The Rapture—Science Fiction?
Rapture is another name for Armageddon. Many people believe Armageddon means the end of the world, but it actually means, "the silly things that people do."
The "silly things" refers to the compensatory games people play to get their life on a higher level. There are seven games that people play, and governments generally play only five of them. The games are known as the Seven Deadly Sins. The games lead to war, genocide, massacre, slavery, terrorism, famine and disease. They are considered deadly because their ultimate conclusion is that people die. The games are oppressive, and they always lead to a backlash. It takes a while for the backlash to arrive, so people don't associate the game with the backlash. The end result of the game is the opposite effect. If your grab for power, you lose power. Then, the dilemma is how can you get power if the grab doesn't work?
It is possible to overcome the backlash from the games and walk forward and get your life on a higher level. Someone who has successfully overcome the crisis leads the way. A good example of this is Alcoholic's Anonymous, and their 12 step program. Our teachings are based on the same principles of a 12 step program, but were offer a 22 step program that allows the individual to rise out of the abyss and walk forward to create the life he or she desires.
An easier way to look at Armageddon is from the scientific perspective. Basically, everything is made of energy, and functions at a certain frequency. The Earth is evolving to the higher frequencies. We are letting go of the lower frequencies, of war and genocide and massacres, and embracing the higher frequencies of tolerance and empowerment.
Before mankind could evolve, we had to reach the point where people would let go of all the things they no longer wish to experience, such as terrorism. For example, on September 11, 2001, when the World Trade Center in New York was attacked, many people realized they would no longer tolerate terrorism. Then, they had to come up with a plan that addressed the root cause of the crisis, or it would make the crisis worse.
Armageddon occurs every day on an individual level as someone reaches the "end time" of their life cycle. This occurs when that individual has relied on a compensatory game and it no longer works. They reach the point of a dilemma, with two apparent choices, and neither is tenable. What is not obvious is the third option, which is let go of the compensatory game and to do what is in everyone's best interest.
People say history repeats itself. Buddhists speak of the "Wheel of karma." Everything moves in cycles. Armageddon is occurring now on a planetary scale. In the beginning of 2008, all the cycles started to line up, and so everyone is facing the end time of the cycles. We are facing a billion year cycle (imagine one billions years!).... a million year cycle... a 270,000 year cycle... Mankind is replaying major historical events, such as the hords coming across Asia, the times of the avatars who introduced the seven major religions (Jesus of Nazareth, Moses, Buddha, Mohammad, Rama, Confucius, Lao Tzu), the American Revolution and many more. We are replaying the events and taking the concepts to the higher level.
Change only occurs easily at the beginning or end of a cycle, so mankind is at the point of choice when we can rise to a very high level, ignore the crises, or devolve deeper into the games. If mankind chooses to go up, world peace will come. If we choose as a planet to ignore the crises, we will pass them on to future generations, and it will take seven generations to undo the damage. Going down is to devolve into a global genocide.
This is the point of Choice for mankind. Will mankind choose to go up, down or straight ahead?
The Seven Deadly Sins: Pride, Envy, Greed, Lust, Anger, Sloth and Gluttony.