Lori, I'm not so sure good-heartedness is necessarily going to be the dominant quality in the individuals claimed during the rapture. A most intriguing passage is Luke 17:34-36, which describes the day the Son of man returns: "I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left." What do you make of that? Will we all be homosexual at the time of the rapture? Or will homosexuals be the only ones taken? At any rate, from what I can figure out there will be 288,000 homosexuals left in the world at the time of the rapture, of which 50% of them, or 144,000 will be taken; of the ones taken, 2/3 (96,000) will be men and 1/3 (48,000) will be women. We already have covered in another thread the fact that the ones which shall be accounted worthy to obtain the next world and the resurrection from the dead, will neither marry nor be given in marriage. Given the circumstances at the time, I guess that won't be a problem! If my take on this is correct, it doesn't seem like we will have to worry about it for quite some time. 90% of the population is still wonderfully heterosexual.