To my surprise yesterday at church, our pastor referenced the Rapture Index he came across on the Rapture Ready website. He, as well as our church, believes in a pre-trib rapture. We have been studying 1 Thes. and the rapture has been discussed as well. While he did not directly critisize the Index, I could tell he might not have fully understood what it is saying. To be honest, I have thought it does come dangerously close to date framing. He read the description posted that tells what the Index is suppose to be saying, but as he did, I could easily see where some might think that an attempt was being made to indicate when the rapture could take place.
I have spent the last 12 years following RR so I do understand its' intentions. RR is a website for watchers and while we do not know the time or dates Jesus did give us a command to watch and a list of characteristics of what the world would look like when He does final rapture us al home. The Index is simply guaging the speed at which prophesy is being fulfilled in the world, at least how we interpret it. I also am aware that this forum operates under different rules, specifically stating no date framing.
After hearing our pastor speak about this yesterday, I have to admit I was uncomfortable and it has me a little concerned that some people may be mis-led a bit with the Index even though there are good intentions (of which he did say in the end). What do you guys think?