Hat Tip to bacon dreamz in the comments on Calculated Risk I presentL
The Rapture Index
The following are, I swear, direct copy and paste from the site at http://www.raptureready.com/rap2.html :
The Purpose For This Index
The Rapture Index has two functions: one is to factor together a number of related end time components into a cohesive indicator, and the other is to standardize those components to eliminate the wide variance that currently exists with prophecy reporting.
The Rapture Index is by no means meant to predict the rapture, however, the index is designed to measure the type of activity that could act as a precursor to the rapture.
You could say the Rapture index is a Dow Jones Industrial Average of end time activity, but I think it would be better if you viewed it as prophetic speedometer. The higher the number, the faster we're moving towards the occurrence of pre-tribulation rapture.Rapture Index of 100 and Below: Slow prophetic activity
Rapture Index of 100 to 130: Moderate prophetic activity
Rapture Index of 130 to 160: Heavy prophetic activity
Rapture Index above 160: Fasten your seat belts
I was thinking this must be satire, but no, there is a home page with
Rapture Ready News End time related events (Daily)
Nearing Midnight In depth weekly commentary (Aug 4)
The Rapture Index A Gauge of the end times (Aug 4)
Israel Watch God's prophetic time clock (Aug 4)
Interesting E-mail Both the pro and the con (Aug 4)
End Times Top Ten A ranking prophetic news (Aug 4)
Rapture Ready Bulletin Board A place to fellowship
It goes on, but I can't.