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The Rapture (Part One) Inspired by Evelyn Simon's Poem, The Rapture
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, November 09, 2007

Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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"For God so loved the world, that He gave His Only Begotten Son; and whoever so believeth in Him should not perish; but have Everlasting Life."
--John 3:16.

Are YOU ready?? have YOU made the decision to ask Jesus into your heart today?? It's the only way to Heaven, the ONLY way!! (I have already done this; I'm saved! :) )

The world is in disarray and it is only going to get more so, as one young boy finds out in a terrifying way.





The boy sat there, sandwiched between his parents, trying to soothe the itch of pinworms around his butthole, wiggling uncomfortably, as he sat on the hardwood pew, trying desperately to pay attention to the sermon, but at the same time, wishing he were somewhere else.

Why even be here? he thought to himself. It's such a waste of time! The old preacher talks about the same thing every time, and I am sick of hearing about this Jesus! He doesn't exist; He's just an enigma!

The boy looked about him: at the intent faces of the people seated closest to him. He saw some kids his age horsing around, doodling lewd pictures on their church programs, and giggling rather loudly. He saw some sleepy toddlers, their small heads nodding as they drifted off into slumber, or saw fussy babies who disturbed the (semi) peacefuless of the moment.

He was disgusted. Every Sunday it was the same thing: his parents insisted that they go to church; it was a "family tradition". Yeah, right., he thought. Ever since his dad found religion, that is.

The pastor in the pulpit was going on, talking about the Rapture. He'd heard it all before. Jesus would be coming soon, to take His Children home with Him to Heaven, to be with Him, forever. His dad talked about it, and so did his mom; she'd "found religion," too.

The boy sank his lanky frame lower into the pew, hoping the pastor wouldn't see him acting all bored. He appeared to be staring directly at the boy, as if he knew something; it freaked him out, big time. He sighed as his mother grabbed him by the ear, told him to sit up straight.

Suddenly, without warning, there was a flash of bright light, then as quick as a wink, the pastor was gone. One minute, he'd been standing there, preaching the gospel; the next--nothing.

All that remained was the pastor's clothes crumpled there on the platform floor. As the boy looked about him, he could see the same thing happening over and over. People around him were disappearing, and it terrified him.

The sanctuary of the church grew quiet. Deathly quiet. Nobody said a word; yet some people were openly crying at what was taking place.

He went to look for his parents--and to his horror, he found that they, too, had vanished. Only their clothes remained.

Terrified, he sank to his knees and started sobbing. He knew something was going on; but as to what, he had no clue.

More terror gripped him as he rushed outside. People were standing around, pointing to the sky, eyes filled with fear or wonder.

When the boy looked up, he was amazed to see the heavens had parted, revealing a Bright Light unlike any he'd ever seen; it was even brighter than the sun; it blinded him. There, shrouded in the light, as soon as he could see, sat a man on a white horse. The man was dressed in all white, and He had a serious expression upon His Face.

Surrounding the Man were angels. Angels with wings, angels robed with white. Thousands of them. He'd never seen so many angels in his life; come to think of it, he'd never seen an angel. All of the angels wore the same expression as the Man. All business. Intensely serious.

The Man looked at the boy with Piercing Eyes. The boy tried to look away. He couldn't. He stood there, mesmerized.

It was when he realized that the person in front of him was none other than Him.

Jesus.

That's when the boy fell to his knees again and started rocking back and forth, back and forth, as he started weeping openly. He started sobbing, "I'm so sorry, I'm so sorry!"

He knew now it was too late; the rapture he'd heard about for the past few years was now taking place, and now he was at the Mercy of a Saviour, who was now in front of him, in all His Glory.

~End of part one.
 
   
  
 


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Reviewed by Henry Miranda 6/1/2008
Incredible story, is very good and bringS the point across. Keep up the good work. God bless HENRY
Reviewed by Joe Ortiz 4/21/2008

Former Talk Show Host Writes Book
Challenging the Politics of Evangelicals


Redlands, CA - A former Los Angeles-based talk show host has written a book that challenges the evangelical doctrine that attempts to influence the U.S.’s political decisions concerning the state of Israel. Joe Ortiz, the first Mexican American to host and English-language talk show on a commercial radio station, claims evangelicals who support the dispensational, premillennial doctrine have been misinformed by proponents who have misinterpreted the Bible.

Ortiz (an Indio, California native) claims in his book, The End Times Passover (published by Author House) that careful scrutiny of the Bible proves that the Promised Land is not in the Middle East, the state of Israel is not God’s time piece to Armageddon, that there will be no Pre-Tribulation Rapture, and that God’s true disciples will experience great tribulation.

“Right wing evangelicals who promote the Left Behind doctrine (like Tim LaHaye, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey and others), believe the State of Israel is key to Bible prophecy,” said Ortiz. “The proponents of this erroneous doctrine have unwittingly been pounding their theological hammers on U.S. foreign policy for over a century, only to drive a bigger wedge between Jews and Arabs who want peace in the Middle East.

Ortiz stated his book is not a politically-motivated treatise designed to influence people to choose sides between Palestinians or Jews. He said his is an academic polemic designed for people to recognize their role should be one of peacemakers rather than promoting military solutions to a feud that’s been going on for centuries. He said his research was based on analyzing the etymology of key words in the Bible that prove conclusively that the Left Behind notion promoted by many evangelicals begins to fall apart when examined carefully.

“It took over 20 years of research to provide conclusive answers to the premillennial, dispensational debate,” said Ortiz. The author’s media experience includes more than 20 years of news reporting and hosting programs on TV and radio, as well as writing for a syndicated publisher in California. Ortiz claims that “when those preachers and teachers of Bible prophecy read this book, they will soon realize they have been promoting a militant and destructive doctrine instead of a genuine gospel of peace.”
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Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 3/8/2008
Karen, this story was incredible. A fine write a real eye openers, makes an excellent read too for the doubtful Thomas in young ones.

Smile and blessings,
~Gwendolyn

Reviewed by Mary Coe 3/3/2008
A very, very interesting read.
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 11/9/2007
Amazing Karen, keep it up and be blessed
God Bless
Michelle~
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 11/9/2007
Quite a gripping tale, Karen. And I wonder how many are really ready.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/9/2007
Holysmokes, Karen, this one is your best yet! Dang. We must be prepared; we must be ready. Even so, come, Lord Jesus, AMEN!! Well done, well done, indeed!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Charlie 11/9/2007
Karen--an incredible write. You drew me in and sat me beside the lanky kid. (I was his mother). -- Great adjectives, real movements and thoughts -- very rounded character, and totally believable -- a very well written piece. --Charlie


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