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According to California-based radio preacher Harold Camping, the Rapture is scheduled today for 6 p.m. (EST). For those who don't follow the New Testament closely, the idea of the Rapture derives from its oldest book, St. Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians:
This predicted event concerns the moment when God will alight upon Earth and take up true Christians, whether dead or alive, as a prelude for huge and terrible things, including the Second Coming, resurrection of the dead, the annihilation of the Earth, and the Day of Judgement."For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord."- 1 Thessalonians 4:15–17