Here is my real life adventures with the Rapture:
Back in 1988 while I was still in between wives, I was in a large Charismatic church in San Jose that was mostly singles. During that year there was a book out titled, "88 Reasons why the Rapture will be in 1988". Well, that little book took off like a wildfire in Northern California. The media kept talking about the upcoming Rapture. It went on and on, and everyone around here was caught up in it. The little white book said that the Rapture would take place after sunset on the eve of the day before Rosh Hashana, and the little book had about a hundred pages of biblical mathematics to back it up.
To make a long story short, the single gals at that church decided to be up on the top of the mountains surrounding San Jose well ahead of sunset and wait to be Raptured. Naturally, all the single guys (many were fakes) followed the gal up to the hills. It was a beautiful sunset, but there was no Rapture that we knew of. We spent the rest of the night praying in the Spirit and Binding Satan.
Anyway, that little book is still alive and doing well today, because Harold Camping of Family Radio that is based here in the San Francisco area in Oakland. Harold Camping teaches that on that very Rosh Hashana in 1988 the Church Age ended, so I must assume that the Rapture took place then also? Camping now uses the "rains"in the Bible more than the author of 88 Reasons. What made 88 Reasons go over so well in this area was the mathematics of it. This is a high tech area.
Just wondering? Does anyone here remember that little 88 Reasons Book, or listen to Harold Camping on the car radio? There is a lot of good math in this stuff.