Yesterday, I read Luke 17:22-35 and couldn’t help but think, “Wow, that sounds like Jesus told us the Rapture will be Pre-Trib.”
Various Catholic prophecies describe a pre-Tribulation event known as The Warning and/or The Illumination of Conscience.
The prophets say the sky around the world will become black and that Jesus on a cross will be visible in the sky from everywhere in the world. They also say that, at this time, everyone (above the age of reason) will see his or her soul as God sees it and will also experience for a few minutes where they would go if they were to die in that moment.
In Luke 17:22-25, Jesus seems to speak to this event. “[Jesus] said to his disciples, ‘The time is coming when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. People will tell you, ‘There he is!’ or ‘Here he is!’ Do not go running off after them. For the Son of Man in his day will be like the lightning, which flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other.”
In many of Mary’s messages to us, she has strongly urged us to pray, fast, and repent so we will be ready when the day comes. I can’t help but wonder if the Rapture might occur in conjunction with the Warning (aka, Illumination of Conscience). Like, maybe those of us who have heeded the call to personal holiness and are ready on that day will be taken up to Heaven and spared the trials of the Great Tribulation.
It’s a nice thought, right?! But wishes aren’t horses, as they say. However, in the verses right after Jesus uses the phrase “lights up the sky from one end to the other” to describe his return, He speaks of the Rapture.
“Just as it was in the days of Noah, so also will it be in the days of the Son of Man. People were eating, drinking, marrying and being given in marriage up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all.
“It was the same in the days of Lot. People were eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building. But the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.
“It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed. On that day no one who is on the housetop, with possessions inside, should go down to get them. Likewise, no one in the field should go back for anything. Remember Lot’s wife! Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.”
CHINA: China is determined to “vigorously promote excellent Chinese traditional culture, revolutionary culture and advanced socialist culture.”
Starting on Friday, minors will be limited to three hours of online gaming per week, and the three hours can only be played on weekends, during specified time slots. In addition, “vulgar internet celebrities”, particularly girly-men, will not be promoted, because Chinese Communist Men are supposed to be traditionally masculine.
Not holding my breath waiting on the ludicrous left to care.
DON LEMON: On Tuesday, CNN anchor Don Lemon opened his show with a tirade against the unvaccinated, who in his opinion shouldn’t be treated by hospitals since they aren’t “doing things right.” Remaining unvaccinated is statistically irrelevant in the spread of COVID-19.
In 2019, Lemon expressed his opposition to “medical discrimination” against those who contracted HIV through homosexual acts. The CDC lists homosexual “intercourse” as one of the largest risk factors for contracting the virus which is exponentially more lethal than COVID-19.
FAUXTUS: David Catron writes at The American Spectator about how the media is trying to whitewash FAUXTUS’ Afghan mess. It’s exactly what I expected, but the whole Afghanistan thing is soul crushing, so I can’t go there and haven’t read it.
FLORIDA: The Florida Department of Health has issued a notice indicating it will start issuing $5,000 fines to businesses, schools, and government agencies that require Floridians to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Health care providers are exempt from the fine, which also does not apply to vaccine requirements businesses or other entities impose on their own employees.
HURRICANE IDA: On Sunday, August 29, Category 4 storm Ida made landfall, leaving more than a million people in the New Orleans metropolitan area without power. Hundreds of thousands also lack water and fuel.
On August 30, a church near New Orleans published the top photo of their unscathed statue of Mary. The post inspired others to post photos of other Mary statues the storm didn’t touch.
LEFT vs. RIGHT: Right-wingers are EXACTLY like left-wingers. For example, after George Floyd offed himself with his crappy lifestyle, his grieving admirers rioted, destroyed millions of dollars in property and violently ended dozens of lives. After 13 Marines were blown up by the Taliban, their grieving admirers wept, flew their flags, and wept some more. See, exactly the same!
MEDIA: Twice this week, MSNBC has claimed anti-abortion Christians are just like the Taliban. Host Joy Reid argued Christians want to drive women out of the workforce and out of politics, so they can stay home and make babies.
I’m wondering if anyone has told these idiots that the Taliban not only imprisons women in their homes, forbids them to be educated after the age of eight, allows them to read nothing but the Qu’ran, but also is violently opposed to abortion, birth control, and homosexuality. They also kill people for trying to quit their religion.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Freedom Toons nails this one [3:37].
PROJECT VERITAS: Early this week, Project Veritas posted video of a Sacramento, California, public high school teacher bragging that he and three of his colleagues actively work to indoctrinate their students with Marxist ideology.
“I have 180 days to turn them [students] into revolutionaries…Scare the f*ck out of them,” he says on the undercover video. “I’m probably as far left as you can go.” The photos above are from his classroom.
Surprisingly, reaction was swift. Unlike so many other cases where leftist school boards have ignored parents and teachers, the Natomas school board immediately placed the teacher on unpaid leave, stripped all the fascist crap off the classroom walls, and is taking the necessary steps to fire him.
RACISM: A video posted by an anti-Critical Race Theory group shows Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University Derek Hook, defending the idea that white people should commit suicide as an ethical act.
TEXAS: Hillary Clinton blasted the Supreme Court for its refusal to block a Texas ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy. According to her, ”Yes: They gutted Roe v. Wade without hearing arguments, in a one-paragraph, unsigned 5-4 opinion issued in the middle of the night.”
I think she’s forgetting the part where SCOTUS gutted abortion laws in almost all 50 states with its 5-4 approval of unrestricted abortion. National Review wrote, ”If Clinton had read the Court’s opinion, it should have been immediately clear that its decision did not turn on the constitutional matter of whether the right to an abortion can be found in the Constitution, but on a much more mundane procedural question.”
TRANS: Remember the brouhaha back in June after a biological female raised a ruckus over a biological male flapping his nudie man parts in the Ladies Only section of a health spa in Los Angeles? Filmed by a bystander, her rant went viral, sparking protests and counter-protests.
It turns out that the owner of the offending man parts is a tier-one registered sex offender with nearly a dozen felony convictions, including two for indecent exposure. This bottom feeder claims he’s the victim of transphobic prejudice. Police say he has used the trans gag before to flash and gawp at nekkid ladies.