across an article from 2004 where I listed some of the media organizations that have done articles about RR. The actual number is in the hundreds, but here are a few that stand out:

Mother Jones
Australian TV
Air America Radio
Germany’s RTL Network
Cinema 36
The Guardian
The Village Voice
Dutch TV
BBC Channel 1
BBC Channel 4
Playboy Magazine
The New York Times
Time Magazine
Rolling Stone
The Daily Show with Jon Steward
The Daily Mail
Daily Kos

The one from Daily Kos was oddly comical because it showed a cartoon that had left behind folks rejoicing over the rapture. One caption bubble said, “Yippee! All the religious whackos are gone!” Another said, “At last, we’re free!”

When Tim LaHaye started the Left Behind series in 1995, he was largely responsible for getting the rapture into the public consciousness. I don’t recall the year, but I remember seeing the clear definition of the pre-tribulation first being mentioned by Newsweek Magazine.

A majority of the population may have heard of the word “rapture,” but most of them still don’t understand what it means. Hayes Brown is a writer and editor for MSNBC, and he recently spoke of a “rapture moment” saving the American people from Donald Trump. On the same network, a reporter said that Nikki Haley is staying in the race because she is hoping for the rapture.

I’m sure that MSNBC doesn’t think the former president is a saint who will be snatched away by Jesus, and Satan’s child Haley would have the Republican field to herself. One can only wonder why the godless liberal media would reference the rapture.

We live in a very strange time where general awareness of key prophetic terms has never been so widely understood. However, a detailed understanding of prophecy is at a historic low. It’s been at least 100 years since we’ve had such a drought of best-selling books on end-time events. This current scenario is a perfect description of the “think not” generation that Jesus warned would precede His return.

I’ve always operated under the assumption that the general functions of Rapture Ready are self-evident. I finally decided to list a breakdown of the key goals of the site:

General objectives:

In today’s digital age, the power of information and connectivity has become more crucial than ever. Our site stands as a beacon of knowledge fostering learning, collaboration, and growth. By supporting our site, you contribute to a vibrant online community that empowers individuals, promotes understanding, and paves the way for the Lord’s return.

A Wealth of Knowledge:

RR is a treasure trove of information covering a vast array of topics. We have several mirror sites that we hope will ensure that this invaluable knowledge remains accessible to all, nurturing curiosity and fostering biblical growth that can be shared with fellow believers.

Collaborative Learning:

Our site thrives on the principles of collaboration and shared learning. It serves as a platform where experts, enthusiasts, and learners from various fields come together to share their knowledge and experiences. By supporting our site, you encourage this culture of free collaboration that most Christian ministries severely lack.

Empowering Communities:

Communities are the building blocks of society, and our site is dedicated to nurturing and empowering them. By supporting us, you contribute to the growth and well-being of these communities. There are 80 million evangelical believers in America who often find their ability to access end-time information controlled by a small group of leftists.

Adapting to Changing Needs:

Our site is committed to staying at the forefront of technological advancements and societal shifts. We continuously innovate to meet the evolving needs of our users and to guarantee our relevance in a fast-changing world. By supporting our site, you help us maintain our struggle against social media giants that wish to exclude us from the web.


Spreading the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ is the most important and lasting mission of all believers. Because we only see numbers, it is easy to lose sight of our impact. Our highest goal is to someday hear from the Lord, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”

There are three ways you can contribute to RR: You can send a financial gift via our P.O. Box address, you can make a one-time donation, or there is a frequent option that allows you to make monthly donations. If you’re interested in signing up, find the input links on the Donation Depot page. Donations can be sent to our P.O. Box at:

Rapture Ready
P.O. Box 969
Benton, AR 72018

— Todd

Islam: The Religion of Terror :: By Todd Strandberg

Whenever there is a major terrorist attack in any area of the world, it is generally safe to assume that the attack has some connection to followers of the Islamic faith. In the past 20 years, we had several mass shooting events where the killer was not a Muslim. If there is more than one attacker, the odds instantly rise to nearly 100% that the killers are Islamic.

When I read the news that 130 people had been killed in Moscow, I wondered if Ukraine had developed a new strategy. It was quickly shown that 11 of the attackers were members of an ISIS terrorist group. They have some beef with Putin because he killed many of their colleagues in the area of Syria and Turkey.

A few hours after the Moscow event, a group called ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the attack in the Crocus Concert Hall. What has the world come to when you have a terrorist group proudly declaring responsibility for mass murder? In the past, terrorists didn’t need to say, “Yeah, we did it.” Law enforcement would quickly determine the identity of the attackers.

ISIS-K posted a picture of the attackers only minutes before the shooting began, which clearly shows the same outfits on several of the terrorists that were arrested by Russian security forces in the Bryansk Region.

Despite the ongoing war in Ukraine, Washington issued a statement of solidarity with Russia, as the death toll has risen to 140 killed. “The United States strongly condemns yesterday’s deadly terrorist attack in Moscow,” Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement. “We condemn terrorism in all its forms and stand in solidarity with the people of Russia in grieving the loss of life from this horrific event.”

UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt made similar remarks. “We know that they are creating a smokescreen of propaganda to defend an utterly evil invasion of Ukraine. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not a tragedy when innocent people lose their lives when you have horrible bombings,” Hunt said.

Russia has done its best to link Ukraine to the attack. Since all of the gunmen are from Tajikistan, Putin’s lies cannot change reality. The US tried to warn Moscow that some kind of big Islamic terror attack was coming.

Several days later, it’s not all that clear what the attackers were hoping to accomplish by killing innocent people. One of the four men in a video claimed that he went on the killing spree after he was promised 500,000 rubles ($5,400).

It is doubtful that any of the terrorists realized what would happen to them once Russian authorities apprehended them. Various news outlets did not attempt to conceal that the attackers had been tortured. Several had black eyes, and one was seen being zapped by some type of electrical device.

Just like all other terror attacks done in the name of Islam, this latest one will quickly fade from memory. It is seen as an act of Islamophobia to add up negative events that were motivated by the Muslim faith.

Houthi rebels are firing rockets into the Red Sea at any ship that floats by. If the West had any common sense, it would ask the Houthis why they’ve been randomly attacking ships. We don’t make this demand because the Houthis would say the Koran gives them the authority to fire at any vessels commanded by infidels.

Christianity is the most blamed religion for the world’s problems. Many atheists spend all their time attacking the Bible. Islamists often attack Christians by calling us crusaders. This is a grievance that goes back 1,000 years. We can easily point out the shortfall of Islam by saying, “Remember what your people did last week.”

Every few days, there is a church somewhere in the world that terrorists have attacked. It breaks my heart to learn that fellow believers have been killed because of their Christian faith. I’m confirmed by the reality that Satan hates Christianity because it is the one true way to God.

“And he called them to him and said to them in parables, ‘How can Satan cast out Satan? If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand'” (Mark 3:23-25).