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  1. You're right about one part of your post: The Rapture is not in Revelation. It is mentioned in numerous other references, with the best, IMO, being 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17. The words in 17 "caught up", is where the word Rapture comes from the Latin for "caught up" Other references: Matthew 24:40-41, John 14:1-3, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Corinthians 15:51-52, Philippians 3:20-21. If it happens tomorrow as the old geezer says, it happens. If it doesn't, it sure will eventually, on God's timetable. The whole "caught up, or the Latin rapture idea" did not come from Darby. It is a central theme of Christianity, that Darby expounded upon, and the term "rapture" came from the translation of the New testament from the Latin, and does not conflict with the Greek and Hebrew manuscripts. Not all Christian groups, or even churches within a denomination, believe in the Rapture, though. I have a hard time seeing their viewpoints, because it directly conflicts with Biblical teaching. But, to each their own. I don't know if the leader of this "May 21" theory has ever read Matthew 24:36 - "But of that day and hour, no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father, only." I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it. If the date comes and goes there will be a lot of relieved Jews and alot of fundamentalists rethinking their support of Israel
  2. Haven't you taken Jesus as your savior?
  3. No that is wrong..the unbelievers die horrible deaths.
  4. If you are in your twenties..buy Kodak and leave it alone
  5. Perhaps but when Smith Barney(Citigroup) pushed worldcom in 2002..they were selling out the their position. If you went to arbitration..you got all your money back.
  6. Agreed...but those of us who feared a dotcom bubble choose different indexed funds(eg Dow or emerging markets)..I doubt any fund(picked or indexed)that focused on dotcoms made money. Did any dotcom stock go up between 2000 and 2003?
  7. If you boughgt them in 1985 they are NOT E bonds ..they are EE bonds..BIG DIFFERENCE...and yes they were a great deal.
  8. Not exactly..the expert pickers do worse than the index funds(no picks)..that is especially true in a down market.
  9. often an entire market(eg dow)
  10. No one picksthe stocks in:confused: index funds
  11. NOOOOOOOOOOOOO:eek:
  12. E Bonds stopped paying interest years ago:eek:
  13. Ah..that is not a particularly good a good return for that time period..an index fund would do much better
  14. Here comes FIVE in January.
  15. I have IDed four seasons(series) of the wire: 1)Drug dealer goes to jail 2)Russian girls 3)Hampsterdam- 4)Bunny at school-Sarchetti election is this correct? I loved ROME(to return)