In a Google article titled "Letter from Mrs. Billy Graham," Ruth stated that "I would rather prepare myself to go through the tribulation and be happily surprised by an unexpected rapture, than expect to be raptured only to find myself going through tribulation."
Her husband, Billy, had this to say: "Perhaps the Holy Spirit is getting His Church ready for a trial and tribulation such as the world has never known." He stated this on p. 72 in Sam Shoemaker's book "Under New Management," and the same quote is also found in a Google piece entitled "Famous Rapture Watchers - Addendum."
Since Franklin blamed the Obama administration for his own National Day of Prayer snub and persecution, and since he accused "Christian" Obama of "giving Islam a pass," you can observe the real, uncovered Obama by Googling "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "Obama Avoids Bible Verses," "Separation of Raunch and State," and "The Background Obama Can't Cover Up."
For more about coming persecution, see two unique books by media figure Joe Ortiz entitled "The End Times Passover" and "Why Christians Will Suffer 'Great Tribulation' " - both published in the US and UK by AuthorHouse.
The "imminent pretrib rapture" is still found here in America, which is basically an island of ease and comfort (and unreality) surrounded by a worldwide ocean of anti-Christian persecution of true believers.
My fully documented book "The Rapture Plot" (available by calling 800.643.4645) focuses on the long-hidden-but-now-uncovered beginnings of the same 184-year-old "any-moment fly-away" doctrine, and I have been amazed at the numbers of leading scholars who've given their stamp of approval to my historical sleuthing - especially scholars in foreign countries where persecution of Christians isn't foreign to them.
In this regard I think of the late eminent Australian theologian and church historian, Dr. F. Nigel Lee, who had nine (!) earned doctorates and who had this to say about my extensive research here and abroad:
"Dave MacPherson, in his various books, has made a major contribution toward vindicating Historic Christian Eschatology. The 1830 innovations of the disturbed Margaret Macdonald documented by MacPherson----in part or in whole----immediately spread to Edward Irving and his followers, then to J. N. Darby and Plymouth Brethrenism, and were later popularized by the dispensationalistic Scofield Reference Bible, by Classic Pentecostalism, and by latter-day pretribulationists like J. F. Walvoord and Hal Lindsey."
Many evangelicals are still being told that the pretrib rapture view is a 2000-year-old belief, but it was actually dreamed up by 19th century "fringe" Britishers and is actually less than 200 years old!
Want dessert? Google "Pretrib Rapture Politics," "Pretrib Rapture Secrecy," "Pretrib Rapture Stealth," "Evangelicals Use Occult Deception," "Hal Lindsey's Pretrib Rapture Proof," "Pretrib Rapture Pride," "Margaret Macdonald's Rapture Chart," "Pretrib Rapture's Missing Lines," "The Unoriginal John Darby," "Famous Rapture Watchers," "Grant Jeffrey's Apocalypse Debacle," "The Pretrib Rapture Jackpot!," "The Left Behind Rupture," "Roots of Warlike Christian Zionism," and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty." (BTW, if you Google "Joe Ortiz Associates" you can find many of my web articles on his outstanding blogs.)
Now you have really been warned!