Now, this is interesting, Greg. If your deity can be specific in who is “raptured” and who is not this next time, why was it necessry to drown every living thing in Noah’s time? Surely, not all human beings, and certainly not all animals were evil, sinful and worthless. In fact, Noah was not the best example of humanity one could choose to let live, and repopulate the earth, either. Maybe he was just a humdinger of a carpenter?
And in other cases, the history of your deity cites times when only certain peoples and/or their towns and cities destroyed..not the whole of humanity and its belongings along with earth’s creatures. What’s up with the flood deal, and total, worldwide death?
I agree that we should just keep on keeping on, but in my case, I never expect a deity caused body snatching or mass destruction of life.